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XL Catlin Promotes Chief Underwriting Officer, Marine

Officer Marine for the Americas region. Elder in her new leadership role now reports to Lee Meyrick, XL Catlin’s Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Marine, in London.   Elder, who previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Inland Marine in North America,  assumes the role formerly held by Richard DeSimone. DeSimone, who joined XL Catlin in 2011 to help build its North America Marine capabilities, retired from the company on December 31, 2015.    According to Meyrick, “Under Rich’s leadership, we expanded our team

Ed Schwarz (Photo courtesy of ZF Marine)

Schwarz Joins ZF Marine North America

ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC, the North American arm of ZF Friedrichshafen AG Marine Propulsion Systems, announced that Ed Schwarz has joined the team as Business Development Manager for the Commercial and Fast Craft product line in North America. In his new role, Ed will be responsible for working closely with both the sales and aftermarket organizations to develop strategies that best align ZF’s products with industry needs. A graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy, King’s Point, Schwarz comes to ZF with over 15 years of experience in the maritime community. Schwarz

Larry Hungerford is now President & CEO at Terma North America (Photo courtesy of TNA)

Terma NA Names Hungerford President & CEO

Terma North America Inc. (TNA), a subsidiary of the Denmark-based Terma A/S, has appointed Larry Hungerford as President & CEO, effective immediately. Larry Hungerford joined Terma North America Board of Directors in February, 2008. During 2012 he became part of the company’s daily operations as Vice President, Business Development, Command, Control & Sensor Systems while continuing his Directorship. Prior to joining Terma North America, Larry Hungerford was responsible for leading Lockheed Martin’s domestic growth and management of Lockheed Martin’s 26 domestic field

Leadership Changes for Cargill

, Switzerland. Dieleman took over the position of Roger Janson who has managed the business successfully since 2011 and now heads Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain enterprise in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Dieleman is moving to the position after leading Cargill’s North America Power and Gas business since 2014. After joining the company in 1999, he has gained his expertise working in various roles in grain products and freight trading as well as thermal energy. Cargill’s North America Power and Gas business will be led by Mike Newman who takes over the role

Josh Grava (Photo: Seafloor Systems)

Grava Named VP at Seafloor Systems

Seafloor Systems announced that Josh Grava, Sales Manager, North America, RESON Teledyne Marine, is joining John Tamplin, President, Seafloor Systems, Inc. in a newly created position, Vice President Sales. Josh will manage U.S. and International sales and rentals for all multibeam hydrographic sonar systems. Grava joined RESON in 1997, straight from University of California Santa Barbara, as sales and marketing assistant. Within a year, he created a sales manager position for himself with RESON’s Transducer and Hydrophone product line, and through dedicated business development, steadily

Harkand North America Salvaged by MBO

Ethos Offshore Completes Harkand North America Management Buy Out   A team led by AJ Jain, Harkand North America Managing Director, has agreed to a management buyout (MBO) of Harkand’s North American and African business. The new company, to be named ETHOS OFFSHORE LIMITED, will continue to provide subsea engineering and construction services to Harkand’s existing US, Mexican and West African client base to market-leading standards.     The new company, backed by investment funds advised and managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”), is expected

Stacie Speckman (Photo: ISS)

ISS Names Speckman VP for North America Operations

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has promoted Stacie Speckman to Vice President, Operations for North America.   Based in Houston, Speckman will focus on managing and developing ISS’ regional operational services and lead a continuous improvement culture across regional and group-wide projects. She will report to Tim Cahill, Executive Vice President, North America.   With more than 30 years’ experience in the maritime industry, Speckman joined ISS in 2015 as Area General Manager for Greater Houston from tanker specialist, Laurin Maritime

Carlos Arrietta (Photo: GAC)

GAC Names Arrieta O&G Director for S. America

GAC North America has signaled its strategic focus on the South American oil and gas sector with the appointment of Carlos Arrieta as Regional Commercial Director – Oil and Gas, responsible for developing its network of agents and general cargo throughout the region. Arrieta brings with him more than 40 years of industry experience to his new role. Prior to his latest appointment, he was Commercial Director, Oil and Gas for GAC North America – Logistics, after joining the Group in 2010 when it launched its oil and gas and logistics activities in the U.S. Lars Heisselberg, Group Vice

