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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Arena Named VP at Shipbuilder

 Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1.   Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to senior management and overseeing and coordinating the provision of

Dillman Appointed CEO, Diversified Port Holdings

The Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) Board of Directors has announced that James “Jim” Dillman will take over the role of CEO of DPH effective May 30, 2014. Dillman has 25 years experience within the stevedoring industry including sales and operations. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, Jim has been in executive leadership roles since 2004 with companies Swire Shipping and Ceres Gulf. For the past four years, Jim has served as President of Metro Ports where he provided leadership to approximately 140 employees at 21 ports across the United States and

OceanLED Adds New Director of Marketing

OceanLED has appointed Jim Deheer to the role of Director of Marketing with global responsibility for all of OceanLED’s marketing and communication activities.   Deheer has over 20 years of experience in the marine industry, previously working for Navico as Global Brand Director and EMEA Marketing Director managing a number of high profile brands including B&G, Simrad and Lowrance.   “We are delighted to welcome Jim to Ocean LED Management Team,” said Ocean LED CEO Guppy Dhariwal. “Jim brings with him extensive marine industry knowledge and experience which

Jim Ratcliffe (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager

WAGO has announced the appointment of Jim Ratcliffe to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Ratcliffe, who previously held positions with General Electric and Schneider Electric, brings a strong engineering and sales background to his new role with WAGO.  Additionally, Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Florida. Beyond bolstering support for WAGO customers in the area, Ratcliffe is looking forward to helping grow WAGO’s presence in the oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, metals and minerals sector.

Jim Berra (Photo: Royal Caribbean International)

Berra Named Marketing Head at Royal Caribbean

Cruise line Royal Caribbean International has hired Jim Berra as its new chief marketing officer. As CMO, Berra will be responsible for all aspects of Royal Caribbean’s marketing program, including brand strategy and positioning, consumer and trade advertising, web and loyalty marketing, research, brand development and communications. He will report to the cruise line’s president and chief executive officer, Michael Bayley. Berra most recently served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Carnival Cruise Line where he oversaw the company's advertising, public

James Bellingham will begin work as the Director of the WHOI Center for Marine Robotics in early fall 2014. Bellingham comes to WHOI from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. (Photo courtesy of MBARI)

Bellingham Named Director of WHOI Robotics Center

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics. Bellingham will come to WHOI in early fall 2014 from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. Bellingham earned his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was founder and manager of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory.  He was also co-founder of Bluefin Robotics in 1997, a Massachusetts-based company that develops, builds and operates autonomous

(Photo: Cammell Laird)

Cammell Laird Employee Celebrates 60 Years in Ship Repair

Jim Clark, a senior manager at Cammell Laird, has clocking 60 years in the ship repair industry, making him one of the U.K.’s longest serving Chief Estimators.   The 76-year-old chief estimator has delivering more than 11,000 over the course of his career, having worked with maritime brands from Blue Star Line to his current role at Cammell Laird. Since his first job in 1962 he has delivered estimates for ship repair projects worth circa £100 billion ($129.2 billion) in today’s currency.    According to Cammell Laird, Clark also is credited for helping to secure

Jim McColl (Photo: Clyde Blowers Capital)

Plans to Restore UK Shipbuilding Welcomed by Union Groups

Reports that businessman Jim McColl, who purchased the Ferguson Marine Yard last year, plans to resurrect commercial shipbuilding on the lower reaches of the Clyde have been welcomed by organizations such as GMB Scotland and the Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Unions (CSEU).   It has been reported that McColl is looking into Greenock's Inchgreen dry dock to build oceangoing commercial ships. This could potentially create many hundreds of jobs, and depending on the success of tenders, the potential number of jobs could be exceptional, says GMB Scotland.   Jim Moohan

Jim McAleese

Glacier Energy Services Appoints New Heat Transfer Division MD

Energy  sector service group Glacier Energy Services confirmed the appointment of Jim McAleese as managing director of its newly-formed heat transfer division. McAleese, 51, will lead Glacier's heat transfer repair and refurbishment services business, which was augmented with the acquisition of MSL Heat Transfer in late September, complementing existing group company Ross Offshore. The appointment follows Glacier's recent restructure to focus on its companies' core capabilities delivering specialist services for energy infrastructure onsite in any global location, and at its workshops

Jim Brown

Brown of International Paint to Retire

Jim Brown, a ubiquitous figure in the global maritime coatings world for decades as the Market Development Manager of AkzoNobel’s Marine Coating’s brand, International, announced he is retiring effective the end of January 2016.  

