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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, gave a talk on cruise careers (Photo: HKCYIA)

HKCYIA Gives Talk on Cruise Careers

Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) recently provided a talk for some 100 youths on cruise careers and industry developments at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day. The talk was part of a seminar at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day jointly organized by the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Plymouth University, with the aim of promoting youth employment in the cruise industry and fostering its growth in the local sector. The Day featured several seminars given by industry veterans from Hong Kong’s Kai Tak

Mark Warner (Photo: Inmarsat)

Warner to Head Inmarsat Maritime Marketing

Maritime and Professional Division for Informa.   Warner joins Inmarsat after seven years with ShipServ, where he was a Director for Marketing and Business Development playing a central role in ShipServ's contribution to the EU e-maritime digital development project.   A University of Plymouth alumnus, holding an MSc in International Logistics and a BSc in Maritime Business & Law, Warner has recently finished serving five years as Chairman of the Plymouth Nautical Degree Association, many of whose 500 members now occupy senior positions across the maritime industry. He is also current

Carmen Marchionni (Photo: Lumintec)

Lumitec Expands Sales Team

Lumitec, a designer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting, has announced the appointment of Carmen Marchionni as Director of Sales.   In his new position, Marchionni will work closely with company President John Kujawa on strategies to build on the company’s 10+ years of consistent year-over-year double-digit growth.  He will direct inside sales, field sales and channel management teams to strengthen relationships with current customers and to cultivate new growth opportunities in existing and new markets.   Marchionni brings to the role more than 25 years’

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training.   Kelleher will be responsible to support both marine and industrial segments within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced changes to its senior leadership team.   Michael Smith, executive vice president, strategy and development, is moving to HII’s Technical Solutions division, where he will serve as president of the SN3 business and report to Michael Lempke, president of the Nuclear & Environmental group, effective immediately.    Scott Stabler, executive vice president, internal audit, is moving into a new role as HII’s executive vice president and chief transformation officer, reporting to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO.   Smi

LR Appoints Butcher as Managing Director

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LR Management Systems & Inspection Services.    Based in Birmingham, U.K., Butcher brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses.  After graduating from Southampton University, Butcher held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.    With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Lloyd’s

Simon Redfern (Photo: RCGP)

Redfern Joins RCG

; Inner Dowsing (£340 million CapEx) and Lincs (£1.1 billion CapEx), both of which were delivered on time, within budget and with an excellent safety record.   BSc/BS Nautical Studies (navigation, hydrography, meteorology, oceanography and naval architecture) from the University of Plymouth, England

John Phillips

Phillips Heads Gulf Petrochem's Credit Risk, Bunkering Div.

leadership, organizational ability and business insight will play a critical part in achieving Gulf Petrochem’s vision of sustained growth moving into the future.” Phillips is a graduate in Maritime Business with Maritime Law and has completed his MSc in Port Management at University of Plymouth, UK in 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport, and a Member of the Institute of Petroleum, IBIA and IECA

Tony McWilliams (Photo: Pharma-Safe Industrial Services)

Pharma-Safe Expands into West Texas

Health and safety services provider Pharma-Safe Industrial Services said it has expanded into the West Texas market through the addition of a new office in Midland. In conjunction with Pharma-Safe’s new office, the company announced that Tony McWilliams will join as the West Texas Area Manager.   With more than 20 years of experience, McWilliams will lead business development strategies for health, safety and environmental services and deliver exceptional results to clients.    “Tony’s experience will help drive our company’s sales strategy and continued

The MarTID partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University. L to R: Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems.  Photo courtesy WMU

MarTID Survey Closing Today

January 31, 2018 is the deadline for the first global survey for the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID), giving the industry one last chance to take 20 minutes and become a part of this historic initiative. The partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, with the signing of an MoU with the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & E‪ngineering News and MarineLink.com. Once

Photo: Kadey-Krogen Yachts

Kadey-Krogen Yachts Expands to Rhode Island

Stuart, Florida with additional offices in Annapolis, Maryland and Seattle, Washington, Kadey-Krogen Yachts partner and vice president of sales Tucker West leads the company’s expansion into New England.    A Rhode Island native, West entered the marine industry after graduating from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire with a degree in business management. His primary focus throughout the last 20 years has been in yacht sales, marketing, and after-sales service for marine businesses around the world. For Kadey-Krogen Yachts, West manages sales and contributes to product development

Shawn Lobree (Photo: Silver Ships)

Silver Ships Hires Lobree as Federal Contracts Manager

Silver Ships, Inc. announced the hiring of Shawn Lobree, a recently retired U.S. Navy captain, as Federal Contracts Manager. Lobree has more than 25 years of military experience in maritime operations, human resources, information technology, shipbuilding and repair. His skillset will help give Silver Ships military customers a seamless contract and build process experience.   In addition to his service in the Navy, Lobree’s career has included working as a maritime and defense consultant and assistant to a shipbuilding supervisor.    As Federal Contracts Manager, Lobree will

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

Engineering and technology group SENER has named Mercedes Sierra CEO of SENER in the United States.    Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees. Finishing her duties in July 2009

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

Rick Meidel has joined Crowley Fuels as vice president and general manager, responsible for the performance and day-to-day operations of Crowley’s Alaska division. Meidel previously spent 32 years with ExxonMobil in downstream lubricants, retail fuels marketing, refinery optimization and natural gas and co-generation power commercialization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.  In his new role, Meidel will be based in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager. “Crowley

Photo courtesy of PML

PML Partners With IMarEST

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) has announced it is to renew its partnership with the Institute for Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST).   The year-long partnership will see the Institute and PML working together to encourage career development among the laboratory’s 166 employees, as well as boost its profile among the international marine community. PML, which develops integrated marine science to promote sustainable oceans, will also have access to the IMarEST’s vast global information resources and industry networks. PML’s CEO, Prof. Stephen de Mora

Eric Coleman (Photo: EBDG)

Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Eric Coleman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's team of naval architects and engineers, bringing with him six years of marine experience.    Coleman’s experience is broad, with an emphasis on preliminary and detail design work of aluminum and steel vessels.  He has worked on a wide variety of commercial vessels and charter yachts up to 210 feet in length.  His background includes hands-on shipyard experience, comprising production oversight, class and regulatory compliance, and designing for production.   Coleman is a licensed professional engineer in Washington

Igor Maximtsev and Alexey Miller. Photo by St. Petersburg State University of Economics

Gazprom Steps into St. Petersburg University

  The Gazprom Specialized Department was opened today in St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia's top-rated higher education institution of economics. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman and Igor Maximtsev, Rector of St. Petersburg State University of Economics took part in the event. “As early as this academic year the new department will supervise all the postgraduates whose papers would be considered useful for the Company's business. From September 1 next year, the new department will offer master's degree courses available to Gazprom's

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