Photo courtesy of OW Bunker

Kounalakis Joins OW Bunker N. America

OW Bunker, a reseller and physical supplier of marine fuels, announced the appointment of Georgia Kounalakis to its physical supply operation in North America. Kounalakis joins the region’s senior team to take on responsibility for business development and help to drive further sales growth across North America, in line with the company’s global expansion strategy. Kounalakis joins OW Bunker North America from Aegean Marine Petroleum Inc, where she most recently held the position of General Manager – Americas. Having joined Aegean in 2001 as a bunker trader in Greece, Kounalakis

Martin Meissner

ZF Promotes Meissner

The Industrial Technology division of the ZF Group said that Martin Meissner has assumed the position of Marketing and Communications Manager for North America. Meissner, currently the Marketing and Communications Manager for ZF’s Marine business in North America, will now be responsible for all facets of marketing related activities in North America for the Industrial Technology division. The Industrial Technology division encapsulates all of the non-automotive business activities of the ZF Group. This includes Off-Highway Systems (Construction and Agriculture driveline components)

Steve Williams  (Photo: Terma North America)

TNA Appoints Williams as President & CEO

Effective August 6, 2016, Terma North America Inc. has appointed Steve Williams as President & CEO.   Since the beginning of 2014 until present, Williams has held the position of Regional Executive, Lockheed Martin International Business Development, Europe-Americas. Prior to this, Steve was Regional President for Lockheed Martin Continental Europe, and before that, Senior Director, Europe-Eurasia at Lockheed Martin Corporate.   Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was president of a security and telecommunications company, leading business partnerships in the U.S.

Mike Pevey

Pevey Named Sales Director of Becker Marine Systems

Becker Marine Systems names Mike Pevey director of sales; opens North America office Mike Pevey has joined Becker Marine Systems as director of sales, responsible for managing Becker’s range of high performance rudder and maneuvering systems in North America. Becker Marine Systems recently announced the opening of its newest global office in North America.  Located in Houston, Pevey will man the office, providing local service to the marine industry.

Patrik Ziegler (GNAL)

New Managing Director for GAC North America

Industry veteran Patrik Ziegler has been appointed Managing Director of GAC North America – Logistics (GNAL). He brings to the role more than 30 years’ experience in logistics and oil and gas.   In his new role, Ziegler is tasked with overseeing the continuing expansion of GAC’s integrated logistics services throughout North America. He is based at the company’s main office in Houston. The Group also serves the U.S. logistics market through its offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.    

Chelsea Fairbank (Photo: SBG Systems)

Fairbank Joins SBG Systems’ Sales Team

MEMS-based inertial motion sensing solutions supplier SBG Systems has hired Chelsea Fairbank as Sales Engineer in North America. She will team up with Jack Mawson, Sales Manager North America at the company’s U.S. office in Huntington Beach, Calif. and will be in charge of the marine and education segments.   Fairbank has an extensive background in the hydrographic industry, starting her career as hydrographic surveyor. During her five years with Fugro, she worked on international hydrographic and cable route surveys working with a broad range of Inertial Navigation Equipment integrated

Steve Schollaert as Executive Vice President for North America region.

ISS Appoints Schollaert

  Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime, cargo and supply chain solutions provider has announced a key hire to its senior management team with the appointment of Steve Schollaert as Executive Vice President for North America region. Steve joins ISS with extensive experience at American President Lines (APL) where he held senior positions with responsibility both domestically and internationally in the areas of operations and commercial. In addition to APL, he has worked with Kansas City Southern Railroad, responsible for sales and marketing and as a business consultant

Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd North America President Freese Retires

 Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America, will be retiring after almost five decades with Hapag-Lloyd.    Freese began his career in the shipping company in 1971 with an apprenticeship to become a shipping agent. In recent decades, he has held management positions in several locations, including Germany, Indonesia, Great Britain and the U.S.    Since 2009, Freese has led this region headquartered in Piscataway, near New York City. Following a transitional period, he will be succeeded on April 1, 2018 by Uffe Ostergaard, who joined Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017 following

Tom Bell, President and CEO Rolls-Royce Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce

Bell Named President & CEO Rolls-Royce North America

 Rolls-Royce announced the appointment of Tom Bell as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, a post he will hold alongside his current position as President – Defence. Bell's appointment follows the decision of Marion Blakey to retire at the end of June after serving a three year term. Chief executive Warren East said, “To support our ambitions in the [North America] region, we have made significant investments including at our facility in Indianapolis, where we are currently undertaking the largest single investment that Rolls-Royce has made in the U.S. since we acquired

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