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Blair Named Sales Rep at Triton

Triton Overseas Transport has announced the appointment of Robert Blair to the position of Outside Sales Representative. Focused on positioning Triton as the Gulf Coast gateway to the world, Blair will offer competitive rates, outstanding customer service and strategic transportation solutions to develop new business relationships within the burgeoning oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the sales division at Triton, Blair served as a sales representative at a national construction supply company.  In 2013, he earned a company-wide qualifying award for opening and developing new business

Jordan Tilton (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Hires Tilton

for key account management and aftermarket business development in the Americas.Tilton has more than 15 years experience in the commercial marine sector. He began his career on the Great Lakes captaining high speed ferries and also worked as a captain on board yachts and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean before joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine as a Vessel Commander and Marine Interdiction Agent.Tilton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University and maintains a 200 Ton Near Coastal Masters license

Gary Chouest, CEO, Edison Chouest Offshore

Edison Chouest Opening Mississippi Shipyard

company will be operating at the former Huntington Ingalls Composite Facility, which was acquired by the Port in March 2015.    “Edison Chouest Offshore has been successfully producing quality vessels for decades, and through its business affiliate TopShip, 1,000 Mississippians on the Gulf Coast will have the opportunity to continue that tradition of quality,” Gov. Bryant said. “Mississippi has a proven track record in the shipbuilding industry, and we are proud to welcome TopShip to the state. I appreciate Gary Chouest and the entire Edison Chouest Offshore team for placing

Houston May Outgrow its Skilled Labor Supply

Bustling Houston, one of the bright spots in the U.S. economy, is growing so fast that business leaders fear running out of skilled labor as billions are spent building new energy infrastructure on the Gulf Coast. The Greater Houston Partnership, the business chamber for the 10-county region, on Monday launched a training plan with companies, junior colleges, high schools and social service agencies to prepare people for thousands of new jobs being created for welders, pipefitters and plumbers. "Houston has had this incredible growth rate but the lack of skilled workers could slow us down

From left: David Kaysen, Trygve Reid and Rex Sutherlin (Photos: EBDG)

EBDG’s Gulf Coast Office Adds Three New Hires

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has added three new marine engineers to its Gulf Coast office: Senior Naval Architect David Kaysen, Marine Engineer Trygve Reid and Marine Engineer Rex Sutherlin.   David Kaysen brings over 25 years of naval architecture experience to his position at EBDG. His technical and project management experience includes work with the U.S. Navy, USCG, NOAA and commercial ships. He earned a BS in engineering science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in ocean engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.   Trygve Reid brings

Jimmy Sorenson (Photo: Willard Marine)

Willard Adds Sales Manager for Gulf Coast, Florida

Willard Marine, Inc. has hired Jimmy Sorenson as regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast and Florida.   Sorenson served 11 years with the U.S. Coast Guard in many roles including machinery technician and maritime law enforcement instructor, and earned the boat coxswain certification. For the past 14 years, Sorenson managed business for an aluminum boat manufacturer, including proposal and quote development for a team of sales representatives.   “Jimmy’s extensive experience with the U.S. Coast Guard and the professional market is extremely valuable to Willard Marine as we

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, left, and Mary S. Graham, president of Mississippi Gulf Coast College hold the check representing the donation Ingalls made to MGCCC to purchase welding machines. (Photo: HII)

Ingalls Donates to MGCCC’s Transitions Academy

Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has donated $53,640 to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) for the purchase of welding machines to be used at the school's new Transitions Academy. The academy will be housed at MGCCC's West Harrison County Center in Long Beach, Miss. "Ingalls Shipbuilding and MGCCC have a longstanding partnership in workforce development and training," said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president. "This donation solidifies our commitment to continuing this partnership and the ultimate goal of growing the number of

OceanLED Names Ambrose Account Manager

OceanLED U.S. Superyacht Division appoints Katelyn Ambrose as Account Manager for the Southeast, Alabama and Gulf Coast   OceanLED, a manufacturer of LED marine lighting technology, announced that Katelyn Ambrose has joined the U.S. Superyacht Division in the role of Account Manager for projects in the Southeast, Alabama and Gulf Coast. Based in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Ambrose will have core responsibility for strengthening sales as well as supporting existing customers in her regions.   In Katelyn’s new role she will work alongside William Banning, U.S. Superyacht Division Manager.

