Foreship Appoints Sward to Head US Operations
upgrade projects for high-profile cruise clients such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises. Sward is a University of Michigan graduate in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and a member of SNAME.In the intervening period, he worked as Engineering Manager of PaR Marine, a Georgia-based company specialized in mission critical machinery engineering for U.S. Navy ships. There, he led the team of engineers that designed and installed the first electric aircraft elevator in U.S. naval history and took responsibility for growing the PaR Marine engineering headcount by over 30%
Bray Joins Furuno USA
Furuno USA has announced the hiring of Matt Bray as a new Sales Associate for the Southeast region. A 2010 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Bray comes to Furuno with a background in marine electronics and electronics system installation, having led technical installation teams for several years.Bray will be working with the Furuno team in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with the aim of expanding sales and service in all market segments.
Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers
Svitzer, aprovider of harbor and terminal towage to the global shipping industry, has recently appointed Fred Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international
YANMAR, ABYC Partner in Technician Training
YANMAR and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are teaming up to conduct marine technician certification courses at Yanmar Academy which is located at the new YANMAR Evo Center in Acworth, Georgia.A YANMAR trainer will facilitate the course with ABYC’s guidance and certification materials, making ABYC Certification more accessible than ever for rising marine technicians.YANMAR Academy brings a systematic approach to training with a variety of course offerings for YANMAR product lines, including agriculture equipment, construction equipment, utility task vehicles, industrial diesel engines
Half a Million Seafarers Benefited from 'Ship Visitor' App
now has an affiliate program for maritime welfare providers in North America, which includes: Houston International Seafarers’ Center, the Ministry to Seafarers in Montreal, Saugenay International Seafarers’ Ministry and most recently International Seafarers’ Center in Brunswick, Georgia.Jan Kubisa from the Houston International Seafarers’ Center said: “All the chaplains are using the app on a daily basis and it is difficult to imagine our daily ship visits without it.”Stuart said: “As Sailors’ Society looks to continue expanding its welfare offering
North Carolina Ports Hires Chief Information Officer
Vice President of Business Process and Information Technology with Mitsui OSK Lines. During that time, Corcoran established a plan to modernize and rationalize the service delivery organization; consolidated several regional operations in to a “Shipment Management Center” located in Atlanta, Georgia; and achieved 50% peak volume increases and record net freight values in under 24 months. In addition to his tenure at MOL, Corcoran spent nearly 20 years with Maersk Group serving in a variety of roles including process engineering, systems development and management
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
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
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
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.
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,"
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.
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
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
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
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.
Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel
Senior Vice President - Global Logistics, Hasbro Inc. 13. Jim Kruse, Director, Center for Ports & Waterways, Texas A&M Transportation Institute 14. Gary LaGrange, President & Chief Executive Officer, Port of New Orleans 15. Griff Lynch, Chief Operating Officer/Incoming Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority 16. Jim Pelliccio, President & CEO, Port Newark Container Terminal 17. William Pennella, Vice-Chairman and Executive Vice President, Crowley Maritime Corporation 18. Torey Presti, President, National Shipping Agencies, Inc. 19. Jonathan Rosenthal, Principal, Saybrook Corporate