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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Antonia Panayides (Photo: Reed Smith)

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

James Reed (Photo: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

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.   

Howard Fireman (Photo: ABS)

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.  

Steve Williams  (Photo: Terma North America)

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.

Benedict Capuco, Vice President, Platform Solutins Group at Gibbs & Cox.

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

Michael Pentony (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Names Pentony Atlantic Fisheries Administrator

NOAA has named Michael Pentony as the new Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office in Gloucester, Mass. He will assume his new duties on January 22, 2018.   Pentony has been with the agency since 2002, serving in a series of positions including as the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Sustainable Fisheries Division since 2014. He succeeds retiring Regional Administrator John Bullard who had been in the position since 2012.   Pentony will head the agency’s regional office, which has responsibility for managing approximately 100,000 square

Sir John Hood (Photo: BMT Group)

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

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

Bryceon Sumner has joined Foss Maritime as chief financial officer, hired to oversee all aspects of the organization's financial function and performance. Sumner brings to the role years of experience gained at a number of organizations ranging from education technology and real estate, to architecture and financial services. Prior to joining Foss, Sumner served as COO and CFO for public and private companies, family offices and as a senior financial officer of a $60 billion government banking insurance fund. Most recently, he was CFO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based educational technology

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MarTID: The Global Maritime Training Survey

In a coming edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, we explore modern training and “blended learning” techniques with Murray Goldberg, CEO of Marine Learning Systems, maker of MarineLMS. A researcher and developer of learning management systems, Goldberg’s software has been used by millions of people and companies worldwide. Here Goldberg explains the scope and important of a historic new annual survey, The Maritime Training and Insights Database (MarTID) (www.martid.org/survey). Q: Our parent organization, New Wave Media, your organization, and in conjunction with the

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

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

(L-R) Derek Bate, Bob Troop, Bobby Pollock, Sean Dignam, Stephen Griffit (Photo: James Troop & Co)

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

DeCrosta Named a FMC Senior Advisor

John K. DeCrosta will serve as the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs, announced FMC Chairman Mario Cordero. The position reports directly to the Chairman and coordinates all legislative and public affairs activities throughout the Commission.   DeCrosta has worked in both the government and private sectors. He began his career as a staff member for a U.S. Senator and subsequently held several government affairs positions in the maritime industry.   DeCrosta is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and San Francisco State

John Fairbank (Photo: DSI)

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

John Sullivan (Photo: Viega)

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

Kyle Burleson (Photo: DWCPA)

New Head at Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

Deputy Director, Kyle Burleson, steps in as interim executive director   Kyle Burleson, current deputy director at the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA), has stepped in as the interim executive director, replacing John Loftus as he transitions out of the executive director role, a position he has held since 2015.    Burleson will hold the interim executive director position from August 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018, as the DWCPA board of directors search for a permanent executive director.   Delorean Holmes, current economic development manager at the DWCPA, will

John Torgersen (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Torgersen Joins Phoenix International

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that John Torgersen has joined the company as its new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs.   Torgersen’s initial focus in his new position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.   Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety &

John Phillips

Phillips Heads Gulf Petrochem's Credit Risk, Bunkering Div.

Gulf Petrochem has appointed John Phillips as Head of Credit Risk for the Group’s Bunkering division. With over 30 years experience in the Maritime sector, John is a well known expert in the industry and will focus on areas such as Credit Management (focused on Bunker business), Credit insurance & Bunker business development. Before joining Gulf Petrochem, he held the role of Global Head of Credit and Director at Soyuz Bunkering Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, handling customer selection and promotion as well as liaising with legal departments and insurers on ship arrests and insurance