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Royal Caribbean Names Miller SVP & Chief Human Resources

Caribbean with more than 25 years of experience implementing human resources strategies, having most recently served as SVP and chief human resources officer for ADT Corporation. Prior to that, Miller was the chief human resources officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments.   Miller graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industry and Labor Relations.   As of December 31, 2017, Royal Caribbean's global brands employed over 67,000 employees, including 61,000 shipboard employees as well as 6,000 full-time and 100 part-time employees in our shoreside operations

Roy Strand

GWMC Appoints Strand and New Board Members

Goltens, Strand held various managerial and global executive positions in the professional services field, including at KPMG Consulting, Netegrity and Computer Associates. Strand’s professional and managerial career started as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, and he is a graduate of Cornell University. Additionally, Goltens announced the appointment of Strand and Theodore Polin, the General Counsel of GWMC, to the Board of Directors of GWMC. Polin is a veteran corporate lawyer, having practiced in the New York office of the law firm Epstein, Becker and Green for more than 20 years and

Rear Admiral (select) Shepard Smith (Photo: NOAA)

Smith Named Director of NOAA Coast Survey

to the Allied Maritime Sub Group, and was part of the U.S. delegation to the International Hydrographic Organization's (IHO) Hydrographic Services and Standards Committee.  He served as the chairman of the IHO Data Quality Working Group.   Smith attended Deep Springs College and Cornell University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1993. He earned a Master's of Science in Ocean Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2003

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

Bryceon Sumner has joined Foss Maritime as chief financial officer, hired to oversee all aspects of the organization's financial function and performance. Sumner brings to the role years of experience gained at a number of organizations ranging from education technology and real estate, to architecture and financial services. Prior to joining Foss, Sumner served as COO and CFO for public and private companies, family offices and as a senior financial officer of a $60 billion government banking insurance fund. Most recently, he was CFO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based educational technology

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MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey

In a coming edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, we explore modern training and “blended learning” techniques with Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems, maker of MarineLMS. A researcher and developer of learning management systems, Goldberg’s software has been used by millions of people and companies worldwide. Here Goldberg explains the scope and important of a historic new annual survey, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID) (www.martid.org/survey). Q: Our parent organization, New Wave Media, your organization, and in conjunction with the

Michael Pentony (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Names Pentony Atlantic Fisheries Administrator

NOAA has named Michael Pentony as the new Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester, Mass. He will assume his new duties on January 22, 2018.   Pentony has been with the agency since 2002, serving in a series of positions including as the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Sustainable Fisheries Division since 2014. He succeeds retiring Regional Administrator John Bullard who had been in the position since 2012.   Pentony will head the agency’s regional office, which has responsibility for managing approximately 100,000 square

Igor Maximtsev and Alexey Miller. Photo by St. Petersburg State University of Economics

Gazprom Steps into St. Petersburg University

  The Gazprom Specialized Department was opened today in St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia's top-rated higher education institution of economics. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman and Igor Maximtsev, Rector of St. Petersburg State University of Economics took part in the event. “As early as this academic year the new department will supervise all the postgraduates whose papers would be considered useful for the Company's business. From September 1 next year, the new department will offer master's degree courses available to Gazprom's

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Andhra Signs MoU with Russian Maritime Varsity

 The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) Andhra Pradesh will soon have a world class maritime university.   AP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Marine Technical University to promote marine education and technology.   The agreement was signed at the port city of St. Petersburg on the first day of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's visit to Russia on Wednesday. The Chief Minister held consultations with the heads of the university during his tour.   The representatives of the university have also signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh

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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

Sir John Hood (Photo: BMT Group)

BMT Appoints New Chairman

International maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group announced the appointment of Sir John Hood KNZM as Chairman of BMT Group Ltd. with effect from October 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Neil Cross at the end of BMT’s financial year on September 30. Sir John Hood is a nonexecutive director of BG Group plc and WPP plc, chairman of Urenco Ltd (from which he will retire later this year), Matakina Ltd., and Study Group Ltd.; president and chief executive officer of the Robertson Foundation; and chair of the Rhodes Trust and Teach For All.  For five

Johnson Joins NYK Ports

NYK Ports LLC announced that Brian Johnson will be joining the company as Director of Business Development, effective September 21, 2015. Johnson began his career as Environmental Coordinator for Metropolitan Stevedoring Company in 1998. He left the industry in 2000 to earn an MBA at the University of Chicago. In 2002, Johnson served as a Consultant for Deloitte and Touche. He subsequently served as Senior IT Strategist and later as Director of Business Solutions for New Century Financial. In 2007, Johnson returned to Metropolitan Stevedoring Company as Director of Strategic Analysis and Contracts

Ferdinand von Prondzynski (Photo: RGU)

Engineering Apprenticeship Pathways at RGU

Advanced apprenticeships for engineers will soon be available through Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen thanks to a five-figure funding boost from Skills Development Scotland. The university has secured $62,670 to develop a new Advanced Apprenticeship Pathway for Engineers at all stages of their career. The announcement comes during Scottish Apprenticeship Week (May 18-22) which is organized by Skills Development Scotland and supported by the Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI). The team behind the RGU-led scheme, which will be developed over the coming months

Neeraj Bansal appointed Deputy Chairman

Neeraj Bansal Appointed Deputy Chairman of JNPT

The Government of India has appointed Neeraj Bansal as Deputy Chairman of India's largest container port,  Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust with immediate effect. Mr Neeraj Bansal is an Officer of Indian Revenue Servie with around twenty years of experience across the country in Direct Tax Administration, Investigation, Tax-payer Service, Vigilance, Legal & Co-ordination.  His Qualification: * LL.B. (Professional Three years course) from Kurukshetra University * B.Sc from University College, Kurukshetra University His Experience: * Wide administrative experience in the general

EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University

Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field.   His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “We are promoting all

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

TOTE Maritime Alaska announced that Michael Noone will assume the role of President, January 1, 2016.   Noone joined TOTE Maritime Alaska as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013, bringing 28 years of experience in the shipping and logistics field. As COO, he has been responsible for creating strategic and operating plans for sales, pricing and operations.    Noone received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College and is certified by some of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics, including the SMEAL College of Business Administration at Penn State University

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TecNiq Grows North American Sales Team

LED lighting manufacturer TecNiq Inc. has hired Jennifer McNees and Marcus Nelson as sales associates. The two will share similar responsibilities at TecNiq representing the full line of products. McNees will focus on trailers and Nelson on marine. McNees brings over 15 years of sales experience to TecNiq. Prior, she worked as a general manager in the technology industry. She attended Davenport University and Michigan State University for leadership. Nelson has over 12 years of marketing and account management experience in the telecom and technology industries, including

Greg Jung (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Names Jung Marketing VP

Electric marine propulsion specialist Torqeedo has appointed Greg Jung as vice president of marketing. In that role, he will oversee worldwide marketing and communication strategies for the company. Prior to joining Torqeedo, Jung was vice president of marketing for Civis Analytics of Chicago, responsible for brand, corporate messaging, events and demand generation programs for the company’s data science technology platform. Previously, Jung was vice president of Americas marketing for Teradata Marketing Applications, senior vice president of global marketing and corporate affairs for Bank