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Neil D. Morrison

Morrison Named POLB Asst. Managing Director

, storm drains and other Port-owned improvements. The Maintenance Division is also responsible for upkeep of Port-owned infrastructure including -- but not limited to -- buildings, roadways, utilities, landscaping and lighting; and runs the Port’s vehicle fleet. Morrison is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and he earned an MBA from the University of Redlands. He is a licensed Civil Engineer in three states including California.  

Mr. Michael Phoon

SSA Appoints Phoon as Executive Director

a result of the forthcoming retirement of Mr Daniel Tan after 29 years of dedicated service to the Association. Phoon will formally take over the position on August 1. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business administration majoring in Finance from the Menlo College, School of Business in California from which he graduated in 1987. He has subsequently enjoyed a highly successful career at Hewlett Packard where he most recently held the position of Director & General Manager of the HP Enterprise Networking Business Unit for Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Phoon is a certified

John Y. Chun

Long Beach Names Chun Director of Engineering Design

contracts. Engineering Design has a staff of 45 professional and technical individuals reporting to him. Chun succeeds Neil D. Morrison, P.E., who was recently promoted to Assistant Managing Director, Engineering Design and Maintenance. Chun earned his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his master’s in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association.  

Sean Whiteley (Photo: Cargomatic)

Cargomatic Hires Whiteley as COO

several start-ups. He was COO of TigerText; VP Operations for the incubator Slingshot Labs (a division of News Corporation); CEO/co-founder of RealtyTracker (acquired by Guthy-Renker); and VP Operations of Xdrive Technologies (acquired by AOL).   Whiteley received his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz and MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.  

Jerry Nichols (Photo: InterAct)

Nichols Joins InterAct Technical Team

InterAct, an Acteon company, announced the addition of Jerry Nichols, Sr. Geophysical Advisor, to its technical team.     Nichols has over 35 years’ experience in technical and managerial roles in the geosciences throughout the U.S. (GOM, California and North Slope), Middle East, Australia, South America and the North Sea. He has experience in both exploration and field development, particularly in acquiring, processing and interpreting 3D seismic data.   Nichols’ experience as exploration manager at Orchard Petroleum included enhancement of the company’s cashflow

Scott Nagel (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager

Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has appointed Scott Nagel as its new territory sales manager for the southwest U.S.   Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Nagel’s territory will cover California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.   Nagel has been in the industry for many years working as an independent sales representative for leading brands like Daiwa, Rapala, Flambeau, Penn, Beretta and Sig Sauer. Nagel got his start in the industry while attending San Diego State University and working

Thomas A. Jelenić (Photo: Pacific Merchant Shipping Association)

Jelenić Joins Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

to the shipping industry, and he developed the landmark San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Plan and the Clean Trucks Program for the Port of Long Beach.  Most recently, Jelenić managed the CEQA review and approvals for the World Logistics Center, the largest private-sector logistics development in California.     At PMSA, Jelenić will work with policy makers, regulators, industry leaders and other entities to help ensure that sound science and industry issues are part of the discussion as California continues to call for the increased use of zero and near-zero emissions equipment at California&r

Tracy Egoscue formerly ran Baykeeper, Regional Water Board

Environmental Attorney Joins Long Beach Harbor Commission

the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Tuesday as the first Commissioner appointed by newly elected Mayor Robert Garcia. She was approved by the City Council last week for a six-year term. Egoscue heads a Long Beach-based private law practice, and in the past was Executive Officer of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board – Los Angeles Region, and prior to that served as Executive Director of Santa Monica Baykeeper, an environmental advocacy group. She has also practiced environmental litigation as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice, and

CGF To Honor Coast Guard Heroics

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that at the upcoming 34th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City on October 9th, an aircrew from Air Station San Francisco, California and a motor lifeboat crew from Humboldt Bay, California will receive special awards.    Lieutenant Commander James Kenshalo, Lieutenant Beau Belanger, Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Swain and Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Fix will be given the Coast Guard Foundation Award for their

