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Latitia McCane (HII photo)

McCane Named Director at Newport News’ Apprentice School

, Alab. McCane earned doctoral degrees in urban higher education administration and education administration from Jackson State University and Lacrosse University, respectively. She also holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in organic chemistry and chemistry from the University of Alabama, Texas Southern University and Alabama State University.“Latitia comes to us at an important time in our company’s history when we are focused on people and technology—transforming the way we do business,” Bagley said. “Given Latitia’s wealth of experience, I’m confident

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Maritime Companies Scout for Interns, Employees at San Jacinto College

, associate degree for maritime transportation to address the industry needs for more mariners with a college education. The College also offers a program for those who wish to work in other areas of maritime by introducing an associate degree for cargo handling/logistics, transferable to the Texas Southern University maritime logistics program and the University of Houston College of Technology logistics program. An Introduction to Ships and Shipping courses accompanies the College’s business administration associate degree, which is transferable to Texas A&M University in Galveston through

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Borr Drilling Cuts Jobs in Texas

Offshore rig operator Borr Drilling cut 66 jobs in Texas at the end of March, according to a state regulatory notice, as the company prepared to close on its purchase of Paragon Offshore.The filing with the Texas Workforce Commission did not provide a reason for the layoffs.A Borr representative was not immediately available for comment.Borr, based in Oslo, Norway, offered to buy rival Paragon Offshore for $232.5 million in February and Paragon shareholders approved the deal on March 27. Borr's chief executive officer left the company last month, citing the acquisition of Paragon.Reporting by Liz

Dr. Jeremy Dillon (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Appoints Dillon as Chief Scientist

Kraken Robotics Inc. announced that Dr. Jeremy Dillon has joined Kraken’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. as Chief Scientist.Dr. Dillon has 20 years of experience in research and development with a background in signal processing and mathematics. As an original member of Kraken's Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) team, he developed the signal processing algorithms for the AquaPix SAS imaging and bathymetry software. He also invented Kraken’s AquaTrak Correlation Velocity Log, participated in numerous sea trials and was the principal investigator for a multi-year DRDC

Blair Named Sales Rep at Triton

business development in the southern United States.  Specifically targeting the oil and gas industry, Blair will utilize Triton’s end-to-end service offerings to attract new sales leads. Robert Blair is a graduate of Sam Houston State University.  He currently resides in The Woodlands, Texas.  

Carl Stone (Photo: AkzoNobel)

AkzoNobel Names Stone Southern Regional Sales Manager

Carl Stone has joined the Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings Team as Southern Regional Sales Manager. The southern region includes the U.S. southern states, Hawaii, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. An engineering graduate of Old Dominion University with an MBA from Webster University, Carl is a retired Navy Commander with over 30 years of service. He held managerial sales positions with Fortune 500 companies prior to joining the AkzoNobel team. As a surface warfare officer, Carl spent many years at sea and understands the marine community and shares the passion we all have for this

Beth McCague (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Names McCague Interim CFO

Experienced financial executive Beth McCague has been tapped to serve at Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).McCague, who has been serving as an advisor to JAXPORT’s CEO and finance group, will assume responsibility for the port’s budget and accounting, treasury, payroll, procurement, economic forecasting/planning, and external auditing functions effective May 7, 2018. She will also oversee JAXPORT’s $600 million capital program and will be JAXPORT’s primary liaison with bondholders, lenders and credit rating agencies.Prior to joining

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi (Photo: Texas A&M University)

Kondapi Named Subsea Director at Texas A&M

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi has joined the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University as the director for subsea engineering.   Kondapi brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the industry with FMC Technologies and KBR, where he focused on engineering and consulting projects worldwide. As the KBR Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering at the University of Houston, he helped develop the first subsea engineering program in the United States.    “We are very pleased to have Dr. Kondapi join Texas A&M’s subsea engineering program as director

