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Marty Bass (Photo: Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine Appoints Bass to Head EMEA Operations

Mercury Marine announced that Marty Bass has been appointed President - EMEA Mercury Marine, effective immediately. Bass, who previously was vice president of Mercury's product category management group based at Mercury headquarters in Fond du Lac, succeeds Mike Shedivy, who has lead EMEA – Mercury Marine since 2013.   Shedivy will join Life Fitness, another unit of Brunswick Corporation, as its vice president - global commercial category management and product development. Bass joined Mercury Marine in 2006 and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the

EDP groundbreaking (Photo courtesy of Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine Begins HQ Expansion

Mercury Marine announces 45,000 square foot EDP parts expansion to Fond du Lac global headquarters   Mercury Marine will add a 45,000 square foot expansion to its electro-deposition paint (EDP) system that will double its current processing capabilities. The current project will be complete by January 2016 and the new system will be operational by Q4, 2016.   “We are developing a new state of the art coating system that gives our engines superior corrosion and warranty protection,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “This process enforces our ability to make a

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Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Mercury Marine is adding a 53,000 square foot manufacturing capacity expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc. The expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and an additional 8,000 square feet of office space. In addition, Mercury is investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to better streamline the manufacturing process and meet the growing demands in the marketplace. The new space will be completed in January, 2017.   “This is an exciting time for Mercury Marine,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “Demand

Mercury Marine Names Dauchy Chief Marketing Officer

Mercury Marine announced the addition of Michelle Dauchy as Chief Marketing Officer.   Dauchy has nearly two decades of global marketing experience with S.C. Johnson, managing brands and P&Ls in more than 15 business segments across 80 countries. She has experience using consumer insights to deliver strong brand and product innovation to the global marketplace. Prior to S.C Johnson, Dauchy held senior leadership positions with Bankers Trust Company and Chemical Bank in New York.    Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer said Dauchy’s global experience and expertise in

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Mercury Marine Canada Celebrates Safety Milestone

Mercury Marine Canada is celebrating a major milestone at its Milton, Ontario plant, reporting one million hours of no lost time injury. Milton, which is Mercury’s headquarters in Canada, has been injury-free since 2010.  The plant has 58 employees and houses corporate functions such as finance, sales, marketing, service and is home to Mercury finished goods, P&A and Land ‘N’ Sea Canada.  “Building and maintaining a culture of safety as well as attention to detail has been the key to our success as a business unit here in Milton” says Georges Jalbert

Brunswick Promotes Foulkes to Chief Technology Officer

been promoted to the new position of chief technology officer, reporting in this additional capacity to Brunswick President and Chief Operating Officer Mark D. Schwabero.  Foulkes also will retain his current responsibilities as vice president - product development, engineering and racing for Mercury Marine, Brunswick's largest operating segment.  In that capacity, Foulkes will continue to report to John C. Pfeifer, President - Mercury Marine. "In this new role, David will work with all of Brunswick's businesses to ensure that they have a clear view of developing opportunities as well

Kaitlyn Schneider (Photo: Mercury Marine)

A Female Mechanic Makes her Mark

Mercury Marine has long partnered with the Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando to produce some of its finest marine mechanics, such as Kaitlyn Schneider, who’s been thriving for the past two years at Lakeside Marina in Oshkosh, Wis.   Joe Honsa, president of Lakeside Marina says he’s been in the marine business for more than 30 years and Schneider is the first female to apply for the true technician position at his store.   “At times it’s intimidating in an all-male environment working as their equal,” said Honsa. “I would put her up against any of

Ben Allen

New General Manager Joins Barrus

E. P. Barrus Ltd announced the appointment of Ben Allen as General Manager for the Marine Leisure Division. Ben will be responsible for the brands of Mariner and Mercury outboard engines and the range of Quicksilver boats. Ben brings experience from sales and business management roles and has been responsible for setting up a successful businesses of his own. Prior to joining Barrus, Ben was employed as the UK Sales and Marketing Manager for Sterling Power Products, a supplier of power management systems to the marine and commercial vehicle markets. He was responsible for expanding the business

