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Pankaj Khanna Appointed As CEO of Ocean Rig

47 years old with 29 years of varied experience in the maritime & offshore industry. He last served as Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Marine Inc, a drybulk company that he founded in 2013.    Prior to his position at Pioneer Marine Inc Khanna served as Chief Marketing Officer at Ocean Rig UDW Inc. from January 1, 2012 to October 2, 2012. Mr. Khanna served as the Chief Operating Officer of DryShips, Inc. from March 2009 to October 2, 2012.    Prior to joining DryShips, he served in C-Suite roles at Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd and Alba Maritime Services S.A. He has also served

Joe Bauschka (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints US Sales Manager

Ocean Signal has appointed its first dedicated U.S. Sales Manager to manage the company’s expansion in the country. With a background in the marine electronics and fishing industries, maritime sales manager Joe Bauschka is handling increased demand for Ocean Signal’s rescueME and SafeSea ranges of recreational and commercial communication and safety products, and a growing distribution network in the U.S. Bauschka previously worked as regional manager for Navico Inc for 17 years, before moving on to key sales roles at Pure Fishing and Simrad Fisheries. Bauschka will specifically

Ross Moloney & Paul Fulcher (Photo: LEEA)

LEEA Announces New Leadership

LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), a representative body for the lifting equipment industry, has announced the appointment of Paul Fulcher as the new LEEA Chairperson and to welcome Dr. Ross Moloney as Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Paul Fulcher, managing director of Rigging Services takes up the appointment of Chairperson from Oliver Auston after his two year tenure. Fulcher has been an active member of the board for 20 years and previously held the position of Chairperson from 2001 to 2003. LEEA also announced the appointment of board member Kat Moss, from Catena

Kyle Curtis (Photo: TSGI)

Curtis Joins The Shearer Group

 Naval architect Kyle Curtis has joined naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI).   Prior to joining TSGI, Curtis worked for Versabar in Houston as a marine engineer and a structural engineer. He received a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University where he also received the Dean’s Honor Award and participated as the Treasurer of the Ocean Engineering Society.

Patrick Grandelli (Photo: PCCI)

PCCI Appoints Grandelli as Chief Engineer

PCCI, Inc. has announced that Patrick Grandelli, P.E. has joined PCCI’s Alexandria office as a Chief Engineer. He will be responsible for providing engineering, design, installation and program/project management services to U.S. Government and commercial clients in the ocean facility and renewable energy industries.  Grandelli is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and naval energy/operations staff officer who also served on three U.S. navy warships. He has two decades’ experience in the analysis and design of large subsea pipelines, ocean energy systems, and the conduct of

Armstrong Named VP MOL (America)

, including experience serving as a head of intermodal operations along with responsibility for West Coast terminals. Armstrong earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of North Texas and has served on the board of directors for the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA), and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA).  

Raul Enrique Pena

Pena Joins DOE as VP of Sales and Marketing

Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. said that Raul Enrique Pena has joined the company as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing to drive the continued growth of Deep Ocean while expanding its presence internationally.   Pena brings an in-depth knowledge of sales, channel management, business development and marketing from his successful career in telecom and tech, having worked in both start-up and established organizations. He has conducted business in Latin America, Asia and Europe in recent years, and will be focused on strengthening our relationships with Deep Ocean clients and sales channels

Matthew Wilson (Photo: QPS)

Wilson Joins QPS Sales Team

QPS has hired Matthew J. Wilson in a marketing and sales position at QPS-US Inc, effective September 1, 2017.   Wilson joins QPS from NOAA Office of Coast Survey, Atlantic Hydrographic Branch, Norfolk, Va. where he is served as a Physical Scientist since 2008.   Wilson received a M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in December 2016, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He has a M.S. in Ocean Mapping from University of New Hampshire, December 2012.

