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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Janelle Pence (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Names Pence as Vice President

and gas industry, with a substantial focus on subsea development. She has held leadership positions in business development, commercial management, strategic planning and general administration with both Subsea 7 and Ceona, and holds a BBA in marketing from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University in the USA.    

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

of the Coast Guard's National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and previously serving as Co-Chairman of the Offshore Operators Committee's Marine Transportation and Security Committee. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, holds an MBA from Rice University, and served 20 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve achieving the Rank of Commander. 

Eric Roan (Photo: IMCA)

Roan Joins IMCA in North America

of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee where he chaired several subcommittees that provided industry input for future USCG regulations. He holds a BS in Marine Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in King’s Point, N.Y. and an MBA from Rice University in Houston

Christopher D. Kastner (Photo: HII)

Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries

of projects, and vice president of operations in Baton Rouge, La. Prior serving at Jacobs Engineering, Luna was vice president and general manager of CDI Engineering. Luna is a member and past chair of the board of directors for St. Thomas High School and a former member of the board of the Rice University Global E&C Forum. In his new role, effective March 1, 2016, Smith will be responsible for strategy and development activities at HII, including the development and integration of strategic planning efforts as well as the analysis and entrance into markets where HII can leverage its engineering

Erik Bon Fleur  (Photo: BCGP)

BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) has announced Erik Bon Fleur as its new general manager. In this role, Bon Fleur will be responsible for day-to-day operations and business activities, reporting to Boston Whaler Group President, Nick Stickler.   Prior to joining the BCGP team, Bon Fleur served in various other roles inside BCGP’s parent company, Brunswick Corporation, including continuous improvement manager for Boston Whaler, and most recently director of operations for Thunder Jet, an aluminum boat builder in Washington state. Bon Fleur has been with Brunswick since

FairfieldNodal Welcomes New COO, CTO

FairfieldNodal has made two new additions to its executive leadership team: Tom Scoulios, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Geosciences, and Shawn Rice, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.   Scoulios will focus on execution of FairfieldNodal’s geoscience expansion plans by identifying and advancing technologic services and solutions, growing the business through strategic partnerships, growing the reservoir monitoring business, and supporting the identification and integration of potential corporate and/or asset acquisitions.   Rice will focus on

Karl Lander (Photo: Greensea)

Lander Joins Greensea as Account Executive

Karl Lander has joined Greensea as Account Executive, responsible for managing accounts associated with the company’s military products as well as strengthening its relationships with manufacturing partners and military operational communities. He will work closely with sales, production and management to deliver products that meet the needs of U.S. and international militaries.     Lander brings to Greensea more two decades of experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, having most recently served as Executive Officer aboard the USCGC Healy, where he was responsible for the internal

Galen Rice (Photo courtesy of Teledyne Bowtech)

Teledyne Bowtech Expands US Sales Team

Teledyne Bowtech announced an expansion to its sales team with the appointment of a dedicated sales sanager for the U.S. territory, Galen Rice, based at the Teledyne Instruments facility in Houston.   According to Teledyne Bowtech, this addition will allow the company to focus on the needs of its customer base in North America, and to provide enhanced service and support for its range of subsea cameras, lights and associated vision systems.

GE to Move US Engine Plant to Canada

program as "a model for the country."   In recent weeks, GE has announced several deals to move thousands of jobs out of the United States following EXIM's closure and to access government export credit from the United Kingdom, France, Hungary and China.   GE Vice Chairman John Rice told Reuters that foreign export credit agencies are "rolling out the red carpet" for the industrial conglomerate, expanding its export finance capacity compared to EXIM.   "I think we're satisfied that we have positioned ourselves to compete successfully in a post-EXIM world

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

Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, gave a talk on cruise careers (Photo: HKCYIA)

HKCYIA Gives Talk on Cruise Careers

Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) recently provided a talk for some 100 youths on cruise careers and industry developments at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day. The talk was part of a seminar at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day jointly organized by the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Plymouth University, with the aim of promoting youth employment in the cruise industry and fostering its growth in the local sector. The Day featured several seminars given by industry veterans from Hong Kong’s Kai Tak

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

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

Nick Hawkes (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director

Offshore engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy has appointed Nick Hawkes as Financial Director based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.   Hawkes has more than four years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and joins Aquaterra having spent nearly 20 years with Babcock International Group where he latterly held the position as Financial Director for 15 years. Hawkes graduated from Bournemouth University in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Business Studies.   His appointment follows the announcement in July that Aquaterra Energy secured a multimillion pound investment

EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University

Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field.   His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “We are promoting all

Neeraj Bansal appointed Deputy Chairman

Neeraj Bansal Appointed Deputy Chairman of JNPT

The Government of India has appointed Neeraj Bansal as Deputy Chairman of India's largest container port,  Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust with immediate effect. Mr Neeraj Bansal is an Officer of Indian Revenue Servie with around twenty years of experience across the country in Direct Tax Administration, Investigation, Tax-payer Service, Vigilance, Legal & Co-ordination.  His Qualification: * LL.B. (Professional Three years course) from Kurukshetra University * B.Sc from University College, Kurukshetra University His Experience: * Wide administrative experience in the general

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