Aqua Comms Taps Bayliff as CEO

was responsible for the construction and operation of the FLAG Global Network, which encompasses 65,000 km of submarine cable systems and provides carrier-grade connectivity services to 40 countries.   In addition, Bayliff held senior roles at NTL (now Virgin Media) and Cable & Wireless/Mercury Communications (now Vodafone). In 2006 he was elected as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering Technology. A chartered engineer, he earned a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Essex University, studied international development at INSEAD, Paris, and strategic

Morgan Fanberg (Photo: Glosten)

Glosten Taps Fanberg as President

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has appointed Morgan Fanberg, PE as president.Fanberg, who has over two decades of experience with the firm, will succeed Glosten’s fifth president, John Springer III, PE.Fanberg has led Glosten’s Marine Engineering Group since 2009 and was instrumental in growing the firm’s mechanical capabilities and leading the development of the firm’s Electrical Engineering Group.

Boston Whaler celebrated major expansion with an  exclusive ribbon-cutting event

Boston Whaler Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

employment opportunities,” said Bower. In a speech reflecting the theme of gratitude, Bower went on to thank the many organizations that contributed to the expansion, including Brunswick, Boston Whaler’s dealer network, the loyal family of Whaler customers worldwide, partners including Mercury, and several key individuals. Project manager Mark Essig, who oversaw the eighteen-month project, was presented with a gift and special acknowledgment. Longtime employees including Danny Ryan, Whaler’s longest employee with over 41 years at the company, were asked to wield the golden scissors

Pavlos Papageorgiou. Photo from Youtube video Eurofinancechannel

Papageorgiou Named CFO of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (AMPNI) said that Pavlos Papageorgiou has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.   Papageorgiou succeeds Spyros Gianniotis, who will continue to act as an independent consultant to the Company to help ensure a seamless transition of financial and operational responsibilities.   Yiannis Papanicolaou, Aegean's Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Pavlos as Chief Financial Officer of Aegean. Pavlos brings more than twenty years of extensive senior leadership experience across global marine transport

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

Marine consultancy and ship surveyor Pirie & Smith has appointed Graeme Alexander as General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in

(File photo: Polarcus)

Mannering Named Polarcus Chairman

Michael Mannering has been nominated to succeed Polarcus’ outgoing chairman of the board, Peter Rigg, with effect from the 2018 AGM on May 10.Rigg will retire after a decade as chairman of the marine geophysical company, having served in the role since the company’s inception in 2008.Mannering has previously held many senior corporate positions in Schlumberger as well as chairman and, subsequently, non-executive director of Songa Offshore until its acquisition by Transocean. He has a BSc (First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Richard McCreary (left) and Bill Blount (Photos: Vigor)

Vigor Hires McCreary, Blount in Leadership Roles

U.S. shipbuilder Vigor has hired Richard McCreary as VP of Business Development and Bill Blount as International Business Development Manager. As VP of Business Development, McCreary will lead Vigor’s growing government programs in ship repair and fabrication. He brings to the role long history in shipbuilding and ship repair, having serves as Executive VP for VT Halter in Mississippi for five years, CEO of Marinette Marine from 2005 to 2011, and recently finished a six year tour with BAE Systems in Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineeri

Nick Mori  Photo APS Stevedoring

Mori Named Sales Manager at APS Stevedoring

Long Beach based stevedoring company APS Stevedoring LLC announced the appointment of Nick Mori as its manager of sales and marketing.Reporting to President John Hering, Mori will be focused on customer service, rate negotiations, promoting the company, and acquiring new business for APS Stevedoring.Mori began his maritime career in 1989 with Mitsui OSK Line, holding positions in pricing and marketing. He transferred to Hyundai Merchant Marine’s pricing department in 1994 in order to remain in Southern California. In 1997, Mitsui OSK Lines container division called upon Mori to return to the

(Photo: SUNY Maritime)

Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

In order to provide cadets with hands-on environmental compliance training with the latest technology, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College will install a digital environmental compliance tool aboard the Training Ship Empire State (T/S Empire State) for Summer Sea Term 2018.Ocean Guardian is a digitization tool developed by Total Marine Solutions to match a vessel’s location to a comprehensive regulatory database of international, national, regional, port and company regulations for discharge streams. The solution helps operators immediately understand what can and cannot be

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