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Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

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, Massachusetts from South Florida where he captained vessels ranging from 80- to 120-feet. Norton has sailed extensively from the coast of New England through the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands and Central America.Van Noorden recently joined IMTRA as a technical support engineer in the growing

Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

involvement. The students also exhibited strong leadership qualities and were identified as articulate spokespeople for maritime education.Tucker is a sophomore at Pomona College in California, where she studies environmental analysis. Weik is a sophomore business major at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Both students have proven themselves as enthusiastic learners with a passion for the maritime industry and the sea.The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program is a joint effort of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, which educates undergraduate students from various colleges around the country

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

freight forwarders, customs house brokers, beneficial cargo owners and ocean carriers Mitsui OSK Lines, COSCO Container Lines and CMA CGM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from California State University at Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Moseley actively serves in leadership positions of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) and the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

and a MBA from College of William & Mary. Fretz has worked in chemical and related industries for the past 17 years at companies such as Henkel, Houghton, and Wacker Chemical. Fretz has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Purdue University, along with a MBA from University of Massachusetts.     Paul Treese has been hired as regional sales manager, focused on land segments in the eastern U.S., specifically truck fleets, turf equipment, municipalities, utilities and other land fleets and equipment. Treese brings over 25 years of experience in technical sales and sales

Steve Roth, President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Makes Leadership Moves

Squadron Fifteen, a Commanding Officer on the USS San Francisco, and a Major Commander/Commanding Officer on the USS Ohio. Andy graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John Lyle has been hired as Vice President – Operations. In this role, John is responsible for the oversight and direction of all operations, manufacturing, ship construction, performance improvement and Accuracy/Quality control in support of new vessel construction while meeting

Photo: IAMPE

IAMPE Certifies Port Professionals

and approved by the Board of the IAMPE. In Philadelphia, receiving the professional designation of Maritime Port Executive (MPE) were Gerhard Kusta, MPE, Executive Director at MARCOOS (Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System); Gregory Dolan, MPE, Terminal Manager for Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in New Bedford, MA; Elizabeth Bonini, MPE, Acting Director of PennPORTS for Pennsylvania DOT; John Baudhuin, MPE, Head of Marine Operations for Penn Terminals, Inc.; James Van Dien, MPE, Associate Vice President for HDR Engineering, Inc.; and Keith Hermann, MPE, Instructor

Daniel Kennedy (Photo: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff Names Kennedy Maritime Manager

island formation projects. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was stationed in Dubai, UAE as the head of the ports and terminals group and thereafter the lead of the New England maritime practice for a prominent international engineering firm." A licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Virginia, Kennedy received a B.S. in civil engineering from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the Project Management Institute

John Romano (Photo: Asahi/America)

Romano Named Sales VP at Asahi/America

Fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc., said it has appointed John Romano as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Romano joined the Massachusetts-based manufacturer on June 12, 2017.   Romano brings 29 years of industrial plastics distribution experience to Asahi/America including sales management, strategic planning, new product launches, marketing campaigns, e-commerce and business-to-business sales in both the commercial and industrial markets. He holds a degree in business management and has been an active member in a number of industry associations.

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).   Joining the more than 500,000 private U.S. citizens employed through the domestic maritime industry, the majority of graduates from these seven maritime academies enter the workforce as licensed

ST Engineering Adds Nonexecutive Director

of Defense Force. He was also Permanent Secretary (Education Development) at Ministry of Education until June 19, 2017. Neo holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of London, U.K. as well as a Master of Science (Management of Technology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.    Neo had served on the board from March 2010 to April 2013 when he was the Chief of Defense Force. 

Jesse Spence (Photo: Noise Control Engineering)

Spence Takes over as Noise Control Engineering President

Glosten subsidiary Noise Control Engineering, LLC (NCE), a Massachusetts-based acoustical and structural engineering consultancy, said it has appointed Jesse Spence as its next president.   As NCE president, Spence will have direct responsibility for organizational processes, market assessment and business development. He accepts this position after serving as NCE’s director of technology.   Spence joined NCE in 2001, having led the firm’s efforts to develop and implement technologies and techniques to facilitate solutions to marine acoustic and vibration problems. He has

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

Dr. Andrew K. Rogers has joined Hydroid Inc. as vice president of engineering, responsible for leading all engineering and program management activities at the Massachusetts based Kongsber Maritime subsidiary, including research and development, new product development, program planning and execution and product support.    Dr. Rogers brings to the role more than 28 years of experience that spans a broad range of technologies and markets. He most recently served as the president of DRIVE Solutions, a consulting and independent advisory company supporting several leading companies within

Perez Joins Hepburn and Sons

Sons has hired Rear Admiral Sam Perez as Chief, Advisory Services.   Rear Admiral, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, earned his Masters of Art degree in Strategic Planning from Naval Postgraduate School and completed a year-long tour of the Federal Executive Fellowship (FEF) Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Perez served in the U.S. Navy for 36 years, following commissioning from the United States Naval Academy in 1980. His at-sea commands included command of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and command of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1. During his tour as the Deputy

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

; said Crowley. "The work she did in front of Congress for the year-at-sea program was instrumental in showing the government that industry does things right, and that cadets have a lot to learn from what we can provide."   Goss has a bachelor's degree in marine transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where she earned an unlimited Third Mate’s license. She has a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Goss sailed for 6 years on various U.S. flag ships and served as captain of passenger vessels. She

Jens F. GrĂ¼ner-Hegge is the new CFO at Stolt-Nielsen (Photo: Stolt-Nielsen)

Stolt-Nielsen Names Grüner-Hegge CFO

that he was General Manager, Stolt NYK Asia-Pacific Service (SNAPS), a joint venture chemical tanker company based in Singapore.  Grüner-Hegge received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   In addition to serving as CFO of Stolt-Nielsen for the last 26 years, Engelhardtsen has held numerous key positions during his career, including President of Stolt Tank Containers, where he played an important role in the Company's entry into tank containers, establishing what

Keenan Named President of Phoenix

private sector, Keenan (CAPT USN retired) served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a diver, salvor and engineer. He is a registered professional engineer and marine surveyor with a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Materials Engineering and Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research relating to waterborne ship repair was published in the Naval Engineers Journal. He holds a U.S. patent for his invention Method and Apparatus for Thermal Insulation of Wet Shielded Metal Arc Welds and was the 2000 American Society of Naval Engineers Claude

MarTID: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices Debuts

the global maritime community and its quest for absolute safety. Join us on the journey. – MLPro. World Maritime University: https://www.wmu.se/Marine Learning Systems: https://www.marinels.com/New Wave Media: https://www.marinelink.com Joseph Keefe is a 1980 (Deck) graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and lead commentator of MaritimeProfessional.com. Additionally, he is Editor of both Maritime Logistics Professional and MarineNews magazines. He can be reached at jkeefe@maritimeprofessional.com or at Keefe@marinelink.com. MaritimeProfessional.com is the largest business

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