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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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American Club: Four Senior Appointments

as Lead Counsel. With 20 years of experience in the industry, Lee is a New York-admitted attorney who worked in private practice before joining the Club’s management several years ago. Lee has particular expertise in occupational disease claims and, in addition to overseeing the wide – and diverse – range of legal matters which attend the operation of the Club and its Managers, she is a member of the International Group’s Occupational Disease Sub-Committee in which role she liaises with the representatives of other clubs in this important area of the Group’s collective engagement

Ravi Edirisinghe, Director/Chief Executive Officer - GAC Sri Lanka (Photo: GAC)

GAC Sri Lanka Taps Edirisinghe as Director

veteran Ravi Edirisinghe has been appointed Director/Chief Executive Officer of GAC Group of companies in Sri Lanka.He brings to his new role 27 years of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, business development and re-engineering, supply chain management, logistics and project management in diverse industries to this role. He is responsible for the strategic growth and business direction of the Group comprising GAC Shipping Ltd, GAC Marine Services Pvt Ltd and GAC Logistics Ltd. He replaces Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, who continues to be a member of the Group’s board of directors.Lars Bergströ

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Maritime UK Makes Splash on Int'l Women’s Day

be organizing a series of public speaking workshops to help support more women to join the speaker bank.The second resource will be an ‘Interview Pool’, which will loan maritime women to companies that may lack diversity on interview panels. Research by the Taskforce identified that more diverse interview panels or panels with HR professionals with diversity training are more likely to recruit a diverse workforce. However, several smaller companies in particular highlighted that they do not have access to such recruiters within their staff. The interview pool will provide a facility for

Vivian Maia (Photo: OSM)

OSM CEO to Build Opportunities for Female Seafarers

needed to help guide this industry on the optimal path forwards,” he comments. “We need to attract bright young people with the right skills, both practical and digital, to support an industry that remains at the vanguard of world trade. And women are absolutely central to that.“A diverse workforce is a strong workforce - offering a range of experiences, perspectives and talents – so the lack of female crew is an issue the industry needs to address. That spans from the recruitment process (being open to and actively encouraging female applications), through to company cultures

Matt Nani (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Appoints Nani as Project Manager

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) hired Matt Nani to join its team of naval architects and engineers as a Project Manager.  He will be responsible for the initiation, management and execution of diverse projects and will be based in the Seattle, WA office.Nani brings with him 11 years of experience in the marine industry including work with an operator, class society and consulting firm.   Nani is a licensed professional engineer in Washington and Texas, and he received a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans.

New President & CEO Izumisawa will guide MHI to the next stage of its development focused on global integrated engineering solutions in a world of rapid change. Photo: MHI

MHI Appoints Izumisawa President & CEO

of conglomerate which is focused on delivering significant added value through the scale and profitability of our core manufacturing business, our technological edge and competitiveness, all backed by a strong brand. MHI now requires a leader who can bring the organization closer together, listen to diverse opinions and identify a clear path ahead. I have every confidence in Mr. Izumisawa to deliver growth for the company, based on his broad technological background, balanced judgement, perseverance, sound decision-making and execution capabilities."Seiji Izumisawa added, "Under Mr. Miyanaga'

Daniel Young (Photo:GAC)

Young Joins GAC

Daniel Young has been appointed as GAC’s Group Marketing Manager, covering the eastern United States, eastern Canada, and the Caribbean.He brings to his new role 15 years’ port agency and logistics experience drawn from a diverse working background that includes business development for both commercial and government customers, port operations management and freight forwarding. Young’s appointment reflects the Group’s continuing drive to fully understand and meet the needs of its customers by drawing on its strengths and versatile, integrated range of shipping and logistics

Suzanne Beckstoffer, an accomplished engineering leader and business woman, the first woman president in SNAME’s 125 year history. Photo: HII/NNS

One-on-One with Suzanne Beckstoffer

what they’d expected all along.Newport News Shipbuilding is a great place to work for anybody with the skills and interest in shipbuilding. Our current president Jennifer Boykin attended the Merchant Marine Academy, and several other vice-presidents are women. Clearly the workforce has become more diverse since I started my career.Everyone has challenges, any job has ups and downs, and anything worth doing takes hard work, and I am proud and grateful for my career at the shipyard. Every time I see one of the ships I worked on in the news on some important mission, I feel a sense of pride in being

