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New assembly facility at Shoreham Airport (Photo: Cox Powertrain)

Cox Powertrain Announces New Engine Assembly Facility

the company’s progress: “Cox Powertrain’s new facility enables us to assemble the much in demand CXO300 diesel engine and meet our production goals this year. We are building the highest power density diesel outboard engine ever developed and this facility will use modern automated manufacturing techniques to ensure highly efficient delivery. Our clients worldwide are anticipating the impact this engine will have on the market and watching our progress closely. Our new assembly plant is a major step in the company’s journey to become a world-leading engineering innovator.&rdquo

William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

in the maritime industry over fifty years. He began his career at a small, family-owned machine and fabrication shop in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana with small marine and industrial contracts and a staff of 10 employees. Through the years, Bergeron grew the business into an international marine manufacturing and service firm with up to 1,400 employees, the largest reported inland river barge contract in U.S. maritime history at $58 million, with shipyards and services in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Venezuela.  Bergeron previously served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the

Zineddine Benhadid (Image: CMR Group)

CMR Names Benhadid MD in Tunisia

CMR Group, the global Instrumentation Control and Automation specialists on energy, industry and marine, has appointed Zineddine Benhadid to lead its Tunisia manufacturing operation and oversee the development of its activities across the Region, meeting the growing demand for its advanced engine wiring harnesses, temperature sensors and integrated control system solutions.With extensive manufacturing and management experience gained at several groups, including Valeo, Asteelflash, and Cofitel, Zineddine Benhadid will manage the 340-strong team at CMR facility in Tunis. New investment will also equip

Mark Montgomery (Photo: Ports America)

Montgomery Named CEO of Ports America

more than 40 years of experience in the North American rail, intermodal and global shipping logistics industries. Most notably, he served as the CEO of Kansas City Southern (KCS), a publicly traded Class I railroad. He currently serves on the board of directors of Greenbrier, an international railcar manufacturing and leasing company. Prior to KCS, Starling held management, leadership and operational positions at the Panama Canal Railways Company, American President Lines, the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad and Burlington Northern. Furthermore, he currently serves as a senior advisor to Oaktree&rsquo

Bob Barone (Photo: PDS)

Barone Named VP of Precision Drive Systems

of the company.   Barone brings a wealth of experience to PDS, including owning and operating an architectural millwork company, as well as holding product management and sales positions with Michael Weinig, Biesse America and Benz. His experience in wood, plastic and engineered composite manufacturing applications will be brought to bear assisting PDS customers with all of their spindle needs – both with new equipment and repair service. He will focus on opening up new markets for the extensive line of PDS products.  

Dave Bolcar (Photo: HII)

Newport News Promotes Two

Old Dominion University. He will report to Mahler.   In addition, Matt Needy, who most recently served as vice president of the Virginia-class submarine program and fleet services, is transferring to vice president of operations, effective immediately. Needy will be responsible for all trade, manufacturing, material logistics and facilities operations. He will report to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maersk’s Container Unit

the global intermodal industry and is part of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Transport & Logistics division.   Fitzgerald will assume overall responsibility for the strategic direction and the entire operations of the company including its more than 5,000 employees in three container manufacturing plants in Chile and China and its R&D center in Denmark.    The new CEO brings to the role more than 20 years of expertise across management, manufacturing, product management and marketing. Since 2014, Fitzgerald has acted as President at Joy Global China, part of the Japanese

Kelly Tomlin (Photo: CPV)

Tomlin Named Executive VP, CFO of Admiral Valve

Tomlin as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Tomlin, who had held the position of chief financial officer at CPV for the past four years, will assume the expanded role of executive vice president as a key member of the CPV leadership team. This appointment comes just after CPV Manufacturing named David London as president, further positioning the valves and fittings leader for future growth. In Tomlin’s expanded role, her financial expertise and experience as a CPA will be an integral part of CPV’s long-term plans for future growth and sustained industry leadership

