Liberia Opens Maritime Training Institute
and examinations – studying mechanical and electrical engineering on campus at LMTI. President Johnson-Sirleaf toured the 17.3-acre facility, which includes a newly constructed hi-tech workshop accommodating a machinery shop, a welding and gas-cutting shop, an electrical lab, an electronics lab, a machining shop and a seamanship shop. Other facilities include a computer lab, ship simulators, air-conditioned classrooms, a training swimming pool and a gymnasium LMTI managing director Avi Zaidenberg, said, “The Liberian government solicited LISCR to restore and operate LMTI
L-3 SAM Electronics Promotes Managing Directors
L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) announced today the promotion of Armin Groth and Maik Stoevhase to managing directors of its L-3 SAM Electronics business. As managing directors, Groth and Stoevhase report to Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 MSI. Having worked in the maritime industry for more than 24 years, Groth joined L-3 SAM Electronics in 2006 as managing director of its STN Schiffselektrik subsidiary before he took over SAM’s Integrated Systems business in 2009. In addition to his new role as a managing director of L-3 SAM Electronics, Groth will maintain his responsibilities
ASA Electronics Hires PR Specialist
ASA Electronics has added Hannah Birong as its new Public Relations Specialist to oversee content creation as well as public relations for ASA Electronics’ various industries and proprietary brands. Her position includes a range of media relations, advertising planning, social media management and web marketing. Birong holds a B.A. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Graphic Design from Indiana University South Bend. She comes to ASA Electronics from a marketing firm and has extensive communications and marketing experience.
ASA Electronics Promotes Landis
ASA Electronics has promoted Mike Landis to Midwest Regional Sales Manager of their Marine Division. His new role will be to represent ASA Electronics to the entire Midwest region. Landis is receiving this promotion after being at ASA Electronics for just under a year. With previous experience in the marine industry, Landis has already built a professional network that will aid him in his new position.
Reedenauer Takes Reins as NMEA Managing Director
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) announced the promotion of Mark Reedenauer to the position of managing director. In his new position, Reedenauer will manage the day-to-day activities and programs of the NMEA and serve as principal liaison with the membership and the marine industry. He will report directly to the chairman of the NMEA. Reedenauer has 15 years of experience in the marine electronics industry. He joined the NMEA in 2011 as the association's documentation specialist. In that position he oversaw the Marine Electronics Installer training programs and all NMEA technical
Lucas Joins ASA Electronics
Jordan Lucas has joined ASA Electronics as the public relations specialist for the company's marketing department. IN her new role, Lucas is responsible for writing literature, advertisement copy and press releases for new ASA products and partnerships. A native to the Michiana area, Lucas is a graduate from Indiana University South Bend where she majored in communication with a concentration in journalism. She joins ASA Electronics following a brief foray into the world of TV broadcast.
ST Engineering Makes Management Changes
as President of Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics). Mr Sew will take on a new role as President for Special Projects at ST Engineering. The appointments are effective 23 March 2015. Mr Singh is currently Deputy President, Corporate and Market Development at Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), a role he held since joining the Group in August 2014. He will relinquish this appointment in ST Electronics. Currently, in this position, he leads the Group's Smart Nation initiatives and will continue to do so in his new capacity. "The appointments of Chee
Ocean Signal Appoints US Sales Manager
Ocean Signal has appointed its first dedicated U.S. Sales Manager to manage the company’s expansion in the country. With a background in the marine electronics and fishing industries, maritime sales manager Joe Bauschka is handling increased demand for Ocean Signal’s rescueME and SafeSea ranges of recreational and commercial communication and safety products, and a growing distribution network in the U.S. Bauschka previously worked as regional manager for Navico Inc for 17 years, before moving on to key sales roles at Pure Fishing and Simrad Fisheries. Bauschka will specifically
Win-Tron Promotes Bench to National Sales Manager
