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Caterpillar's Vice President, Randy Krotowski, Quits

for the Global Information Services (GIS) Division and the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), has elected to resign from the company to pursue other opportunities. Krotowski’s departure will be effective today. “Randy has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology field, and we wish him well as he pursues future endeavors,” said Brad Halverson, Caterpillar group president with responsibility for the Corporate Services Division. Caterpillar will immediately begin a global search to find a new GIS vice president and chief information officer.  

Swearingen Joins PMI Industries

and liaison between PMI and various domestic and international accounts, as well as other marine companies.  Swearingen brings 20 years of customer relationship management experience in various industries including: market channel development services, automotive, construction and information technology. He is skilled in sales, marketing, sales channel development, territory management, as well as strategy creation and implementation. A Kent, Ohio resident, Swearingen is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Communications Services. He has been a member of the Constructio

Kevin Wingart (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Adds Wingart as Quality Control Engineer

methods for process control and quality assurance.   Prior to joining Greensea, Wingart worked as a principal engineer for ERIN Engineering and Research where he performed probabilistic risk assessment for nuclear power plants. Wingart served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an Information Technology Specialist and one year in the Peace Corps as a renewable energy technology transfer volunteer. He earned his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University.   “When customers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a day offshore

Hiltwein Joins Rand Logistics as VP, CFO

Rand Logistics, Inc. has welcomed Mark Hiltwein as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Rand's President and Chief Executive Officer, Edward Levy. In this role,  Hiltwein will be responsible for all aspects of the company's financial management, and will also oversee information technology, purchasing/procurement, and insurance. He brings to Rand more than two decades of financial management experience, in positions of increasing leadership and responsibility. "The combination of Mark's deep technical accounting and compliance background, together with his extensive

Image: ClassNK

ShipDC Launches with New Leader at the Helm

Ship Data Center Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary set up by ClassNK, has officially commenced operations of its big data center, ShipDC, from April 2016. Taking the helm as Representative Director and President of the subsidiary is ClassNK’s Information Technology Department General Manager, Takashi Nagatome.   Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. was established on December 7, 2015 with the aim of providing a secure platform through which ship-related big data can be accumulated and provided to end users.   Speaking on the launch of ShipDC, Nagatome said, “ShipDC has officially

Statoil Moves Key IT Tasks from India Back to Norway

Statoil said on Friday it would move its critical information technology (IT) tasks from Indian provider HCL Technologies back to Norway to improve security. A number of IT-related security incidents in recent years, including one that disrupted oil loading at the Mongstad refinery in 2014, had led the Norwegian energy company to create a task force to assess risks. As a result of this assessment Statoil decided to strip its most "critical" tasks from provider HCL, to which the company outsources most of its infrastructure IT management, after internal reports identified potential

Juha Pankakoshi as Chief Digital Officer

Konecranes Appoints Juha Pankakoski as CDO

;, he concludes. Mr. Pankakoski succeeds Antti Koskelin who has announced that he is leaving Konecranes as of December 31, 2014. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Antti for his hard work on behalf of Konecranes during the past 6 years. During this time he has developed the information technology and system architecture to meet the standards of a global company. I wish Antti all the best in his future endeavours,” says Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Konecranes.  

Brad Brown (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Promotes Brown to VP of Information Technology

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced  that Brad Brown has been promoted to vice president of information technology. He will remain based in Jacksonville and continue to report to Carl Fox senior vice president, corporate services. As vice president of IT, Brown is now responsible for the teams managing network infrastructure and operations, end-user support, voice and data communications, technology sourcing and delivery, information security, process engineering and business solutions. “To improve communication, streamline decision making, and facilitate better business

Joseph P. Ruddy

Leadership Reorganized at Port of Virginia

that have worked with Shawn are well aware of the value he brings to the organization with operations and overall leadership. This move completes our reorganization effort.” In assuming his new duties as chief innovation officer, Ruddy will oversee the strategic planning, engineering, information technology and the sustainability teams. Tibbets will continue to focus on implementation of several initiatives that are designed to increase efficiency, improve cargo velocity and develop consistency in all areas of the operation. portofvirginia.co

Bluefin Robotics CEO Named Fellow of ABET

become a world leader in marine robotics. Kelly currently serves as a Representative Director for ABET, and has also served as Executive Committee Member and Commission Chair for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Previously, Kelly worked as Battelle’s Vice President of Information Technology Solutions, a position he began in 2002. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University; an MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas; and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Fellow of ABET Award was established in 1988 by the ABET

Melanie Anderson (Photo: HII)

HII’s Technical Solutions Division Appoints Two

improvement positions at HII since 2004. Her most recent assignment, which underscored her experience supporting aircraft carrier and submarine construction and maintenance, was communications lead in Technical Solutions’ Fleet Support group. She previously managed communications and information technology initiatives for SRA International and for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from James Madison University

Speedcast Announces Executive Management Changes

to the CEO on a limited-time basis.   Johnson joined Speedcast in 2014 after spending over 20 years at Harris CapRock Communications, where he held numerous senior operational roles, including heading global operations and business unit leadership roles. As part of the transition, the information technology, digitalization, supply chain, QHSE and facilities functions formerly under the COO will move under a newly created CIO role, which is under recruitment. The changes are effective December 1.   Emilian has joined Speedcast to lead the Enterprise & Emerging Markets division. Emilian

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson is Info Systems-Tech Gr. EVP at General Dynamics

S. Daniel Johnson to be executive vice president, Information Systems and Technology, effective January 1, 2015, to succeed David K. Heebner, who has informed the company of his intention to retire on December 31, 2014. Johnson will also continue in his role as president of General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics. In announcing the board's action, Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "David Heebner has had an exemplary career at General Dynamics, having served in leadership positions in all of our defense businesses and at corporate

Alexander B. Cummings Jr. Elected to Chevron Board of Directors

Chevron Takes Cummings on Board

and a global outlook. We look forward to welcoming him to the board." Cummings, 58, is executive vice president and chief administrative officer of The Coca-Cola Company, where he oversees a variety of functions including legal, human resources, community engagement, strategic planning, information technology, sustainability, security and aviation, research and development, product integrity, innovation, and procurement. He joined Coca-Cola in 1997 as region manager in Nigeria. In 2000, he was named president of the company's North & West Africa Division, and, in March 2001, he became president

Bharat Amin (HII photo)

Amin Named VP, CIO at Newport News Shipbuilding

News after serving as chief information officer for BAE's Land & Armaments division. He is a mechanical engineer with master's degrees in industrial engineering and business administration. Amin also has experience in business processes, technology development, cyber security and large information technology project implementation.  

Shawn Lobree (Photo: Silver Ships)

Silver Ships Hires Lobree as Federal Contracts Manager

Silver Ships, Inc. announced the hiring of Shawn Lobree, a recently retired U.S. Navy captain, as Federal Contracts Manager. Lobree has more than 25 years of military experience in maritime operations, human resources, information technology, shipbuilding and repair. His skillset will help give Silver Ships military customers a seamless contract and build process experience.   In addition to his service in the Navy, Lobree’s career has included working as a maritime and defense consultant and assistant to a shipbuilding supervisor.    As Federal Contracts Manager, Lobree will

Carmen Marchionni (Photo: Lumintec)

Lumitec Expands Sales Team

to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Lumitec Carmen held Regional Vice President positions at Zones, Inc. and Datalink and was the founder of Open Systems Solutions, Inc. (OSSI), a successful value-added reseller in the information technology space. Carmen holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Drexel University

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