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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Jamie Elgie (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Elgie to Lead Americas Sales

today that Jamie Elgie has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief operating office of the Americas.In his new role, Elgie will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands throughout North, Central and South America.Elgie came to Navico from Wilson Electronics, a manufacturer and marketer of cellular infrastructure equipment based in Utah, where he served as chief marketing officer. Prior to this post, he spent 10 years at Belkin International where he led the iPhone, iPad and iPod accessories division,

Photo: Stork

Stork’s Caribbean Team Achieves Competence Credential

Stork Technical Services Trinidad and Tobago Ltd, has become the first business in Central and South America to achieve OPITO approval for the way it monitors and develops the skills and competence of its maintenance workers in the region.Recognized as the global industry benchmark, the OPITO competency management system (CMS) accreditation confirms that Stork’s scaffolding and fabric maintenance personnel are carrying out their roles to a best-in-class international standard.The company demonstrated that its CMS for personnel across nine different roles within the business met the criteria set

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

, plus increase internal efficiency and minimize costs, the company said. Serving both the leisure and commercial marine markets, Actisense grew by over 25 percent in 2017 alone. Based in Poole they also expanded their extensive international network into new markets including China, India and South America. The company now works with more than 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe

Palladium Announces VP of Business Development

. As the recent V.P. of International Business at Savant Systems LLC., Arnold setup the Distribution and Field Engineering for the company and also developed and managed all B2B relationships in the International markets.  Those markets included Australia, New Zealand, ASIA, EMEA, Russia, South America, Central America /Caribbean and Canada.    In his early career, Arnold was a co-founder of Atlas Broadband, one of the Southeast's first DSL providers as well as the Director of Business for DirecNet a pioneering company in the high-speed wireless sector and ISP provider. During that

Mac Bruton (Photo: Intermarine)

Mac Bruton Joins Intermarine

position of Global Accounts Manager with Intermarine. He rejoins Intermarine from Dan Gulf Shipping, LLC, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Pricing. In this role he was responsible for managing Caytrans BBC, an ocean freight liner service operating between the U.S. Gulf, North Coast South America and the Caribbean. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Tulane University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Bruton is a native Spanish speaker

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Names Petterson CEO

.   In his over 35-year career, Petterson has gained extensive experience in the engineering, construction and maritime industries. His international experience includes time working and living in Norway, Asia and the U.K. to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America.   Most recently, Petterson served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector. Petterson served as chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Prior to CB&I, Petterson was CEO of Gearbulk, Ltd

Michael Hansen (Photo: Asahi/America, Inc.)

Asahi/America Promotes Hansen to VP

Asahi/America, Inc. has promoted Michael J. Hansen to Vice President of the Western Region and International Operations.   Since August 2015, Hansen has been handling the reporting and strategic planning of Asahi/America’s sales operations in South America, the Pacific Islands, and, most recently, the company’s entrance into the Australian marketplace. In addition to these responsibilities, Hansen will continue to oversee Asahi/America’s team of sales representatives west of the Mississippi River, and assist Asahi/America district sales managers and their distributors with

Russell Hodge (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Hodge to Lead Pirie & Smith’s DP Division

number expected to double by the end of the year.   Hodge began his career as a shipboard Electrical Technical Officer working on first generation DP drillships, construction and diving vessels.  This was followed by 20 years’ onshore experience in the U.S., Far East, Europe and South America providing DP services to oil and gas clients, rig and ship owners, underwriters and original marine equipment manufacturers.  He has also written the syllabus and delivered DP maintenance courses and regularly presents papers on DP at industry conferences.   Charles Clark, MD of Pirie

Jerry Nichols (Photo: InterAct)

Nichols Joins InterAct Technical Team

, an Acteon company, announced the addition of Jerry Nichols, Sr. Geophysical Advisor, to its technical team.     Nichols has over 35 years’ experience in technical and managerial roles in the geosciences throughout the U.S. (GOM, California and North Slope), Middle East, Australia, South America and the North Sea. He has experience in both exploration and field development, particularly in acquiring, processing and interpreting 3D seismic data.   Nichols’ experience as exploration manager at Orchard Petroleum included enhancement of the company’s cashflow through upgraded

