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Monday, February 19, 2018

University Of Miami News

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Great Lakes Shipyard Hires Skeeter as GM

News Shipbuilding and NORSHIPCO (Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation), a subsidiary of BAE Systems Ship Repair. Skeeter holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology from University of Miami.   The addition of Skeeter takes place as the Shipyard continues work on the construction of the new 3,400 H.P. tugboat for Regimen de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Personal de la Empresa Portuaria Quetzal, Guatemala, Central America (Regimen). Plans are also in place to proceed with

Hydroid Names Rogers VP of Engineering

including executive vice president and general manager; senior vice president and group director, technology solutions; vice president and group director, survivability; and director, integrated defense solutions.   Dr. Rogers holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in applied marine physics from the University of Miami and a B.S. in physics from Siena College. He received an executive education from the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School; the Sloan Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He also sits

Maurice Zarmati

Zarmati joins Fathom

travel professionals who are selling Fathom to the passionate and growing number of travelers seeking mindful, purpose-driven experiences.”   Zarmati resides in Miami. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages and literature and general and marketing management from the University of Miami.  

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

retired former CEO of Gulf Oil International and Houghton International and brings extensive experience as a senior executive leading global technical marine supply organizations. DeVivo has a bachelor of science in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, along with a MBA from University of Miami.   “We are excited about the commitment to growth and leadership that these new team members represent and are confident that we can achieve the goals set before us with our talented and expanding team,” added Guggenheimer.   These new organizational announcements

Jason Montague

Montague named Prestige Cruise President, COO

strategic planning and development of small to medium-sized companies. Previously, he held the position of Vice President Finance for Alton Entertainment Corporation, a brand equity marketer who was majority owned by the Interpublic Group of Companies. Montague holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Miami.  

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

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

Two Join Ports of Indiana Commission

and Miami International Airport. She has previously worked with the Sacramento County Airport System, the Houston Airport System, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as well as the San Diego International Airport. Newhouse-Rodriguez received her bachelor's degree in aerospace from Middle Tennessee University and her MBA in information decision sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is on the Board of Directors of World Business Partners and Associates for Airports Council International-North America, the primary trade association for airports in the U.S. and Canada, and one of five

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

Kathy Kennedy

Kennedy Named Director of Marketing

Fleet Miami has announced it has appointed Kathy Kennedy as Director of Marketing. Kennedy joins the Miami-based yachting club from her most recent position as Executive Vice President of Moore Stephens Isle of Man. Prior to that she worked with the Ferretti Group on North American market development and served as Derecktor Shipyards’ Director of Marketing during the build of the 85.6m motor yacht Cakewalk. In her new role, Kennedy will oversee Fleet Miami’s brand identity with an emphasis on outreach and business development. “We are very happy to welcome Kathy to the Fleet

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

The MarTID partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University. L to R: Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems.  Photo courtesy WMU

MarTID Survey Closing Today

Insights Database (MarTID), giving the industry one last chance to take 20 minutes and become a part of this historic initiative. The partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, with the signing of an MoU with the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & E‪ngineering News and MarineLink.com. Once the MarTID survey is closed, the information will be analyzed and the results published

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

of Crowley’s Alaska division. Meidel previously spent 32 years with ExxonMobil in downstream lubricants, retail fuels marketing, refinery optimization and natural gas and co-generation power commercialization. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.  In his new role, Meidel will be based in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager. “Crowley Fuels had a strong 2017, and under Rick’s leadership going forward we are poised to continue our success this year,” said

New Vice Presidents at Caterpillar

dealer development and machine marketing. From 2006 to 2010, he served as president of Solar Turbines Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. In June 2010, he assumed his current position within Caterpillar Customer and Dealer Support. Gosselin graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in finance and also completed the Northwestern University Kellogg Advanced Executive Program. He is a director on the Association of Equipment Manufacturers CE (Construction Equipment) Sector Board, chairs the Advisory Board of Eastern Illinois University's School

Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc

dealer development and machine marketing. From 2006 to 2010, he served as president of Solar Turbines Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. In June 2010, he assumed his current position within Caterpillar Customer and Dealer Support. Gosselin graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in finance and also completed the Northwestern University Kellogg Advanced Executive Program. He is a director on the Association of Equipment Manufacturers CE (Construction Equipment) Sector Board, chairs the Advisory Board of Eastern Illinois University's School

Eric Coleman (Photo: EBDG)

Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

.  His background includes hands-on shipyard experience, comprising production oversight, class and regulatory compliance, and designing for production.   Coleman is a licensed professional engineer in Washington State and received his BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of Michigan

Michelle Sutter (Photo: Fathom)

Carnival’s Fathom Names Senior Sales Leader

Line and Seabourn where she was business development manager since 2013. Sutter previously served in several sales roles of increasing responsibility at Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.   Sutter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American studies and Spanish from Simon Fraser University. She also actively supports the Umoja Operation Compassion Society by working with low-income immigrants living in British Columbia. Sutter is fluent in English, French and Spanish.   Launched in June as Carnival Corporation’s 10th global brand, Fathom is designed to drive sustainable

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