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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Jay T. Huffman (Photo: Blank Rome)

Huffman Joins Blank Rome in Houston

Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, Huffman earned his J.D. from Baylor Law School and his B.S. from the United States Military Academy. While he was in law school, he was elected to the Order of the Barristers. Prior to law school, Huffman served as a Captain in the United States Army.   

Mike Paul (Photo: UCA)

UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team

for Southern California, Southern Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii. Prior to joining UCA, Haff worked more than 18 years in the material handling industry, including as a territory manager at Johnson Lift Hyster. Haff lives in Camarillo, Calif., with his wife and two children and is a veteran of the United States Army.   As a regional sales manager for the northwest, Paul West is responsible for increasing UCA market share and working with dealers in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. Prior to joining UCA, West worked as a regional sales manager

MAGDALEN (Photo courtesy of  AMP)

US Dredging Invests in American Workers, Safe Navigation Channels

of the U.S. dredging industry’s continued investment in building dredges with increased capacity for complex operations while maintaining the highest environmental and safety standards for dredging operations. These vessels represent more than $310 million in new vessel construction in the United States, and have helped to support the U.S. shipyard industrial base. Recent vessel investments include: Delivery of Weeks Marine Inc.’s hopper dredge MAGDALEN, Delivery of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (“Great Lakes”) ATB hopper dredge ELLIS ISLAND and

John Peabody (Photo: Mott MacDonald)

Mott MacDonald Hires Director of Federal Programs

Mott MacDonald has appointed Major General John Peabodyas Senior Vice President and Director of Federal Programs, based in the firm’s Arlington, Va. office.   Peabody, who retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 10 years in 2015, commanded three different corps divisions. As Deputy Commanding General for civil and emergency operations, he was responsible for an annual program with a budget of $6 billion. During this time, Peabody oversaw 23,000 military and civilian professionals who undertook research and development and who planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained

Karla Baldelli

Coast Guard Foundation Hires Regional Director

, the Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as well as a wide variety of nonprofit volunteer leadership roles, including Grace Academy Board, Dallas Lutheran School Board, Parish Episcopal School Parent Board, American Diabetes Association Board, Junior League of Richardson Board, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Administrative Board and the Center for Nonprofit Management. For over 40 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, learning and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men of women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation

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Who Works the Rivers: Inland Waterways Career Fair

with potential employers and even take part in some of the tasks that would be a part of these jobs. This event is for adults only (graduating high school seniors or older). Industry experience is valued, but not required.   Inland marine highways move commerce to/from 38 states throughout The United States’ heartland, serve as transport ramps to industrial and agricultural centers and facilitate imports/exports at gateway ports to the coasts. Examples of careers that will be represented at this event include: Towboat careers: deckhand, mates, captains, pilots, cooks, mechanical

NJ Governor Christopher Christie. (Source: http://www.state.nj.us)

NJ Governor Christie: $11M Ferry Building Deal for Tuckahoe Shipyard

New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone, NY Waterway President & Founder Arthur E. Imperatore and Yank Marine President & Founder John C. Yank Jr. of Tuckahoe today announced an $11 million contract to build two state-of-the-art ferries, the first NY Waterway ferries built in the Garden State since the Weehawken-based ferry service started service December 3, 1986. The new catamaran ferries, financed by NY Waterway, will be placed in service between Belford in Monmouth County and Manhattan, a route originally

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Long Beach Port Appoints 4 Executives

  The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners continued to fill key positions in Harbor Department leadership ranks this week with four additional appointments of experienced executives to oversee Port of Long Beach operations. The four professionals all have long and valuable experience in their fields of engineering, maintenance and finance, and come from outside the Port of Long Beach. Two of the positions are newly created and two were vacated earlier this year. Duane Kenagy has been appointed to the newly created position of Capital Programs Executive to oversee the Port’s

Chas Reid (Photo: Dynasafe)

