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IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

IMTRA, manufacturer and importer of solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, has announced new hires and promotions. The company has hired Brad Norton and Van Noorden and promoted Kinder Woodcock and Nate Cabral.Brad Norton has joined IMTRA’s service team in a product technical support role. With over 20 years as a licensed yacht captain, Norton will use his vast, hands-on knowledge of the workings and operation of boats supporting IMTRA customers who need technical and application assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth

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USMMA Outlines Top Priorities in New Strategic Plan

Today, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point issued its new strategic plan providing guidance and direction for the near-term future of the Academy.The plan, entitled The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Navigating Towards the Future Together, describes strategic priorities that will guide the institution for the next five years and beyond, including enriching educational programs; improving institutional culture; infrastructure planning, management and utilization; goals for governance, leadership and administration; enhancing the Academy’s

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Workboat Apprenticeship Program Launched

Ranson, Secretary, NWA.“This Apprenticeship offers a standardized, high-quality program, endorsed by the NWA, to drive training initiatives for the next generation of workboat crews.”“It will contribute to a steady influx of trained personnel to support workboat operations in a range of marine industries throughout the UK and Europe, such as construction of offshore wind farms, servicing of ports and inland waterways, surveying, towage and salvage work.”With the details now in place, training providers including 54 North Maritime and Red Ensign are drawing up plans to run courses

Alexey Khaydukov (Photo: SCF Group)

Khaydukov Named President of PAO Novoship

Maritime Academy in 1992 as an engineer-navigator, and then from the Admiral Ushakov Maritime State University in 2001 as an economist. He holds an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, received in 2011.Khaydukov holds the titles of Honored Worker of the Marine Fleet and Merited Worker of Transport of the Kuban region. He has also been awarded: a Certificate of Merit from Russia’s Ministry of Transport; a Certificate of Appreciation from Russia’s Minister of Transport; a Sovcomflot Medal; a Novoship Golden Medal, and several other industry awards

Weeks Marine Invests in Maritime Program at Louisiana College

Weeks Marine, Inc. visited Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) in Lacombe, La. on July 18 to announce major contributions, totaling $500,000, to support the college’s maritime training program and scholarship fund.Richard “Dick” Weeks, Chairman of Weeks Marine, travelled from the company’s headquarters in Cranford, N.J. to view progress on the construction of NTCC’s second building at the Lacombe Campus. A longtime supporter of higher education and workforce training, Mr. Weeks took the opportunity to announce a personal contribution of $250,000 to support local

Peter Granqvist (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Granqvist Joins Volvo Penta Executive Team

, he was the President of Volvo Group Venture Capital. His career at Volvo started in 2000 and he has had positions at Volvo IT, Volvo Technology Transfer and Wireless Car.Carlsson will continue to support the Volvo Penta Executive Group as Senior Advisor, and will maintain his role as Head of Segment for Marine Diesel & Commercial. As from January 1, 2019 the segment head for Marine Diesel & Commercial will be transferred to Inden

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WinGD Names Heim CEO

Klaus Heim has been named chief executive officer of WinGD, a Switzerland headquartered developer of two-stroke gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion.Heim is slated to take up the role August 6, 2018, joining the company from OMT in Turin, Italy, where he currently serves as chief technical officer. He brings to WinGD more than 25 years of experience in the large engine industry, having held a variety of senior roles, including vice president technology two-stroke and vice president global research and development at Wärtsilä from 2004-2010. Heim holds the position as president of

EBDG Adds Staff in New Orleans

Seattle based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group has added two marine professionals, Grayson Laborde and George Scully, to its New Orleans office.Laborde is a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Over the past year, he has interned with Elliott Bay Design Group in the New Orleans office. He joins the team as a naval architect and is already contributing through his background in the OSV market and knowledge of the marine industry.Scully joins Elliott Bay Design Group

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Sea Machines Quadruples Headcount in 18 Months

of autonomous vessel technology Sea Machines Robotics has announced that it has quadrupled in size in the past 18 months. This significant increase in talent, based both the U.S. and in Europe, is the result of multi-year strategic plans that are now positioning the company as a leader in the new marine technology space.Sea Machines’ employee growth comes on the heels of the company’s announcement in March that it had opened a second office in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, which provides convenient access to several key locations and is supporting the company’s growing demand

Rob Jenkins (Photo: Port Everglades)