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DEME Appoints Luc Vandenbulcke as CEO

past 12 years he transformed the group from a purely dredging organization into a diversified marine engineering group with operations worldwide.Under his leadership sales figures increased from €1.1 billion to €2.4 billion (2017), while DEME’s fleet became one of the most innovative and diverse in the industry.Luc Vandenbulcke (KU Leuven, civil engineer) has worked at DEME Group for the past 21 years. He is the founder and CEO of GeoSea which, since its foundation in 2005, is one of the fastest growing and most successful activities of the DEME Group.As a contractor of complex marine engineerin

Brent Sappington (Photo: Consolidated Ship Repair)

Consolidated Ship Repair Hires Sappington

Consolidated Ship Repair has hired marine industry veteran Brent Sappington as Marine Manager.In his new role, Sappington will oversee the execution of a diverse range of projects from ship repair and fabrication, to decommissioning and systems integration testing, to subsea and offshore construction at one of the largest waterfront shipyards in Texas.Sappington’s experience in the industry began at a young age, working on a boat off the Oregon coast with his fisherman father. A 28-year marine industry professional, he has worked at industry leading marine equipment OEM's and offshore

Kendra MacDonald (Photo: OSC)

MacDonald to Lead Canada’s Ocean Supercluster

are to formulate a shared innovation map to guide technology leadership projects, and to undertake a program of cluster building to enhance the quality of collaboration, while also extending their benefits widely. As the inaugural CEO, MacDonald will lead the forging of lasting relationships among the diverse stakeholders. She will also steward the necessary change and innovation to advance the OSC’s common agenda and lead the management and commercialization of new related R&D, science and technology activities in Canada’s Atlantic region.Over the past 20 years, MacDonald has held progressive

Frank Coles joins Wallem Group as CEO at the end of October 2018.

Coles joins Wallem as CEO

Following the purchase of Transas by Wärtsilä, Transas' ubiquitous CEO Frank Coles will depart the newly merged company, finding a spot on top as the CEO of Wallem Group. Coles offers a diverse background and long career in maritime, spanning law, shipping services and maritime communications.Coles replaces Simon Doughty, who announced his decision to step down earlier this year.“The opportunity to lead and help grow a prestigious and diversified company like Wallem was something I could not pass up," said Coles in a statement. "With the increased industry focus on

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New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

for job families to create ‘skills demand maps’. A targeted industry survey will be launched in the coming months to capture the industry’s demand for skills and capability requirements of the future. Industry workshops will be held with operators and the supply chain to tap into a diverse breadth of knowledge and expertise, including industry specialists, young professionals and apprentices.Paul de Leeuw, Director of the Robert Gordon University (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, commented: “Building on the findings of the Workforce Dynamics Review, the need was identified to shape

Laino Named Chembulk CCO

Chembulk Tankers named Steve Laino its Chief Commercial Officer, based out of the Southport office and responsible for all facets of our commercial strategy worldwide, including chartering, projects and client relations.  Laino comes to Chembulk with more than two decades of diverse experience in the maritime transportation industry, with experience in the chemical tanker sector.  Laino has held roles in operations both at sea and ashore, in commercial capacities as a tanker broker, projects broker and shipowner.  Most recently, Laino held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Chemical

Sylvia Boer (Photo: Damen)

Damen's Boer Secures WISTA Post

focuses on a number of priority topics affecting the industry. Amongst these are sustainability, new technologies, big data, health & safety, cyber security, block chain, developing cultural sensitivity and last, but by no means least, clean oceans. WISTA has 3,000 members in 40 countries from diverse maritime-related organizations including ship operators, shipyards, equipment suppliers, brokers, banks, insurance specialists, legal experts and training and research institutes. Its chapters around the world aim to support women in the industry via such means as regular meetings, workshops, presentatio

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

new port that supplies fuel for deep water oil and gas exploration off the east coast of Brazil.”Mark Lee, the Voyage Operations Manager - Americas at BP Shipping and manager of these graduates likes what he see in his Aggie employees. “Whilst we advertise our vacancies to ensure we attract diverse talent, we have over the last 11 years enjoyed great success with former Texas A&M University at Galveston students,” said Lee. “I attribute this to not only their excellent work ethic, but equally as important, the diverse demographics of the university.”BP Shipping has hired

NYK president Tadaaki Naito reading a notification  of appointment Photo NYK

NYK welcomes 48 new employees

employees were Japanese, but Japanese currently account for only 20 percent of NYK office workers and 15 percent of seafarers.   “National staff who work at NYK Group companies overseas are now the backbone of the Group," he stated. "You will work together with colleagues who have diverse nationalities and cultural backgrounds. The key point to working together smoothly is communication capability. Please keep in mind that non-verbal communication may be needed to demonstrate your endeavors and feelings and to convey your ideas. Appealing to others through your personal magnetism

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