Dynasafe Promotes Chas Reid

Dynasafe BACTEC Limited has appointed Chas Reid to International Marine Services Director.   Kevin Kneebone MD, Dynasafe BACTEC said, “Chas has over the last 19 years been totally committed to the organization and has in recent years, been instrumental in the development and great success of our marine services worldwide.”   Chas has been involved in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, both on and off shore for 27 years, starting with his career in the British army, the Royal Engineers EOD, active in the first Gulf War, the Falklands, Iraq, Kuwait and Bosnia, and from 1997 Chas has

GAO: U.S. Can Do Better on Arctic Policy

also need to make investments in infrastructure like icebreakers to maintain a strong presence in this increasingly important region. Our country has major commercial, environmental and security interests in the region and we should start prioritizing them,” Congressman Larsen said. “If the United States hopes to maintain its presence in the Arctic, it is time to get serious about the region. The GAO report clearly points out that there is much more we could be doing to protect our interests, both economic and security-related.  I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues

Chris May (Photo: DPH)

DPH Announces New CPO and President

, and oversee business unit transformation across the entire DPH network. May will report to DPH’s CEO, James Dillman. May has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry. Prior to his new role, May served as the president for Portus Holdings in Jacksonville. He is an alumni of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marine Transportation. He’s also a retired lieutenant with the United States Reserve. Additionally, Troy Gouger has been named president of operations, responsible for all day-to-day operations

GE to Move US Engine Plant to Canada

General Electric Co said on Monday it will move production of large, gas-powered engines to Canada from Waukesha, Wisconsin, along with 350 jobs, to access export financing no longer available in the United States.   In its latest salvo aimed at persuading Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter which expired in June, GE will invest $265 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at a Canadian location yet to be determined.   The facility, to open in about 20 months, can be expanded to provide flexible manufacturing capacity to support other GE businesses

James J. Cannon  (Photo: FLIR Systems)

Cannon Tapped to Lead FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. has appointed James J. “Jim” Cannon as its new president and chief executive officer, effective June 19, 2017, succeeding Andy Teich, who will retire after 33 years of service. Cannon previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., most recently as president of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets. Prior to that, he was president of the company’s Industrial & Automotive Repair (IAR) business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America

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Book Review: Matterhorn

Matterhorn: The Operational History of the US XX Bomber Command from India and China: 1944-1945 is the operational history of the XX (20th) Bomber Command and its combat missions from India and China.  The book traces the development of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress program and the Allied plans to stage long-range bombers through China for strikes against Japan’s strategic industries. Each of the 49 combat missions flown by the XX Bomber Command from India and China is examined, producing the first detailed history of the B-29 campaign flown from these countries. The book is written

Kemp: Gulf Migrant Workers Will Be Biggest Victims of Oil Shock

migrant workers will be among the biggest losers from the slump in oil prices and the impact will reverberate to poor countries across the Middle East and South Asia where many of them originate.   Saudi Arabia relies more heavily on migrant labour than any other large country except neighbouring United Arab Emirates, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.   The oil boom brought an unprecedented influx of migrants mostly from poorer countries in the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia.   The number of migrants resident in the kingdom has almost

Intelsat Appoints Jacques Kerrest as CFO

Management Committee and is expected to begin his duties on February 1.   Kerrest joins Intelsat from DPC Data Inc. where he served as President and led the company’s efforts in providing disclosure-related data products and specialized data services to the municipal bond marketplace in the United States. Prior to DPC Data, he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at ActivIdentity Corporation (known today as HID Global). Kerrest’s experience also includes CFO roles at Virgin Media, the second largest communications company in the United Kingdom, Equant, and Chancellor

Randy Lim (Photo: Braemar Adjusting)

Braemar Adjusting Promotes Lim

and business development with various underwriters and vendors as well as claims advocacy and account management with a large international brokerage. Since joining the Calgary office, he has worked under the leadership of Paul Cameron to develop a strong book of business in the Canadian and United States regions

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