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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

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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

Geir Bjørkeli (Photo: Corvus Energy)

Corvus Energy Names Bjørkeli CEO

Corvus Energy has appointed Geir Bjørkeli as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Bjørkeli was previously Director of Norway for the Dutch company Huisman, and established the company’s Norwegian presence for offshore construction equipment solutions. Bjørkeli will remain based in Bergen, Norway. Prior to joining Huisman, Bjørkeli was a design engineer with the ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein. He held several positions with Rolls-Royce, including VP Sales for North East Asia and Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Marine Japan, during which time he was

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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.    

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

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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

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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

Kachidurian Named Chief Commercial Officer of Seacube

Jim Kachidurian has been named Chief Commercial Officer of container leasing company SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. He will report to Robert Sappio, Chief Executive Officer.     Kachidurian has executive experience across a variety of financial services and transportation companies, having began his career in container leasing at Transocean Leasing some 30 years ago.   He has held senior sales and marketing roles with companies such as GE Capital, Donlen Corporation and most recently as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing at Stoughton Trailers in Madison, Wisc.

David J. Keehan (Photo: APC)

Keehan Promoted to President of Advanced Polymer Coatings

Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc. (APC), manufacturer of patented polymer high performance industrial coatings used worldwide in a range of markets, has promoted David J. Keehan to President. The announcement, made by Donald J. Keehan, APC Chairman, is designed to ensure management continuity for future years in the closely held family business. Previously David Keehan was APC Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1993 to 2017, engaged in introducing, promoting and selling the company’s leading coating brands, ChemLine for a wide range of industrial coating and tank transport equipment

From left: Jack Taylor, David Sheret, David Sinclair and Hugh Riddell (Photo: M2 Subsea)

Sinclair Joins M2 Subsea

ROV services provider M2 Subsea said David Sinclair has joined its European business development team as the company’s newly appointed business development manager – renewables and decommissioning.  Based in Aberdeen, Sinclair will be responsible for leading M2 Subsea’s business acquisition strategy for both these sectors in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and Europe. Bringing more than 10 years of industry experience, Sinclair joins M2 Subsea from Bibby Offshore where he held the position of engineering and innovation manager.  Sinclair graduated with a masters

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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Andhra Signs MoU with Russian Maritime Varsity

 The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) Andhra Pradesh will soon have a world class maritime university.   AP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Marine Technical University to promote marine education and technology.   The agreement was signed at the port city of St. Petersburg on the first day of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's visit to Russia on Wednesday. The Chief Minister held consultations with the heads of the university during his tour.   The representatives of the university have also signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh

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Cal Maritime Ranks High for Graduate Earnings

California State University Maritime Academy alumni rank very high on the nation’s pay scale, according to a new study examining the earnings of recent graduates.   Among 1,400 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., Cal Maritime ranks seventh based on student earnings 10 years after enrollment, according to a study conducted by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.   The study was based on the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard released earlier this year and designed to help future students choose the right university based on their

Sir John Hood (Photo: BMT Group)

BMT Appoints New Chairman

International maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group announced the appointment of Sir John Hood KNZM as Chairman of BMT Group Ltd. with effect from October 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Neil Cross at the end of BMT’s financial year on September 30. Sir John Hood is a nonexecutive director of BG Group plc and WPP plc, chairman of Urenco Ltd (from which he will retire later this year), Matakina Ltd., and Study Group Ltd.; president and chief executive officer of the Robertson Foundation; and chair of the Rhodes Trust and Teach For All.  For five

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