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Friday, May 25, 2018

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RFA, IMarEST Partner for Professional Development

The partnership between the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has been enhanced to support the professional development of seagoing engineers.   According to IMarEST , the partnership sees the RFA internal Career Level Framework for engineer officers and ratings accredited by the IMarEST, matching levels of competence and career levels to appropriate grades of IMarEST membership and professional qualifications (such as becoming Chartered).   Both seagoing and shore-based staff will be further supported with professional

Ben Allen

New General Manager Joins Barrus

E. P. Barrus Ltd announced the appointment of Ben Allen as General Manager for the Marine Leisure Division. Ben will be responsible for the brands of Mariner and Mercury outboard engines and the range of Quicksilver boats. Ben brings experience from sales and business management roles and has been responsible for setting up a successful businesses of his own. Prior to joining Barrus, Ben was employed as the UK Sales and Marketing Manager for Sterling Power Products, a supplier of power management systems to the marine and commercial vehicle markets. He was responsible for expanding the business

Ben Willis  (Photo: Typhoon)

Typhoon Appoints Willis as UK Sales Manager

Typhoon International, a manufacturer of drysuits, and a major player in the diving and watersports markets, has appointed Ben Willis as UK Commercial Sales Manager.   Willis joins the company at an exciting time as Typhoon aligns its activities with those of its sister companies Ocean Safety and ISP, each providing a wide range of safety products.  In his role Willis will focus on the Emergency sector, (including Police, Fire, environmental, waterways, windfarms and rescue organizations), working with the other 3Si companies, to provide a complete package into this sector.   

Bollinger president and CEO Ben Bordelon (center) accepting the award from SCA president Matthew Paxton (left) and SCA chairman Richard McCreary (right). (Photo: Bollinger)

Bollinger Wins SCA Safety Award

 Bollinger Shipyards was presented the 2016 “Award for Excellence in Safety” for the 12th consecutive year by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) on May 18, 2017 during SCA’s Annual General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. This award is given to member companies with the lowest total recordable incident rates (TRIR) based on a quarterly injury and illness survey conducted by the Association. On winning the award, Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s president and CEO said, “Bollinger Shipyards has earned the SCA Award for Excellence in Safety for the 12th consecuti

Eric Bollinger (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Appoints Sales VP

Bollinger Shipyards announces the promotion of Eric Bollinger to Vice President of Sales.   President and CEO Ben Bordelon made the announcement, stating, “Eric has been a key contributor to our company’s sales efforts for over 39 years. His knowledge and understanding of our markets will benefit and support our customer service and customer relations efforts. Eric has proven himself a very dedicated employee and integral member of our team time after time, and I am excited to see the impact of his leadership on our business.”  

Geoffrey Abbott (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Abbott as Robotics Engineer

Group. His experience also includes partnership in a local software development company and a teaching position in advanced programming at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Abbott earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science at the University of Vermont.   Ben Kinnaman, Greensea CEO and President, said, “We actively seek engineers and programmers with varied knowledge to enhance our team’s perspective. Geoff’s experience owning a business, and his advanced mathematics capabilities, make him a great addition.&rdquo

Navico Bolsters Global Marketing Team

Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced the strengthening of its global marketing team. Navico has made changes to a number of positions in its Global and Americas Marketing teams. Jim Deheer will continue his role as Global Brand Director for B&G and has taken on the additional responsibilities for the global brand management of growing the range of Professional Simrad products. Daren Cole has been appointed to the role of Global Brand Director for Lowrance, and Steve Mosinski joins Navico from Dollar Thrifty

Promotions at J.F. Lehman

J.F. Lehman & Company, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the aerospace, defense and maritime sectors, has promoted Glenn M. Shor to Managing Director effective July 1, 2016.  he firm also recently promoted David F. Thomas to Vice President and R. Benjamin “Ben” Hatcher to Senior Associate. Shor joined the firm in 2010 as a Senior Associate and was promoted to Vice President in 2011 and Principal in 2014. Previously, Shor was a private equity investment professional with both D.E. Shaw & Co. and Providence Equity Partners. He began his finance career as an

Bollinger Lockport New Construction in Lockport, La.(Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards Achieve Safety Milestones

Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced that the Bollinger Lockport New Construction facility has worked 6 million man-hours without a lost time accident and the Bollinger Fourchon facility has worked 15 years without a lost time accident.   Bollinger’s President and CEO Ben Bordelon said, “Our management and employees have once again demonstrated their dedication in making our safety program successful.  Bollinger continues to be one of the safest shipyards in America. Congratulations to our family of employees for their efforts in keeping safety a top priority.”   With

Marybeth Gilliam (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Names Gilliam COO

sales, as well as ensuring continued sales growth and improving efficiencies and profitability. “It would be difficult to overstate Marybeth's value and contribution to the company. As a partner, she has been integral in developing the front-end of Greensea over the past few years", said Ben Kinnaman, Greensea's CEO and founder.  "Her promotion to COO is both a reflection of her greater responsibilities in the company and our overall growth. She is a skilled leader and is as passionate about our mission as I am. I am confident she will provide the leadership our team needs to deliver

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

As the global energy transition in the oil and gas industry marks significant changes to come, regional adaptions will pose a broad variation of challenges and opportunities.  DNV GL – Oil & Gas has appointed Ben Oudman as Regional Manager for Continental Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, India and Africa to further strengthen the company’s efforts to help the industry overcome barriers to progress. DNV GL’s 2017 Energy Transition Outlook report shows that while the energy transition is well underway, oil and gas will likely remain major energy sources for many years to come.

Massa Joins North Carolina Ports

North Carolina Ports has hired Benjamin M. Massa as the new Director of Carrier and Trade Development to further grow and expand container business at the Port of Wilmington.   “NC Ports has experienced monumental growth in container business in the last year and Ben’s vital role will allow us to continue that growth today and into the future,” said NC Ports Vice President, Trade Development, Hans Bean.   Massa brings decades of expertise in the maritime industry with him to NC Ports. Massa previously served as Commercial Director, AVP Sales and Marketing for United

Joe Mayhall (Photo: Bollinger)

Mayall Joins Bollinger as VP Sales/Marketing

Bollinger Shipyards announces the addition of Joe Mayhall to its corporate sales and marketing team.    Bollinger president and CEO Ben Bordelon made the announcement, stating, “In his new role of Vice President, Commercial Business Development, Joe will have commercial sales and marketing responsibilities for Bollinger as well as Tampa Ship. Joe brings to the table 23 years as a solid contributor in shipyard sales and marketing. His knowledge and understanding of the industry will open new doors and new markets for Bollinger as well as expand on our existing new construction and

From left to right: Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps (Photos: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Announces Promotions

Bollinger Shipyards announces the promotions of three key leaders, as Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps enter new roles.   Making the announcement, Bollinger’s President and CEO Ben Bordelon, said, “We will be strengthening our position in the market by developing our team from within and capitalizing on the talents of our proven leadership group. I am pleased to announce the promotions of Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps.”   Tim Martinez has accepted the position of Executive Vice President of the Repair Division. Martinez began his Bollinger

Abdel Ben Amara

Camcon Names Amara Business Development Manager

Camcon Oil has announced the appointment of Abdel Ben Amara as Business Development Manager for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.   Based in Dubai, Abdel will report to the Camcon CEO. He will be responsible for leading the development and sales of Camcon’s groundbreaking Digital Intelligent Artificial Lift (DIAL) solutions portfolio to oil operators in the region and for building and managing a distribution network.   Abdel joins Camcon with over 11 years’ experience in the oil, gas and manufacturing industries. He has spent the last year as Head of Business

Hooker, Marschner Join CWind Sales Team

CWind has appointed Ben Hooker as Sales Manager U.K. and Stefan Marschner as Sales Manager Germany.   Hooker and Marschner will play key roles in developing CWind’s customer relationships and will support the delivery of the business’s portfolio of services, which includes continuing the development of integrated solutions across the development, construction and O&M phases of offshore wind farms.   Hooker is a seasoned sales professional with a successful business development background spanning 25 years within the upstream oil and gas, marine and renewable energy

Julian Metherell

CFO of Genel Energy to Retire

  Julian Metherell has informed the board of Directors of Genel Energy plc of his intention to retire from the Company, with effect from the close of the Annual General Meeting on 21st April 2015.   Julian Metherell's successor as Chief Financial Officer will be Ben Monaghan, who is currently the Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa oil and gas investment banking at J.P. Morgan. Ben has worked in the oil and gas team at J.P. Morgan for the last twenty years and has been involved in many of the most significant mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity capital raises in the sector

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