Photo: Dan-Bunkering

Dan-Bunkering Appoints Jensen as Managing Director

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has announced the promotion of Jim Jensen to the position of managing director as of July 1, 2017.   Jensen initially started with Dan-Bunkering as a bunker trader at its Copenhagen office in 2008 and relocated to Houston in 2012 at the same time as the opening of the group’s first American set-up, where he advanced to commercial director. Prior to joining the Dan-Bunkering Group, Jensen was employed by a large oil company in Denmark.  

James Murray (Photo: Gulfsteam Shipbuilding)

James Murray Joins Gulfstream Shipbuilding Management Team

Gulfstream Shipbuilding welcomes James Murray, a second generation boat builder and operator/owner, to the Sales Management Team. James is the son of Jim Murray, who originally opened the shipyard 35 years ago as Freeport Shipbuilding.  James built a variety of custom boats at the shipyard before venturing off to start his own successful passenger excursion company. Now, James returns to partner with the current owner Stuart Reeves on a new generation of custom shipbuilding.   “James exhibits the same passions and values that his father instilled on this company 35 years ago, including

IMUA Awards Drewry Lifetime Achievement Award

James Drewry, Treaty/Program Property Underwriter at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., as well as a former Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) Chairperson, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association at its 84th Annual Meeting. Drewry was one of three individuals recognized by the IMUA.  The others included John A. Tutera, Senior Vice President-Construction & Completed Civil Works, Hiscox, USA for Excellence in Education; and Anne Marie Elder, Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Inland Marine, XL Insurance – 2012 Outstanding Committee

Jim Corr (Photo: Seaspan)

Vancouver Shipyards Promotes Corr to VP

 Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) has appointed Jim Corr as Vice President – Planning & Estimating.   Corr joined VSY in January 2017 as a consultant, and in June 2017 was promoted to Vice President, Planning & Estimating. In this role, Corr is responsible for providing leadership and direction on network planning, detail planning and production control, as well as estimating for new ship construction.    planning/scheduling, Integrated Master Scheduling, Lean Six Sigma, engineering planning, process development and pre-production processes. He joined the

Daly Joins Sea Machines as COO

Boston-based smart ship technology company Sea Machines Robotics has hired Jim Daly as Chief Operating Officer.   Daly was previously Chief Operating Officer and an early member of the leadership team at Rethink Robotics, where he scaled operations from technology concept through first and second-generation products. He most recently led the Sawyer robot product development project from conception through design, launch and global customer deployment. He held earlier senior leadership roles at startups Zeemote, Tea Forte and Handspring, and as a Division Manager at Solectron Corporation. Daly

Kachidurian Named Chief Commercial Officer of Seacube

Jim Kachidurian has been named Chief Commercial Officer of container leasing company SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. He will report to Robert Sappio, Chief Executive Officer.     Kachidurian has executive experience across a variety of financial services and transportation companies, having began his career in container leasing at Transocean Leasing some 30 years ago.   He has held senior sales and marketing roles with companies such as GE Capital, Donlen Corporation and most recently as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing at Stoughton Trailers in Madison, Wisc.

Michel Dominique Thomsen (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Thomsen Named Dan-Bunkering (America) Commercial Director

Michel Dominique Thomsen has been promoted to the position of commercial director with Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. as of August 1, 2017.    Thomsen initially started as bunker trader with Dan-Bunkering at the office in Copenhagen in 2005. During his 12 year career, he has been stationed abroad, working as a sales manager for three years, before returning to Copenhagen to become a team leader in 2013.    Thomsen is succeeding Jim Jensen who was promoted to managing director of Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. earlier this year.   

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