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Monday, December 11, 2017

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Norm Kraus (Photo: Chris-Craft)

Chris-Craft Appoints Regional Sales Director

Norm Kraus has joined the Chris-Craft team as Regional Sales Director.    Kraus comes to Chris-Craft with 40 years of industry experience. He started his professional career in the retail sector, working as a technician/sales/sales management/GM at dealerships in the Northern Ohio Market. In addition to his retail experience, Norm has served as a District Sales Manager for Eagle Trailers, and most recently Regional Business Development Manager at Mastercraft Boats, assisting dealer growth in the Northeast and Midwest.   "We are excited to have Norm join our team as a Regional

Both Friso Bakker and Michel Vachey will report to Brett Bissell, CEVA's Chief Operating Officer for Contract Logistics,

CEVA Appoint Two Sr Executive

deep sector-specific operations expertise to further drive its customer-focused Contract Logistics strategy. In its Contract Logistics business line, CEVA has established an industry sector and solutions approach led by industry operations experts in Automotive, Industrial, Technology, Consumer and Retail, Healthcare and Energy.  This team's role is to drive global standardization and innovation across all of CEVA's vertical sectors while helping its customers meet today's challenges in the marketplace. The two new senior additions to the global Contract Logistics operations organization are

Forward Focused

West Coast Port Slowdown Won't halt Holiday Goods

  With most holiday merchandise safely in the country despite significant congestion impacting West Coast ports, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to continue to slow down this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retailers instituted costly contingency plans early on to ensure that holiday merchandise would be on the shelves or sitting in a warehouse ready to go,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.

Kirstene Wilson

Wilson Joins Hutton's Aberdeen Team

Leading ship supplier The Hutton’s Group has strengthened its Aberdeen logistics team with the appointment of a new Branch Manager.   Kirstene Wilson starts work today at the firm’s Sinclair Road depot, having completed a week’s induction training at Hutton’s head office in Hull.   Wilson brings to her new role years of experience in both the retail, wholesale and logistics sectors, having worked previously for Makro and Strachan’s.    

Photo: MARAD

Imports Rising as Threat of West Coast Ports Shutdown Looms

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 10.1 percent this month over the same time last year even as West Coast ports come closer to a possible shutdown due to the lack of a contract with dockworkers, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “With cargo volume growing as the economy continues to recover, the last thing we need is a port shutdown that would bring billions of dollars of economic activity to a halt,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and

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Rosneft Revamps Organizational Structure

order to enhance the efficiency of the Company’s management structure. These administrative decisions were taken in order to raise requirements to the Company’s management for strengthening their responsibility, efficiency and professional competence. It was decided to turn Rosneft’s retail business into separate legal entity RN-Regional-Sales which will report to the Vice President for retail business and domestic market development Avril Conroy. Svetlana Ray will take charge of the Company’s Supply and purchasing Service which is being created. Purchase organization Department

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

at Penn State University and the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He also earned certifications in Advance Management from INSEAD, in Strategic Planning and Implementation from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is a past Steering Committee Member at the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).   Noone’s predecessor John Parrott, who has served as the company’s President since 2009, will join TOTE’s sister company, Foss Maritime as Chief Operating Officer, where he will be responsible for the oversight of Foss’s key operating

Brian Gifford (Photo: GOST)

Gifford to Lead GOST Sales Team

veteran and NMEA MEI, AMEI and NMEA2000 certified, Gifford began his career at West Marine in 1988, working his way up to store and sales manager positions over the course of nine years. During that time, he was responsible for sales, budgeting, and staffing for several locations at the largest marine retailer in the U.S. Gifford then moved into the marine electronics manufacturing segment at Raymarine and then Brunswick New Technologies as a technical support and product support specialist. This technical understanding combined with his retail sales experience lead to his position as regional sales

Photo: IMT

IMT Rolls Out 'Full Ride' Scholarship Program

mechanical assessments and pass an entrance examination prior to receiving the scholarship award.       In addition, Maley noted that there is presently great and increasing demand by the marine industry for qualified technicians throughout North America to work in a variety of retail and manufacturing capacities.   Application for the IMT scholarships must be submitted by August 15, 2017

Gerald “Jerry” Bench II (Photo: Win-Tron Electronics)

Win-Tron Promotes Bench to National Sales Manager

, promotional materials and planning and implementation of Win-Tron’s annual November Virtual Online Dealer Show.     Bench joined Win-Tron Electronics as a sales associate in February, 2015, having previously worked in the automotive industry as a parts and service director. He also has retail, wholesale, business development, sales, marketing and purchasing experience.    “I have known Jerry since his days at E&B Marine in the 1980s,” Winder said. “His can-do attitude, wealth of experience and business acumen are well known in the industry and have made

Jim Sinnott (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Grows North American Sales Team

in over 50 countries on five continents,” said Steve Trkla, president and general manager of Torqeedo, Inc. “With the groundwork we've laid, we continue to experience rapid growth here in North America.” Shafar is responsible for managing and growing Torqeedo's North American OEM, retail and distribution business. Prior to joining the company, he spent 14 years in national advertising sales, managed over $8 million in business and consistently exceeded sales goals. Sinnott is tasked with strengthening and supporting the company's dealer network. Leveraging over 20 years of experience

Jennifer Jensen

Jensen Joins Global Diving & Salvage

and CEO, said, “As VP of the quality assurance group, Jennifer fills a position that is necessary to ensure that our corporate support groups are responsive to our employees, clients and operational needs.” Jensen has held management positions in the airlines, higher education and retail industries. Prior to Global, Jennifer was a director in human resources overseeing talent, leadership development, organizational development and employee relations. gdiving.com  

Kirstene Wilson: Photo Hutton's Group

Hutton's Group Strengthens Aberdeen Ship Service Team

to the Hutton’s Group and believe her knowledge of the Aberdeen shipping sector will be a great asset to our busy branch, which specialises particularly in supplying the growing offshore industry.” The Company adds that Ms Wilson brings to her new role years of experience in both the retail, wholesale and logistics sectors, having worked previously for Makro and Strachan’s.

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

Seakeeper Expands Sales Management Team

. Tanja Lutz will handle sales in Northern Europe. All will focus on both commercial and leisure 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

Yves Barraquand (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group Names Barraquand CEO

an organization employing 650 people located across eight international operations, and with a sales revenue in excess of €60 million.   Barraquand brings managerial experience to the role, having held a number of senior positions in sales and marketing, as well as in the distribution and retail sector. Prior to joining CMR Group he was CEO of Winoa before heading-up Groupe Genoyer.   He is a graduate of Paris’s École Polytechnique and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, and  also holds a post doctorate fellowship from Tokyo University. 

General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeff Immelt

GE CEO Immelt: Expects to Close Alstom Deal

industrial businesses and away from its finance unit. GE now expects 75 percent of its earnings to come from industrial businesses by 2016, up from 55 percent last year. Toward that goal of reducing its finance exposure, Immelt said the company expects an initial public offering of its North American retail finance business to take place in the third quarter. GE in March filed for an IPO for the business, which offers private label credit cards. GE has said it plans to offer up to 20 percent of the retail finance business in the offering with the business fully separated in 2015. (By Lewis Krauskopf

Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2016. Andersen, who is a board member and strategic adviser to Unifeeder’s largest investor, e.g. Nordic Capital Funds, also serves as Non-Executive Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of international retail group, Dansk Supermarked A/S. “Unifeeder is a well-run company, fulfilling an important role as partner to both global liner shipping companies and industrial customers across Europe,” Andersen said. “Unifeeder has significantly expanded its network and service offering in recent

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