Port Everglades Names Jenkins Port Security Manager

rescue operations and management for the Port, as well as facilitating related contracts, grants and funding. Additionally, he will interface with federal, state and local regulatory agencies that operate in Port Everglades.Jenkins joined the Port staff in 2013. Prior to Port Everglades, he was a Senior Marine Terminals Operations Representative for the Port of New York/New Jersey. He also served as the Facility Security Officer for the New Jersey Marine Terminals and managed a 24-hour Operations Control Center

Dorothea Ioannou (Photo: The American Club)

American P&I Club Manager Prepares for Further Growth

both among the Club's membership and within the broader maritime community, Ioannou joined the Managers in 2005 on the opening of the Piraeus office for which she has had chief responsibility for the last decade, part of her twenty-years' experience across a variety of disciplines in the marine insurance sector. A New York-qualified lawyer, Ioannou has been responsible in recent years for the Club's global business development initiatives, and was last year honored with the Lloyd's List Next Generation in Shipping Award.Arpad Kadi assumes the position of Chief Financial Officer

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TecNiq Adds Staff

TecNiq, a multi-industry leader in high-performance LED lighting for marine, RV, fleet, emergency response vehicles and heavy equipment, has hired three staff to fill key roles. Terri Thornton and Darryl Lanier join the company as sales associates for the light duty trailer market. Kevin Shaffer has been named national sales manager.Kevin Shaffer comes to TecNiq from Intertek Testing Services where he was sales manager for its transportation technologies division. Prior, he managed sales in its military/aerospace division. Shaffer earned a B.A. from Western Michigan University in professional

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

Pascagoula, Miss. shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. announced it has appointed Ronald Baczkowski as president and CEO with immediate effect.Baczkowski joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1980 and retired with the rank of Brigadier General in 2012. He had held various command and staff appointments directing high-level strategic initiatives with impact on tens of thousands of troops. He joined VT Systems in 2016 and was mostly recently Vice President of Business Development. Before that from 2013-2015, he was Chief Operating Officer of Angarai International Inc, a professional management consulting firm;

A District vehicle retrieves a survey vessel at the New York District's reconstructed Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City, N.J., June 12, 2018. The new boat ramp enables launching and retrieving craft during all points in the tide cycle. A section of the Hydrogaphic Surveys class was taught aboard survey vessels on the water in New York-New Jersey Harbor. (Photo by James D'Ambrosio)

New Site Hosts Corps’ Hydrographic Survey Training

What do hydrographic surveys ― the scientific measurement and description of physical features at the bottom of bodies of water ― have to do with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and marine construction? In a word, plenty.Francis Postiglione, chief of the New York District's Survey Section, Operation's Division, said, "Surveying is at the root of all projects in coastal and inland waterways," adding, "Surveying also plays a large role during the bidding process and awarding of contracts, especially with estimating costs."Importance of SurveysHydrographic surveys are important

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Hapag-Lloyd Runs Germany’s Largest Maritime Training Program

at Hapag-Lloyd. “We offer young talents excellent prospects and development opportunities in an industry that is more globally oriented than almost any other. In fact, many of our successful captains and managers today first started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd with an apprenticeship.”In the marine division, 25 young individuals (including seven women) will be starting their apprenticeship. They are being prepared to pursue certification as a ship mechanic, nautical officer or technical officer. In the land division, 36 young individuals (20 men and 16 women) will be starting their apprenticeship

Dario Deste named Fincantieri Marine Group President and CEO

Fincantieri Marine Group Announces CEO Succession

Fincantieri Marine Group, the U.S. subsidiary of Italian based shipbuilding enterprise Fincantieri, announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Francesco Valente, will step down from the position to assume another leadership role within the Fincantieri group.As a result, the Board has selected Dario Deste to assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Valente and Deste are working together to ensure an orderly transition, which is expected to be completed before the end of the year.Valente joined Fincantieri in early 2012 as Senior Vice President for Business Development‐Nava

Steve Moore (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Moore as Product Manager

Ocean Signal, whose portfolio of safety devices includes the rescueME range, has appointed Steve Moore as its new Product ManagerExperienced marine electronics specialist Steve Moore joins safety equipment leaders with focus on new product launches and development of established range.Moore brings more than 25 years of technical and marketing experience in the marine industry in both the commercial and leisure sectors to the role, in addition to a strong background in integrated marine electronics. He joins Margate-based Ocean Signal following a seven-year spell with international marine electronics

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