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Greg Jung (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Names Jung Marketing VP

platform. Previously, Jung was vice president of Americas marketing for Teradata Marketing Applications, senior vice president of global marketing and corporate affairs for Bank of America, and a senior consultant at Aprimo, Inc. Jung holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Purdue University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in organizational leadership from Butler University. He served on Butler University’s College of Communications Board of Visitors from 2011-14, and he is a board member of the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association.  

Thomas Rayburn (Photo: LCA)

Rayburn Joins LCA as Environmental, Regulatory Director

, rising to Senior Project Manager, and a year as Assistant Branch Chief, Marine Safety Response for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ninth District. He has over 25 years experience in government and industry consulting.   Rayburn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences from Purdue University. He has done post-graduate studies in Environmental Science and Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He and his wife, Laura, live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.   James H.I. Weakley, President of the Association, said, “The challenges facing the industry

Orlando  Ashford

Orlando Ashford is President, Holland America Line

performance, and lead to the betterment of society at large.   Ashford is on the Board of Directors for a global manufacturing company ITT Corporation. He is among the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) 2013 and 2014 “Directorship 100,” and has been honored as a Purdue University School of Technology Distinguished Alumnus. An active community supporter, he is on the Board of Directors for the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders, and for Streetwise Partners, an organization that brings together

John Beering (Photo: Trojan Battery)

Trojan Battery Names Beering COO

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 management additions to Trojan Battery’s senior leadership team to help support and implement the company’s product development and global sales strategies.   Trojan appointed Michael

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

. Griffin has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a MBA from College of William & Mary. Fretz has worked in chemical and related industries for the past 17 years at companies such as Henkel, Houghton, and Wacker Chemical. Fretz has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Purdue University, along with a MBA from University of Massachusetts.     Paul Treese has been hired as regional sales manager, focused on land segments in the eastern U.S., specifically truck fleets, turf equipment, municipalities, utilities and other land fleets and equipment. Treese brings over

Carmen Marchionni (Photo: Lumintec)

Lumitec Expands Sales Team

Lumitec, a designer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting, has announced the appointment of Carmen Marchionni as Director of Sales.   In his new position, Marchionni will work closely with company President John Kujawa on strategies to build on the company’s 10+ years of consistent year-over-year double-digit growth.  He will direct inside sales, field sales and channel management teams to strengthen relationships with current customers and to cultivate new growth opportunities in existing and new markets.   Marchionni brings to the role more than 25 years’

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced changes to its senior leadership team.   Michael Smith, executive vice president, strategy and development, is moving to HII’s Technical Solutions division, where he will serve as president of the SN3 business and report to Michael Lempke, president of the Nuclear & Environmental group, effective immediately.    Scott Stabler, executive vice president, internal audit, is moving into a new role as HII’s executive vice president and chief transformation officer, reporting to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO.   Smi

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

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

Shawn Lobree (Photo: Silver Ships)

Silver Ships Hires Lobree as Federal Contracts Manager

Silver Ships, Inc. announced the hiring of Shawn Lobree, a recently retired U.S. Navy captain, as Federal Contracts Manager. Lobree has more than 25 years of military experience in maritime operations, human resources, information technology, shipbuilding and repair. His skillset will help give Silver Ships military customers a seamless contract and build process experience.   In addition to his service in the Navy, Lobree’s career has included working as a maritime and defense consultant and assistant to a shipbuilding supervisor.    As Federal Contracts Manager, Lobree will

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

Engineering and technology group SENER has named Mercedes Sierra CEO of SENER in the United States.    Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees. Finishing her duties in July 2009

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

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

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

Photo: AP Govt

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

Photo: California State University Maritime

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

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