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11th Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards

Hydroid Wins Gold at MassEcon Impact Awards

  Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), today announced that it has been named the Southeast division gold winner in the 11th Annual Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. Designed to recognize excellence in job growth, facility expansion, and investment since January 1, 2014, the award celebrates companies that have made outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. “We are so proud to be recognized with this MassEcon Impact Award,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of Hydroid. “Our

Altschuler Named Transportation Director at HDR

transportation business line leader with AECOM. His 35 years of experience includes positions of increasing responsibility within AECOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Parsons Corporation. The first 15 years of his career were spent in the public sector, including the New York City Transit Authority and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.  

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.

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

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

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. 

Mohammed Yasser Marzuq (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Promotes Bunker Trader

worked at one of the shipping industry’s largest energy and tanker brokering companies Mohammed has shown excellent commercial aptitude and the ability to observe the market from a ship owner/operator’s perspective, according to KPI.  Mohammed is fluent in Arabic and studied at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Maritime Business

JMS Hires Business Development VP

Justin Manley has joined Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, the company announced today.   Manley brings over 20 years of experience in the marine technology sector including roles at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has also led growth of sales and development of new products at both startup companies and public corporations. At JMS, Manley will lead all aspects of sales, marketing and business development.   In addition to his new role at JMS, Manley is

Frode Støldal, new CEO for the Telenor subsidiary MCP.

MCP Appoints Støldal CEO

Technology for Telenor in Asia, responsible for industrialization and common technology projects across Telenor Group. He has also worked as CTO/CIO in Grameenphone, in addition to several IT roles in Norway from when he joined in 2001. Støldal holds a Master of Technology Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH). Støldal assumes his position Monday August 18, 2014..  

James Bellingham will begin work as the Director of the WHOI Center for Marine Robotics in early fall 2014. Bellingham comes to WHOI from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. (Photo courtesy of MBARI)

Bellingham Named Director of WHOI Robotics Center

appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics. Bellingham will come to WHOI in early fall 2014 from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. Bellingham earned his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was founder and manager of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory.  He was also co-founder of Bluefin Robotics in 1997, a Massachusetts-based company that develops, builds and operates autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).  Bluefin was later

Richard J Schuhmann, Ph.D

The Landing School Names Schuhmann President

systems technicians who work professionally on today’s vessels and imagine tomorrow’s. We intend to develop industry leaders who push the boundaries of the industry’s evolving technology while maintaining a deep appreciation for the traditions of the past.” Born in Winchester, Massachusetts and a global citizen, Dr. Schuhmann received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of New Hampshire, a Master's degree from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D., from Penn State University, both in environmental engineering. The president-elect and his wife, Colleen

Dr. Christopher Clott (Photo: SUNY Maritime College)

SUNY Maritime College Names ABS Chairs

term. Each incumbent will teach a pair of courses each semester, sharing their wisdom and expertise with students while also engaging in significant and high-profile research activities.    Dr. Burke, who earned a S.M. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (Course XIII) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is the inaugural ABS Chair of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. A 1972 SUNY Maritime College honors graduate in Naval Architecture, Dr. Burke served

Sandor Becz (Photo: Hydroid)

Hydroid Hires New VP of Engineering

Massachusetts marine robotics firm continues to hire in response to growth   Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), announced the appointment of Sandor Becz to the role of vice president of engineering. The addition of Becz comes as Hydroid continues to grow and expand. Since the beginning of 2014, the company has increased its staff by 36 percent.     In his new role, Becz will lead all engineering activities at Hydroid. This includes Research and Development, as well as new product development and engineering

Kerri McClellan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes VP and Deputy General Counsel

integration and taxation. McClellan has a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from Boston University School of Law. McClellan is a licensed attorney in Florida and Massachusetts

Ryan Norris (Photo: HII)

HII’s AMSEC Promotes Norris

ships USS Tarawa (LHA 1) and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) and the cruisers USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57).   Norris earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During his time at MIT, he completed a two-year fellowship at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory’s Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Center

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime among Top Institutions for ROI

on investment on their degrees in the country.   In its annual report of best value colleges, PayScale ranked SUNY Maritime College as the top public institution for return on investment and third nationally, tied with Harvey Mudd College and following California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   The college also came in first among public institutions and fifth nationally according to a similar ranking by CNN Money, after MIT, Cal Tech, Harvey Mudd and Stanford University.   “A SUNY Maritime education combines challenging classroom academics

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

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