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Thursday, November 23, 2017

United States Navy News

Ret. Navy Director Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems

Michael A. "Tony" Reid, LCDR, USN (Ret.) joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems   Paul C. Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced that Michael A. "Tony" Reid, former United States Navy Director for Anti-terrorism, Force-protection (AT/FP), has joined HMDS as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on threat analysis and systems integration.   Reid, a native of Texas, enlisted with the United States Navy at the Armed Forces Enlistment Center in Houston, Texas in November 1976. During his active duty service, he completed major deployments to the Mediterranean

Ray Sheldon

Sheldon Joins CDI

Sheldon has joined its Global Engineering and Technology Solutions (GETS) unit as Vice President of Naval Architecture and Systems Engineering.     Mr. Sheldon will lead CDI's greater Washington, DC, area operations, which provide advanced technology consulting and solutions to the United States Navy, US Coast Guard, and other defense and commercial clients.  Mr. Sheldon has extensive experience in the defense and maritime industries, most recently as Vice President responsible for Computer Science Corporation's Advanced Marine Center. "We are delighted to have an executive

Lynn Chandler

Chandler Celebrates 25 Years with Bay Diesel

With more than 40 years experience in the engine business, Lynn Chandler, Bay Diesel's Executive Vice President for Chesapeake Service, celebrates his 25th anniversary with the company. Chandler began his journey on a farm in Iowa before joining the United States Navy as a Seabee. In 1979, his military career led him to the Hampton Roads area where he met Scott Wheeler and eventually joined Bay Diesel. According to Bay Diesel , Lynn’s dedication and hard work over the years have helped the company build and allowed Lynn to work his way into an executive position where he is now a shareholder

Chris May (Photo: DPH)

DPH Announces New CPO and President

, warehousing, vessel operations and cold storage. He will also have ownership of all back office operations and will serve as a corporate liaison. Gouger has relocated to the Jacksonville market and will be housed out of DPH’s corporate office. He will report to May. Gouger served in the United States Navy for six years as a petty officer and attended San Jacinto College in Houston. He started his career in the maritime industry over 20 years ago with organizations such as Ports America, Ceres Gulf, Inc. and most recently with Metro Ports/Metro Cruise where he had progressive responsibilities

Michael Burnes (Photo: Great Lakes Group)

Great Lakes Group in 2016 Hiring Push

years of experience in the shipyard industry to Great Lakes Shipyard. Shamp explains, “I have always been fascinated by electricity and electronics – how it works and why – the engineering of it all.”     Justin Fortney – Quality Manager Justin Fortney, a United States Navy Veteran, brings over 13 years of experience as a Nuclear Machinist and Quality Assurance Specialist to Great Lakes Shipyard. “The management of inspections and testing for all repair, maintenance and new construction projects is my primary focus. I will make every effort to establish

John McCain (official photo)

W&O Opposes McCain Amendment

; said Michael Hume, president and CEO of W&O. “We employ nearly 300 individuals across the country who come to work every day with a passion to serve our customers. W&O will stand with our trade associations, such as the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) and the Navy League of the United States, requesting our Congress to vote ‘No’ on this amendment. We find it is difficult to understand why a Navy Veteran like Senator McCain would want to shift our maritime jobs overseas; especially at this tenuous time when we are facing increased global threats. We strongly suggest

Rhett Merriman

Merriman Enters New Role at Fairbanks Morse

development phase through project management to successful completion. Most recently he was manager of application engineering and earlier, he served as manager of government engine sales.   Merriman is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), the Navy League of the United States, the Surface Navy Association (SNA) and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). fairbanksmorse.com  

Capt. Miller is an unlimited master with decades of marine experience, including previous work for TITAN as a salvage master. (Photo courtesy of TITAN Salvage)

