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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Rodney Van (Photo: Asahi/America)

Asahi/America Promotes Van

Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. has promoted Rodney Van to industrial business development manager for the eastern and central regions effective January 1, 2017.  Based out of North Carolina, Van will lead Asahi/America’s sales efforts of industrial single wall and double wall piping systems for chemical service. Van has been with Asahi/America for 27 years in various roles; most recently as district sales manager in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Anthony Hernandez (Photo: Asahi/America, Inc.)

Hernandez Joins Asahi/America Sales Team

Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. announced the addition of Anthony Hernandez to its sales team.   North Carolina based Hernandez joined Asahi/America on June 6, 2016 and will represent Asahi/America in eastern Pennsylvania, Long Island and New York City, N.Y., New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, has nearly a decade of experience in the thermoplastics industry.

New Commanding Officer at USCG Sector North Carolina

Coast Guard Capt. Jerry Barnes assumed command of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday.   Barnes reported to Sector North Carolina after serving as the 5th Coast Guard District's chief of prevention.   Barnes, a specialist in marine safety, security, environmental protection and marine transportation system management, previously served at the Marine Safety Center in Washington, D.C., Sector Hampton Roads, in Portsmouth, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., various staff positions at the 5th Coast Guard District, and aboard a 210-foot medium endurance cutter

Keith Stanley, Product Line Manager, Pleasure Craft - North and Central America. (Photo: ZF)

ZF Marine's Stanley Takes on Dual Role

, and he was promoted to Engineering Manager in 2012, with responsibility for application engineering activities for the region. In his new role, Stanley will have responsibility for both activities.   Stanley has a long history of experience in the pleasure craft industry. Originally from North Carolina, Stanley completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at NC State. Since then Stanley has accumulated more than 15 years of experience in the pleasure craft industry in all facets of design and engineering for a number of prominent vessel manufacturers.   “We&rsquo

Robert Smith (Photo: UniCarriers)

Robert Smith Joins UniCarriers Sales Team

team in the Mid-Atlantic region by hiring Robert Smith as its newest regional sales manager.   As regional sales manager, Smith's responsibilities include overseeing, motivating and assisting dealers as they promote UCA's products in the Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. areas.   Smith brings more than 12 years of forklift and aftermarket regional sales experience to his new position. Prior to joining UCA, Smith worked as a marketing supervisor and dealer development manager for CLARK Material Handling Company and a marketing and sales

Leslie Samel

Samel Joins Hatch Mott MacDonald

Leslie Samel, PE, BCEE, has joined the multidisciplinary engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald, and will serve as a Senior Project Manager and office leader at HMM’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Leslie is a professional engineer in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, with more than 14 years of experience in environmental, water and wastewater planning, design and construction services. Leslie earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. She is an active member of the Florida Water Environment Association

Eileen Tausch

EBDG Welcomes 2 New Marine Engineers

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 to 63. This includes 17 Professional Engineers, many of whom are registered in the states of Washington, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Alaska, Texas and Louisiana.  

Ryan Roth (Photo: Signal International)

Signal International Appoints Sales VP

served as a project engineer for Bender Shipbuilding and Repair, and project manager at Leevac Shipyards. Roth is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

VT Halter Wins VDOT Ferry Contract

awarded a contract to VT Halter Marine to design and build a 499-passenger/70-vehicle Jamestown Ferry to replace the current ferry, The Virginian.   The ferry will be operated by the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Operations Service which provides a critical transportation link between Virginia and North Carolina operating at the James City County at Glasshouse Point and Surry County at Scotland Wharf. Construction of the ferry is expected to be completed in April 2018.   The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry System currently operates four ferry boats, including the Pocahontas Ferry, which was also designed

Ricky White (left) and Ken Cotte

Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic Hires Two Territory Managers

Disc’s newest full service Distributor, has announced the hiring of Ken Cotte as the Territory Manager for the central Mid-Atlantic States to include the state of Virginia, and the Outer Banks, and Ricky White as the Territory Manager for the southern Mid-Atlantic States to include the state of North Carolina (less the Outer Banks), and South Carolina. Cotte will operate out of the full service Chesapeake, Va. location, while White will operate out of Rock Hill, S.C. Both will work closely with the entire team at the Mill Log group of companies and will report directly to Mill Log’s Director

 Glenn Morgan, vice president of nuclear materials operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS). HII photo

Morgan Promoted to VP for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

proven performance, expansive knowledge, and his more than 26 years of nuclear engineering and operations experience and expertise will continue our effective management of the Savannah River Site and its critical mission," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. Morgan, a North Carolina State graduate who holds a degree in mechanical engineering, has served in leadership positions in support of refueling and overhaul of Navy nuclear power plants. He also has extensive experience with nuclear engineering design, as well as processes and waterfront support for all carrier and

Bill Summers & Eileen Tausch

US Marine Consultancy EBDG Expands, Employs Marine Engineers

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 to 63.  This includes 17 Professional Engineers, many of whom are registered in the states of Washington, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Alaska, Texas and Louisiana.  About EBDG Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) is an employee-owned company with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska that provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services to owners, operators and

Scott Poggi and Bill Hayes (Photo: Retlif)

Retlif Names Poggi Director of Operations

of Operations, Poggi will oversee the day-to-day operations of all Retlif branches. His new responsibilities include managing EMC/EMI and ESS Environmental testing services at Retlif testing facilities in New York (Ronkonkoma and Plainview), as well as the Harleysville (Pennsylvania), Charlotte (North Carolina) and Goffstown (New Hampshire) laboratories.    Poggi commented, “Retlif has serviced leading maritime product and systems manufacturers since our inception. We provide full electromagnetic interference compatibility testing as well as environmental testing that includes salt

Dave Brown (Photo: Volvo Penta of the Americas)

Volvo Penta Names Brown Commercial Marine Sales Director

. He has also held senior sales positions with Mine Safety Appliances, Airgas Safety and Clean Harbors Environmental Service Company. He spent five years as marine science technician with the U.S. Coast Guard.   Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.   “We have appointed Dave Brown to this newly created position to help drive further growth in Volvo Penta’s established commercial marine business,” said Kull. “He has a proven track record of success in penetrating new markets and capturing strategic

Commandant speaks, honors 2 Coast Guard aviators at ceremony in NC (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki/Released)

USCG Commandant Honors Two

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft served as the keynote speaker for the First Flight Society’s annual celebration at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Saturday. The ceremony marked the 113th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight, commemorated 100 years of Coast Guard aviation and honored the service of two Coast Guard aviators, Capt. Frank Erickson and Cmdr. Stewart Graham. Portraits of Erickson and Graham were unveiled before the two aviators were officially inducted into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine. Erickson was

Melanie A. Leney (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Leney Elected to Partner at Montgomery McCracken

member of the Civil Practice Clinic, where she successfully obtained SSI benefits on behalf of a client in an appeal against the U.S. Social Security Administration. Leney graduated with B.A. degrees in International Area Studies (Western Europe) and Romance Languages (French) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also received an international diploma, with honors, from the Institute D’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Melanie is fluent in French

Richard Dentzman (Photo: Klein Marine Systems)

Klein Hires Dentzman as Sales Manager

actively involved with the Navy Submarine League, U.S. Submarine Veterans, U.S. Hydrographic Society, Navy League, U.S. Naval Institute, American Association of Port Authorities and the Mine Warfare Association.    Dentzman holds a Master of Science (MS) in Geological Oceanography from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geology from the University of Illinois

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