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Patrick Grandelli (Photo: PCCI)

PCCI Appoints Grandelli as Chief Engineer

PCCI, Inc. has announced that Patrick Grandelli, P.E. has joined PCCI’s Alexandria office as a Chief Engineer. He will be responsible for providing engineering, design, installation and program/project management services to U.S. Government and commercial clients in the ocean facility and renewable energy industries.  Grandelli is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and naval energy/operations staff officer who also served on three U.S. navy warships. He has two decades’ experience in the analysis and design of large subsea pipelines, ocean energy systems, and the conduct of

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

Systems in 2016 and was mostly recently Vice President of Business Development. Before that from 2013-2015, he was Chief Operating Officer of Angarai International Inc, a professional management consulting firm; and Senior Program Manager at Engility Corporation, a provider of integrated services for US government, where he had operational oversight and P&L responsibility.Baczkowski holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy; and a Master of Science in Systems Management/Logi

Bill Lind (Photo: Vard Marine)

Vard's Houston VP Lind to to Retire

Bill Lind, current vice president of Vard Marine’s Houston operations, has announced his plans to retire from the company at the end of June.Lind has led the Houston team since 2013 and has transformed the office into a key contender in the marine engineering industry in the Gulf Coast and in U.S. government programs. He was also instrumental in expanding Vard Marine’s clientele base and helping to mold the Houston office into what it is today.Moving forward, Vard Marine has announced that Darren Truelock, current Technical Operations Manager, will be the new vice president in the Houston office

(File photo: Port Corpus Christi)

Corpus Christi Gearing Up to Handle US Shale Export Boom

China and other oil buyers.The Port of Corpus Christi Commission is voting on a plan that would authorize it to raise the debt next month through underwriters led by Wells Fargo & Co, Citigroup Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co.The port is prepared to levy new user fees for the debt costs if the U.S. government does not reimburse it for spending the money to deepen and widen port facilities to accept larger ships, according to a port official. A decision to raise fees for dredging, which could begin as early as September, would be rare among U.S. Gulf Coast ports."We don't want to be the next

Account Managers from Wärtsilä, Frank Shanahan and Richard Reynolds lead guests in an overview of trends in the natural gas engine market.

Wärtsilä Reinforces West Coast Presence with Seattle Facility

; stated Walter Reggente. Wärtsilä established its U.S. operations in 1979 through its subsidiary Wärtsilä North America, Inc., today headquartered in Houston, TX. Nine regional offices are located across the U.S. and include Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. supporting U.S. government marine vessels. Wärtsilä serves the energy, marine and defense markets in the U.S

Larry Hungerford is now President & CEO at Terma North America (Photo courtesy of TNA)

Terma NA Names Hungerford President & CEO

Board of Directors.  Terma North America Inc. (TNA) facilitates the growth and development of Terma U.S. business through local presence near customers and partners. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, TNA provides interface with the Department of Defense, U.S. armed services, the U.S. Government, and prime contractors. Through an operations facility in Warner Robins, Georgia, the company conducts business development, service, and support to the U.S. Air Force and business partners by providing electronic warfare systems, maintenance, and procurement. The facility in Fort Worth

Solar Power - Courtesy of ARENA

Obama Pushes to Train Veterans for Solar Power

  President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled an expansion of U.S. government efforts to train military veterans for jobs in the solar power industry during a visit to Utah.   The administration announced a new goal of training 75,000 people to enter the solar work force by 2020. That is an increase from a goal announced last year of training 50,000 workers by the same deadline.   Many of those workers would be veterans, administration officials said.   The Department of Defense plans to have "Solar Ready Vets" programs at 10 bases across the country to train military

Bill Landay (Photo: SAFE Boats International)

Landay Named SAFE Boats’ Board Director

appointed as a Director of the Board at SAFE Boats International.   Vice Admiral Landay retired in 2013 after more than 35 years of naval service. His final assignment was as Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) from August 2010 until September 2013. DSCA oversees the U.S. Government's Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program and is responsible for the sale of arms, defense technologies, training and other services to foreign governments.   His sea tours included commanding officer of the USS Aquila (PHM 4) and commanding officer of the USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60). Ashore

Strong U.S. Jobs Report Pushes Up Dollar

it fleshed out last month's easing measures. ECB President Mario Draghi said the risks facing the euro zone economy meant interest rates will stay low for an extended period and detailed plans for a new, conditional tranche of ultra-cheap loans to banks that it hopes will lift the economy. U.S. government bond yields - which move inversely to prices - also rose, climbing to 2.68 percent for the first time in two weeks as the prospect of rising U.S. interest rates dampened their appeal. The contrast with the dovish ECB took the premium of 10-year treasuries over their German equivalent, the Bund

Austal USA Earns SCA Safety Award

working environment – one that attracts a superior workforce like the one we have here.” SCA members constitute the shipyard industrial base that builds, repairs, maintains and modernizes U.S. Navy ships and craft, U.S. Coast Guard vessels of all sizes, as well as vessels for other U.S. government agencies. The Council represents 41 companies that own and operate over 120 shipyards, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes, the inland waterways system, Alaska and Hawaii. Austal is currently under contract with the U.S. Navy to build 12 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

.  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 Stores Inc. 2. Robert Berry, Vice President, International Shipbreaking Limited, LLC 3. Gary Brown

Todd Busch (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Wins Military Sealift Command Contract

the contract for the operation and maintenance of the T-AGOS/T-AGM fleet for the Military Sealift Command. This fleet of seven ships supports the Navy’s Surveillance Towed Array Sensor Systems (SURTASS) operations; the U.S. Air Force's dual-band, phased array and parabolic dish radars; and other government research missions.   The contract covers the operation and maintenance of five T-AGOS and up to two T-AGM ocean surveillance ships. Crowley will provide personnel; operational and technical support (ashore and afloat); equipment; tools; provisions, and supplies to operate this fleet of seven

US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia M Haslach, with the EMTI administration and cadets (Photo courtesy: EMTI)

US Visa Initiative for Ethiopian Seafarers

, EMTI cadets begin their careers as junior crew members with leading shipping companies on a global basis. Pini Shwartz, CEO of EMTI, says, “The establishment of the C1/D visa scheme in Ethiopia is a great testament to the growing demand and success of Ethiopian seafarers. It reflects the US government’s understanding that Ethiopians will continue to grow as an integral element in the shipping industry. More and more Ethiopian seafarers are sailing to and from US ports, and the US government recognizes that it must help trading companies with the logistical requirements of their crewing

Rick Cox (Photo: BMT Group)

BMT Designers & Planners Appoints Cox as VP

client relations, capture, and market strategy for the firm’s diverse range of environmental services, which include testing and remediation, environmental health, site assessment, permitting & regulatory compliance, IT management and related services.   With decades working for large government contractors, Cox brings senior-level experience, knowledge, and contacts.  He has managed multimillion-dollar programs for military, civilian and commercial customers, and has advised U.S. Government representatives operating in locations throughout the world

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