ABS Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
and operational support. He also served as Chief Naval Architect and Director of Surface Ship Design and Systems Engineering. Fireman holds a BSE and MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and has a Master's degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.
Reed Joins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he held project and program management positions with other maritime and international engineering firms in the Pacific Northwest. A licensed professional engineer in Washington state, Reed received an M.S. in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in civil engineering from Montana State University. His professional affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers.
TNA Appoints Williams as President & CEO
Effective August 6, 2016, Terma North America Inc. has appointed Steve Williams as President & CEO. Since the beginning of 2014 until present, Williams has held the position of Regional Executive, Lockheed Martin International Business Development, Europe-Americas. Prior to this, Steve was Regional President for Lockheed Martin Continental Europe, and before that, Senior Director, Europe-Eurasia at Lockheed Martin Corporate. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was president of a security and telecommunications company, leading business partnerships in the U.S.
Capuco is Chief Naval Architect of Gibbs & Cox
concepts such as Small Waterplane-Area Twin Hull, Surface Effect Ship, Hydrofoil, Trimaran and Deep-V hullforms. Capuco holds a bachelor's of science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's of science in Civil and Ocean Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include: * Member, University of Michigan National Advisory Board for the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, * Member, American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Scholarship Committee, * Member, Society of Naval Architects
Reed Smith Adds Two Shipping Partners
to High Court and arbitration jurisdiction. Panayides acts for owners, charterers, ship managers and brokers, as well as P&I clubs. Her knowledge extends to the offshore sector where she handles disputes arising from drilling, FPSO and supply vessel contracts. Sarma is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Columbia Law School. She was recruited to the firm in 2015 to fill a specific need in New York for partner-level skills across litigation, transactional and regulatory shipping matters. Sarma came to the firm with 23 years of experience in the New York office of a global shipping boutique
Kraken Appoints Dillon as Chief Scientist
Kraken Robotics Inc. announced that Dr. Jeremy Dillon has joined Kraken’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. as Chief Scientist.Dr. Dillon has 20 years of experience in research and development with a background in signal processing and mathematics. As an original member of Kraken's Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) team, he developed the signal processing algorithms for the AquaPix SAS imaging and bathymetry software. He also invented Kraken’s AquaTrak Correlation Velocity Log, participated in numerous sea trials and was the principal investigator for a multi-year DRDC
BMT Appoints New Chairman
International maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group announced the appointment of Sir John Hood KNZM as Chairman of BMT Group Ltd. with effect from October 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Neil Cross at the end of BMT’s financial year on September 30. Sir John Hood is a nonexecutive director of BG Group plc and WPP plc, chairman of Urenco Ltd (from which he will retire later this year), Matakina Ltd., and Study Group Ltd.; president and chief executive officer of the Robertson Foundation; and chair of the Rhodes Trust and Teach For All. For five
Hopkins Named Managing Director at Harris Pye UK
Nigel Hopkins has been appointed Managing Director of Harris Pye UK Ltd based at the company’s headquarters in Llandow in Wales. He joined Harris Pye on May 1 this year working alongside Dave Hayden, the company’s retiring Managing Director at the Harris Pye UK headquarters in Llandow, South Wales before officially taking over from Dave Hayden on October 1, 2017. Nigel Hopkins started his engineering career in the merchant navy spending 13 years sailing on a variety of vessels including oil tankers, gas tankers and cruise ships working for companies including BP, Mobil
JAXPORT Names McCague Interim CFO
Experienced financial executive Beth McCague has been tapped to serve at Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).McCague, who has been serving as an advisor to JAXPORT’s CEO and finance group, will assume responsibility for the port’s budget and accounting, treasury, payroll, procurement, economic forecasting/planning, and external auditing functions effective May 7, 2018. She will also oversee JAXPORT’s $600 million capital program and will be JAXPORT’s primary liaison with bondholders, lenders and credit rating agencies.Prior to joining
Glosten Taps Fanberg as President
Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has appointed Morgan Fanberg, PE as president.Fanberg, who has over two decades of experience with the firm, will succeed Glosten’s fifth president, John Springer III, PE.Fanberg has led Glosten’s Marine Engineering Group since 2009 and was instrumental in growing the firm’s mechanical capabilities and leading the development of the firm’s Electrical Engineering Group.
Mannering Named Polarcus Chairman
Michael Mannering has been nominated to succeed Polarcus’ outgoing chairman of the board, Peter Rigg, with effect from the 2018 AGM on May 10.Rigg will retire after a decade as chairman of the marine geophysical company, having served in the role since the company’s inception in 2008.Mannering has previously held many senior corporate positions in Schlumberger as well as chairman and, subsequently, non-executive director of Songa Offshore until its acquisition by Transocean. He has a BSc (First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska
TOTE Maritime Alaska announced that Michael Noone will assume the role of President, January 1, 2016. Noone joined TOTE Maritime Alaska as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013, bringing 28 years of experience in the shipping and logistics field. As COO, he has been responsible for creating strategic and operating plans for sales, pricing and operations. Noone received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College and is certified by some of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics, including the SMEAL College of Business Administration at Penn State University
Crooker Named VP at Ingalls Shipbuilding
Eric Crooker has been promoted to vice president of contracts and pricing for Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division.Effective immediately, Crooker will have overall responsibility for contracts, estimating and pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for the Ingalls shipyard and will report to Tom Stiehle, Ingalls’ vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.Crooker succeeds Don Perkins, who will retire from Ingalls on July 1.Crooker joined HII in 2012 and served as a senior counsel at Ingalls. In 2017, he was promoted to director
Mori Named Sales Manager at APS Stevedoring
Long Beach based stevedoring company APS Stevedoring LLC announced the appointment of Nick Mori as its manager of sales and marketing.Reporting to President John Hering, Mori will be focused on customer service, rate negotiations, promoting the company, and acquiring new business for APS Stevedoring.Mori began his maritime career in 1989 with Mitsui OSK Line, holding positions in pricing and marketing. He transferred to Hyundai Merchant Marine’s pricing department in 1994 in order to remain in Southern California. In 1997, Mitsui OSK Lines container division called upon Mori to return to the
Engine Specialist James Troop Adds Sales Rep
Runcorn engine specialist James Troop & Co is demonstrating its commitment to investing in the next generation to future proof the firm with the appointment of its newest recruit. Sales representative Sean Dignam, 23, a business studies graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, is set to work alongside the firm’s experienced business development manager Stephen Griffiths. Aside from Bob Troop and Stephen Griffiths, James Troop’s management team currently consists of operations director Robert Pollock, financial director and company secretary Derek Bate, sales manager John
DSI Appoints New Engineering Manager
Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) announced the appointment of John Fairbank to the position of engineering manager. Fairbank has 28 years of experience in the thin film optical coating industry with core skills in technical project management, proposals and contracts. He joined DSI in 2008, managing programs and technical projects in both the commercial and the government products groups. Prior to his employment at DSI, Fairbank held a variety of engineering and program management roles at JDSU (formerly OCLI, Santa Rosa, Calif.). Fairbank has a bachelor’s
Sullivan Named CFO at Viega
Viega LLC has appointed John Sullivan as its new chief financial officer, responsible for overseeing, managing and planning strategy for all of Viega’s accounting, financial and IT initiatives. Sullivan has more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership for the industrial, pharmaceutical, healthcare and technology industries. He also has seven years of experience working in the residential, commercial and industrial water application sectors. Prior to joining to Viega, Sullivan worked as the vice president of finance for Applied Water Systems and CFO of Flow Control divisions