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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Bob Barone (Photo: PDS)

Barone Named VP of Precision Drive Systems

of high-speed precision spindle motors, support and repair based in Bessemer City, N.C., announced that Bob Barone has been named vice president of the company.   Barone brings a wealth of experience to PDS, including owning and operating an architectural millwork company, as well as holding product management and sales positions with Michael Weinig, Biesse America and Benz. His experience in wood, plastic and engineered composite manufacturing applications will be brought to bear assisting PDS customers with all of their spindle needs – both with new equipment and repair service. He will focus

Matthew Campbell Photo AdvanTec Global Innovations

Campbell Joins AdvanTec as V.P.

Matthew Campbell assumes the position of Vice President, Marketing & Product Management of AdvanTec Global Innovations. He assumes responsibility for marketing, and the development and growth of all brands within the marine products portfolio. He brings over 20 years of experience from a variety of high tech and manufacturing companies within the transportation sector including marine. “We are thrilled to have Matthew join our organization and to have him lead our marketing and product management teams with a focus on evolutionary collaboration.” said Paul Hill, CEO, AdvanTec Global

Matthew Campbell (Photo: AdvanTec)

Campbell Joins AdvanTec in Marketing Role

Aiming to enhance its marketing and product management capabilities, AdvanTec Global Innovations – parent to the Diamond Sea Glaze, Steelhead Marine, Pacific Coast Marine and Freeman Marine Equipment brands – has appointed Matthew Campbell to the position of Vice President, Marketing & Product Management. The role gives Campbell responsibility for marketing, as well as the development and growth of all brands within the company’s marine products portfolio. He brings more than 20 years of experience from companies within the transportation sector including marine. AdvanTec

Jens Bering (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Bering VP, Marine Sales

for the company’s North America marine sales segment, with responsibility for commercial and leisure marine sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.   “Jens brings the breadth of experience to the role, having worked in engineering, sales and product management throughout his successful career with Volvo Penta,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “He is respected by employees, industry peers and customers alike, with a demonstrated record of bringing innovation to the marine market.”    Bering

Aries Dijkhuizen

Dijhuizen Named Petersen's Business Development Manager

that momentum going while continuing to provide the excellent technical service we are famed for.” Before joining Petersen, Aries served as Commercial Manager at Holmatro Marine Equipment.  Previously he held positions at Lewmar Mid-Europe and Mennnens working in sales management, product management, and project management in the Netherlands, Europe and the Middle East.  

Susan Ludwig (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)

Ludwig Named Coast Guard Foundation President

staff in 2013 as the primary fundraiser and relationship manager for Coast Guard Foundation programs and investors in the Northeast region of the United States. She has 10 years of nonprofit fundraising and administration work, coupled with two decades of experience working in corporate sales and product management

Mark Crooks (Photo: Superior Industries)

Crooks Joins Superior Industries

; responsibilities will include managing and further developing Superior’s vibratory product line, which currently includes the Guardian Horizontal Screen, Anthem Inclined Screen, and Intrepid Vibrating Grizzly Feeder (VGF).   Crooks brings 20 years of experience and an expertise in product management, business development, and sales and channel management.   Previous to his role with Superior, Crooks held numerous positions at Terex Mineral Processing Systems including international dealer development manager, market director, and global product manager. Before Terex, Crooks was

John Beering (Photo: Trojan Battery)

Trojan Battery Names Beering COO

for commercial and product development programs, as well as all strategic initiatives globally.  Prior to that, he held other general management and marketing roles with Eaton.  He also has served in multiple sales and marketing positions at Pratt & Whitney, and in engineering and product management roles with Carrier Corp.   Beering earned a Master of Science degree in management, marketing and finance, and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.   Beering’s appointment is the latest in recent executive

Nicolas Quéru (Photo: Navico)

