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Crowley Awards USMMA Midshipman Pisarski

or transportation security career and who achieves the highest grade in the academy’s transportation security class. Pisarski, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, began attending USMMA in 2013 and graduated this year with a degree in maritime logistics and security. During an internship at the U.S. Department of State, she worked on an Interagency Maritime Security Working Group and gained additional, valuable experience during her sea year. Her junior and senior years focused on a security curriculum, including classes in vessel and company security officer studies and maritime security research. Pisarski

Brett B. Lambert (Photo courtesy: Northrop Grumman)

Lambert Appointed VP at Northrop Grumman

Base Policy. Lambert was a principal advisor on all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including industrial capabilities, defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation, and preservation of technologies and capabilities. In 2011, he also led President Obama's effort at the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish the first National Network for Manufacturing Innovation site. Prior to his work in the DOD, Lambert spent 20 years working with defense and intelligence firms. He served as executive vice president of DFI International and managing director of DFI Investment Partners

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) Photo Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Hires Adm. Papp as President Washington Ops

Guard (Retired), as President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Washington Operations. Admiral Papp served as an Officer in the Coast Guard for nearly 40 years, completing his career as the 24th Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard from 2010 to 2014. The Coast Guard is the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was a career cutterman, serving in six cutters, commanding four of them, including the Coast Guard’s square rigged sailing ship, USCG Barque EAGLE. As a flag officer, Admiral Papp served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area; as the Chief of Staff of the Coast

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

(Photo: Port of Los Angeles)“We’re very excited to elevate David to this new role,” said port executive director, Gene Seroka. “Since joining the port in 2011, he has been a valuable member of our team and a tremendous asset in helping advance the goals and vision of the department, something that will be even further amplified in his position as head of stakeholder engagement.”Libatique previously served as senior director of government affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, where he lead advocacy efforts at the local, regional, state and federal levels. He worked actively

Fran├žois Dupont (Photo: Naval Group)

Naval Group Names Dupont Director, International Trade

With effect on 2 April, François Dupont is appointed Director of the International Trade department at Naval Group. He will oversee all the areas in which Naval Group has prospective customers. He reports to Alain Guillou, Executive Vice President, Development.   International development represents a major challenge for Naval Group, whose international sales should represent 50% of its revenues by 2020, compared to a third currently. François Dupont joined Naval Group at the age of 54 as Director of the International Trade department after having dedicated 28 years of his

Jon Arena Photo HII

Arena Named VP at Shipbuilder

 Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1.   Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to senior management and overseeing and coordinating the provision of

Robert A. Socha (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine Names Socha Senior VP

Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has appointed Robert A. Socha as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Estimating, effective January 30, 2017.   In his role, Socha is responsible for overall management and leadership of the company’s business development and estimating departments. He will work closely with other corporate functions, including departments of engineering, production control, production and purchasing departments to offer solutions from design services through build strategy and construction program.   Socha brings to the position more than 30 years

Pavel Krylov

Gazprom Sets Up New Department

  Gazprom set up a new department to be headed by Pavel Krylov. The department will be in charge of implementing the Gazprom corporate unified technical policy in search, creation and introduction of state-of-the-art solutions, equipment and materials acknowledged worldwide, including substitutes of their non-domestic counterparts, with a view to secure the Company’s technological independence. Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee will supervise the new department.

Igor Maximtsev and Alexey Miller. Photo by St. Petersburg State University of Economics

Gazprom Steps into St. Petersburg University

  The Gazprom Specialized Department was opened today in St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia's top-rated higher education institution of economics. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman and Igor Maximtsev, Rector of St. Petersburg State University of Economics took part in the event. “As early as this academic year the new department will supervise all the postgraduates whose papers would be considered useful for the Company's business. From September 1 next year, the new department will offer master's degree courses available to Gazprom's

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups.  Committee members serve 2-year terms, with no more than two consecutive term re¬appointments, and approximately one-third of members' terms of office expire every 2 years.    The Department strives to select individuals with in-depth knowledge of their respective industries or government sectors.  Members are nominated through a full and open process published in the Federal Register.   The new members are:   1. Gary Adams, Vice President Global Logistics, Walmart

Elissa DeFalco (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

SUNY Maritime's DeFalco Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

, an associate professor of humanities at SUNY Maritime College, has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York this year. The award was given in recognition to her dedication to the success of her students, her willingness to serve her department and the college, and her commitment to academic excellence. “Your mastery of teaching, dedication to students, adherence to the highest academic standards, and continued professional achievements are reflected in your selection for this honor,” said Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY chancellor

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Alaska LNG Gets Conditional Approval to Export

  The Alaska LNG project marks another significant milestone with today’s announcement by the United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy last July. Authorization to export to nations with existing free trade agreements with the U.S. was previously received in November 2014. Today’s announceme

Photo: California State University Maritime

Cal Maritime Ranks High for Graduate Earnings

graduates.   Among 1,400 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., Cal Maritime ranks seventh based on student earnings 10 years after enrollment, according to a study conducted by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.   The study was based on the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard released earlier this year and designed to help future students choose the right university based on their interests and to get an idea of how much debt they may accrue during their college career.   The data used to compile the study, which reflected earnings

INTERTANKO Reelects Tsakos as Chairman

Dr. Nikolas Tsakos of Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. was reelected for two further years by the INTERTANKO Council who met this week in London.    The Council members also engaged in dialogue with the IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, as well as the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE, Minister of State (Department for Transport).   Lim, who has been Secretary General since January 2016, expressed his positive views about the contribution of INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO: “The contribution made by INTERTANKO to the regulatory process at IMO has been of tremendous value over many

Maximillian Natzet

Natzet Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

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 and designer of record for numerous transportation infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. He also authored U.S. Navy criteria documents and was the technical leader for the waterfront permitting

U.S. BTS Seeks Nominations for Port Performance Working Group

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is seeking nominations for the newly-created Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group. The working group, mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, is to make recommendations on nationally consistent measures of port capacity and throughput and a process to collect timely and consistent data. The working group was established by BTS in a Feb. 23 Federal Register notice. As mandated, BTS is seeking nominations for a representative of the following: the rail industry, the

Dr. Christopher Clott (Photo: SUNY Maritime College)

SUNY Maritime College Names ABS Chairs

of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is the inaugural ABS Chair of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. A 1972 SUNY Maritime College honors graduate in Naval Architecture, Dr. Burke served as chair of the Department of Engineering and most recently as a Presidential Fellow to the State University of New York’s Research Foundation. Dr. Burke also holds a research appointment at Stony Brook University.   “I am grateful to Maritime College and ABS for this opportunity,” said Dr. Burke

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