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Sunday, August 19, 2018

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The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River, serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the U.S. and Canada. Photo provided by The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

waterway not only provides a multitude of well-paying jobs – on land and at sea – it offers a cost-effective, safe and fuel-efficient means of moving goods to and from domestic and global markets."The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway (comprised of the five Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario – their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River) serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the US and Canada.If the region was its own country, it would be the 3rd largest economy in the world with a combined GDP of more than $6 trillion dollars. In

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TecNiq Adds Staff

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 ethics and holds numerous certifications.With a background in industrial lighting, Terri Thornton was previously an engineering manager at Kurtzon Lighting and Paramount Industries. Prior, she was regional sales manager at Rig-A-Lite AZZ Lighting Systems, LDPI and Sigma

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. 

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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

New Commanding Officer at USCG Sector North Carolina

at the 5th Coast Guard District, and aboard a 210-foot medium endurance cutter home ported in St. Petersburg, Fla.   Barnes, a native of Raleigh, N.C., is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992 and the University of Michigan in 1996, where he obtained advanced degrees in naval architecture and marine engineering and mechanical engineering.   Barnes' military decorations include three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, a Commandant's

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

Terry O'Hearn (Photo: Superior Industries)

Superior Industries Appoints O’Hearn as Territory Manager

experience working with conveyor belting and components. Before starting at Superior, O’Hearn worked for Texas Bearing, helping the company open a new branch in Dallas.   O’Hearn was drafted by the Detroit Tigers out of high school and ended up playing two years of baseball at Western Michigan University where he graduated with a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing. 

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

Elizabeth Allen (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Adds HR Manager and Naval Architect

benefits administration, career development and training programs. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Washington.   The firm’s newest Naval Architect, Olson, returns to EBDG after his 2015 internship. Olson completed his Master of Science in Engineering at University of Michigan and, as part of a four-person team, won the Lisnyk award for a U.S. Coast Guard Heavy Ice Breaker design. The Lisnyk award is given for first place in a student ship design competition sponsored by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Melanie Anderson (Photo: HII)

HII’s Technical Solutions Division Appoints Two

led human resources for the engineering business of KBRWyle, following KBR’s acquisition of Honeywell Technical Solutions, Inc. Prior to joining Honeywell, she held HR leadership roles of increasing responsibility for The Boeing Co., Harris Corp. and Raytheon. She earned an undergraduate degree at Michigan State University in German with a dual major in employment relations. She also holds a master’s degree in labor relations and human resources management from the same institution.   DiMarco is a communications professional who has been supporting the Technical Solutions division with

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

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ROVOP to Create New Jobs on GoM Growth

;s needs. In Houston, we have seen a steady growth curve since inception and we expect that to continue for the rest of the year.”   ROVOP also supports industry education and collaboration in the US.   Betts said: “We supported the first Marine Technology Camp in Traverse City, Michigan, by sharing our knowledge with tomorrow’s industry pioneers. This proved an excellent platform for demonstrating how better collaboration, communication and education can support the younger generation and ultimately benefit the sector in the long-term.   “ROVOP also plans to

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

Michael Rogers  (Photo: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum)

CBMM Welcomes New Shipwright, Apprentices for Edna Lockwood Restoration

Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C., where a professor first introduced and connected him with the Chesapeake Bay.    Gaunt was first introduced to the Chesapeake Bay through the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Mi. Her boatbuilding interests began while studying art at Michigan's Kalamazoo College, and later as an intern at the San Diego Maritime Museum. While interning, Gaunt helped with the San Salvador project, the construction of a historically accurate working replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s flagship San Salvador. CBMM's Edna Lockwood will be Gaunt's first

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

Vigor Hires McCreary, Blount in Leadership Roles

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 Engineering. Blount joins Vigor as the Manager of International Business Development for the company’s portfolio of military craft and specialized aluminum patrol boats. He has 26 years of maritime leadership experience, including time as the Commercial Manager

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

helped him get his job at BP Shipping. “The university took my love for ships and gave me the knowledge and skillset in the industry and turn it into a career both offshore and now onshore.”Stewart Andrews aboard the bulk ship Edwin H. Gott sailing the St. Mary’s River on the border of Michigan and Ontario, Canada.It’s been an exciting career for Andrews. “One of the ships that I helped operate during my training here happened to be our first delivery to Porto do Açu, Brazil, a brand new port that supplies fuel for deep water oil and gas exploration off the east coast

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