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Thursday, November 23, 2017

University Of Florida News

Erik Bon Fleur  (Photo: BCGP)

BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

Fleur has been with Brunswick since 2012, when he joined the Company as a process engineer at the previously owned Hatteras Yachts.   Bon Fleur holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, and a master degree in industrial engineering as well as an MBA from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration

Jim Ratcliffe (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager

Sales Manager for Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Ratcliffe, who previously held positions with General Electric and Schneider Electric, brings a strong engineering and sales background to his new role with WAGO.  Additionally, Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Florida. Beyond bolstering support for WAGO customers in the area, Ratcliffe is looking forward to helping grow WAGO’s presence in the oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, metals and minerals sector.

Leslie Samel

Samel Joins Hatch Mott MacDonald

is a professional engineer in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, with more than 14 years of experience in environmental, water and wastewater planning, design and construction services. Leslie earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. She is an active member of the Florida Water Environment Association, serving as the vice chair of the First Coast chapter, and has served on the board of trustees and as a delegate-at-large for the Water Environment Federation. Prior to joining HMM, Leslie served as client service leader

Kerri McClellan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes VP and Deputy General Counsel

corporations while at a large law firm. She also served as a transactions and tax controversy advisor at a large professional services firm where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, transaction integration and taxation. McClellan has a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School and a Master of Laws in Taxation degree from Boston University School of Law. McClellan is a licensed attorney in Florida and Massachusetts

Anny Martin (Photo: Moore & Company)

Martin Joins Moore & Company

Moore & Company has hired attorney Anny Martin who joined the firm earlier this month.   A graduate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Martin was extremely involved in the executive boards of various on-campus organizations including serving as President of the International Law Society, Vice President of Internal Communication of the Hispanic National Bar Association and Vice President of the Cuban American Bar Association of the university. She was also the Student Works Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law.   In addition to her many involvements

HMS Global Maritime Welcomes Allen Naugle as Director  of Safety Quality and Environment

Allen Naugle Joins HMS Global Maritime

sustainability of potable water and waste systems for operations around the world along with bioenvironmental engineering projects. Allen received a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida. Additionally, he attended Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College and Air University through the U.S. Air Force. As Director of Safety, Quality and Environment for HMS Global Maritime, Allen will be responsible for support and management of safety, quality

Mark Miller (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes Communications VP

and responsibility for the entire corporation. Prior to joining Crowley he served as manager, public relations and advertising, for the Jacksonville Port Authority (JaxPort) and as a business reporter with the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. Miller, who earned a Journalism degree from the University of Florida, is a board member of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute and the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association, and serves as a communications consultant with the public affairs working group of the American Maritime Partnership

Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

the day-to-day activities of operating Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port and central Florida’s marine gateway into the global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida; Danielle Leahy of Cocoa Beach, a junior majoring in International Transportation and Trade at the University of New York Maritime College; and Alexis Miller, a recent graduate of Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

awards for her achievement in sales growth and performance. Fortuny also worked as a spare parts product manager and aftersales and service support manager for Scanship Americas, Inc.   Fortuny earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Florida International University

Jennifer Stewart (Photo: Seafarers’ House)

Seafarers’ House Hires Development Director

to that, she served as development director for Children’s Harbor in Pembroke Pines, where she grew its donor base by nearly 150 percent. Stewart also served as both development director and grant manager for Women in Distress in Fort Lauderdale. Stewart is a graduate of Florida International University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management. She also is a graduate of leadership and training organization Leadership Broward, and was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Broward County

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

at Maersk and its subsidiary Safmarine (Maersk Group) from 1995 to 2007. Vargas previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at SeaFreight Agencies, successfully launching ocean cargo service offerings in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing.    De la Combe, who reports to Crowley Vice President Ken Black in Miami, has more than 20 years of experience in the Caribbean trade lane, working in diverse aspects of the industry. He previously served as an

Karl Lander (Photo: Greensea)

Lander Joins Greensea as Account Executive

Officer aboard the USCGC Healy, where he was responsible for the internal operations of an 85-member crew and managed a 137-member cross-functional team during a 64-day scientific expedition to the North Pole.   Lander earned a M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University, and a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is a Certified Surface Supplied and SCUBA Diver with experience in military and scientific expeditions

Elloitt Smith (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Smith Joins Executive Team of Voith Turbo

project development. Prior to joining Voith, Smith served as the Manager for Global Services at CH2M Hill in Atlanta, Georgia, where he led strategic growth initiatives for global markets in the power and energy industries. He has also previously worked for Siemens Energy. Smith received his MBA at the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Jacksonville University.    

Kyle Mooney

Delta "T" Systems Names Mooney as Mechanical Engineer

, built and installed filtration systems for oil fields. Mooney became interested in engineering during high school where he credits instructor Jim Zachariah for much of his success. He holds an A.S. in drafting and design from Indian River State College and will graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering this spring.  

Hughes to Lead Assent’s Maritime Business Development

has previously performed in a variety of executive sales leadership roles specific to the maritime and health insurance arenas, including fully insured, self-insured, workers compensation and managed care organizations.   Hughes holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from University of South Florida and is an active member of Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), The Tampa Propeller Club, Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), and Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club. Hughes has also been an active participant with the Self Insurance Institute of America

George Whitehouse (Photo: MTN)

MTN Appoints Whitehouse

, most recently the M/Y Floridian, a 230 ft Oceanfast. In addition, he has managed complex, multimillion-dollar projects for yacht builds and refits, as well as marina and harbor construction.   Whitehouse currently maintains both USCG 1600 and MCA 3000 GRT licenses, and is a graduate of State University College at Cortland, New York.  

Horizon Marine Announces Personnel Changes

to expand into additional markets and new 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

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