By Phoenix Press Release

Houston, TX — Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announced the appointment of Robert Keith to the position of Vice President – Oil & Gas.

In this newly established position, Robert will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and coordinating the marketing, sales and operations for all Phoenix domestic and international activities in the Oil & Gas sector. Robert has worked in the oil & gas underwater services industry for over thirty years in manned, atmospheric, and remote controlled diving operations. He has held a progression of technical and senior executive management positions within the industry, both domestically and internationally. He has authored technical and public interest articles for ocean industry magazines, publications, conferences, and symposia.

Robert currently serves as Vice-Chair on the Marine Technology Society's (MTS) ROV Committee, and is active in the International Marine Contractors Association's (IMCA) Deepwater Americas division. He is an advisor for the Marine Advanced Technology and Education (MATE) Center, and is a judge at MATE's annual International ROV competition. He will continue to work out of Phoenix's Houston, TX office.

Robert's promotion is indicative of Phoenix's continuing plan to position itself for future growth in this sector by hiring and promoting highly experienced technical and management personal, and providing its customers with increasingly comprehensive and diversified services.

Phoenix provides manned and unmanned underwater operations, design engineering, and project management services to clients in the offshore oil & gas, defense, and other ocean-interest industries worldwide. Expertise is available from six regional offices in the areas of wet and dry hyperbaric welding, conventional and atmospheric diving, robotic systems, and tooling. Our capabilities support subsea tieback; infield development; inspection, maintenance, and repair; construction; deep ocean search & recovery; and submarine rescue.