Quéru, Davis Take up Leadership Roles at Navico

strategy and sales excellence.   Alongside Quéru, Stephen Davis, has been appointed Simrad Global Brand Director within Navico’s marketing team. Davis will be helping to develop the Simrad brand in both leisure and commercial markets. He will be working alongside the Product Management teams and regional Sales and Marketing groups on a worldwide basis.   Davis’s marketing background spans several different industry verticals, from packaged consumer goods to on-line travel. He will now get the chance to use his extensive experience and his interest in sailing

New COO Role for The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute informs it is is enhancing its sector management structure with the creation of a new role with overall responsibility for business development, personnel and product management of a key department, reflecting the increasing demand from industry for training services.   It is currently recruiting for the new post of Chief Operating Officer, whose main responsibilities will include but will not be limited to taking the accreditation and certification department into a strategic position within the industry. The COO will be responsible for leading a 20-strong team that

Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

Parpala Joins The Switch

 The Switch has recruited Ville Parpala as Director, Product Marketing, Marine Solutions, as it targets its ambition of achieving growth of 200 percent in the marine segment across the next five years. The firm, a specialist in the development and supply of advanced drive train solutions, said it will leverage Parpala’s vast experience and contact book, to push its ability to deliver enhanced efficiency, cost savings and environmental performance to the shipping industry worldwide.    Parpala joins the Finnish headquartered business, part of the €3.3 billion ($3.9 billion)

David Turnbull (Photo: Seabury Capital)

Turnbull Named Senior Advisor at Seabury Capital

Seabury Capital LLC has appointed David M. Turnbull as a Senior Advisor. Turnbull will serve to facilitate Seabury Capital’s expansion of its global product and advisory service offerings in specialty finance, investment banking, technology and software applications.   Seabury Capital Chairman, President & CEO John E. Luth commented, “The addition of an experienced and well-respected industry expert such as David Turnbull will advance Seabury Capital’s efforts in serving our clients’ needs. His insights and significant reference points within the aviation, aerospace

John Torgersen (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings, Inc.)

Torgersen Joins Phoenix International

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that John Torgersen has joined the company as its new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in commercial and military quality standards and certification programs.   Torgersen’s initial focus in his new position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.   Torgersen comes to Phoenix with over 20 years of experience in Quality, Health, Safety &

Transas CEO Frank Coles. (Photo: Transas)

Transas CEO Honored

of the 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovations Awards, an award which acknowledges his ability to communicate his vision for the maritime industry in the digital age. The Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program based in San Francisco that honors the Best Companies, Products, Innovations, Management Teams, Executives and Influencers from around the globe. A master mariner and maritime lawyer by training, Coles was selected by the Golden Bridge judging panel for his ability in being the driving force behind the maritime industry’s digital age and a new world

Active discussions in small groups. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

MOL Launches 2017 Session of 'One MOL Global Management College'

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that the in-house training program "One MOL Global Management College was launched on September 4.  One MOL Global Management College started in 2014 with the aim to improve management skills in a cross-cultural environment and develop the next generation of executives who will be leaders in the MOL Group's global management.    The 2017 session marks the fourth year MOL has offered the program. In response to today's global marketplace, the program targets not only employees in Japan, but also personnel from overseas subsidiaries

Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

with distributors, OEMs and end use customers will enable BioBlend to further accelerate that growth.”   As businesses and government entities across the world look to lessen their environmental impact and protect employees, BioBlend lubricants said it continues to innovate with new products that help organizations achieve their performance and sustainability goals.   “It is exciting to be at the forefront of the next generation of lubricant development by joining the BioBlend team,” said Len. “We want to showcase that our lubricants can perform as well as

Marty Bass (Photo: Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine Appoints Bass to Head EMEA Operations

Mercury Marine announced that Marty Bass has been appointed President - EMEA Mercury Marine, effective immediately. Bass, who previously was vice president of Mercury's product category management group based at Mercury headquarters in Fond du Lac, succeeds Mike Shedivy, who has lead EMEA – Mercury Marine since 2013.   Shedivy will join Life Fitness, another unit of Brunswick Corporation, as its vice president - global commercial category management and product development. Bass joined Mercury Marine in 2006 and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the

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