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Tim Miller (Photo: YANMAR)

Miller Named Senior Manager for YANMAR Training Center

University for Kubota Tractor Corporation. Other experience includes global training and learning management, product marketing management and similar related roles for several industry-leading corporations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Mechanized Technology from the University of Georgia.  

Curtis Foltz (Photo: GPA)

GPA Executive Director to Step Down

Curtis Foltz steps down; Griff Lynch named new executive director of Georgia Ports Authority   Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today.   The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.   “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the

Larry Hungerford is now President & CEO at Terma North America (Photo courtesy of TNA)

Terma NA Names Hungerford President & CEO

and development of Terma U.S. business through local presence near customers and partners. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, TNA provides interface with the Department of Defense, U.S. armed services, the U.S. Government, and prime contractors. Through an operations facility in Warner Robins, Georgia, the company conducts business development, service, and support to the U.S. Air Force and business partners by providing electronic warfare systems, maintenance, and procurement. The facility in Fort Worth, Texas, provides direct interface with Lockheed Martin and related business leaders in

William Boll (Photo courtesy of Horizon Marine)

Horizon Marine Welcomes Boll

William Boll is Horizon Marine’s second oceanographer to be hired in the last two months, further bolstering the company’s capabilities. William graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Physics. He then completed his M.S. in Physical Oceanography while also obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Modeling and Simulation Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. William’s thesis involved analyzing observed Doppler shifted internal waves generated by tidal interactions with local bathymetry in a shallow water region off the coast of New Jersey.

Gibbs & Cox Names Hans VP, Platform Solutions

at a maritime technology firm, leading the LCS program as a senior program manager at G&C where he managed all LCS activities, and leading the Platform Solutions Group as the Assistant Vice President and Deputy Group Manager.  Hans holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University as well as a bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Hans served in the Naval Reserve from 2001-2013. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia, a certified Project Management Professional, and

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

Maximillian Natzet

Natzet Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a Senior Structural Engineer and designer of record for numerous transportation infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. He also authored U.S. Navy criteria documents and was the technical leader for the waterfront permitting of a $3 billion steel mill in Alpharetta, Georgia. Natzet received master of civil engineering and bachelor of civil engineering degrees from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction. pbworld.co

Ret. Navy Director Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems

Nicaragua and Law Enforcement operations in support of the Coast Guard in the Caribbean, including the seizure of the civilian freighter Durango Kiss.   Reid completed Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida en route to USS Saratoga (CV60). Among his subsequent assignments: NSB Kings Bay, Georgia with temporary duties at Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic (SWFLANT); Navy Criminal Investigative Service and CNO N34 Staff; Commander Navy Europe AT Program Director; Navy Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters C4I Program Manager for AT; and CNIC Operations Directorate, Antiterrorism Headquarter

Congressman Buddy Carter presents outgoing GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz (left) with a U.S. flag that has flown over the capitol in Washington D.C. Carter recognized Foltz' service to the state of Georgia during his final board meeting before stepping down June 30. (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority)

Allgood to Lead Georgia Ports Authority Board

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has elected James L. Allgood as chairman.   "With more than 40 years experience as a business leader, Jimmy Allgood provides the insight and leadership skills necessary to continue GPA's progress toward a prosperous future," said outgoing Chairman James Walters.   Allgood, who served as vice chairman for two years, will assume his new responsibilities July 1.   “With our harbor deepening under way, the infrastructure investments we're making on terminal, and the improvements to road and rail connections we're

Elloitt Smith (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Smith Joins Executive Team of Voith Turbo

in the oil and gas sector. Smith brings more than 20 years of experience in the power and energy industries, with technical, commercial, legal, and risk management expertise in project development. Prior to joining Voith, Smith served as the Manager for Global Services at CH2M Hill in Atlanta, Georgia, where he led strategic growth initiatives for global markets in the power and energy industries. He has also previously worked for Siemens Energy. Smith received his MBA at the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Jacksonville University.  

Paul Haycock (Photo: BMT)

Haycock to Lead Business Development at BMT

Officer and Lynx Helicopter Observer, Haycock’s sea time has ranged from Minesweepers on Fishery Protection duties to Frigates and Destroyers as a Bridge Watch Keeper, Ships Communications Officer, Flight Commander and Second in Command.  He has been deployed to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia twice, conducted anti-drug patrols in the West Indies and acted as guard ship during HM Queen’s first official visit to China and Hong Kong. The highlight of these 10 years was a global nine-month deployment as part of a five ship Task Group whilst serving on HMS Newcastle.    Haycock&r

Photo courtesy of OW Bunker

Kounalakis Joins OW Bunker N. America

OW Bunker, a reseller and physical supplier of marine fuels, announced the appointment of Georgia Kounalakis to its physical supply operation in North America. Kounalakis joins the region’s senior team to take on responsibility for business development and help to drive further sales growth across North America, in line with the company’s global expansion strategy. Kounalakis joins OW Bunker North America from Aegean Marine Petroleum Inc, where she most recently held the position of General Manager – Americas. Having joined Aegean in 2001 as a bunker trader in Greece, Kounalakis

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

in applied marine physics from the University of Miami and a B.S. in physics from Siena College. He received an executive education from the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School; the Sloan Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He also sits on the boards of Endeavor Robotics (former iRobot Defense and Security Group) and the Harvard Business School Association of Boston

Ed McCarthy (Photo: GPA)

Georgia Ports Authority Taps McCarthy as COO

The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new chief operating officer (COO), effective September 6.   At GPA, McCarthy will be responsible for sustaining the profitable growth and development of GPA's operations, while maintaining world-class operating standards. His direct reports include the directors of engineering and facilities maintenance; information technology; equipment maintenance and crane and ship operations; container operations; breakbulk and bulk operations; and the director of protective services, as well as the senior director of strategic operations and

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

operations and as a certified public accountant has helped provide valuable leadership and support to many companies and boards. He began his career at Ernst & Young working on several IPOs, including a banking tech IPO that was later sold for $3.9 billion. Sumner graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in accounting and the University of Texas at Austin with an MPA in accounting

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.

The Port of Savannah moved 300,671 twenty-foot equivalent container units in November. (Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen B. Morton)

GPA Marks 6.5% November Growth

Fueled by a strengthening export market and a busy peak holiday season, the Georgia Ports Authority reported for the month of November a 6.5 percent increase in total container traffic.   "Last month capped an active peak season, with November import and export cargo growing significantly," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.   The Port of Savannah moved 167,333 containers, an improvement of 10,210 over November 2015.   "An increasing demand for America's exports abroad and strong consumer confidence here at home are helping to boost cargo throughput,"

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