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IAMPE Certifies Port Professionals

Port Executive (MPE) were Gerhard Kusta, MPE, Executive Director at MARCOOS (Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System); Gregory Dolan, MPE, Terminal Manager for Massachusetts Clean Energy Center in New Bedford, MA; Elizabeth Bonini, MPE, Acting Director of PennPORTS for Pennsylvania DOT; John Baudhuin, MPE, Head of Marine Operations for Penn Terminals, Inc.; James Van Dien, MPE, Associate Vice President for HDR Engineering, Inc.; and Keith Hermann, MPE, Instructor at the Maritime Academy Charter School in Philadelphia. In Pittsburgh, receiving the professional designation

Jim O’Leary (Photo: WireCo)

WireCo Names O’Leary Executive Chairman, CEO

, aerospace, medical, military, alternative energy and aftermarket customers. Prior to joining Kaydon, O’Leary held leadership roles at Beazer Homes, USA, Inc., U.S. Industries and Hanson PLC. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University. 

Ned Hunter (Photo: Harrington Hoists)

Leadership Change at Harrington Hoists

.   Lonardi began his career with Harrington Hoists, Inc. as the Eastern Division Sales Manager in 1997. He was later named VP of Sales & Marketing and most recently he held the position of COO with the company. Lonardi holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  

Daniel G. McDermott

NY Maritime Law Firm Cited as a Top Practice

technician" in his handling of cargo damage and loss, collision and pollution claims.   Marshall Dennehey's Maritime Litigation Practice Group serves national and international clients in all facets of admiralty and marine insurance law from offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Florida. The group's attorneys represent shipowners, terminal operators, underwriters, cruise lines, trucking companies, vessel manufacturers and more, in a wide variety of marine and inland marine litigation including catastrophic loss, marine insurance and reinsurance, Jones Act, cargo recovery

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.

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.

SUNY Maritime to Host STEM Academy for City Schools

from New York and New Jersey.   High schools participating in the SUNY Maritime STEM Academy are: The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, on Governors Island, New York City; the Maritime Industries Academy of Baltimore, Maryland; the Maritime Academy Charter High School of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Western New York Maritime Academy High School of Buffalo, New York.    A breakfast and closing ceremony, where the students will give presentations highlighting their week-long team project, is scheduled for Friday, July 31 at 9:30 a.m. in the campus’ waterfront Maritime

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Can Employers Ask About Prescription Drug Use?

, in fact, employment decisions are impacted by the employer’s discovery of legitimate prescription drug use. Connolly, 623 F. Supp. 2d at 930.    Even without a disability, an individual subjected to an unlawful inquiry or medical examination can succeed with a claim under the ADA. Pennsylvania State Troopers Association v. Miller, 621 F. Supp. 2d 246, 252 (M.D. Pa. 2008). Similarly, the court in Griffin v. Steeltek, Inc., 160 F.3d 593-94 (10th Cir. 1998), found that a rejected applicant may seek damages under § 12112(d)(2)(A) if that rejection was based on information from an illegal

Dave Bolcar (Photo: HII)

Newport News Promotes Two

engineering division. Since then, he has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including manager in Ford-class component engineering and Columbia-class propulsion engineering, and director of submarine engineering. Bolcar earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He will continue to report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’ vice president of Navy programs.   Effective immediately, Smith is vice president of fleet support programs, with responsibility for both submarine and aircraft carrier fleet support, including Gerald R. Ford-class

Eric Evans (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes Evans VP of Strategy

back to Jacksonville in 2009 to support Crowley’s petroleum services, technical services, and petroleum distribution and marine services business units. He was promoted to his most recent position as vice president of finance and planning in 2010.   Evans graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1987 and is a Washington State CPA

Scott Poggi and Bill Hayes (Photo: Retlif)

Retlif Names Poggi Director of Operations

his new position as Director 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

Mary Cullen (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names Cullen VP of Nuclear Propulsion

shipyard in 1985. She has served as radiological control deputy director, production refueling and nuclear support superintendent, and construction director, and most recently led the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology

SeaRiver Names New US-flag Tanker

begin to support oil production and refining operations. They will replace two existing double hull tankers.   “This project has had a significant economic impact, creating more than 1,200 jobs and generating millions of dollars in revenue for the city of Philadelphia, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond,” said Andy Madden, vice president of ExxonMobil Supply & Transportation Company. “What we celebrate today is a reminder of what America’s energy industry can do and is doing – investing in our country. Expanding supplies of affordable, reliable energy has

Joseph Campbell (Image: BAE Systems)

Campbell to Lead BAE Systems’ Ship Repair Business

U.S. Atlantic Fleet and served as the 101st shipyard commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as well as director of Fleet Maintenance and deputy commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command.   Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Naval Engineer’s degree and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Jens F. Grüner-Hegge is the new CFO at Stolt-Nielsen (Photo: Stolt-Nielsen)

Stolt-Nielsen Names Grüner-Hegge CFO

investment projects, including the sale and purchase of ships.  Before that he was General Manager, Stolt NYK Asia-Pacific Service (SNAPS), a joint venture chemical tanker company based in Singapore.  Grüner-Hegge received his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   In addition to serving as CFO of Stolt-Nielsen for the last 26 years, Engelhardtsen has held numerous key positions during his career, including President of Stolt Tank Containers, where he played an

Christie Thomas,  vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. (Photo: HII)

Shipbuilder HII Names Thomas VP Pricing, Contracts

held director-level positions in supply chain management, business management, business development, and contracts and pricing. In 2017, she was promoted to corporate director of investor relations at HII’s corporate office. Prior to HII, Thomas spent 12 years with Lockheed Martin. A native of Pennsylvania, Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University and an MBA in finance from State University of New York at Binghamton

Keenan Named President of Phoenix

;s operating units worldwide.   Before beginning his foray into the private sector, Keenan (CAPT USN retired) served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a diver, salvor and engineer. He is a registered professional engineer and marine surveyor with a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Materials Engineering and Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research relating to waterborne ship repair was published in the Naval Engineers Journal. He holds a U.S. patent for his invention Method and Apparatus for Thermal Insulation of Wet Shielded

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