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Christine Stevens (Photo: Hurtigruten)

Stevens Joins Hurtigruten Americas

Hurtigruten has appointed Christine Stevens as Vice President of Sales for the Americas to be based in its Seattle regional headquarters. Stevens brings 30 years of cruise industry expertise to Hurtigruten and will lead the sales organization, including field sales and national accounts. Angel Moledo, Vice President Customer Sales & Service, continues to be responsible for tour operator partners.Stevens will drive additional revenue growth, identify new client opportunities, lead and manage the sales team, and represent Hurtigruten at national and regional trade shows, events, and seminars.

Martin Bjuve (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Bjuve VP, Customer Support/Training

 Volvo Penta of the Americas has appointed Martin Bjuve as vice president for customer support and training. In this position, he will provide strategic direction and management for support and product training for dealers and customers across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.   Bjuve has served as vice president and chief financial officer at Volvo Penta of the Americas since 2013. In addition to his responsibilities in the finance department, Bjuve has led key manufacturing investment projects in the Americas. He has been with Volvo Penta since 2003, with

Morrison Express Names Krajniak Americas VP

Logistics, transportation and supply chain management provider Morrison Express announced that Ron Krajniak has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager, Americas Region.   “Serving in key leadership roles in both domestic and global operations with clients across the supply chain and logistics industry, Ron brings broad-reaching experience to our management team," said Morrison Express Chairman and CEO, Danny Chiu. "Ron has a history of driving results and achieving corporate goals while managing operations and cross-functional teams to success,"

Jason Young (Photo: Vesper Marine)

Vesper Marine Plots Americas Expansion

Marine safety products manufacturer Vesper Marine said it has appointed of a vice president of sales for Americas, and opened of its new U.S. office. As vice president of sales for Americas, Jason Young will focus on customer service and new account development.    Additionally, Vesper Marine has engaged sales and marketing group Richards Marine Marketing to represent the business throughout the West Coast and Canadian markets. Richards Marine Marketing principal, Mark Richards, will build sales for Vesper Marine’s innovative smartAIS transponders through his network of boat builders

Photo: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta Expands N. America Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas informs it is expanding its service school offerings by partnering with vocational technical schools in the U.S. and Canada.    Volvo Penta is now offering technical training classes at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont.; Oak Harbor Vocational School in Oak Harbor, Ohio; Lake Career & Technical Center in Camdenton, Mo.; and New England Institute of Technology in Providence, R.I.. Volvo Penta instructors will conduct the classes at the schools’ campuses for dealer and OEM service technicians, and also train the schools’ technical teachers to conduct

Steve Bertone (Photo: Sparrows Group)

Sparrows Appoints Bertone to Oversee Americas Growth

The Sparrows Group has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of a director to head up its operations across the Americas. Steve Bertone joins the Sparrows Group, after 33 years with McDermott International. In his new role, Bertone will be based in Houston and will oversee all of Sparrows Group’s operations in the US, Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean. Bertone said, “The Americas is a region that presents a wealth of exciting opportunities for a well-respected business like Sparrows Group. The company has been operating here for many years and the specialist

Chris Hess (Photo: KITO Americas)

Kito Americas Reorganizes Its Leadership Team

Carlo Lonardi, President and CEO Kito Americas, Inc. and Executive Officer KITO CORPORATION, announced the promotions of key personnel as the company continues to build their KITO Americas corporate structure.    Marc Premont, COO of Kito Americas, Inc. and Executive Officer of KITO CORPORATION, who currently leads subsidiary operations in Canada and Brazil, will assume a number of additional responsibilities related to business development. He will now take on a senior leadership role for business development for the KITO Americas group.   Chris Hess has been promoted to VP of

Ken Champagne (Photo: Intellian)

Intellian Hires Senior Director of Americas Sales

Intellian Technologies, provider of stabilized maritime satellite antenna systems, has appointed Ken Champagne as its new Senior Director, Americas Sales.      Champagne, who has more than 25 years of experience in delivering electronic technologies to the Energy sector, becomes Intellian Senior Director, Americas Sales, overseeing Intellian’s sales activities in the Americas.   With a career path including offshore specialists Datacom, Stratos, CapRock, RigNet and Tampnet, Champagne will bring vital client liaison and sales support expertise in complex connectivity issues

Philip Gibson (Photo: Marine Jet Power)

Marine Jet Power Names Gibson Americas Sales Director

Marine Jet Power, Inc. (MJP) has hired Philip Gibson as Director of Sales, responsible for sales and business development efforts in North, South and Central America.    Gibson brings to the role more than 30 years’ military maritime experience, having most recently served as a Regional Sales Manager for Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (Boston Whaler). He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2005 with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, where he served as a U.S. Navy SEAL and advisor to the international military and police forces for riverine and counter-drug operations.

