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Sunday, February 18, 2018

University Of Florida News

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

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

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

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

as head of the service department and purchasing director within Volvo Penta of the Americas. Kelleher previously held purchasing and quality positions at Ford Motor Company in the U.K. and Visteon Corporation in the U.S. He earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University.   Kelleher replaces Martin Bjuve, who has been promoted to CFO and senior vice president business office at Volvo Penta’s global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden

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

LR Appoints Butcher as Managing Director

announced the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LR Management Systems & Inspection Services.    Based in Birmingham, U.K., Butcher brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses.  After graduating from Southampton University, Butcher held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.    With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Lloyd’s Register’s Management Systems

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

Tony McWilliams (Photo: Pharma-Safe Industrial Services)

Pharma-Safe Expands into West Texas

the Gulf Coast,” said Darrell Fontenot, Director of HSE. “His outstanding leadership credentials and business expertise allows us better serve clients in the Midland and Odessa areas and meet our strategic objectives.”    McWilliams holds a degree in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a National Registered Paramedic and an active member of the Pittsburg State University Advisory Board for the School of Construction and Technology.   “Adding a physical presence in Midland was a logical step for us,” said Fontenot. “With

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.    

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

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.  

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