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Monday, August 20, 2018

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Brandy D. Christian  Photo Port of New Orleans

Christian Heads New Orleans Port as President & CEO

broad maritime experience encompassing cargo and cruise operations. Prior to her service as COO with the Port of New Orleans, she held leadership positions with the Port of San Diego for 14 years, culminating in her role as vice president, strategy and business development. During her tenure with California’s fourth-largest cargo port, Christian was the driving force behind securing major accounts for the cruise and cargo business lines at the Port. She was also instrumental in significantly improving operational processes and reducing costs for the public agency.   “I am honored

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

in 1987 and has held expanding roles in the U.S. and overseas with international freight forwarders, customs house brokers, beneficial cargo owners and ocean carriers Mitsui OSK Lines, COSCO Container Lines and CMA CGM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from California State University at Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Moseley actively serves in leadership positions of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) and the Greater Houston

John Parrott (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Parrott Takes over as CEO of Foss Maritime

; in August 2016 he assumed the role of President from retiring President and CEO Paul Stevens.   Parrott completed a "listening tour" in early 2016, which included visiting Foss employees at work throughout the company. He visited with mariners on workboats in the Gulf of Alaska, California, Hawaii and Washington and craftspeople building and repairing ships at Foss' Seattle and Rainier, Oregon shipyards. Parrot begins the year with a focus on enhancing communication and efficiency within the 127-year-old company. “John's contributions at TOTE Maritime and his 28 years of

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

and P&L responsibility.Baczkowski holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy; and a Master of Science in Systems Management/Logistics from the University of Southern California

Eric MacDonald (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Adds Two Account Reps

and Idaho.   MacDonald is already performing his duties at IMTRA in the newly created position of commercial Pacific Northwest account representative. MacDonald has worked in the territory since 2014 and will support commercial and industrial customers from the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California to Alaska and inland to the Rocky Mountains. MacDonald will focus on supporting IMTRA’s commercial marine, fisheries and other industrial market clients

Kevin Wingart (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Adds Wingart as Quality Control Engineer

probabilistic risk assessment for nuclear power plants. Wingart served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an Information Technology Specialist and one year in the Peace Corps as a renewable energy technology transfer volunteer. He earned his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University.   “When customers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a day offshore, products need to work right 100 percent of the time. Kevin’s experience in nuclear energy provided him with the engineering experience and sense of responsibility we felt was necessary

Suzanne Plezia (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Port of Long Beach Names Two Engineering Executives

divisions. In 2012, she guided the procurement process for the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement contract, and she managed construction for the recently completed Pier G Container Terminal Redevelopment project. Plezia earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine.   Baldwin began working for the Port in 2002 and was named Assistant Director of Program Management in January 2015. He specializes in leading large harbor development projects, including terminal renovations in use by tenants, such as the Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment program

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SUNY Maritime Graduates 17 to US Navy

received their SUNY Maritime degrees, 17 students received their commissions into the U.S. Navy. Of the 17, two were commissioned as surface warfare officers and, upon graduation, will report to USS Shiloh forward deployed and homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and USS Somerset homeported in San Diego, California, respectively. Four were commissioned as submarine warfare officers and will report to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina. The rest were commissioned as strategic sealift officers and will go on to work in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Four received swords from representatives of

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Gullickson Joins EBDG

, marketing, sales, event planning and administrative support. Stephanie will be responsible for the development of policies, processes, and procedures to ensure consistent and effective company-wide marketing efforts in order to successfully garner new business opportunities. Stephanie graduated from California State University Maritime Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and later received her Master of Science in International Transportation Management from State University of New York Maritime College.  

Charters Joins NOAI Staff

.M.), a former oil and gas service company owner and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and Chairman of the Western Caucus. Prior to that, Charters owned and operated his own lobbying company, Charters and Company, and before that served nearly ten years for multiple members of the California Delegation

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

that delivers vital necessities for our nation’s economy and security.” These graduates hail from 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).   Joining the more than 500,000 private U.S. citizens

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

Harry Barnhum (Photo: InterAct)

Barnum Joins InterAct PMTI

support to a local water purification and desalinization company that reclaims oilfield produced water and impacted groundwater. Barnhum has also completed environmental assessments and managed numerous remediation programs gaining regulatory site closure. He currently serves on the Board of the API California Coastal Chapter.   Barnum holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Geology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and started his career as an Exploration and Development Geologist at Chevron. He has held a variety of leadership and project management positions over the years, including

Kerry Gerot (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

New Comms Director at Port of Long Beach

the Long Beach Airport and held a variety of other positions as a media and marketing professional in the entertainment, music and publishing fields. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in professional writing, both from the University of Southern California

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Navigating the Rough Waters of Misclassification

company and the owner-operator, independent contractor. If this veil isn’t held tight, the shipping company could be construed as the employer, resulting in enormous tax, salary, worker’s compensation and other insurance implications.    Several recent settlements out of California pitting trucking companies against owner-operators claiming the latter should be classified as employees have raised a red flag for many maritime employers. In fact, one of the largest drayage operators in California sought to protect itself by converting to an all-employee model, with only company-owne

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He also served as the Mayor’s liaison with the Port of Los Angeles, where he advanced “Green Growth” policies, including the Clean Air Action Plan and Clean Truck Program.Libatique holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Nick Mori  Photo APS Stevedoring

Mori Named Sales Manager at APS Stevedoring

, rate negotiations, promoting the company, and acquiring new business for APS Stevedoring.Mori began his maritime career in 1989 with Mitsui OSK Line, holding positions in pricing and marketing. He transferred to Hyundai Merchant Marine’s pricing department in 1994 in order to remain in Southern California. In 1997, Mitsui OSK Lines container division called upon Mori to return to the company in the operations and equipment control departments. Then, from 2000-2018, he worked in MOL Bulk RoRo/Car Carrier vessel operations, scheduling, customer service and sales

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