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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Robert A. Socha (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine Names Socha Senior VP

of the offshore and inland shipbuilding, engineering/construction industries. He has worked as Vice President at Mid-Gulf Shipping Company, Baker Marine Solutions and as Executive Vice President at Bollinger Shipyards in Louisiana. Robert also has previous experience as Assistant Division Manager at Tidewater Inc., North America and International Divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University.  

Robert Socha (Photo: BMS)

Socha Named VP at Baker Marine Solutions

Marine Solutions (BMS) has appointed Robert Socha as Vice President Business Development for its domestic United States and international operations.   Socha joins BMS following 16 years with Bollinger Shipyards as executive vice president marketing and sales, and an earlier 18 year career with Tidewater, Inc. in sales for their North America and International operations in West Africa, Middle East and India.     The announcement was made by BMS President Jim Baker saying, “Mr. Socha has been in the industry for over 35 years and is well respected, bringing a great deal of industry

Benhaddad Joins Tidewater's Senior Management

Tidewater Inc. announced today that Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater as Vice President of Engineering. Benhaddad reports to Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Gorski, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet new build programs and fleet maintenance and repair. As the company’s current Vice President of Engineering, William Brown, has announced his intent to retire within the next twelve months, Benhaddad will be transitioning the role with Brown for a period of time. Benhaddad joins Tidewater with more than 24 years of domestic and internation

Larry Rigdon

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

Larry T. Rigdon will serve as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Tidewater Inc. while a search committee seeks a permanent successor to Jeffrey M. Platt, who has elected to retire from his role as director, president and CEO of offshore service vessels (OSV) owner and operator effective October 15, 2017.    “Having successfully completed the financial restructuring of Tidewater at the end of July, which positioned the company to weather current industry conditions and achieve success in the future, the board and I have agreed that the time is appropriate to

Bart Reynolds (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Marine Names Reynolds President

and senior management.    In the last 15 years, Reynolds has held positions in the offshore supply boat business in the United States, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, most recently serving as Vice President, Americas at GulfMark Offshore Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Tidewater Marine LLC as Area Manager, U.S. Operations.   Reynolds is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Program. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of New Mexico

Rose Joins Global Diving & Salvage

Eric Rose has joined Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. as Director of Business Development, responsible for the company’s long-term revenue generation, and the support of Global’s regions and service lines, including marine construction, commercial diving, environmental services and marine casualty response. He will oversee sales and business development, marketing, client engagement and corporate strategy for revenue generation.   Rose spent many years with NC Machinery for Caterpillar, most recently as Washington Equipment Sales and Rental Manager. During his tenure, he was

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Port Worker Crushed to Death in Jakarta

According to an announcement from the International Transport Workers’ Federation, an Indonesian worker who was killed on the job at the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility in Jakarta overnight. According to the ITWF report, Local unions say the 40-year-old man was fatally crushed at 22.10 local time when a refrigerated container was dropped onto his truck, crushing the cabin and killing the driver, the second workplace fatality at the Port of Jakarta in three weeks.   “Every worker deserves to come home safely at the end of their shift and our thoughts

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Bill Aims to Aid US Maritime Workforce Development

;s good for the American economy,” Rep. Green said.   "A well-trained, skilled maritime workforce is critical for our nation's economy and national security," said Rep. Wittman. "Advancing the capabilities of community and technical colleges - such as Rappahannock and Tidewater Community College - to assist the federal government and industry in securing the talent pipeline for the domestic maritime industry will mean more shipbuilders and repairmen to sustain and expand trade and grow our Navy's Fleet. Ship yards in Virginia and around the country will benefit from the

Ned Hunter (Photo: Harrington Hoists)

Leadership Change at Harrington Hoists

Harrington Hoists, Inc. announced that Edward (Ned) Hunter will take on the role of executive vice president and senior executive officer of Harrington’s parent company, KITO Corporation, and Carlo Lonardi has been promoted to president of Harrington Hoists, Inc. and president and CEO of Kito Americas, Inc.   As second-in-command at KITO Corporation, Hunter will lead eleven of KITO’s fourteen operating subsidiaries. China, Korea and Taiwan will remain a separate division. Hunter will also remain chairman of the Kito Americas, Inc. subsidiary. Hunter is the first individual from