Shawn Garry (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Garry Joins Bouchard as Regulatory Compliance VP

Shawn Garry has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Inspections, tasked with ensuring that the company achieves regulatory compliance and meets SubChapter M requirements.   Garry will be the primary contact for Gulf Coast region internal and external vetting, SIRE, ABS, USCG and ISM.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Garry worked at the U.S. Coast Guard as an Engineer of the Watch Afloat, Senior Marine Inspector, and Marine Casualty Investigator.   Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., said

Clint Carriere (Photo: Viega)

Viega Hires Carriere as Technical Manager

this position, Carriere is responsible for growing the shipbuilding and offshore market, presenting to engineering firms to secure specifications for press fittings for major projects, maintaining current business and searching for new business and providing technical support to distributors within the Gulf Coast and inland waterways.    Carriere brings more than eight years of industry experience to the position. Prior to joining Viega, he worked as an account manager at W&O Supply, where he worked closely with major drilling contractors, production companies and shipyards.   Carriere

Billy Smith (Photo Trinity Yachts)

Billy Smith Rejoins Trinity Yachts

Smith III (Billy) has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Trinity Yachts effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Shane Guidry, president and CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine.   Smith previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at Trinity Yachts and Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG), a position which was eliminated upon the purchase of the companies by Harvey Gulf on June 25, 2015.   Smith is a founding member and current board member of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), a member and former vice chairman of United States Superyacht

Jeff Kelton

EBDG Names Kelton Field Liaison Engineer

in New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the hire of Jeff Kelton as its Field Liaison Engineer in Ketchikan. Kelton is a naval architect with more than 38 years of industry experience. His background encompasses hands-on expertise in shipyards and ship design offices on the West Coast, Gulf Coast and in Japan. His vast experience includes project management, shipyard liaison engineering, structural engineering, high speed aluminum vessel design, structural designing to ABS-USCG-Det Norske Veritas-Japan JG Regulatory Standards, environmental engineering and waterborne transportation planning

Forty-five students representing various crafts graduated from Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School on Saturday. (Photo by Andrew Young/HII)

Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduation

the accomplishments of 45 students representing various crafts at Ingalls.   "Knowing that you've helped build these ships as they sail away and join the fleet should make you and your family proud—every day," said Capt. Joe Tuite, commanding officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast, the ceremony's featured speaker. "Every bolt, every hose and every pipe will have been carefully placed by you and the Ingalls team. As those banners in the shipyard say: Know that what you do most certainly matters. It matters to your partners at Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast, who

Kimberly Nastasi (Photo: HII)

Ingalls Names Nastasi Director of Communications

of communications at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division. She will report to Jim McIngvale, who was recently named director of communications and public affairs.   Prior to joining Ingalls, Nastasi served as the chief executive officer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the executive director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She also served as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for eight years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and a master&rsquo

Scott Trimble (Photo: Pettit Marine Paint)

Pettit Hires Trimble as Technical Sales Rep

Marine coatings manufacturer Pettit Marine Paint has added Scott Trimble to its staff as Technical Sales Representative, responsible for bolstering customer retention efforts and developing new relationships in the vital Gulf Coast and Caribbean markets. A NACE International Institute-certified level 2 Coating Inspector, Trimble has received comprehensive training and has demonstrated significant experience in topside paints and antifouling coatings.

Mark W. Delventhal

Great Lakes Towing Announces Two New Hires

programs and systems. Delventhal will take on the engineering and technical aspects of the towing operation, and work to expand the base of business for the company’s fleet and its other marine resources, including the potential for growth in contract and project work on the East and Gulf Coasts and in the Caribbean. He will also use his talents and experience to lead the company’s fleet renewal and planning programs, including design and development for the construction of new tugs. Dew retired from the U.S. Coast after 20 years as Maritime Operations & Safety Specialist

SSI Hires Holder for US Sales

.   Holder, SSI's new Sales Account Executive for Enterprise Solutions, will help businesses assess SSI’s expanded capabilities, including the expanded ShipConstructor CAD/CAM product line, EnterprisePlatform product line and new pricing options that SSI now offers. He will be based in the Gulf Coast Region but will provide technical consultation to the shipbuilding and offshore industry throughout the United States.   Holder brings experience to the new role, having utilized CAD software for over 20 years and sold and consulted with companies on implementations of 3D CAD/Analysis, data

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