Unda Named CEO of SENER Group
Jorge Unda, until now the Managing Director of the Engineering and Construction area of the SENER Group, has been appointed CEO for the entire Group, replacing Jorge Sendagorta, who previously combined the positions of President and CEO. Unda becomes the top executive of the company, and Sendagorta remains as President of SENER’s Board of Directors.An industrial engineer in the field of Mechanics from the Higher School of Industrial Engineering of Bilbao (Spain), University of the Basque Country, and doctor of industrial engineering from the ESII (Higher School of Industrial Engineers) of San
Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO
Nozipho Mdawe has been appointed as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective May 21, 2018. She takes over the role recently vacated by Phyllis Difeto and briefly held in an acting capacity by Moshe Motlohi.The role of TNPA COO has been expanded and will include: Marine Services, Aviation Services and Pilotage, Continuous Improvement, Port Planning, Lighthouses, SHE & Risk, Security, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Dredging Services, Ship Repair, Port Control and Port Maintenance.Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)Mdawe has most recently served as Secretary
Mercury Racing Names Halley as GM
Mercury Racing has named Stuart Halley as its new general manager to replaces Erik Christiansen who left the company in March.Halley is a 25-year veteran of the marine industry having served most recently as Mercury Marine’s PD&E Director, Program Management & Product Planning, a role he has held since 2011.During that time, Halley and his team were integral to the success of many of Mercury’s outboard platforms including the 150hp FourStroke, the 75-115hp FourStroke and the new 3.4L V-6 platform.Prior to working at Mercury, Halley was employed at General Dynamics and Lockheed in Ft.
Rickey Named Senior Manager at Honda Marine
Michael E. Rickey was named Senior Manager, Honda Marine, effective April 1, 2018.In this capacity he oversees total sales, operations and application engineering activities for the U.S. region, working to increase volume through the execution of competitive pricing; sales channel expansion; strategic advertising and promotional campaigns; and enhanced communications with OEM and dealer channels.Before his current role, Rickey most recently served as Senior Manager, Engines and Export Sales for the Honda Engines group. His 23-year career at American Honda started in 1995 when he joined the company as
Shipbuilding: Weldon Named VP at HII Ingalls
Scott Weldon was promoted to vice president of supply chain management at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In this role, Weldon will provide leadership to all Ingalls supply chain management functions, including sourcing, procurement, inventory control and material warehousing. He succeeds Lori Harper, who will retire on Aug. 1 after more than 15 years of service at Ingalls. Weldon joined HII in 1998 and served in various leadership positions across the shipyard. Most recently, he served as chief procurement officer. He was named Instructor of the Year in 2017 for his work as an
KPI Bridge Oil Promotes Chambers to Marketing Manager
KPI Bridge Oil, a global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, has promoted Alysha Chambers from Group Marketing Coordinator to Group Marketing Manager.Chambers joined KPI Bridge Oil two years ago from a UK healthcare manufacturer where she was responsible for the company’s B2B and B2C marketing activities. Chambers has a MA degree from Kingston University, London in Marketing Communications & Advertising and a BA degree from Saint Leo University, USA in Communication Management.
Marine Jet Power Hires Tilton
Jordan Tilton has rejoined the Marine Jet Power (MJP) sales team as Program Manager responsible for key account management and aftermarket business development in the Americas.Tilton has more than 15 years experience in the commercial marine sector. He began his career on the Great Lakes captaining high speed ferries and also worked as a captain on board yachts and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean before joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine as a Vessel Commander and Marine Interdiction Agent.Tilton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State Universit
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Novia, Aboa Mare and KMIFT Enter Into A MoU
Novia University of Applied Sciences and Aboa Mare have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT), which operates under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Republic of Korea, for collaboration on staff mobility and the sharing of information.The Memorandum of Understanding promotes the internationalization of the operations in both institutions.The purpose of the present memorandum is to offer mobility opportunities to staff in the field of maritime training and to share information between the institutions. This way, the instituti