Jan Böttjer. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

The Box Juggler at Hapag-Lloyd

;re familiar with the challenges on board and can adjust our actions accordingly.”   Hapag-Lloyd’s seven central stowage planning offices are divided among the Regions. Though spread across the world, they work closely together. For example, a ship sailing from Hamburg toward South America will leave its final port in Region Europe at a certain point.    When that happens, Böttjer will hand responsibility for the ship over to his counterparts in Valparaíso. The information he transmits to South America will include, among other things, data on all the containers

Cinthya Lopes (Photo: Simwave)

Simwave Welcomes Lopes

. In 2015 she specialized as a Crewing Controller at OSM.   Lopes is the President of SOBRAMAM – Brazilian Merchant Marine Society. A scientific technical society aimed to enhance Brazilian Merchant Marine force. From 2014 – 2017 Lopes was Competence and Training representative for South America at IMCA (International Maritime Contractors Association), in 2017 she was IMCA South America Branch Vice-Chairman.  

Photo: Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited

Grand Bahama Shipyard Expands Sales Team

with existing and new customers for their refit, refurbishment or revitalization projects.    The team is comprised of the following:   Andre Szadzinski: Regional Sales Director – America Andre Szadzinski joined GBSL in August 2016 as Regional Sales Director for North and South America. Before joining GBSL, he worked for Remontowa Holding as the Commercial Area Director for the America’s and for three years: Asia. During his time there he managed 12 international sales agents and directed the day to day activities of the global ship repair and conversion facility with

Signing ceremony Photo courtesy Port of Antwerp

Antwerp Sets up Maritime Training Institute in Brazil

, dockers have to be specially trained. Antwerp already has a strong reputation for the high degree of professionalism of its dock workers, and so we will develop a tailor-made programme for dock labour in collaboration with the Antwerp training centre,” Waterschoot explained. Gateway to South America With an annual freight volume of 7.1 million tonnes Brazil is Antwerp’s seventh-largest trading partner. Ports such as Salvador, Santos, Paranagua, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande generate large volumes of cargo with containers carrying deepfreeze goods and agricultural products, along with

Hardy Takes Over as Vitol CEO

Singapore and London. He has been a member of Vitol's executive committee since 2007 and was named CEO of the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region in 2017. He has a Master of Engineering from Imperial College, London.   An Oxford graduate, Taylor began his career at Shell in 1978 working in South America and southeast Asia. He joined Vitol in 1985 and became group President and CEO in 1995.   Taylor turned the modest Dutch fuel dealer into a global giant that poached top talent from majors such as BP and Shell and ultimately became their biggest trading competitor.   Taylor executed

Søren Skifter Christensen, MacArtney South America Operations. (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Expands Global Presence

MacArtney Group recently reinforced its sales activities in the South American and Swedish markets.  A long-standing cornerstone of the MacArtney strategy is to continuously strengthen their global outreach and customer support through strategic local presence in key markets. The fact of selling and supporting products and systems locally provides MacArtney’s customers access to rapid response to enquiries and mobilisation of service. This dedication to local presence will be of key importance to the success of the two new operations representing MacArtney products and systems.   MacA

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

the ins and outs of the maritime industry and spent 11 years in the maritime industry because of that foundation.”Garrett Jones, also a ship operator, majored in Maritime Administration with a minor in Economics. He coordinates commercial voyage operations for their ships operating in North and South America. “Attending college at Texas A&M Galveston was really interesting because we were submerged in a sector of the maritime industry,” said Jones. “In my work I use skills acquired from Texas A&M Galveston. The education I received really gave me a strong foundation to build

Petterson Named Great Lakes CEO

role 35 years of experience in the engineering, construction and maritime industries. Over the tenure of his career, he gained considerable international experience while working and living in Norway, Asia and the United Kingdom to oversee operations and major projects in Australia, Middle East and South America. Most recently, he served as a private consultant to clients in the oil and gas sector. Petterson served as chief operating officer and executive vice president at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Reporting directly to the CEO, he was responsible for all of CB&I's engineering

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