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Marc Ashton (Photo: Matson)

Matson Promotes Ashton

, rolling stock and refrigerated cargo.Ashton joined Matson in 1997 as superintendent, terminal operations in Oakland. Over the past 22 years, he has taken on positions of increasing responsibility in operations including vessel planning, vehicle and container operations and general manager, northern California operations

Brett Bennett (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Logistics Hires Bennett as SVP, GM

;s logistics arm. While there, he served as chief operating officer-USA and vice president of operations and strategic client management.  Bennett began his career as terminal manager-Pier G for Sea-Land Service (a Maersk company) in Long Beach, Calif. He was later promoted to director-Southern California Marine Terminals for APM Maersk and managing director of APM Terminals in Elizabeth, N.J., before joining Damco. Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, S.C.“We are growing our logistics business

Todd Carey (Photo: PCCI)

PCCI Hires Carey as Chief Engineer

oil and gas clients on the U.S. West Coast.  He has 18-years of experience in the analysis, design and installation of ship deployment systems, ocean facility installations, port security barriers, and submarine cable shore landings. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. He possesses OSHA, HAZWOPER, and confined space entry certifications.Alexandria, Va. based PCCI provides marine and environmental engineering, ocean facility installation support, all-hazards emergency response planning and training services, and hyperbaric systems

SENER Group Appoints New Leadership

2018, Jorge Sendagorta Cudós has been the Managing Director of SENER Engineering. Trained as an Industrial Engineer at the ICAI Higher Technical School of Engineering, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, he completed a Master's Degree in the same specialty at the University of Berkeley, California. He also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the IESE.After spending time with FCC and General Electric, he began his career at SENER in 2012 as Project Manager in the Energy area. In 2015, he was appointed Country Manager of SENER in Mexico, the main office of the SENER

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NOV Names New Chief Technology Officer

while also retaining his responsibilities as Chief Marketing Officer.”As Chief Marketing Officer, Reid has been charged with developing the market and strategic engine of NOV across regional operations and business segments. Reid joined Varco International in 1992, and has lived in Scotland, California, and Houston while working worldwide in roles covering business development, product development, leadership, and management

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Oakland Port Appoints McKenney COO

and Planning; Utilities; and Information Technology.McKenney joined the Port in 1994 as an Environmental Planner.  She became Assistant Director of Aviation in 2014.McKenney is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and of the University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  She is a resident of Oakland

(Photo: Matson)

Matson Promotes Three

to ensuring the efficient, orchestrated management of operational assets across the enterprise as we continue to grow.Dreyfus joined Matson in in 1993 as General Manager, Sales – U.S. Mainland and later served in management and executive roles leading area sales and operations in Matson's California and Hawaii locations, including serving as president of Matson Logistics Solutions. Dreyfus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics from the University of San Francisco and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Program. Having served on the boards of numerous industry associations

(Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Realigns Its Marine Services Group

engineer. Moving ashore, van Gundy supported both Crowley and third-party vessel repair and new construction management programs. Most recently he managed Crowley’s offshore energy business development. Van Gundy holds his project management professional credential and is a graduate from the California Maritime Academy, where he earned a bachelor's of science degree and master of science degree in transportation and engineering management, as well as his U.S. Coast Guard engineering license

From left: Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Port of Long Beach; Gregory Tuthill, SeaCube Container Leasing; 
Michael Wilson, Consolidated Chassis Management

CII Announces Three New Directors

terms on the Board of Directors.• Dr. Hacegaba has a long history with the City of Long Beach and the last 10 years in executive positions within the port, one of the busiest ports in the U. S. He is presently Deputy Executive Director. Noel Hacegaba is a graduate of the University of Southern California.• Greg Tuthill is CCO, leading global sales, marketing and trading teams of SeaCube, one of the largest global container leasing companies. He is a graduate of the State University of NY Maritime College.  • Mike Wilson is CEO of Consolidated Chassis Management, the leading

Drew Amos (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Welcomes Amos

Drew Amos has been hired as the new Regional Sales Manager for Southern California.  Amos is a graduate of Humboldt State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  Amos’ extensive sales background makes him an asset to the WAGO team.  He started as an inside sales rep for Moxa Americas, before moving to Ecolab as a Territory manager.  The last few years were once again spent with Moxa, this time as a Regional Sales Manager.  Born and raised in Southern California, Amos says he is looking forward to being closer to and working with his new

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

actively involved in the U.S. National Research Council Marine Board studies on double hull tankers. Dr. Tikka also worked for Chevron Shipping in San Francisco and Wärtsilä Shipyards in Finland.Dr. Tikka holds a Doctorate in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Technology in Helsinki. She is a Fellow of both the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (“SNAME”) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (“RINA&rdquo

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

Crowley Maritime Corp. awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to four California State University Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards last night in Long Beach, Calif.The recipients earned the scholarships based on their academic achievement, financial need and their interest in pursuing careers at sea.Spencer Hoffman, a third-year student from Loomis, Calif., is currently a junior studying marine transportation. He serves as a cadet ambassador for the academy. Hoffman has been a participant in the Corps of Cadets and has

CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

served as chaplain for two years. Following his repatriation, Captain Plumb continued his Navy flying career in Reserve Squadrons where he flew A-4 Sky Hawks, A-7 Corsairs, and FA-18 Hornets. His last two commands as a Naval Reservist were on the Aircraft Carrier Corral Sea and at a Fighter Air Wing in California. In addition to his motivational speaking engagements since his retirement, Captain Plumb was founder and CEO of two Southern California-based companies, Globemaster Travel Inc. and Inform Inc. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation. He

Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

.From  1970-1983 he served as Vice President for Farboil Paint Company, a division of Beatrice Foods where he was engaged in various marketing and sales projects.Next followed a 10 year career from 1983-1993 as Vice President and General Manager for the Ameron Protective Coatings Division in California, where he greatly increased worldwide sales and secured the coating contract for the building of ten super container ships for U.S. Lines in Korea. He also developed manufacturing and license agreements around the world.During his tenure at APC, he helped acquire various government and classification

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

and welcome our shipmates into this critical and gratifying career path.”These graduates have studied at the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).Post-graduation, many will sail on vessels in the domestic

Eric Legendre (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

relationships with top tier EPCI Contractors and our existing 'blue chip' customer base in the Gulf of Mexico as well as expanding our international footprint to select regions including Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago and West Africa."Aqueos Corporation, with offices in Texas, Louisiana and California, provides marine construction and specialty subsea services including a complete range of commercial diving, remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) and vessel-related services primarily to the offshore oil and gas markets

Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Corporation. Molly Tucker and Colby Weik were each chosen for their academic excellence, high morale and community involvement. The students also exhibited strong leadership qualities and were identified as articulate spokespeople for maritime education.Tucker is a sophomore at Pomona College in California, where she studies environmental analysis. Weik is a sophomore business major at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Both students have proven themselves as enthusiastic learners with a passion for the maritime industry and the sea.The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program is a joint effort of

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