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Stephen Metruck (Photo: Stephen P. Metruck)

Port of Seattle Names Metruck Executive Director

financial leadership to his new role. Most recently, Metruck was Commander of the Mid-Atlantic Region, overseeing 3,600 military and civilian personnel, and before that, responsibility for planning and execution of the $10 billion U.S. Coast Guard budget.   Metruck served as Commander of Sector Puget Sound from 2005 to 2008. In this capacity, Metruck was responsible for enforcing complex national and international safety, security and environmental laws. He oversaw the creation of the nationally recognized Puget Sound Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC), which brings numerous government jurisdiction

Windstar Cruises Appoints Inman as Director

with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and a Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Inman is also an associate fellow of The Nautical Institute and a board member for both the Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network and The Puget Sound Maritime Historic Society and Youth Maritime Training Association. Inman joins the 130 employees on the Windstar corporate team, based at the Seattle headquarters for the six-ship fleet, which offers more than 300 cruises annually sailing to 170 ports worldwide

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Washington Maritime Economy Grows Stronger -Study

;   “Our maritime industry continues to play a central role in Washington’s diverse, strong economy,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “Working waterfronts are sources of technological innovation and resilience, supporting good jobs and new business opportunities from the Pacific and Puget Sound coastlines to the Columbia River and beyond.”   The study finds the maritime sector directly supported 69,500 jobs, nearly $4.7 billion in wages and $17.1 billion in business revenue in 2015. The average wage for a maritime worker was $67,000 in 2015 compared to the statewide average

Northwest Seaport Alliance Adds Two New Leaders

Alliance (NWSA) to lead the Operations Service Center (OSC), and Bob Meyer has been promoted to lead port operations and manage safety.   In his new position, Thomas leads efforts to partner with stakeholders from across the supply chain to improve the efficiency and cost-competitiveness of the Puget Sound gateway. The Operations Service Center, the headquarters for the NWSA’s customer success initiatives, is guided by a group of industry representatives called the Executive Advisory Council.   Thomas brings more than 23 years of experience in the maritime industry. Prior to joining

Herbert Joins Phoenix International

location in Palau.   Before entering the private sector he served as a NOAA hydrographer aboard NOAA ships RUDE, RAINIER, and on two NOAA Navigation Response Teams based in Norfolk, VA and New York, NY. Survey areas included New York Harbor, Boston Harbor, Narragansett Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, and the coastal regions and fjords of southeast and southwest Alaska. Mr. Herbert worked in support of fleet logistics at NOAA’s Atlantic Marine Center and received the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Employee of the Year Award for his efforts there. Herbert holds a Bachelor of Science

Port of Seattle Welcomes New Commissioner

working with communities throughout King County and the state to attract more opportunities for economic development.”   Felleman said, “Having been part of the Seattle maritime community for two-and-a-half decades, I’m excited to bring my experience, knowledge and deep love of Puget Sound to this organization.”   The Port of Seattle Commission said it will remain focused on the expansion of Sea-Tac Airport, attracting opportunities for its cruise business, recapitalizing the North Pacific fishing fleet, making Terminal 5 ‘big ship ready’, continuing

John Parrott (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime Names Parrott COO

and travels to Washington D.C. each year with the WA-to-WA delegation. He serves on the Seaman's Services board of directors and is the treasurer for the Annie Wright Schools Board of Trustees. A strong believer in communities and education, Parrott is also active with The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound's Great Futures scholarship program.   Born in Seattle, Parrott has a BS degree in Marine Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Kings Point, New York, and an MBA from Seattle University. He is a licensed master in the U.S. Merchant Marines and holds a commission in the

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

HMS Announces Management Hires

of hands-on marine experience including positions from Second Officer through Captain and commercial and legal experience in shore side senior management positions. Martin attended the University of Washington, California Maritime Academy, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Puget Sound.    Carlson joins Harley Marine Services from Alaska Marine Lines (AML) where he served as General Manager of Marine Engineering. Prior to joining AML, Steve held senior leadership positions with Kvichak Marine and the U.S. Coast Guard. Steve retired from the Coast Guard at the

Lindsay Pulsifer (Photo: Port of Seattle)

Port of Seattle Names Interim Maritime Division MD

, particularly in the maritime arena. In addition to her years of experience, Pulsifer holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.   The former maritime division managing director, Linda Styrk, accepted a new position as executive director for the Puget Sound Pilots, who work with ship captains to safely direct vessels into and out of harbors and waterways. A national search will be underway for a permanent replacement. 

David Freiboth (Photo: Port of Seattle)

Port of Seattle Hires Director of Labor Relations

of the Port of Seattle’s executive team, assuming the role of senior director of labor relations effective July 16.   In his new position, Freiboth will be responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance for labor relations, helping to support workforce development throughout the Puget Sound region. He will also work to build and enhance communication between a wide range of labor unions and the Port of Seattle. The position will report directly to port CEO Ted J. Fick.    “David has been a key player in the local labor community for over 20 years and brings to

Left to right: Bethany Shimasaki, Rosie Wilcox, Donald Lay, Connor Vincent, Christine Kimball and Alyssa Scott

Six Washington Students Earn Maritime Scholarships

The 11th annual Norm Manly Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) / Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) Maritime Educational Scholarship competition was held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Compass Course Maritime Training. Six high school seniors in Washington State were awarded the 2015 YMTA Scholarships: Bethany Shimasaki from Des Moines and attended Seattle Christian School, volunteers at Seattle Aquarium, and is planning to attend the University of California San Diego, majoring in marine science received a $2,000 scholarship  sponsored by Ocean Peace, Inc. Rosie Wilcox from Chimacum

Shipping 101 Training Course in Seattle

ARTEMUS Transportation Solutions will partner with the Marine Exchange of Puget Sound to hold the Global Commerce- International Transportation & Trade Shipping 101 Course on March 23-27 in Seattle.   The five-day course covers materials needed to effectively trade and ship in the global marketplace, whether as an importer, exporter, NVOCC, Freight Forwarder, Ocean and/or Domestic carrier. The course covers the transportation chain, critical work processes, compliance requirements and different modes of transportation. The course includes an on-site visit to a marine terminal for a first-hand

From left to right: Seakeeper regional sales managers Grant Haugen, Tanja Lutz and Mark Taiclet

Seakeeper Expands Sales Management Team

markets. Marine industry veteran Taiclet has spent more than 20 years at Sea Ray Boats in sales, training and customer relations management roles. Prior to joining Seakeeper, Taiclet managed OEM, trade and retail sales for Sea Vision. Born and raised in the Seattle area, Haugen grew up boating on Puget Sound. His industry experience includes roles at West Coast dealerships and serving as military division director at WESMAR. Lutz, based in Hamburg, Germany, comes to her new position with a background in brokerage, sales, warranty and service. Lutz most recently worked for Seakeeper distributor

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