Frank Ketelaars (Photo: DNV GL)

Ketelaars Takes the Lead for DNV GL - Oil & Gas in the Americas

Frank Ketelaars took up the position of Director of Region Americas in DNV GL – Oil & Gas on 1 October, as North America’s energy system undergoes a transition.   DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook shows significant shifts in US federal energy and climate change policies. Commenting on his appointment, Ketelaars said: "DNV GL has delivered some of the oil and gas industry's most progressive and technically complex projects across the Group's regions.”    Reducing dependence on imports is a key driver for the energy transition in

Edie Rodriguez (Photo: PONANT)

Rodriguez Takes Americas Chairman Role at PONANT

Luxury cruise industry veteran Edie Rodriguez will serve as Americas Brand Chairman and Corporate Special Advisor at French-owned cruise line PONANT. With more than 30 years of experience in the cruise industry, the former Crystal CEO and President will be responsible for increasing PONANT's brand awareness and sales in the Americas, and will act as a Corporate Advisor for the company. Navin Sawhney, CEO of PONANT Americas, said, "For the last several years now, PONANT has been building a solid strategy for the American market and has the means to achieve its objectives. Given our strong

Xavier Contreras (Photo: Emco Wheaton)

Emco Wheaton Bolsters Americas Sales Team

 Emco Wheaton has boosted its Americas sales team with Chris Garrison taking on the role of Territory Sales Manager for the Western U.S., and Xavier Contreras appointed as Territory Sales Manager for Northern Latin America with a focus on Mexico.   A graduate of the University of Houston with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in business administration, Contreras has more than 12 years sales and engineering in the region and experience with Gardner Denver in its waterjetting and pump businesses. Responsible for all Emco Wheaton and TODO products, Contreras will report to Jose

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training.   Kelleher will be responsible to support both marine and industrial segments within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service

(Photo: Lloyd's Register)

Darley Named LR Americas Regional Marine Manager

Mark Darley recently assumed the role of Americas Regional Marine Manager and President of Lloyd’s Register North America (LRNA). In these positions, he leads LR’s Marine business for the Americas region, overseeing commercial and business planning and developing strategy to improve the company’s competitive position within the region. He coordinates with the Marine Group in London and is responsible for achieving operational goals for safety, quality and financial performance in the Americas.   “I have spent the last few weeks understanding more about our people and

Mike Paul (Photo: UCA)

UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its regional sales team by hiring Aaron C. Boemmel, Michael Paul, Terre Robert Haff and Paul G. West.   As a regional sales manager for the northeast, Aaron Boemmel is responsible for strengthening UCA’s dealer network and increasing UCA’s dealer market share. Prior to joining UCA, Boemmel worked as an account manager of equipment sales for Eastern Lift Truck Company. He currently lives in Bel Air, Md., and studied computer science and business at Frostburg State University in Maryland.   In his role as southeast regional sales

Philip Bannerman, Regional Director Americas Radio Holland (Photo: Radio Holland Group)

RH Taps Bannerman to Head Americas

Effective April 1, 2018, Radio Holland Group appointed Philip Bannerman as Regional Director Americas. Bannerman will be based at the RH regional head office in Houston and will be responsible for all offices and activities of Radio Holland in the Americas region, being USA, Canada, Curaçao, Panama, Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago. Philip Bannerman is a senior business development executive with 20 years in the international maritime, cruise and energy industries. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow University. Philip has spent a considerable part of his recent career

Intellian Hires McKee as VP, Americas Sales

Intellian, a  provider of maritime communications systems, has appointed Sam McKee as Vice President of Americas Sales.   With 30 years of experience, McKee has represented more than a dozen maritime product lines and has produced consistent double digit Year Over Year (YOY) growth through effective leadership of different sales organizations.   “Sam is an incredibly valuable addition to the team,” said Eric Sung, CEO and President of Intellian.  “His relationships, experience, leadership, and deep knowledge of the industry’s inner-workings will

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