Mary A. Francis of Chevron

Mary A. Francis is CS & CGO of Chevron

. In 2009, she was appointed general counsel, Chevron Asia Pacific, Exploration and Production Company. She has held her current position as chief corporate counsel since 2012. Francis has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College, a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from the College of William and Mary. Francis will assume the transitional position of deputy corporate secretary as of Dec. 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015. In commenting on Beebe’s retirement, Watson said, "Lydia has had an extraordinary career

Michael Colbruno (Photo: Port of Oakland)

Colbruno Elected Port of Oakland Board President

Michael Colbruno, a managing partner with the Milo Group of California, has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. The former two-term member and past chair of the Oakland Planning Commission was chosen unanimously by the seven-member Board last night. He succeeds Commissioner Earl Hamlin who concludes his one-year tenure as President but remains on the Board.   “The Port of Oakland is the main cog in the Bay Area’s economic engine and prides itself in its commitment to the community and promotion of diversity,” said Colbruno.

Left to right: David Luff, Cindy Luff, 2014 NMRA scholarship recipient Noah Luff and Keith LaMarr of Macaroni Marketing

NMRA Awards Scholarship to Yacht Design Students

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded two scholarships to students pursuing careers in the field. Noah Luff of Ventura, California is one of the recipients of the association's $500 scholarship. Keith LaMarr and Chris Martorana of Macaroni Marketing made the presentation. In Fall 2014, Luff will attend California Maritime Academy and study marine transportation. Growing up in a coastal town, he's also served as an ocean lifeguard and plans to become an active member of the maritime industry once he graduates in 2018. "I have always been fascinated by boats and the

Photo courtesy of General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO Wins Environmental Award

, NASSCO completed the remediation of sediment in its shipyard, which is the largest clean-up in the history of the San Diego bay, and is one of the largest sediment cleanups anywhere in the United States.   “NASSCO’s leadership made possible the largest shipyard sediment clean-up in California. They successfully assembled a team of stakeholders including other shipyards, environmental organizations, regulators and government organizations that reached consensus on a science based clean-up plan which is currently being executed,” said Jack Monger, executive director of the Industrial

General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched tanker Constitution on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

California: A Strong Shipbuilding State

Fifth in the nation for direct employment, California shipbuilding and repair industry supports nearly 35,000 jobs; Maritime Administrator highlights economic importance of shipyard industry for California while on tour at NASSCO  Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) member General Dynamics NASSCO hosted U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen for a tour of the San Diego shipyard, where SEACOR Constitution – a 610-foot tank ship launched this weekend. While on the tour, Administrator Jaenichen shared data from a report by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Lou Anne Bynum and Doug Drummond

Commission Appointments at Long Beach Port

1997 and advanced to her current role in 2012. Her May 2014 appointment to the Harbor board, formed in 1925, marked its first female majority. Bynum has served as chair of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, vice chair of the Long Beach Economic Development Commission and president of the Southern California International Business Association. She has a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Long Beach and a master’s degree from UCLA. Drummond represented the 3rd District on the Long Beach City Council from 1990 to 1998. He became a Long Beach Police Department officer in 1959 and retired

Mike Paul (Photo: UCA)

UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team

. He currently lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with his wife and daughter and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass media management from Marietta College in Ohio.   Terre Robert Haff is the newest regional sales manager for the southwest. Haff will assist in dealer sales support for Southern California, Southern Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii. Prior to joining UCA, Haff worked more than 18 years in the material handling industry, including as a territory manager at Johnson Lift Hyster. Haff lives in Camarillo, Calif., with his wife and two children and is a veteran of the United States Army.  

Photo: California State University Maritime

Cal Maritime Ranks High for Graduate Earnings

California State University Maritime Academy alumni rank very high on the nation’s pay scale, according to a new study examining the earnings of recent graduates.   Among 1,400 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., Cal Maritime ranks seventh based on student earnings 10 years after enrollment, according to a study conducted by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.   The study was based on the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard released earlier this year and designed to help future students choose the right university based on their

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