Kris Nieuwenhuis (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Nieuwenhuis as Sales Manager

Ocean Signal has appointed Kris Nieuwenhuis as its new global Commercial Sales Manager. An experienced technical sales manager in the maritime industry with a strong background in AIS and marine safety, Nieuwenhuis will focus on launching upcoming Ocean Signal productsto the commercial sector. His new role will also involve increasing awareness of the Ocean Signal E101V float-free EPIRB with memory capsule for VDRs and growing sales of the established SafeSea range of GMDSS products. Nieuwenhuis joins the safety and communication specialist following a three-year spell as Sales Manager at world

Mac Bruton (Photo: Intermarine)

Mac Bruton Joins Intermarine

than 20 years in the international shipping and infrastructure development industries, with a focus on Latin America. He began his career in 1989 as an operations manager for Marine Chartering Co., Inc. Bruton has also held positions with Intergen Energy, Inc., International Energy Partners, LLC., Transoceanic Shipping Company; and from 2002-2006 held the position of Global Accounts Manager with Intermarine. He rejoins Intermarine from Dan Gulf Shipping, LLC, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Pricing. In this role he was responsible for managing Caytrans BBC, an ocean freight liner service

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US Energy Jobs on the Rise

U.S. oil and natural gas producers added jobs in November, the sector's first monthly employment increase in more than two years as drillers returned to the well pad due to a rally in crude prices, according to U.S. jobs data on Friday.   Combined oil and gas extraction and support services jobs increased by 3,300 to 384,300 in November, the first increase since September 2014 when employment in the sector peaked at 536,100, according U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.   "Probably around August to September last year we started to see an increase in the amount of need out

Christopher Deschenes has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Deschenes Joins Bouchard as VP

Repairs.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Mr. Deschenes served as a Project Engineer with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. as a member of the Worldwide Technical Service Group, supporting all new construction and capital projects for the foreign and domestic OSG tanker/ATB fleet. He then moved on to Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Inc. as Director of Engineering and Projects, where he was responsible for managing company operations, engineering staff, client relations and overall project execution.   As Bouchard’s Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs,  Deschenes will be responsibl

Ocean Signal founder, Alan Wrigley (left), hands over the reins to Neil Jordan (right) (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal MD Wrigley Steps Down

Alan Wrigley has announced that he is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal. Effective from June 1, 2017, company founder Wrigley is replaced by Ocean Signal’s current Senior Project Manager, Neil Jordan, in a planned transition developed to continue the rapid growth of the Margate-based business. Wrigley, who has been involved in the marine electronics industry for over 41 years, has steered engineering-led Ocean Signal from a new company with a small portfolio of devices in 2011 to an international brand and world

Left to right: Bethany Shimasaki, Rosie Wilcox, Donald Lay, Connor Vincent, Christine Kimball and Alyssa Scott

Six Washington Students Earn Maritime Scholarships

State were awarded the 2015 YMTA Scholarships: Bethany Shimasaki from Des Moines and attended Seattle Christian School, volunteers at Seattle Aquarium, and is planning to attend the University of California San Diego, majoring in marine science received a $2,000 scholarship  sponsored by Ocean Peace, Inc. Rosie Wilcox from Chimacum Pi Program, Chimacum School District with experience at the Community Boat Program is planning to attend NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock received the $1,000 scholarship sponsored by John and Anita Crawford & PSM (Puget Sound Maritime)

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) Photo Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Hires Adm. Papp as President Washington Ops

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has appointed Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U. S. Coast Guard (Retired), as President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Washington Operations. Admiral Papp served as an Officer in the Coast Guard for nearly 40 years, completing his career as the 24th Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard from 2010 to 2014. The Coast Guard is the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was a career cutterman, serving in six cutters, commanding four of them, including the Coast Guard’s square rigged sailing ship, USCG Barque EAGLE. As a flag officer

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US Energy Jobs Rise as Higher Prices Boost Oil Drilling

U.S. oil and natural gas producers added jobs in December and January as drillers continued to return to the well pad with crude prices holding near 18 month highs, according to U.S. jobs data on Friday. Oil and gas extraction jobs increased by 100 to 177,400 in January, while support services jobs increased by 600 to 195,200 in December, its second increase in a row, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. The energy data was contained in a Labor Department report that also said U.S. nonfarm payrolls increased by 227,000 jobs last month, the largest gain in four months, while

Jackie Johnson (Photo: Page International)

Page International Names Johnson Sales Director

role, she will be responsible for procuring new sales leads and all new business for services offered to beneficial cargo owners throughout North America.   Prior to her promotion, Johnson served as Page’s director of exports, where she oversaw and directed all U.S. export shipments, both ocean and air freight as well as export compliance. She has been employed by Page International since 2003.    Johnson, who is originally from Tampa, Fla., attended Agnes Scott College and has earned a certification in hazardous material training. She currently resides in Pooler, Ga