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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Erik Bon Fleur  (Photo: BCGP)

BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

director of operations for Thunder Jet, an aluminum boat builder in Washington state. Bon Fleur has been with Brunswick since 2012, when he joined the Company as a process engineer at the previously owned Hatteras Yachts.   Bon Fleur holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, and a master degree in industrial engineering as well as an MBA from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration

Leslie Samel

Samel Joins Hatch Mott MacDonald

Leslie Samel, PE, BCEE, has joined the multidisciplinary engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald, and will serve as a Senior Project Manager and office leader at HMM’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Leslie is a professional engineer in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, with more than 14 years of experience in environmental, water and wastewater planning, design and construction services. Leslie earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. She is an active member of the Florida Water Environment Association

AMP Chairman Thomas Allegretti

Florida Ranks 2nd in the US for Maritime Jobs

Domestic Maritime Industry Worth More than $9.6 Billion to Florida Economy. Florida ranks second among all states in domestic maritime jobs, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute and released by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry. Supported by the Jones Act, which ensures vessels operating in our domestic waterways are U.S.-built, U.S.-crewed and U.S.-owned, the state’s 52,140 domestic maritime jobs pump more than $9.6 billion annually into the Florida economy and maritime worker income

Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

working with Canaveral Port Authority as interns in Cargo Business Development, Environmental Plans & Programs, and Engineering. From June 8 until August 6, the students will support the day-to-day activities of operating Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port and central Florida’s marine gateway into the global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida; Danielle Leahy of Cocoa Beach, a junior majoring in International Transportation and

Paul Ouellette (Photo: SBI)

SBI Adds Business Development Director

SAFE Boats International (SBI) announced it has hired Paul Ouellette as its new business development director for the U.S. East.   Ouellette joins SBI as a recently retired Major for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Ouellette earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Colorado. Commencing work as a State Law Enforcement Officer with FWC, Ouellette rose through the ranks to become Florida’s Boating Law Administrator, Chief of FWC’s Boating and Waterways Section and Regional Commander of Florida’s NE

More Coverage Expected from New Federal Regs

Legislation passed on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by the U.S. House of Representatives will bring a benefit to improve insurance coverage at lower cost to companies and their workers in the recreational boating industry, said the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), a trade organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and growing marine business jobs. H.R. 3896 achieved this by amending the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to provide a simplified definition of recreational vessels for purposes of the Act. The legislation was spearheaded and introduced last

Jan M. Flores

Netsco Appoints Flores

assignment with the FSO Group, Flories  was the OSG Technical Project Manager overseeing the development of the MT Overseas Cascade and the MT Overseas Chinook. Flores has also worked for Crowley Maritime Corporation as Manager of New builds in their Technical Services Group. Educated at the Florida Institute of Technology, Flores is a Registered Professional Engineer, holding a Bachelors of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering, with a specialization in Naval Architecture. He resides in the Tampa, Florida area with his family, and will work out of Netsco’s office there. Richard Mueller

Jennifer Stewart (Photo: Seafarers’ House)

Seafarers’ House Hires Development Director

Seafarers’ House has hired Jennifer Stewart, CFRE, as its new development director. Stewart has more than a dozen years of experience leading development efforts at a number of South Florida-based nonprofit organizations. Stewart comes to Seafarers’ House from the Community Foundation of Broward, where she served as Chief Stewardship Officer. Prior to that, she served as development director for Children’s Harbor in Pembroke Pines, where she grew its donor base by nearly 150 percent. Stewart also served as both development director and grant manager for Women in Distress in Fort

Jeff Hubert (Photo: BCGP)

Hubert Joins the Brunswick Sales Team

Jeff Hubert has joined the Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) sales team as Regional Manager - Eastern U.S.   Hubert comes to BCGP as the recently retired Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has over 30 years of Law Enforcement and experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a Lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1979. Since then he has served in various leadership roles in FWC and was the recipient of several awards, including the Florida Marine

Jeff Hubert (Photo: Brunswick Commercial & Government Products)

Brunswick Promotes Hubert to Sales Director

(BCGP) has promoted Jeff Hubert to director of sales, responsible for product development initiatives and worldwide business development.   Hubert joined BCGP in 2016, and has been serving as the company's regional sales manager for the Eastern U.S.   Recently retired as Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Hubert is a graduate of the FBI National Academy with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1979, and has served in various leadership

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

Viega LLC has hired Yasmin Fortuny as its new technical manager for its shipbuilding and cruise business development division in the Florida, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Caribbean regions.   In this position, Fortuny is responsible for positioning Viega as the primary choice for marine applications within the cruise line, shipbuilding, mega-yacht, commercial-vessel and military markets. She is also responsible for promoting all of Viega’s marine-approved products, educating key end users and promotion and distribution across all marine channels.   Fortuny has more than 14 years of

Captain Ted Morley, COO of Maritime Professional Training

MPT to Break Ground on 25,000-sq.-ft. Expansion

For anyone keeping score, the south Florida maritime training and education infrastructure is enjoying rapid growth, driven largely by an outreach for lucrative offshore oil and gas training and education business.   Case in point, today Maritime Professional Training (MPT)—the largest private maritime training school in the nation— said it selected Fort Lauderdale-based Gulf Building Corp. as the general contractor for the construction of its planned 25,000-square-foot facility expansion at its Fort Lauderdale campus.   “We are pleased to have such an esteemed, highly-re

File photo

Job Opportunities in NE Florida LNG Sector

Northeast Florida is taking the lead in the natural gas industry to attract and keep business in the area. Viewed as a viable player in this industry, the region is building upon its status as an importer and exporter of liquefied and compressed natural gas by cultivating its available, skilled workforce to support this growing industry, says the JAXUSA Partnership via Business Wire. Significant developments are occurring in the area that will offer employment opportunities. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. plans to build a terminal to supply LNG to cargo ships in Jacksonville – the first of its type

Mike Kent (Photo: Pettit Marine Paint)

Kent, Johnson Join Pettit Sales Team

Marine coatings manufacturer Pettit Marine Paint has added two new regional representatives: Mike Kent, new technical sales representative for the territory of Texas, Louisiana and the Caribbean Islands, and Travis Johnson, part-time representative of Pettit products in southwest Florida.   Kent, who joined the Pettit Team in January, 2016 as a Technical Sales Representative, has 28 years of experience in the marine coatings market. During his time in the marine industry, he has had the opportunity to work in different business facets ranging from boatyards and boat builders to charter companies

Edward Hoch (Photo: Ocean Marketing Southeast)

Hoch Joins Ocean Marketing Southeast

Former Flexiteek general manager and Taco Metals OEM sales representative Edward Hoch has joined the Ocean Marketing Southeast team as a sales representative for Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean.   “[Ed will] be working closely with Ed Morris and Kelton Kenney out of our Fort Lauderdale office to add additional depth to our manufacturer sales and technical training programs,” said Ocean Marketing President and CEO John Thommen.

Jim Ratcliffe (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager

Manager for Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Ratcliffe, who previously held positions with General Electric and Schneider Electric, brings a strong engineering and sales background to his new role with WAGO.  Additionally, Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Florida. Beyond bolstering support for WAGO customers in the area, Ratcliffe is looking forward to helping grow WAGO’s presence in the oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, metals and minerals sector.

Kris Nieuwenhuis (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Nieuwenhuis as Sales Manager

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