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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

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

Marla Phaneuf (Photo: CLIA)

CLIA Names Marla Phaneuf Vice President

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Marla Phaneuf has joined the organization as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, North America. Phaneuf will be responsible for CLIA’s strategic alliances and work with partners to ensure member engagement and satisfaction.   Phaneuf brings more than two decades of leadership experience to the role and joins CLIA from Celebrity Cruises where she served as Team Director for the New England region. At Celebrity Cruises, she worked to build brand awareness and has a background in generating new business and increasing sales.

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

Claus Schensema (Photo: GAC)

Schensema Named GAC Managing Director

GAC, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, has moved Claus Schensema, its previous Managing Director in Shanghai, China, to Houston, Texas, to take the helm of GAC North America Logistics. Schensema brings 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics to his new role as GAC North America Logistics’ Managing Director, including expertise in international freight forwarding, contract logistics management, automotive logistics, oil & gas support and ship agency management. Prior to his latest appointment, he served as Managing Director of GAC

LNG Ltd Takes Paul Cavicchi On-board

LNG Ltd Takes Paul Cavicchi On-board

in Houston, Paul brings over 25 years leadership experience in the international energy industry across a range of gas nd power projects which includes development and construction of LNG infrastructure. Paul’s most recent executive position was as Executive Vice President of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. (GSENA) a  ubsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy International where he supervised and directed all business development efforts for GSENA in the United States, Canada and Mexico.    His responsibilities included corporate and project acquisitions, greenfield evelopment in the areas

Christine Thurlow is now director of national accounts sales, North America

Holland America Line Promotes Christine Thurlow

  Holland America Line has promoted Christine Thurlow to director of national accounts sales, North America, on the company’s National Accounts Sales team.   Thurlow will report to Charles J. Dunwoody, CTC, senior director, national accounts, North America. In addition to her Canadian portfolio, she will take on Holland America Line and Seabourn sales responsibilities for Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Costco, Our Vacation Center, Expedia and Travelocity.   “Christine has been with the company for many years and she’s continued to grow and evolve as her role

Galen Rice (Photo courtesy of Teledyne Bowtech)

Teledyne Bowtech Expands US Sales Team

Teledyne Bowtech announced an expansion to its sales team with the appointment of a dedicated sales sanager for the U.S. territory, Galen Rice, based at the Teledyne Instruments facility in Houston.   According to Teledyne Bowtech, this addition will allow the company to focus on the needs of its customer base in North America, and to provide enhanced service and support for its range of subsea cameras, lights and associated vision systems.

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