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Friday, February 15, 2019

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Maximilian Rothkopf. Pic: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Names Rothkopf COO

same time, we would like to sincerely thank Anthony J. Firmin for his enormous commitment. For more than two decades, he has continuously contributed to the company’s success, such as with his invaluable efforts to implement the two mergers and the IPO during his five years as a member of the Executive Board,” Michael added.The other members of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd AG are Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rolf Habben Jansen, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Nicolás Burr and Chief Personnel and Global Procurement Officer (CPO) Joachim Schlotfeldt

Carina Geber-Teir (Photo: Cargotec)

Cargotec Names Geber-Teir Senior VP, Communications

Carina Geber-Teir, M.Sc. will join Cargotec as Senior Vice President, Communications.She will be responsible for leading the communications, investor relations and sustainability function. She will be a member of Cargotec's Extended Executive Board and report to CEO Mika Vehviläinen.Geber-Teir joins Cargotec from OP Financial Group, where she has been a member of the Executive Board and Chief Communications Officer since 2009. Prior to this she was Communications Director at Varma Mutual Pension Insurance company.As earlier announced, Cargotec's current SVP, Communications and IR Leena

 Lou Sandoval (Photo: NAUTIC-ON)

NAUTIC-ON Hires Sandoval for Business Development

has named marine industry veteran Lou Sandoval as national director of business development. Sandoval, who serves on the boards of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Sail America, Recreational Boating Leadership Council and the Chicago Yacht Club where he also serves on the executive board as the Vice Commodore.  Most recently, he spent 16 years as a marine dealer principal at Karma Yacht Sales in Chicago. Under Sandoval’s leadership, Karma Yachts became a nationally ranked dealership, with a focus on superior customer service.  In February, NAUTIC-ON announced

(Left) Thorsten Haeser and Joachim Schlotfeldt. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Thorsten Haeser Steps Down as CCO of Hapag-Lloyd

 Thorsten Haeser has quit as chief commercial officer of Hapag-Lloyd, which has reorganised its executive Board.   CCO Thorsten Haeser is leaving the Company as at 31 March 2018 on the most amicable of terms. With great professionalism and personal dedication, he managed and realigned the Executive Board’s sales responsibilities.    Following the merger with container liner shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), Haeser played a key part in the smooth integration of UASC’s business into Hapag-Lloyd AG.    Haeser was also instrumental in

James Callahan (Photo: Danos)

Danos Announces Executive Leadership Changes

accounting and finance, including management positions with Ernst & Young LLP, Arthur Andersen LLP and the Shaw Group. He also has worked with a variety of public and private companies, advising them in finance, administration and risk management. A resident of Metairie, Cedro serves on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (SELA Council) and the University of New Orleans Accounting Department Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. He holds a master’s degree in

Photo: Oldendorff

Oldendorff to Open Copenhagen Office

Lubeck headquartered dry bulk shipping company Oldendorff Carriers said it plans to open an office in the maritime cluster in Hellerup, Denmark by June 2017.   The new office just north of Copenhagen will be headed by Oldendorff Executive & Board Director Jens Jacobsen, who will lead a team initially consisting of eight to 10 people. The company intends to relocate a number of people to the new location but will also look to draw on the dry bulk shipping pool of talent in Scandinavia for further expansion.   Oldendorff said it expects the office to grow to include a full range of

Marcia Kull (Photo: Torqeedo)

Kull Named President of Torqeedo Group

President of Operations for Genmar Holdings. Kull spent her early career as a partner in trial law firm Bowman & Brooks representing boat and engine manufacturers. Kull is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Iowa.   Kull is currently a member of the NMMA Board of Directors and Executive Board of Directors, and Chairwoman of the NMMA Engine Manufacturers Board of Directors. She has held leadership positions within the ABYC and IMCI, and was appointed by the Secretary of Homeland Security to serve on the National Boat Safety Advisory Council. In 2016, she was honored as one of the

Fred Harris (File photo: General Dynamics)

Harris Joins J.F. Lehman Operating Executive Board

Frederick J. Harris, recently retired president of General Dynamics NASSCO and Bath Iron Works shipyards, has joined the operating executive board (OEB) of private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company. The OEB is a group of industry and government executives with significant experience in the firm’s target industries. Through key relationships and sector-specific knowledge, OEB members contribute to sourcing and evaluating transactions, advising on portfolio company strategy and recruiting senior level portfolio company management. A recognized leader in the maritime industry, Harris