Bluefin Robotics CEO Named Fellow of ABET

Member and Commission Chair for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Previously, Kelly worked as Battelle’s Vice President of Information Technology Solutions, a position he began in 2002. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University; an MS in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas; and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Fellow of ABET Award was established in 1988 by the ABET Board of Directors. Contributions and involvement in ABET are used as criteria to determine award winners. ABET distinguishes itself as the worldwide

Nick Mori  Photo APS Stevedoring

Mori Named Sales Manager at APS Stevedoring

Long Beach based stevedoring company APS Stevedoring LLC announced the appointment of Nick Mori as its manager of sales and marketing.Reporting to President John Hering, Mori will be focused on customer service, rate negotiations, promoting the company, and acquiring new business for APS Stevedoring.Mori began his maritime career in 1989 with Mitsui OSK Line, holding positions in pricing and marketing. He transferred to Hyundai Merchant Marine’s pricing department in 1994 in order to remain in Southern California. In 1997, Mitsui OSK Lines container division called upon Mori to return to the

Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren appointed to newly created management positions

Christensen, Farren Join Port of Long Beach

starts Monday, March 2. Farren has more than 20 years of experience in managing marine terminals. At Hapag-Lloyd, he was General Manager for Southern California Operations. Previously, Farren has worked for shipping companies Maersk, Sea-Land and APL. He is a graduate of Baylor University in Texas, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. Farren will start in March and will report to Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Managing Director of Commercial Operations/Chief Commercial Officer. The Tenant Services and Operations Division is part of the Commercial Operations Bureau

Horizon Marine Announces Personnel Changes

regions. Riffe has been with Horizon for 10 years and as Chief Technology Director.    Heather Zimmerle has joined the EddyWatch team as a Physical Oceanographer.  Heather comes to Horizon Marine with a B.S. in Meteorology from Western Illinois University and a M.S. in Oceanography from Texas A&M University.  While at TAMU, Zimmerle’s academic focus was the hypoxic zone on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and her research contributed to the Hypoxia Data Atlas.  Heather will contribute to the daily analysis of the Loop Current, Northern Brazil

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Patrick T. Mulva, VP & Controller, ExxonMobil, Retires

;s Canadian affiliate. In 1998, Mulva was appointed senior vice president, finance and administration, and a director of Imperial Oil Limited. In 2002, he became vice president of investor relations and corporate secretary of Exxon Mobil Corporation at the company's corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. Mulva was elected to his current position in 2004. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mulva holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

provide valuable leadership and support to many companies and boards. He began his career at Ernst & Young working on several IPOs, including a banking tech IPO that was later sold for $3.9 billion. Sumner graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in accounting and the University of Texas at Austin with an MPA in accounting

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Mannering Named Polarcus Chairman

Michael Mannering has been nominated to succeed Polarcus’ outgoing chairman of the board, Peter Rigg, with effect from the 2018 AGM on May 10.Rigg will retire after a decade as chairman of the marine geophysical company, having served in the role since the company’s inception in 2008.Mannering has previously held many senior corporate positions in Schlumberger as well as chairman and, subsequently, non-executive director of Songa Offshore until its acquisition by Transocean. He has a BSc (First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.

Kenneth Graham (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Taps Graham to Lead National Hurricane Center

focused on expected impacts for hurricanes Gustav, Ike, Isaac, and during the historic 2017 season.   Prior to leading the New Orleans/Baton Rouge forecast office, Graham served as the systems operations division chief at National Weather Service Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, where he led Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. He also served as the meteorological service chief at NWS headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, and was the meteorologist-in-charge at the local forecast offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and Corpus Christi, Texas.   Graham has vast experience

Ryan Randall (Photo: TSGI)

Rendall Joins The Shearer Group

Naval architect Ryan Rendall has joined the naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI).   Prior to joining TSGI, Rendall worked for Metal Shark Boats as a naval architect and marine engineer. He received a B.S. in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and the Marine Technology Society.

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