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Great Lakes Towing, Shipyard to Hire 100

;s president. “We are committed to hiring a diverse team of people – providing employees with a unique opportunity to learn and develop through training to preserve our position as a leader in the Great Lakes community and throughout the industry.”   Located in Cleveland, Ohio, The Towing Company is the owner and operator of the largest fleet of shipdocking tugboats on the U.S. Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence River Seaway. Great Lakes Shipyard is the leading full-service ship repair and construction operation on the Great Lakes

Swearingen Joins PMI Industries

relationship management experience in various industries including: market channel development services, automotive, construction and information technology. He is skilled in sales, marketing, sales channel development, territory management, as well as strategy creation and implementation. A Kent, Ohio resident, Swearingen is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Communications Services. He has been a member of the Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality and the Maintenance Superintendents Association.  

New Barge Fleeting and Switching Operation in Cairo Harbor

1, 2016.    The Cairo harbor is a vital hub in the inland waterway supply chain. The new operation will be based in Wickliffe, Kentucky, and will provide fleeting and switching operations from mile 948 on the Lower Mississippi River to mile 29 on the Upper Mississippi and mile 974 on the Ohio River.   “ARTCO is the only company in the inland waterway system that can provide a self-contained supply chain to our customers, which allows us to provide better, more efficient and cost-effective service,” said Jason Porter, vice president, ARTCO operations. “This new

Scott Wilson (Photo: PLIDCO)

PLIDCO Hires Wilson as Sales Manager

The Pipe Line Development Company (PLIDCO), a manufacturer of pipeline repair and maintenance fittings based in Westlake, Ohio, has hired Scott Wilson as Sales Manager.   As an executive for PLIDCO, Wilson will lead all aspects of the company’s worldwide sales efforts.   Prior to joining PLIDCO, Wilson was instrumental in building successful consulting practices with the WBC Group and Integrated Data Solutions. He brings more than 20 years of experience within various aspects of the manufacturing industry and is a distinguished graduate of The Ohio State University, with a focus on

Photo: The Great Lakes Towing Company

Great Lakes Towing Hosts Networking Event

The Great Lakes Towing Company hosted a WIRE-Net networking event at Great Lakes Shipyard in order to celebrate manufacturing and innovation in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. More than 100 attendees gathered on the banks of the Cuyahoga River to connect with other manufacturing professionals, forge new relationships and continue to grow and strengthen the local manufacturing community. In addition to a cocktail reception, attendees received tours of the shipyard and detailed explanations of some of the new services/tools that Great Lakes Shipyard has added to their business offering. This included

PMI Industries Promotes Zivich to Manager

a better return-on-investment. According to Robert Schauer, President of PMI Industries, Inc., "Phil has demonstrated his ability to add value to our organization through professional sales and customer support. His problem-solving skills are appreciated throughout the company." A Mentor, Ohio resident, Zivich is a graduate of Case Western University with a Chemical Engineering degree.  

Bill Heller

Heller Named President of Messer Cutting Systems

Heller has spent the last five years at Messer Cutting Systems as a Product Manager of our Material Handling and Laser Machine Lines. Prior to that, Bill Heller has spent 37 years in the cutting and welding field, with a background in sales for robotic automation. He graduated from MT. Union College in Ohio with a degree in business.  

Walther Joins RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has appointed Robert Walther as Vice President, Sales-Northeast. His territory spans from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Ohio.   Walther will be responsible for port drayage, dedicated fleet management, container terminal sales, trans-loading, warehousing and contract logistics sales under Roadone's single-source solution umbrella. In addition, he will contribute to the company's strategic planning and marketing efforts. He will also help to drive revenue opportunities for RoadOne's sister companies, US IntermodaLogistics and American IntermodaLogistics. This

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

, pricing and operations.    Noone received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College and is certified by some of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics, including the SMEAL College of Business Administration at Penn State University and the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He also earned certifications in Advance Management from INSEAD, in Strategic Planning and Implementation from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a past Steering Committee Member at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).   Noone&rsquo