Stacey Lewis (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Port of Long Beach Promotes Lewis

in psychology with a concentration in organizational development from the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Long Beach Unified School District Personnel Commission, and is an alumna of Leadership Long Beach Institute, where she now serves on the Executive Board

Stephan Aumann (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Aumann Named CEO of Oman Drydock

are spanning around the globe: Curacao Drydock Company, Curacao/Netherland Antilles, Blohm & Voss Shipyards, Hamburg/Germany, Topaz Engineering in Dubai/UAE, Damen Ship Repair, Gothenburg/Sweden and the family owned Theodor Buschmann Shipyard in Hamburg/Germany. Aumann is a past member of the executive board of the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM), the biggest European maritime association

Sheila McClain (Photo: Braemar Engineering)

McClain Named MD of Braemar Engineering

promote Braemar Engineering’s expertise specializing in marine, offshore and land-based LNG projects, dynamic positioning and engineering consultancy. Geoff Green, who has held the title of Managing Director for the past 15 years, will remain within Braemar Engineering as Chairman and non-executive board member, performing a key role as Senior Technical Advisor on several of Braemar Engineering’s major ongoing projects such as the revolutionary FSP (Flat Panel Semi-Membrane Prismatic) LNG containment system, which is now entering the construction phase.        

André Bertram (Photo: Torqeedo)

Bertram Joins Torqeedo's Executive Board

André Bertram is the new chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the management board at Torqeedo, a manufacturer of electric boat motors.   Bertram assumed responsibility for the finance department of the Bavarian company on September 1, 2016.   Bertram has extensive technology company management experience and most recently served as CFO of global software developer IBS AG. He previously worked as CFO and in controls, risk management, internal audit and mergers and acquisitions for Siemens Group companies. He studied in Bamberg, Rotterdam, Gent and Aix-en-Provence, is a

CEVA Logistics Appoints Waller as CFO

CEVA Logistics, supply chain management companies, has announced the appointment of Peter Waller as Chief Finance Officer and member of the Executive Board with immediate effect.   Waller brings experience in the travel, logistics, business services and internet/e-commerce industries. He has previously been Group CFO at Eurofins Scientific and spent over eight years with the Thomas Cook Group in London and Frankfurt where he held roles including CFO of its online division, as Investor Relations Director and as Group Financial Controller for its German airline subsidiary Condor. He has

Caterpillar CEO to Retire, Successor a Company Veteran

Caterpillar Inc insider Jim Umpleby will become chief executive of the heavy equipment maker on Jan. 1, faced with the challenge of reversing a multiyear sales decline triggered by the global commodities slump.   He replaces Doug Oberhelman, who will retire as CEO on Dec. 31 but stay on as executive board chairman until March 31, the company said on Monday.   Caterpillar shares were down about 0.58 percent to $87.20.   Under Oberhelman the company recorded record high revenue in 2012, two years after he became CEO. However, a decline in metals and oil prices hit the company hard

John Lloyd (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Lloyd to Lead The Nautical Institute

;s appointment comes at a time of rapid change within the industry and increasing demand for the kind of professional standards and recognition that the Institute promotes. Part of his role will be to ensure that the organization’s governance structure – comprising committees, council and executive board of trustees – fully represents the interests of its members

Robert Wassmer (Photo: Kelvion)

Wassmer Named CEO at Kelvion

exchangers, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Kelvion Holding GmbH effective as of July 1, 2016, the company’s shareholder committee announced.   Wassmer is an experienced CEO with national and international experience. He has previously served as chairman of the executive board at Knorr-Bremse Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH, the European Rail Equipment Subgroup of Knorr-Bremse. Before that, he was Executive Vice President of DEMAG Cranes AG as well as CEO of Gottwald Port Technology, President of MAG Industrial Automation Systems Europe and President of Bombardier Transportation&ac

Arno Metzemakers (Photo: Alphatron Marine)

New Leadership at Alphatron Marine

matters worldwide, effective June 1. Next to Metzemakers, Karin Hoogendam will be appointed as COO. Together with Wil Walhain (CFO), they will be the day-to-day management of the Alphatron Marine Group. Luuk Vroombout will maintain responsibility as President CEO and will remain member of the Executive Board together with Dick Slingerland. Vroombout will also be directly responsible for all commercial activities such as product development, marketing and sales

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