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Steve Rae (Photo: Navico)

Navico Names Rae Manager for Canada

Marine electronics manufacturer Navico has appointed Steve Rae to the position of Country Manager for Canada.Based in Vancouver Island, B.C., Rae will be responsible for sales, service and support for the company’s three marine electronics brands, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. In addition, he will oversee a new Edmonton-based Navico service center that will open on May 30.Rae has been involved with Navico brands since 1988, managing Canadian sales and service for Lowrance. In 2008, he joined distributor CMC Electronics serving as “Navico Canada” and then returned to a full-time

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

marine markets, Actisense grew by over 25 percent in 2017 alone. Based in Poole they also expanded their extensive international network into new markets including China, India and South America. The company now works with more than 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe

SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

. He was, until now, the country manager of SENER in Mexico. SENER's Engineering and Construction area, which will be managed by Cudós, comprises three Business Units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River, serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the U.S. and Canada. Photo provided by The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

goods to and from domestic and global markets."The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway (comprised of the five Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River) serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the US and Canada.If the region was its own country, it would be the 3rd largest economy in the world with a combined GDP of more than $6 trillion dollars. In 2017, 143.5 million metric tons of cargo (valued at $15.2 billion) moved through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.The St. Lawrence Seaway is also the longest

Tim Haas (Photo: CMA CGM)

Haas Named COO at CMA CGM America

his service at APMT as the Port Director in Houston.Haas then joined Watco Companies, a firm noted for shortline railroads as well as the handling of bulk, breakbulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift and project cargoes. As Senior Vice President – Terminal Operations, Haas was responsible for the U.S. and Canada, including direct management of the Greens Port Industrial Park in Houston and its 200 employees until 2016.Most recently Haas was the Senior Advisor, Port and Terminal Sector of InstarAGF, a fund that has raised over $750 million to invest in ports, terminals, and transportation projects in North

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

oil and gas industry, confirms that senior oil and gas sector professionals expect to step up spending on training and competence this year. The figure expecting to increase investment in this area has nearly doubled from last year, up from 17 percent to 31 percent.Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK & Canada, Subsea 7, said, “We were pleased to provide support for the redevelopment of the diver training facilities at The Underwater Centre, which is recognized by the industry as being key to maintaining the UK’s ability to train closed bell divers, given the need for them in the future. The

Peter Kim (Photo: Seaspan Shipyards)

Building the Next Generation of Shipbuilders

Manager was trying to line it up and having a hard time, so Mike Hevey [Director of Performance Improvement] asked me to pitch in and help.”Peter prepared a proposal and made a presentation to the Horizontal Engineering and Program Plan (HEPP) team. HEPP, a program sponsored by the Government of Canada that seeks to increase shipbuilding efficiency, is part of how the NSS is shaping and securing the future of Canada’s shipbuilding industry.Getting the proposal approved was just the first step of many, and Peter managed them all: from finding an expert (Tomonori Tsugita, of Japan, a country

Schlumberger CFO Ayat to Retire Soon

second half of 2018, James West, a senior managing director for Evercore ISI, wrote in a note on Monday.Biguet previously held positions as Schlumberger's treasurer and as controller of operations, according to its financial filings. He has worked at Schlumberger since 1995 with roles in Venezuela, Canada and France before taking on his current position in December, 2017, according to his LinkedIn profile.Biguet "is very skilled in managing the organization," said one person familiar with proposed changes. "Now, he needs to manage the Street."Ayat started at Schlumberger in 1982

AGCS Makes Leadership Changes in North America

of 2017, Haagen was appointed Northeast Zone Executive, leading and executing local business strategies, plans and change initiatives for AGCS. As Head of Specialty, he will now be responsible for the Aviation, Energy, Entertainment and Marine segments for the entire North American region, including Canada.    Prior to AGCS, Haagen worked as a Senior Underwriter for both GE Insurance Solutions and Augsburg Re/Brit Insurance. He began his insurance career at Gerling Insurance and Reinsurance AG and is a graduate of University of Cologne with a degree in Economics and concentration in marketing

Photo: Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine Canada Celebrates Safety Milestone

Mercury Marine Canada is celebrating a major milestone at its Milton, Ontario plant, reporting one million hours of no lost time injury. Milton, which is Mercury’s headquarters in Canada, has been injury-free since 2010.  The plant has 58 employees and houses corporate functions such as finance, sales, marketing, service and is home to Mercury finished goods, P&A and Land ‘N’ Sea Canada.  “Building and maintaining a culture of safety as well as attention to detail has been the key to our success as a business unit here in Milton” says Georges Jalbert

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training.   Kelleher will be responsible to support both marine and industrial segments within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization activity, as new applications for the company’s Revolution valve technology are rolled out. These new configurations of the already successful,

Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer–Seaspan Shipyards. Photo courtesy Seaspan

Seaspan Appoints Brass as CFO

finance team. In addition, his industry background – which includes contributing to the profitable growth of aerospace and defence programs at Airbus Group – is valuable as Seaspan continues to develop the systems and processes required to deliver on its commitments to the Government of Canada as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.   “Christof will be an integral member of our Executive Leadership Team in the newly created role of CFO. He will play a key role in our efforts to deliver on commitments for our customers and ensure the long-term success of our business

Philip Bannerman, Regional Director Americas Radio Holland (Photo: Radio Holland Group)

RH Taps Bannerman to Head Americas

Effective April 1, 2018, Radio Holland Group appointed Philip Bannerman as Regional Director Americas. Bannerman will be based at the RH regional head office in Houston and will be responsible for all offices and activities of Radio Holland in the Americas region, being USA, Canada, Curaçao, Panama, Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago. Philip Bannerman is a senior business development executive with 20 years in the international maritime, cruise and energy industries. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow University. Philip has spent a considerable part of his recent career

Dr. Jeremy Dillon (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Appoints Dillon as Chief Scientist

;s AquaTrak Correlation Velocity Log, participated in numerous sea trials and was the principal investigator for a multi-year DRDC funded project on repeat-pass interferometry.Previously Dr. Dillon was a control systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace, a flight test instrumentation engineer at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) Flight Research Laboratory and a research officer in guidance, navigation and control at NRC. He developed the inertial/GPS navigation system and Kalman filtering software used in all NRC research aircraft. His more recent contributions at NRC have been in

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

at BP Shipping. “The university took my love for ships and gave me the knowledge and skillset in the industry and turn it into a career both offshore and now onshore.”Stewart Andrews aboard the bulk ship Edwin H. Gott sailing the St. Mary’s River on the border of Michigan and Ontario, Canada.It’s been an exciting career for Andrews. “One of the ships that I helped operate during my training here happened to be our first delivery to Porto do Açu, Brazil, a brand new port that supplies fuel for deep water oil and gas exploration off the east coast of Brazil.”Mark

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

at Galileo expected growth as our new IMO, MNTB and ISPS facilities came on line, but what has surprised us is the distance that so many of our students and captains are travelling to attend MCA courses here in Phuket.  Over the last twelve months we have welcomed professional seafarers from USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in

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