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Elizabeth Jackson (Photo: KVH)

Jackson to Direct Global Marketing at KVH

Elizabeth Jackson has joined KVH Industries, Inc. as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy.   Jackson has worked at a variety of companies including Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, Summer Infant, and HookLogic, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing. Most recently, Jackson was CMO at DOTS Technology Corp, an NEA portfolio company in health tech.   Jackson has a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from INSEAD in France.   

Leavitt tapped to head Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems Business

served in that role until his present appointment. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Leavitt served 21 years as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, serving in a wide variety of staff and leadership roles, including command of an AEGIS destroyer. Leavitt received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a master's degree in political science from Villanova University.  

Daniel Cullen (Photo: Breakthrough Fuel)

Breakthrough Fuel Names Cullen Director of Applied Knowledge

Fuel’s global fuel market outlooks and price forecasts, which are used to manage more than a half billion gallons of fuel globally.   Cullen was previously Senior Global Research Manager at Breakthrough Fuel.   Originally from Troy, N.Y., Cullen received his A.B. from Princeton University, where he concentrated in politics

Chris Long

Lumitec Names New VP of Engineering

.  The majority of Chris’ career has been with Motorola, Inc. in the Paging and Mobile Phone Divisions.  There he led global R&D teams in the design and launch of several industry-changing mobile phone products.  He has a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, an MBA from Florida International University (FIU), is a licensed Professional Engineer, and holds 6 US Patents. “Lumitec is a product development company first and foremost.  Chris’ philosophy on innovation and ideas on rapid product development are squarely aligned with

Photo courtesy of SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime Ranked a Top Northeastern College

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College has been named a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review for an eighth successive year, as announced by the publishers last week. Maritime College is one of 226 colleges and universities from an 11-state region that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in its 2015 print and online editions. “Maritime’s selection as a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review is particularly rewarding because it is a student-based honor. Our students have reinforced what so many of our alumni who came before

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SUNY Maritime Among 'Best Bang for the Buck' Colleges

10 years after graduations, loan repayment rates and the number of first-generation students.   In the past, the college has also been listed among the top schools in the nation for career placement and the best in the nation for graduates’ mid-career salary. The two rankings are from The Princeton Review and PayScale, respectively.    

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

Rear Adm. Michael J. Alfultis (Image: SUNY  Maritime)

SUNY Maritime Among Top Schools for Career Placement

The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings place State University of New York Maritime College among the top 10 in the nation for career placement after graduation. This year, SUNY Maritime came in seventh place. The college for years has had nearly 100 percent of its graduates working in careers of their choice after graduation. “SUNY Maritime excels at educating our students to give them the knowledge and skills they need for a strong start in their careers,” said Rear Adm. Michael J. Alfultis, president of the college. “Applied learning has been our mission for 140

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

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

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime among Top Institutions for ROI

, average student debt and grant packages, and cost of the degree.   These rankings are in addition to a PayScale report from last summer that found SUNY Maritime’s graduates have the highest median salaries of all colleges in the country.   SUNY Maritime has also been on The Princeton Review’s list of Best Colleges in the Northeast for nine years in a row

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

SUNY Maritime College: Photo SUNY

SUNY Maritime Grads Start at Higher Salary: PayScale

What do SUNY Maritime College graduates have that Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia graduates don’t have?  Higher starting annual salaries; that’s what, answers SUNY. In fact, SUNY Maritime College has the highest-earning alumni of any state public college in the nation, according to PayScale, Inc. in its 2014-15 College Salary Report issued last week. What differentiates the PayScale, Inc. report from the other national third-party endorsements, says SUNY, is that it focuses on alumni outcomes.  According to the report, SUNY Maritime bachelor's-only graduates report

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

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

Dean Xeros (Photo: Principle Logistics Group)

Principle Logistics Group Names Xeros as President

Principle Logistics Group, a Fort Worth-based, strategic planning and transportation logistics and management company, has announced the hiring of Dean Xeros as their new president.   In his role, Xeros will be responsible for leading an aggressive re-launch of the former Principle Transport Group, which will include the offering of a wider range and more technologically sophisticated range of logistics tools and efficiencies. Bringing more than 30 years of proven logistics, sales, and business development experience to Principle Logistics Group, Xeros will focus on the company’s

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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