Karl Lander (Photo: Greensea)

Lander Joins Greensea as Account Executive

Karl Lander has joined Greensea as Account Executive, responsible for managing accounts associated with the company’s military products as well as strengthening its relationships with manufacturing partners and military operational communities. He will work closely with sales, production and management to deliver products that meet the needs of U.S. and international militaries.     Lander brings to Greensea more two decades of experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, having most recently served as Executive Officer aboard the USCGC Healy, where he was responsible for the internal

David J. Keehan (Photo: APC)

Keehan Promoted to President of Advanced Polymer Coatings

leader of innovation, product development and disruption in the high performance coatings industry. The senior management team at APC will now include Donald J. Keehan as Chairman, David J. Keehan as President, Denise Keehan as Executive Vice President, and Darrin J. Keehan as Vice President of Manufacturing and Technical Services. In other professional roles, David Keehan has also been actively engaged since 2013 as Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, and has previously worked as a Supervisor at DuPont Tribon. He has a Bachelor of Business

Bruce Heppenstall (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea NE Names Heppenstall Regional Chairman

maximize opportunities, while working with Subsea UK, the national industry body to provide a forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.     With the region’s subsea sector generating more than £1.5 billion a year and accounting for 20 percent of manufacturing jobs, he will ensure the region is represented as a world class center for offshore technologies and solutions on the national stage.    “I’m looking forward to playing my part in driving further collaboration with our partners across the region and ensuring companies

Galal Hamdy (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Names Hamdy as VP, Business Development

;Greensea is anticipating 2018 to be another year of explosive sales growth,” according to the company's COO, Marybeth Gilliam. “Galal will be instrumental in driving growth and meeting our projections. He will be focused on identifying key partners, building long-term original equipment manufacturing (OEM) relationships, and developing new market segments.&rdquo

Liam Warren (Photo: Rovco)

Rovco Names Warren Operations Manager

.   Warren’s career in the oil and gas industry began in 2002 when he joined Subsea 7 as a project engineer. He quickly progressed through the ranks and held a number of operational and engineering roles both on and offshore, managing full lifecycle projects including the design and manufacturing of associated equipment.  He also spent four years in Brazil as a senior project engineer working on large offshore developments.    In his role at Rovco, Warren will manage the implementation of all ROV and survey projects, while sourcing the skills and resources required to

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

within Volvo Penta of the Americas. Kelleher previously held purchasing and quality positions at Ford Motor Company in the U.K. and Visteon Corporation in the U.S. He earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University.   Kelleher replaces Martin Bjuve, who has been promoted to CFO and senior vice president business office at Volvo Penta’s global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden

Carmen Marchionni (Photo: Lumintec)

Lumitec Expands Sales Team

.  He will direct inside sales, field sales and channel management teams to strengthen relationships with current customers and to cultivate new growth opportunities in existing and new markets.   Marchionni brings 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

Courtesy Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Upgrades Aberdeen Site

to include subsea trees and tooling equipment. It includes installation of new equipment, a reorganization of the space and implementation of lean processing and methodologies, helping to improve efficiency at the site. "The subsea sector is a high-tech, export-driven engineering and manufacturing success story of tremendous importance to the UK," said Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, who is opening the facility today. "By investing in this new facility and further broadening its capabilities, Aker Solutions is contributing to Aberdeen’s reputation as

Harland and Wolff’s retiring CEO Robert J Cooper shakes hands with his successor Jonathan Guest (Photo: Harland and Wolff)

Guest Promoted to CEO at Harland and Wolff

director of business development and improvement, will step into the chief executive role on May 1 to replace Cooper who is retiring after more than four decades with the company.Guest has worked for 23 years as a professional engineer and executive director in a range of industries including marine, manufacturing, automotive, engineering and construction, having previously held positions of operations director of façade company McMullen Architecture and managing director of the interior fit out specialist MJM Group in Newry.Cooper began his career at Harland and Wolff as an accountant in 1974 and

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