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Todd Grove (Photo: ABS Group)

Grove Named ABS Group President, CEO

Officer for ABS Group's parent company, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). He has served more than 30 years at ABS, in various senior technical and operational management roles across the world.   Grove holds a bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program

Morgan Gomez (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Gomez as Engineering Technician

as Engineering Technician. He is responsible for hardware integration and software configuration for several customers, including VideoRay, SeaBotix, STIDD and Outland Technology. Gomez earned his Associates of Applied Science Degree, Engineering Technology - Unmanned Aerial Systems from Northwestern Michigan College, and is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. “Morgan was hired as an intern, but after seeing his exceptional work and ability to quickly learn new systems, we knew he had to be a permanent part of our team,” said Jason LaShelle, Production Manager. 

Howard Fireman (Photo: ABS)

ABS Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

, systems engineering, design integration, research and development and operational support. He also served as Chief Naval Architect and Director of Surface Ship Design and Systems Engineering.   Fireman holds a BSE and MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and has a Master's degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.  

Photo: TecNiq

TecNiq Grows North American Sales Team

will share similar responsibilities at TecNiq representing the full line of products. McNees will focus on trailers and Nelson on marine. McNees brings over 15 years of sales experience to TecNiq. Prior, she worked as a general manager in the technology industry. She attended Davenport University and Michigan State University for leadership. Nelson has over 12 years of marketing and account management experience in the telecom and technology industries, including selling to nonprofit and municipal accounts. He holds a bachelor's degree in business and communications from Eastern Michigan University

Eileen Tausch

EBDG Welcomes 2 New Marine Engineers

the development and planning of marine engineering vessel modifications and new construction vessel operations. He holds a MBA from Tulane University and a BS in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Tausch graduated with a BS in Naval Architecture from the University of Michigan (U‐M) and minored in Electrical Engineering. She previously worked as an intern at EBDG's Seattle office and was part of the project teams working on a multipurpose supply vessel for one of the firm's offshore clients. The additions of Summers and Tausch bring the total number of EBDG employees

‘Boot Camp’ Trains Students for Natural Gas Jobs

between Consumers Energy and Oakland Schools is helping the energy company meet a critical employment need while providing marketable skills and permanent jobs to interested high school graduates.   "This partnership with Oakland Schools is a win-win for all. Part of our promise to Michigan is to help create good-paying technical jobs like the ones offered through successful graduation from this natural gas boot camp," said Daniel Malone, senior vice president of distribution operations, engineering and transmission for Consumers Energy.  Consumers Energy is anticipating

Bradley Lamkin (Photo: Glosten)

Glosten Promotes Lamkin to Senior Marine Consultant

veteran at Glosten, Lamkin specializes in resolving stability issues for a variety of vessels including barges, hopper dredges, passenger vessels and tugboats. Lamkin is a graduate of Calvin College (BSE, Mechanical Engineering, 1994), and earned his Master’s degree from the University of Michigan (MSE, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1996)

Kyle Burleson (Photo: DWCPA)

New Head at Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

joining the DWCPA, Burleson acted as the legislative director in the office of Congresswoman Candice S. Miller where he handled a legislative portfolio consisting of judicial, energy and environmental issues. Burleson has a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in law from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Jeff Kelton

EBDG Names Kelton Field Liaison Engineer

involving naval and commercial ship design requirements and their associated regulatory bodies. Kelton served as the Project Manager and co-author of the marine elements of the 1997 Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan. He holds a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. ebdg.com  

John Hunter, P.E. (Photo: BHGI)

Hunter Joins Bristol Harbor Group

John Hunter, P.E. has been hired by Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) as the firm's most recent addition to its naval architecture and marine engineering practice. Hunter joins BHGI as a Senior Naval Architect. He holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington. He is also a member and a past chairman of the New England section of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). He has 40 years of experience in the design and construction of small

Jim Mackey (Photo: Choice Ballast Solutions)

Choice Names Mackey Business Development Manager

that developed the Hyde GUARDIAN ballast water treatment system in the early 2000s.   Mackey has a wealth of knowledge in ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and retrofit installation.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Architect and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan

Benedict Capuco, Vice President, Platform Solutins Group at Gibbs & Cox.

Capuco is Chief Naval Architect of Gibbs & Cox

and commercial marine dredges. He also worked on numerous advanced ship design concepts such as Small Waterplane-Area Twin Hull, Surface Effect Ship, Hydrofoil, Trimaran and Deep-V hullforms. Capuco holds a bachelor's of science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's of science in Civil and Ocean Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  His professional affiliations include: * Member, University of Michigan National Advisory Board for the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, * Member, American Society of Naval

Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA

Siemens' Batra Elected to the NEMA Board

and Aerospace Businesses.  Prior to Siemens, Batra worked as a sales engineer and product manager developing automation solutions for Discrete manufacturing and process industries.  Batra earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan. NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its nearly 400 member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including

Soren Gath Hansen

DONG Energy Appoints CEO for E&P

from the position of Executive Officer and Head of Oil & Gas in Abu Dhabi's national energy company, TAQA. Prior to TAQA he worked for BP across E&P operational, exploration and commercial functions. David is geologist and geophysicist by education and holds a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Michigan State University. He takes over the CEO role effective 15 December 2014. Henrik Poulsen commented on the appointment of David B. Cook said, "I am pleased that we have been able to attract David to the position as CEO for our E&P business and Group Executive Vice President, and we welcome

Eric Coleman (Photo: EBDG)

Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

background includes hands-on shipyard experience, comprising production oversight, class and regulatory compliance, and designing for production.   Coleman is a licensed professional engineer in Washington State and received his BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of Michigan

Jim Weakley (Photo courtesy of LCA)

Lakes Defend US Build Requirement of Jones Act

of the law. “It would be just a matter of time before someone proposed completely gutting our maritime cabotage laws. Do we really want to take the risk that terrorists could be among crewmembers on foreign-flag vessels moving cargo down the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland or the Saginaw River in Michigan? Foreign ownership would mean the companies that operate these vessels would be flying the latest flag of convenience and be largely unregulated. America’s strict safety and operational requirements would not apply.”   Weakley also cautioned that this assault affects more than

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

, including the SMEAL College of Business Administration at Penn State University and the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He also earned certifications in Advance Management from INSEAD, in Strategic Planning and Implementation from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a past Steering Committee Member at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).   Noone’s predecessor John Parrott, who has served as the company’s President since 2009, will join TOTE’s sister company, Foss Maritime as Chief Operating Officer, where he will be

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