Gerald “Jerry” Bench II has been appointed to the position of National Sales Manager at Win-Tron Electronics, announced company president, Eddie Winder. Bench will report directly to Winder, and his new responsibilities will encompass management of the entire sales effort: in house and outside sales teams, counter and local pickup sales, product training, boat show scheduling, promotional materials and planning and implementation of Win-Tron’s annual November Virtual Online Dealer Show. Bench joined Win-Tron Electronics as a sales associate in
Smith Joins ASA Electronics Engineering Department
ASA Electronics has brought on Terry Smith to fill the role of Engineering Lab Technician. Within the lab, Smith will be validating product designs to ensure long term durability of each product. He is also tasked with detecting any potential material or performance weaknesses in order to maintain product excellency. “Before joining ASA, I developed over 20 years of global experience supporting electronics manufacture and quality assurance through all product development stages including design, manufacturing and testing. Additionally I have designed, installed and/or supported thousands of
Hatteras Yachts Appoints Grindle as CEO
billion designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. He brings to Hatteras Yachts his extensive experience in the recreational marine manufacturing sector. Prior to Vista Outdoor Inc., he spent 15 years as Senior Group Vice President, Marine Electronics, Watercraft and Diving, at Johnson Outdoors, Inc. in Racine, Wisc., maker of such brands as Minn-Kota, Humminbird, SCUBAPRO and Old Town. During his tenure at Johnson Outdoors, Grindle is credited with restructuring and turning around the Watercraft Division, as well as quadrupling the size of
Eastwood to Lead Shakespeare Marine
Bill Eastwood has been appointed business manager for the Shakespeare Marine Electronics product line of Jarden Applied Materials, a business unit of Newell Brands. In his new role, Eastwood is responsible for the global sales and marketing of Shakespeare antennas and accessories, as well building upon its well-known brand to increase market share. He also oversees the continued development of connectivity technology advancements such as Wi-Fi extenders and cellular amplifiers, aimed at keeping recreational and commercial mariners connected. Eastwood comes to Shakespeare with over
Glassman Joins VMAG
Marine electronics, navigation and communication systems supplier Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) said it has recruited Robert Glassman as a Senior Technical Sales Engineer as it expands its portfolio to provide turnkey marine technology for refits and new builds. Glassman graduated from Palm Beach Community College, joined the Coast Guard and retired after 20+ years as a Mustang Lieutenant. During his military service, he was instrumental in many drug and migrant interdictions, conducted numerous aids to navigation projects, was the resident fisheries expert for the Gulf of Mexico
Nelson Joins IMS American Marine Electronics
IMS American Marine Electronics (IMS) has announced the appointment of Nils Nelson as the company’s new director of sales. Nils brings over 25 years of domestic and international marine experience, including marine electronics sales and distribution, wholesale and retail marine product development, application engineering and project management. A third-generation maritime professional and licensed captain, Nils has extensive knowledge of marine systems for vessels ranging from sportfishermen to megayachts to commercial vessels. Nils will direct all IMS sales and customer relations activitie
FSL Trust Appoints New CFO
various executive positions including Finance Director for Asia region at World Fuel Services, a Fortune 500 company. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director and Regional Financial Controller in Asia at Celanese Pte Ltd and as Director of Finance & Administration for Asia region for Kemet Electronics Asia Pacific (S) Pte Ltd.
ASA Appoints Vaughn to Controller
ASA Electronics, an Elkhart, Indiana-based manufacturer and supplier of premium mobile audio and video equipment, has announced that Missy Vaughn has been promoted to company Controller. In her new position, Vaughn will oversee the Accounting Department and will be responsible for all financial statement preparation, reviewing and analyzing management reports, as well as supervising the day to day management of accounting functions. Before her promotion, Vaughn served as Assistant Controller. During this time, she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Indiana University South
Dualog Names Hannemann Product Manager
Ex-Maersk and Torm IT Manager Walter Hannemann joins Dualog to drive development of future-ready maritime software solutions Independent maritime software solutions and ITC (Information & Communication Technology) services provider Dualog has appointed Walter Hannemann as its new Product Manager. Hannemann, an electronics engineer and experienced shipping industry ITC specialist joins Dualog after holding positions in IT management at Maersk Tankers and Torm. His previous roles have covered the full ITC spectrum for vessel and fleet operations.