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Monday, December 11, 2017

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Ray Barker

LA Governor Jindal Appoints Bollinger's Barker

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal appointed James "Ray" Barker to the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. Barker, of Raceland, is the Director of Human Resources at Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.   The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council serves to develop a strategic plan to coordinate and integrate a workforce development delivery system to ensure efficiency and cooperation between public and private entities by advising the governor on the needs of Louisiana’s employers and its workforce. According to the statute, the council is comprised of forty-one members including the

Louisiana Cat Expands in New Iberia

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and General Product Support Manager Troy Matherne of Louisiana Machinery Company announced the company will add 60 jobs and expand its New Iberia operations. Known as Louisiana Cat, the company rebuilds and services engines and related equipment for marine, oil and gas, industrial and utility companies at the Port of Iberia.    Louisiana Cat’s expansion calls for the addition of 60 new direct jobs over the next five years, with the jobs carrying an average annual salary of $60,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project

Carl Wegener (Photo courtesy of Metal Shark)

Metal Shark Hires Wegener as Sales Director

Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats has hired Carl Wegener as its Director of Commercial Sales, the company announced today. Wegener brings a diversified background in engineering, strategic planning, and business development, with over 25 years of experience in the boat and shipbuilding industry. At Metal Shark, he will utilize this background and his extensive list of industry contacts to develop the company’s relationships with operators in the passenger ferry, fast crew, utility, entertainment and pilot boat markets. Earlier this year, Metal Shark announced

Conrad Industries Appoints Leonard as VP

Vice President – Engineering for the past ten years, overseeing all functional design development, regulatory approvals, and production engineering," said Johnny Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer. Conrad Industries, Inc., established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both the commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five shipyards located in southern Louisiana and

Inland Marine Service Appoints Business Development Coordinator

and handling the needs of its customers. With 15 years of experience in the gas and oilfield industry, she began her career in business development and has excelled over the years as a sales manager/business developer. She was most recently Sales Manager/Business Developer for Specialty Diving of Louisiana/Specialty Offshore, where she was responsible for managing sales personnel throughout Louisiana and Texas

Legislation Targets US Ship Recycling Reform

funding, but they’ve never reported how the sales money is spent or how the agency awards contracts,” Vitter said. “Ship recycling is an important part of our domestic maritime industry, and these reforms would improve federal contracting, cut government waste, and help create jobs in Louisiana.”   “Louisiana directly benefits from the Maritime Administration—hundreds work in ship recycling facilities and many state museums receive maritime grants,” said Cassidy. “There have been concerns that the agency receives millions in federal funding but lacks

ExxonMobil

Jerry Wascom To Be Appointed President Of ExxonMobil Refining & Supply

ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective Aug. 1, 2014. Wascom, 58, is currently director of refining for North America, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Company. He began his career in 1979 as a refining engineer at Baton Rouge refinery in Louisiana for Exxon Company USA. He progressed through various engineering and supervisory positions at Exxon Company USA’s headquarters in Houston and later as technical manager and process manager at Baytown refinery in Texas. In 1996, he became senior environmental and safety advisor and later corporate

Construction has commenced on the first new Metal Shark 75' Endurance-class catamaran at the company's new shipyard in Franklin, Louisiana. (Photo courtesy of Metal Shark)

Metal Shark’s New Yard Now Operational

Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark announced it has commenced operations at its new shipyard, where the first of its recently announced Endurance-class catamarans is now in production. In January, Metal Shark acquired a 25-acre waterfront tract situated on the Charenton Bypass Canal in Franklin, Louisiana, and announced plans to develop the new property into a facility to support its planned aluminum and steel shipbuilding efforts for vessels up to 250’ in length. Six months later, the new facility is operational and production is underway. Metal Shark’s Franklin shipyard

Blair LeBlanc (Photo: Stokes & Spiehler)

Stokes & Spiehler Announces Management Promotions

, P.E., has been named Vice President – Onshore Operations; Tony Shell has been named Vice President – Sales & Marketing; and Donnie Busscher has been named Engineering Manager.   LeBlanc is a Registered Professional Engineer. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering, and he previously worked with Unocal, Sperry Drilling Services, Transocean and Ocean Energy. As a drilling, completion and workover engineer for Stokes & Spiehler since 2003, LeBlanc has been supervising and guiding engineering and field

North American Shipbuilding shipyard in Larose, La. (Photo: Edison Chouest)

Louisiana Shipbuilder Fined for Worker Retaliation

The U.S. Department of Justice has reached an agreement with a Louisiana shipbuilder resolving a complaint filed with the department’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), claiming the company had retaliated against an individual for filing a discrimination charge with OSC.   A Justice Department said its investigation determined that North American Shipbuilding LLC, a division of Edison Chouest Offshore located in Larose, Louisiana, had retaliated against an employee for filing a charge with OSC by, among other things, barring him from the

Conrad Announces Management Team Changes

with Terry’s new role will strengthen our management team’s ability to lead our hard working and industrious employees in serving our customers and taking advantage of future market opportunities.”   Conrad Industries, Inc., established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both the commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas

Photo: Laborde Products

Laborde Hosts Mitsubishi Training Seminar

Laborde Products hosted a three-day Mitsubishi engine training sminar in Covington, Louisiana for its North American dealers. The company welcomed representatives from all over the continent: Boatswains Locker, Mack Boring & Parts Company, Inc., Sansom Equipment Limited, Frontier Power and Hatton Marine all had participants in attendance, and Ted Hahn, vice president of Mitsubishi Engine North America also came to the seminar. Literature packets, including engine specification sheets and technical drawings were given to all training participants. Discussion topics included installation

Paul Remson

Superior Energy Names Remson VP of Risk Management

with more than 26 years of experience in risk management and corporate claims. He most recently held the position of director of insurance at McDermott International and was previously employed by BJ Services Company and Alexander and Alexander. Remson received a Bachelor of Science in finance from Louisiana State University. Additionally, he served as an ACE Insurance Company Client Advisory board member. He is also a current U.S. and Houston Risk and Insurance Management Society member. superiorenergy.com  

Em Roosevelt

Roosevelt Nmaed DPV Technical Sales Rep

Diamond Petroleum Ventures LLC (DPV), a thermal unit provider based in Lafayette, Louisiana, has appointed Em Roosevelt as technical sales representative. Roosevelt is responsible for direct sales and account management and will work toward expanding the company’s markets in the offshore oil and gas industry. He will also manage marketing and sales efforts aimed at bringing new technologies to commercialization. Roosevelt joined Diamond Petroleum Ventures in December 2013 and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. In his previous position, Roosevelt led the

Megan Bel Miller

Miller is VP - Government and Political Affairs, NOIA

also served as Deputy Director of the Republican Study Committee during Scalise's Chairmanship of the RSC.She began her work on Capitol Hill in 2006 with then Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA).   Megan earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.  

Eileen Tausch

EBDG Welcomes 2 New Marine Engineers

multipurpose supply vessel for one of the firm's offshore clients. The additions of Summers and Tausch bring the total number of EBDG employees to 63. This includes 17 Professional Engineers, many of whom are registered in the states of Washington, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Alaska, Texas and Louisiana.  

Bobby Dugas

Dugas Named Laborde's General Service Manager

of general manager of aftermarket services at Reagan Power & Compression. In his new role, Dugas will be responsible for service support operations at all three Laborde locations, as well as the company's extensive network of over 90 service dealers. He will work out of Laborde's Covington, Louisiana corporate headquarters.  

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