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Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

executive team of BioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC, as the company grows its management team to help meet growing demand for environmentally friendly lubricants.   Badal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career Badal has held a number of high-level positions with both Chevron and ExxonMobil and delivers a diverse range of experience that will aid BioBlend’s future growth, the company said.   “Len brings exceptional business experience and technical

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

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 &

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

Terry O'Hearn (Photo: Superior Industries)

Superior Industries Appoints O’Hearn as Territory Manager

Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has hired Terry O’Hearn as its new conveyor components territory manager for the southcentral United States. O’Hearn will work with distributors in the region to market and sell conveyor components in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. Active in the industry since 1981, O’Hearn has 36 years of experience working with conveyor belting and components. Before starting at Superior, O’Hearn worked for Texas Bearing, helping the company open a new

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

Matt Corbin (Photo: Sparrows)

Corbin Joins Sparrows Group as European Director

Sparrows Group has appointed Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors.   Corbin, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, has held several leadership positions including UK managing director for the subsea division of Aker Solutions and UK regional general manger for GE Oil & Gas.  Most recently, he was supply chain consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and

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

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

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has announced Sven Thy Christensen has joined the firm to develop marine and power markets in the Mediterranean region. Christensen brings decades of experience of green solutions for ship efficiency, emissions reduction, and power generation including diesel and gas generation, wind, and solar energy.   Christensen comes from Odense Maritime Technology, where he held the position as Sales & Business Development Director. Prior to this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at

Photo: © MV WERFTEN

MV WERFTEN Takes On 90 New Trainees

In an official ceremony held in Wismar, MV WERFTEN welcomed 102 new recruits to the maritime industry. 90 apprentices in five different professions and 12 students taking sandwich degree courses were given a warm welcome by the company management, works councils and training supervisors, set against the impressive backdrop of the company’s shipbuilding hall.   “Today is a very special day for us – we are taking on over 100 new recruits in one fell swoop and are setting course together for a successful career path over the coming years,” said Holger Tepper, COO of MV

Photo: TecNiq

TecNiq Grows North American Sales Team

LED lighting manufacturer TecNiq Inc. has hired Jennifer McNees and Marcus Nelson as sales associates. The two will share similar responsibilities at TecNiq representing the full line of products. McNees will focus on trailers and Nelson on marine. McNees brings over 15 years of sales experience to TecNiq. Prior, she worked as a general manager in the technology industry. She attended Davenport University and Michigan State University for leadership. Nelson has over 12 years of marketing and account management experience in the telecom and technology industries, including

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