Miller Rejoins TITAN as Salvage Master

Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation’s TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master, bringing with him over 30 years of worldwide, hands-on maritime and salvage experience. Capt. Miller will be based in the United States, but will deploy worldwide for salvage, wreck removal and other emergency response operations. “TITAN Salvage is pleased to welcome Capt. Stuart Miller back home to our operations team,” said Chris Peterson, vice president. “Capt. Miller is an unlimited master with decades of marine experience, including previous work for TITAN

Maximillian Natzet

Natzet Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

has been named a Supervising Engineer in the Virginia Beach office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. In his new position, Natzet is responsible for managing ports and marine projects in the Southeastern United States. He has over 23 years of structural engineering experience, including planning, design and quality assurance for port and marine projects, with particular expertise in the design of U.S. Department of Defense facilities. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a Senior Structural Engineer

Kevin Kyle (Photo: Northern Lights)

Northern Lights Hires Great Lakes/Inland Waterways Manager

for the Great Lakes and Inland Waterways Region.   Kyle will serve the needs of boat builders, architects, captains and end users of Northern Lights and Technicold products in the region. The market area includes commercial, military and government vessels, private yachts and trawlers, in both the United States and Canada.   Kyle brings a variety of marine industry experience to the NLI team. Previously, he held positions as a Technical Sales Representative for AkzoNobel, manufacturer of Interlux & Awlgrip products, Director of Purchasing and Sales Manager at Vita-Plate Battery, Inc. and

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $139,818,901 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability.  This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Tortuga.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $183,794,039.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy);

Fred Harris (File photo: General Dynamics)

Harris Joins J.F. Lehman Operating Executive Board

Navy’s T-AKE program. His leadership role was further expanded in 2013 when Harris was appointed President of Bath Iron Works, and he served as president of both shipyards until his retirement 2016.  Harris is a member of many maritime industry associations, including the Navy League of the United States, the American Society of Naval Architects and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He has received numerous awards for achievement and was the first American to receive the William Froude Medal – the highest award for professional achievement from The Royal Institution

As part of the San Diego Ship Repair expansion, BAE Systems will purchase a new, additional dry dock, shown here as a rendering of where it would be positioned at the shipyard. It will be the company’s largest dry dock in the United States, measuring 950-feet long and 205-feet wide, with a design lifting capacity of 55,000 tons. (Image courtesy of BAE Systems)

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

pier and includes new services such as fresh water, electrical, sewage, and storm water containment.   The new drydock will measure 950-feet long and 205-feet wide, with a design lifting capacity of 55,000 tons. When operational in early 2017, it will be the company’s largest drydock in the United States and will employ several environmental design features, including LED lighting, electric cranes, air-cooled emergency generators, a zero discharge closed-loop salt water system, and storm water recovery systems.   BAE Systems’ new pier and drydock are expected to increase employment

Ben Billings (Photo: OMSA)

OMSA Opposes McCain Amendment

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) issued a statement regarding Senator John McCain’s proposal allowing foreign-built vessels to take over marine transportation in the United States, stating the amendment would gut U.S. shipbuilding while outsourcing jobs and security.   “Senator McCain has proposed an amendment to eliminate a cornerstone of U.S. maritime policy that dates back to the founding of our nation. The reservation of domestic transportation to U.S.-built vessels ensures the existence and viability of America’s shipbuilding industrial base. America’s

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maersk’s Container Unit

13 plants in the Americas. He has also held executive positions over the course of almost 10 years at General Electric.    Fitzgerald holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and is a Bachelor of Science graduate in Civil engineering from the United States Military Academy.   “Having returned to profitability after some tough years, [Maersk Container Industry] is facing a number of opportunities, but also many challenges in an industry more competitive than ever,” said Soren Toft, Chairman of the Maersk Container Industry

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

Jeff McCray (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries to Open Australian Office

1999-2014, he held several business development positions for BAE Systems, including vice president, international business development, in Asia and Europe. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, where he earned a master’s degree in international relations.   The 2,500-square foot office space is centrally located in Canberra near Parliament House, the Defense Department’s Russell Offices and the airport. HII said it is hiring office staff and expects to officially

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