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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Bob Bishop (Photo: Selandia Ship Management)

Bishop Appointed Chairman of Selandia Ship Management

V.Group announced Bob Bishop has been appointed chairman of Selandia Ship Management in addition to his current role in business development of the Group. The acquisition of Selandia Ship Management in 2016 provided V.Group a unique opportunity to promote and develop a well-established specialist brand working in vibrant and developing markets. This appointment will allow Bishop to focus and use his expertise to build on the quality reputation of Selandia to enhance and expand their current fleet of more than 140 vessels.  

Sheila Armstrong (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Appoints Head of Communications

Maritime services provider V.Group has appointed Sheila Armstrong to the newly created position, head of communications.   Based in the company’s V.Ships office in Glasgow, Armstrong will report directly to Executive Director, Bob Bishop.     Previously head of communications at Inchcape Shipping Services, Armstrong brings to the role communications experience primarily gained in the maritime services sector.   

Brian Cuccias (right), president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, presents a check for $89,786.90 to James Lowe Jr., president of Bishop State Community College. The money will be used to purchase 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes for the school’s welding technology program. Photo by Lance Davis/HII

Ingalls Makes Large Donation to Bishop State

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has donated $89,786.90 to Bishop State Community College for the purchase of 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes to support Ingalls’ pre-employment program at Bishop State. Ingalls conducts an 11-week pre-employment welding program and a four-week pre-employment shipfitter program at Bishop State’s Carver Campus in Mobile, Ala. Students in the programs are guaranteed positions at Ingalls if they complete their training and meet all other conditions of employment. “Ingalls Shipbuilding is committed to the

Port of London Authority Names Chief Harbor Master

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appointed Bob Baker as chief harbor master.   Bob Baker will join the PLA from Forth Ports, where he has been chief harbor master since 2001.  He will succeed David Phillips, who is retiring from the PLA in April, after nine years’ service.   Bob Baker’s seagoing career lasted from 1975 to 1991, before he came ashore to work at the Port of Tilbury, latterly as general manager, conventional operations and harbor master. He has been chief harbor master at Forth Ports and a director of Forth Estuary Towage since 2001.  He holds

GAO: U.S. Can Do Better on Arctic Policy

The U.S. needs a better strategy to coordinate and prioritize its policies related to the Arctic region, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study out today that was released by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Tim Bishop (NY-01), John Garamendi (CA-03) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK). The GAO study focused on U.S. participation in the Arctic Council, a voluntary body started in 1996 that includes the eight Arctic nations—Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S., as well as indigenous groups and other stakeholders. The State Department leads participation

Bob Beck Jr. (left), and Renée St. Lawrence

Willard Marine Names Sales Team Additions

Willard Marine, Inc. (WMI), a manufacturer of composite and aluminum boats for 57 years, announced the appointments of Bob Beck Jr. and Renée St. Lawrence to its sales team. Beck joins the WMI Sales and Training team with more than 24 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard where he held several ranks and also acted as the Supervisor of Coast Guard Units managing personnel, budgets and maintenance contracts. Upon retiring from the Coast Guard, Beck joined Zodiac as the Coast Guard Customer Support Manager and Director of the Maritime Training Academy, and was most recently Chief Operating

From left to right: Bob Turner, Sarah Turner and Adam Springall (Photo: Romica)

Romica Adds Three Senior Managers

U.K. winch manufacturer Romica announced it has appointed three new senior managers to strengthen its services in the marine and offshore industry.   Beverley, Yorkshire headquartered Romica is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of lift equipment and winches for use within the offshore, marine, renewables, ports and terminals, oil and gas and oceanographic sectors. The company provides a 24/7 build, repair and maintenance service worldwide with agents in South Korea, Taiwan, India and Spain.   Now joining Romica’s team is technical director, Sarah Turner, North East and Scotland

Bob E. Mallory (Photo: Mallory Alexander International Logistics)

New Chief Administrative Officer at Mallory Alexander

Robert “Bob” E. Mallory has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer for supply chain specialist Mallory Alexander International Logistics.   Based at the company headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Mallory will focus on developing programs to drive company growth through expansion and acquisitions.     He is a member of the fifth-generation family owning Mallory Alexander International Logistics.   Mallory has over 20 years’ experience in international sales in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada through Morgan Keegan and Company and Raymond James.