Bulk vessel Cuyahoga (Photo: Rand Logistics)

Rand Logistics Names Corporate VP of Procurement

Rand Logistics, Inc., a provider of bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region, today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Garwood to the position of Corporate Vice President of Procurement responsible for managing the company's strategic sourcing and supply chain functions. In his new role, Garwood will lead improvement initiatives relating to the procurement and supply of fuel, parts, galleys and capital goods and services for the company’s vessels.   Garwood brings to the position over 15 years of experience in the areas of strategic sourcing, procurement

Armstrong Named VP MOL (America)

MOL (America) Inc. welcomed Ronnie Armstrong to the position of vice president, area operations. He leads MOL (America) Inc.’s vessel and equipment management, intermodal services, contract management, and cost control and planning groups for the United States and Canada and has functional accountability for operations in Mexico and the Caribbean. He reports to Richard Craig, President & CEO, MOL (America) Inc.   Armstrong joins MOL (America) Inc. after 20 years in the container shipping industry, including experience serving as a head of intermodal operations along with responsibility

Markus Huber (Photo: R&M)

R&M Names Huber as N. America Manager

 Recently acquired Silicon Valley-based REALM Communication Group Inc. will operate under R&M USA Inc. as of May 1   Swiss Cabling and Connectivity specialist R&M announced that Markus Huber will lead its North American Operation and become President of its U.S. subsidiary.   During his career, Huber has held various senior management positions within the ICT industry. He has been Sales director of a large System Integrator and Managing Director of a leading ICT Distributor in Switzerland. Within R&M, Markus founded and managed R&M Far East with its subsidiaries in

Chris Hess (Photo: KITO Americas)

Kito Americas Reorganizes Its Leadership Team

Carlo Lonardi, President and CEO Kito Americas, Inc. and Executive Officer KITO CORPORATION, announced the promotions of key personnel as the company continues to build their KITO Americas corporate structure.    Marc Premont, COO of Kito Americas, Inc. and Executive Officer of KITO CORPORATION, who currently leads subsidiary operations in Canada and Brazil, will assume a number of additional responsibilities related to business development. He will now take on a senior leadership role for business development for the KITO Americas group.   Chris Hess has been promoted to VP of

SUNY Maritime College: Photo SUNY

SUNY Maritime Grads Start at Higher Salary: PayScale

What do SUNY Maritime College graduates have that Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia graduates don’t have?  Higher starting annual salaries; that’s what, answers SUNY. In fact, SUNY Maritime College has the highest-earning alumni of any state public college in the nation, according to PayScale, Inc. in its 2014-15 College Salary Report issued last week. What differentiates the PayScale, Inc. report from the other national third-party endorsements, says SUNY, is that it focuses on alumni outcomes.  According to the report, SUNY Maritime bachelor's-only graduates report

Christopher Deschenes has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Deschenes Joins Bouchard as VP

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. said that Christopher Deschenes has joined the company as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Mr. Deschenes served as a Project Engineer with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. as a member of the Worldwide Technical Service Group, supporting all new construction and capital projects for the foreign and domestic OSG tanker/ATB fleet. He then moved on to Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Inc. as Director of Engineering and Projects, where he was responsible for managing company operations, engineering staff, client relations and

Kelly Todd Grindle (Photo: Hatteras Yachts)

Hatteras Yachts Appoints Grindle as CEO

Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC, builder of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts from 45 to 100 feet, has appointed Kelly Todd Grindle as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer as of today, January 23, 2017. Grindle served most recently as President – Outdoor Products at Vista Outdoor Inc., in Overland Park, Kansas, a $2.3 billion designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. He brings to Hatteras Yachts his extensive experience in the recreational marine manufacturing sector. Prior to Vista Outdoor Inc., he spent 15

Long Joins SEACOR Holdings as Executive VP

SEACOR Holdings Inc. has appointed William “Bill” C. Long as the company's Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective immediately. He will report directly to Charles Fabrikant, SEACOR's Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.   Long brings to SEACOR more than 20 years of business and legal experience with publicly-traded companies. Prior to joining SEACOR Holdings, Long served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of GulfMark Offshore, Inc., and previously spent more than 17 years with Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.

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