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Julie & Marcia Blount, Blount Boats. Photo: Greg Trauthwein

Boatbuilding: Blount Powers Ahead

; Engineering News, our own 80th Anniversary edition following our founding in 1939. Blount Boats is a progressive yard, investing in its facilities with plans for growth across various sectors, particularly the prospect of building boats for the burgeoning offshore wind market in the Northeast United States. For a quick update on the yard, see their story in the recent “shipbuilding” edition of Maritime Reporter: https://magazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MaritimeReporter/201908/#page/50 

Lisa Lefeber (Photo: Port of Everett Commission)

Lefeber Named Port of Everett CEO

for this important Port role was easy for the Port Commission.Lefeber succeeds Port CEO Les Reardanz who announced in July he will be leaving the Port in October to move back to Bellingham to focus on his aging parents and expanded military responsibilities. Just last month, the President of the United States nominated, and the U.S. Senate confirmed, the promotion of Reardanz to the Reserve list for promotion to the permanent grade of Rear Admiral (Lower Half) in the Navy Reserve Judge Advocates General Corps (JAG). This promotion comes after Reardanz returned home from his fourth tour of duty overseas

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

East and Chief Financial Officer for Global Operations of a large financial research organization.  In addition, he is experienced working with companies of international reputation in numerous industries, including manufacturing, technology and finance in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and United States.Seth is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.Seth will continue to be based in Singapore for Goltens, where he has developed extensive experience in global operations

“Through this transaction, Vigor gains responsible, forward-thinking investors who will seek to build on our current platform while maintaining a values-driven culture,” said Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor. Photo: Vigor

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

Marine and Accurate Marine remain committed to our mission.”The Carlyle Group will become majority owner of the combined company.Equity for the investment will come from the Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II, a $2.4 billion fund that focuses on middle-market and growth companies in the United States and Canada. As part of the transaction, Stellex Capital, MHI’s existing owner, will contribute new equity to the platform, while Vigor’s CEO Frank Foti will roll a portion of his existing Vigor ownership stake into the combined company.A CEO search is underway for the new company

Photo courtesy of Sanmar

Friends Strengthen Turkish Tug Builder

to an American establishment. Both finally reached an ex-American College in Istanbul but studying different subjects.Kazgan graduated in Business Administration and Cek in Economics and both joined different companies which today have been absorbed into Ernst & Young. Kazgan ventured off to the United States to deepen his academic knowledge whereas Cek stayed in Europe working in the United Kingdom, France and Austria.Following the acquisition of a wealth of experience in a variety of companies and industries, now aged 56 and 57, both men saw the opportunity offered by joining Sanmar Marine, one

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership. “As Chairman of AMP, I am extremely proud to honor the graduates of the American maritime academies and welcome our shipmates into this critical and gratifying career path.”These graduates have studied at the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts

Image: IRENA

Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China.The diversification of the renewable energy supply chain is changing the sector’s geographic footprint. Until now, renewable energy industries have remained relatively concentrated in a handful of major markets, such as China, the United States and the European Union.Increasingly, however, East and Southeast Asian countries have emerged alongside China as key exporters of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Countries including Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam were responsible for a greater share of growth in renewables jobs last year, which

Photo: Texas A&M

Sim Centers Prep Grads for High Paying Careers

— since it would be impractical to take a training ship out on the water every time a student wants to practice docking in a crowded port, navigating through a major hurricane or resupplying an oil rig. The Texas A&M Maritime Academy is one of just six maritime academies in the United States.Students from the Galveston campus take advantage of the simulators to try out different kinds of vessels such as: tugs, tankers, offshore services vessels, container ships, car carriers, U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, fast rescue boats and high-speed passenger ferries

George Toma (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Toma

Furuno with forty years of experience in the maritime industry. He has served on the Board of Directors for RTCM (Radio Technical Commission for Maritimes), and received the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award in 2013 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, who has also held an Unlimited Tonnage/All Oceans navigation license and has served on various merchant vessels in both the United States and British flag fleets, Toma's maritime roots run deep.Toma previously held the position of President

Photo by Lisa Overing

USSA recruits next generation for refits

The sixth annual summit for the United States Superyacht Association (USSA) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. championed more refits in American shipyards, with continuing emphasis on recruiting young adults into trade professions for the marine industry.“The summit is a great way to get together and share info in an obscure, rather private industry,” said Kate Pearson, chairman of USSA and vice president of business development for Safe Harbor Marinas. “We are clearing up misconceptions of the industry. It’s not all big white boats and yacht owners, our heart and soul is our craftsmen

Tim Protheroe joins Bureau Veritas, leading its North America efforts.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Tim Protheroe, with more than 40 years of industry experience, was tapped to head North American activities for Bureau Veritas Marine & OffshoreProtheroe was officially named Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America, providing leadership in the United States and Canada. His role includes responsibility for the marine operational client support teams and services provided under the continued management of the General Manager, Marine Operations, Daniel Giani. Protheroe will report to Bruno Dabouis, Vice-President for the South West Europe and North Americas Zone.Based in Houston

Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States, delivers commencement address at The Apprentice School graduation. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII: 157 Apprentice School Graduates

leaders. The Apprentice School, which first opened in 1919 with 126 apprentices, is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. Over the last 100 years, the school has produced more than 10,800 graduates.“To casually say that you build ships falls woefully short of how you serve the United States of America,” said Jennifer Boykin, President, Newport News Shipbuilding. “I’m challenging you to think bigger. You build diplomacy, you build democracy, and you build freedom. You are our future, and our legacy is in your capable hands.“I have no doubt that the dedication

Jayson Hron (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Welcomes Hron

prior, he led communications efforts as senior public relations specialist in the financial services industry, for the ING Group in St. Cloud, Minn.After beginning his career as a sportswriter, editor and page designer with Murphy McGinnis Newspapers, he served as communications director for the United States Hockey League and, later, assistant director of public relations in the athletics department at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), earning a pair of awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America.In addition to his expertise in strategic communications, Hron’s skill

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

CAPT Timothy Crone (Photo: Hepburn and Sons LLC)

Hepburn and Sons Appoints Crone as Director

 Hepburn and Sons LLC team has welcomed CAPT Timothy Crone as its newest Director. CAPT Timothy Crone, USN (Ret) will serve as Hepburn’s Director, Advisory Services.CAPT Crone, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the US Naval Academy and completed a Master of Science in Justice, Law and Society from American University. He has also received a Master of Arts in National Security Policy and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.CAPT  Crone served as the Commanding Officer on USS PONCE (LPD 15) through

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

Kelly Craighead (Photo: CLIA)

Craighead Appointed as CLIA President and CEO

she advanced travel and tourism priorities within the Administration and with Congress. As the first Executive Director of the National Travel & Tourism Office, Kelly led initiatives that generated over $250 billion annually from International visitors to the U.S. while also representing the United States internationally.  Kelly remains active in global tourism efforts and is engaged with several international organizations focused on advancing travel and tourism priorities.In the role of President and CEO, Craighead will direct CLIA's global team to continue to unify, represent, advocate

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