Bulk vessel Cuyahoga (Photo: Rand Logistics)

Rand Logistics Names Corporate VP of Procurement

, purchases and projects. His prior employment experience also includes supply chain roles with Ernst & Young LLP, Accenture Ltd., and BearingPoint Inc.   Garwood holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in Finance from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio

Lincoln Electric Invests in Welding Tech Center

Press release - The Lincoln Electric Company, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., announced it is investing approximately $30 million in a new Welding Technology Center on its Euclid, Ohio campus. The Center will focus on the training of welding educators and industry leaders to address the rising demand for welding education and career pathways in welding and advanced manufacturing.  Lincoln Electric will also dedicate resources to support welding training for veterans at this facility. Construction is expected to begin in early 2016 with an opening anticipated in 2017 -

Norm Kraus (Photo: Chris-Craft)

Chris-Craft Appoints Regional Sales Director

Norm Kraus has joined the Chris-Craft team as Regional Sales Director.    Kraus comes to Chris-Craft with 40 years of industry experience. He started his professional career in the retail sector, working as a technician/sales/sales management/GM at dealerships in the Northern Ohio Market. In addition to his retail experience, Norm has served as a District Sales Manager for Eagle Trailers, and most recently Regional Business Development Manager at Mastercraft Boats, assisting dealer growth in the Northeast and Midwest.   "We are excited to have Norm join our team as a Regional

Douglas Natoce (Photo: Marine Jet Power)

Natoce Joins Marine Jet Power

served in many different areas of the industry, most recently as the International Sales Manager for Brunswick Commercial & Government Products where he was responsible for military sales as well as sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his role with Brunswick, Natoce was with the State of Ohio where he was the Officer in Charge of an agency of 650 state officers  specializing in the vessel enforcement, marine, fisheries, wildlife and parks  programs.  

Great Lakes Towing Company Creates ‘Workforce Pipeline’

. With continual changes to technology and standards, The company works with Cuyahoga Community College instructors to ensure students are receiving the most up-to-date training that reflects industry modifications. This year, Great Lakes will also participate in an internship program sponsored by Ohio Means Jobs and the Make it in American Grant that the Medina County Workforce Development is providing to Northeast Ohio welding students. The grant funding provides up to $15 per hour for up to 400 hours of labor, per intern. Corporate partners, like The Great Lakes Towing Company can choose to hire

Mike Paul (Photo: UCA)

UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team

previously worked as a territory manager, regional sales manager and in national accounts sales for companies including Linde Material Handling. He currently lives in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with his wife and daughter and earned a bachelor’s degree in mass media management from Marietta College in Ohio.   Terre Robert Haff is the newest regional sales manager for the southwest. Haff will assist in dealer sales support for Southern California, Southern Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii. Prior to joining UCA, Haff worked more than 18 years in the material handling industry, including as a territory

AJ Halavacs: Photo ZF Marine

ZF Marine’s Halavacs Dies at 59

there wasn’t a person in this business that didn’t know AJ.  AJ loved this industry, and it loved him back.” Halavacs’ passion for the water and boating was evident in the fact that he was a 34 year veteran of the marine industry. Starting his career in 1980 in Mentor, Ohio, opportunities took him on to Michigan, Illinois and finally to South Florida.  Halavacs first started with – then - ZF Industries in 1989.  Halavacs was intensely proud to represent ZF and its products. He worked tirelessly to grow the organization from a relatively unknown newcomer

Thomas Rayburn (Photo: LCA)

Rayburn Joins LCA as Environmental, Regulatory Director

and industry consulting.   Rayburn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Purdue University. He has done post-graduate studies in Environmental Science and Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He and his wife, Laura, live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.   James H.I. Weakley, President of the Association, said, “The challenges facing the industry right now are significant, and how we resolve issues such as regulation of ballast water and restoring ports and waterways to their proper depth will decide the future of Great Lakes shipping