(L-R) Derek Bate, Bob Troop, Bobby Pollock, Sean Dignam, Stephen Griffit (Photo: James Troop & Co)

Engine Specialist James Troop Adds Sales Rep

Runcorn engine specialist James Troop & Co is demonstrating its commitment to investing in the next generation to future proof the firm with the appointment of its newest recruit. Sales representative Sean Dignam, 23, a business studies graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, is set to work alongside the firm’s experienced business development manager Stephen Griffiths. Aside from Bob Troop and Stephen Griffiths, James Troop’s management team currently consists of operations director Robert Pollock, financial director and company secretary Derek Bate, sales manager John

Mark Geneste, Global Chief Sales Officer to Dun & Bradstreet Photo LinkedIn

Geneste Quits Dun & Bradstreet

  Dun & Bradstreet today announced the departure of Mark Geneste, the company's chief sales officer. "I thank Mark for his contributions to Dun & Bradstreet," said Bob Carrigan, President and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet. "He played an important role in globalizing our sales and service organization, and strengthening our solutions-based selling to meet new customer needs." On an interim basis, the global sales and service team will report to Carrigan. Geneste joined Dun & Bradstreet in August 2013 as sales leader for Europe and has served as chief sales

Richard Herbert (Photo: BP)

BP Exploration Boss Leaves in Reorganization

BP's head of exploration Richard Herbert is leaving the British oil major after slightly more than two years in the job, a period in which the company slashed spending on the search for new deposits.   Herbert, a BP veteran and a long-time ally of Chief Executive Bob Dudley, rejoined BP in October 2013 after several years at rival Talisman Energy. His task was to lead exploration activity to help the firm rebuild investor confidence following a deadly U.S Gulf oil spill in 2010.   But as oil prices began to crash from mid-2014 and BP had to shed assets to pay off some $50 billion in U.S.

American Welding Society Opens Asian Offices

The American Welding Society (AWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science of welding, has announced  the opening of AWS Asia. Based in Hong Kong, China, with a second office in Beijing, AWS Asia will help serve AWS’s growing Asian market. In early May, AWS purchased the World Engineering Xchange International Limited (WEX Asia) office in Hong Kong.  The office, located at Technology Park, Unit 2508, 25/F, 18 On Lai Street, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, will now serve as AWS Asia’s headquarters and Yoanne Lau will lead as Managing Director of AWS Asia. Bob Wing

Alan Semple, chief financial officer of the Wood Group

Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

  Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to retire and step down from his current role and from the board at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2015, at which time he will have held senior financial roles with Wood Group for over 19 years.   Alan has been CFO and a member of the board since 2000. David Kemp, CFO of Wood Group PSN will succeed Alan and will join the board as an executive director following the 2015 annual general meeting. To ensure effective

SCI’s New Chapter in Maritime Training

an actual vessel.   SCI sought the support of maritime industry partners to finance the enhancements to its Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY. Individuals and representatives from many of these companies attended the official dedication in December. The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Bishop of New York, blessed four named pilothouses (MV Capt. O. Nelson Jones, MV Jill P. Flowers, MV Mark K. Knoy, and MV Craig E. Philip), the Buck and Helen Lay Lobby, the Capt. David E. Hammond Classroom and the James Marine Control Room. Demonstrations of the technology followed, with the namesake of

Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc

Following the previous announcement regarding two group presidents’ retirements and new responsibilities for another group president, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced related changes at the vice president level, including the retirement of Vice President Steve Gosselin. Steve Gosselin Retirement After more than 35 years of outstanding service with the company, Steve Gosselin, 56, vice president with responsibility for the Customer Services Support Division, has elected to retire. Gosselin’s retirement will be effective February 1, 2015. “Much of Steve’s

New Vice Presidents at Caterpillar

  Following the previous announcement regarding two group presidents’ retirements and new responsibilities for another group president, Caterpillar Inc. today announced related changes at the vice president level, including the retirement of Vice President Steve Gosselin. Steve Gosselin Retirement After more than 35 years of outstanding service with the company, Steve Gosselin, 56, vice president with responsibility for the Customer Services Support Division, has elected to retire. Gosselin’s retirement will be effective February 1, 2015. “Much of Steve’s career

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EFC Group Appoints Managing Director

EFC Group, a designer and manufacturer of instrumentation, monitoring, handling and control systems for the global oil and gas industry, has appointed Anand Puthran as its managing director, a newly created role for the company. Anand joins Electro-Flow Controls with more than 15 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry in managerial positions. Anand most recently spent time with ABB in Workington where he managed the product manufacturing unit and center of excellence for ABB’s measurement product offerings to oil and gas clients.   Prior to this, he spent seven

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