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Engine Room Wall (Photo: Advanced Mechanical Enterprises)

'Sea the World' Reveal At Huizenga Center

South Florida’s marine industry is a $12 billion/year economic engine that provides the region with 142,000 careers and jobs. With an aging workforce and a unique skill set, the maritime community is facing a workforce that’s aging out with skilled labor being very hard to find. To assist, Advanced Mechanical Enterprises/AMESOLUTIONS.COM, and 23 marine industry companies have joined forces with Junior Achievement of South Florida.On May 1, 2019, Junior Achievement of South Florida will unveil the Marine Industry Storefront, Sea the World, in the Patten Family Finance Park located at

Shipyard rendering courtesy
 RMKMS

RMK Merrill-Stevens introduces electronics division.

engineers, marine procurement specialists, skilled tradesmen and yacht-quality finish painters. RMK Merrill-Stevens was recently recognized for best period restoration of a classic, wooden  43-foot Stephens craft, Cielito, during a vintage yacht refit competition at Ocean Reef Club in Key, Largo Florida.RMK Marine, headquartered in Turkey represents less than one-percent of Fortune 500 conglomerate Koç Holding’s interests, a family run conglomerate with a turnover exceeding $60 billion. RMK Merrill-Stevens in Miami, FL is personally owned by Rahmi Koç

Tiffanny King (Left), Jeannie Stewart (Right) (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes King and Stewart

. Her career then progressed through the human-resources roles of generalist, manager and regional manager. In 2017, Crowley designated King as the company's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) coordinator. King earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Florida in 2001 and a master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University in 2006. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certificate, issued by the Human Resources Certification Institute, as well as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation by the Human Resource

Todd Schlott (Photo: Peerless Electronics Inc.)

Schlott Named Peerless Industrial Sales Manager

Peerless Electronics Inc., a U.S. stocking distributor of switches, relays and circuit breaker products, announced the appointment of Todd Schlott to the position of Industrial Sales Manager. He will be based in Florida.Schlott is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. industrial electronics distribution industry and has held VP and Sales management positions at some of the industry's most prestigious companies. He is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute School of Engineering.Bill Gallucci, President of Peerless Electronics Inc., stated, “Todd Schlott represents a most valuable addition to our

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

role. With over 20 years as a licensed yacht captain, Norton will use his vast, hands-on knowledge of the workings and operation of boats supporting IMTRA customers who need technical and application assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts from South Florida where he captained vessels ranging from 80- to 120-feet. Norton has sailed extensively from the coast of New England through the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands and Central America.Van Noorden recently joined IMTRA as a technical support engineer in the growing electrical department

Michael B. Poole (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Names Poole CFO

Canaveral, he spent more than a decade as Chief Financial Officer at JAXPORT, and was Deputy Port Director at the Port of Pensacola for nine years.  Poole's extensive professional experience includes as an auditor with the public accounting firm Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, and with the Florida Auditor General.Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of West Florida. He is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Finance Officer.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Florida Ports Financing Commission, and is a member of the Florida

Beth McCague (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Names McCague Interim CFO

. She is a current corporate board member of Ameris Bancorp and has served in many high level positions with major banking and investment firms.McCague is a member of the UF Health Jacksonville Board of Directors, and is currently finance committee chairperson. She is also past chair of the University of Florida Foundation and co-chaired the $1.5 billion University of Florida capital campaign. Previously, she served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida State Board of Administration, overseeing that board’s $142 billion investment portfolio

Kenneth Graham (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Taps Graham to Lead National Hurricane Center

by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards, enabling communities to be safe from tropical weather threats. The National Hurricane Center is co-located with the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida forecast office on the campus of Florida International University

Dennis joins SeaRobotics as Director of Programs

Lou Dennis has joined the SeaRobotics Corporation as Director of Programs based at the company's headquarters in Stuart, Fla.   Dennis entered the ocean industry as a commercial diver after graduating from Florida Institute of Technology. He then joined Subsea 7's engineering group focused on Deepwater ROV and Intervention Tooling System design. Dennis later joined ROV manufacturer Perry Slingsby Systems, as its Vice President of Programs then moving onto Lockheed Martin as Business Development Manager for its AUV program. Before joining SeaRobotics, he served as General Manager of the Southeast

Shawn Lobree (Photo: Silver Ships)

Silver Ships Hires Lobree as Federal Contracts Manager

proposals to vessel design.   Lobree's experience handling customer-facing activities, improving operations efficiency in the Navy and assisting maritime companies in managing capital allocation will help support continued growth at Silver Ships.    Captain Lobree grew up in Miami, Florida and attended Florida State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He has also earned an M.S. in Information Technology Management (Naval Postgraduate School, 1998) and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies (Naval War College, 2004). During his naval career, Captain Lobree

MAGDALEN (Photo courtesy of  AMP)

US Dredging Invests in American Workers, Safe Navigation Channels

January 2, 2018, to Southport, North Carolina, and is now working on one of the state’s most critical projects: the protection of Highway 12 in the Buxton area on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Over the course of three and a half years, more than 250 shipyard employees at Eastern Shipyard in Florida were involved in the construction of the vessel. “Weeks works hard to identify and understand growing markets in the U.S. and is constantly evaluating new opportunities to meet new demand,” said Eric Ellefsen, Weeks’ Executive Vice President. “We are particularly attentive

David Kalata (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Hires Kalata as Container Accounts Director

shipping channel to 47 feet is set to begin. JAXPORT continues to record growth in international container volumes while expanding service offerings to and from the Southeastern U.S. to key markets throughout the world.   Kalata most recently served as International Sales Manager for Florida East Coast Railway, directly interacting with many of JAXPORT’s largest customers and tenants. He previously held sales and operational positions with international shippers, third party logistics providers and brokers. Kalata has also served as a strategic advisor to the industry, designing

Photo: Crowley

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

services team. One of the most recent Thomas Crowley Award recipients, Martus has a bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., with a license as Third Assistant Engineer, and has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He sailed for 12 years with various companies, including Crowley, and on U.S.-flag steam and diesel ships as an engineer, ultimately obtaining his Chief Engineer unlimited license. He remains domiciled in Jacksonville, Fla. Vice President Mike Golonka continues to lead the government services

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

a dedication to quality on every project," said Crowley.   Martus has a bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., with a license as Third Assistant Engineer, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He sailed for 12 years with various companies, including Crowley, and on U.S. flag steam and diesel ships as an engineer, ultimately obtaining his Chief Engineer unlimited license.    “This award is humbling and an honor. Our team works hard to provide expertise and value to lead

Bowles Named Director of Donald L. Blount & Associates

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. has appointed Jeffrey B. Bowles as Director of its Chesapeake, Va. division, Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA).   Bowles joined DLBA in 2001 as a Webb Institute Naval Architect and earned a master's degree in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He was promoted to DLBA Technical Director in 2011. Bowles is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Virginia, Florida and New York, and is a certified Project Management Professional. 

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

Kris Nieuwenhuis (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Nieuwenhuis as Sales Manager

and M100X Maritime Survivor Locating Device (MSLD) and collaborated with AMI Marine to introduce the new float-free E101V EPIRB with integrated voyage data recorder (VDR) memory capsule. Its SafeSea range of GMDSS products, include the V100 hand-held radio, S100 SART and E100 EPIRB. Ocean Signal and Florida-based ACR Electronics, Inc. form a strong partnership to provide global leadership in safety and survival technologies. The companies combine two of the most highly experienced electronic engineering teams in the marine communication industry to offer a comprehensive portfolio of reliable, innovative

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