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Monday, December 11, 2017

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Michael Stephen Smith, corporate vice president, business growth. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo

Smith Joins HII Corporate Team

Huntington Ingalls Industries appoints Michael S. Smith to its Washington, D.C., government and customer relations team Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Michael S. Smith has joined the company as corporate vice president, business growth. He will work closely with the HII's senior leadership team in support of corporate development and strategic endeavors and will serve as the company interface with business associations in Washington, D.C. Smith will work in HII's Washington, D.C., office and report to Mitchell B. Waldman, corporate vice president, government and customer

MP Randeep Sarai, Jonathan Whitworth - Seaspan CEO, and Brian Carter – President, Seaspan Shipyards with the recipients of today’s multi-year, multimillion dollar investment in the training of BC’s future shipbuilders (Photo: Seaspan)

Donors Give $2.9 Mln to Train BC’s Future Shipbuilders

The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Seaspan, announced today a multi-year, multimillion dollar investment in the future of British Columbia’s marine industrial sector.   The commitment totals $2.9 million and includes a three-year, $900,000 donation by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to three institutional trades training programs in Canada. This donation has been given in support of the Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy program under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The donation recipients include the British Columbia Institute

WSF Leader to Retire

Lynne Griffith joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as assistant secretary for the ferries division in September 2014. Today, she announced that she will retire from public service at the end of January. Ferries division Chief of Staff Elizabeth Kosa, who has served alongside Griffith, will act as Washington State Ferries’ leader while the department finalizes its next steps.   During Griffith’s time at the helm of the nation’s largest ferry system, missed sailings due to lack of crew dropped nearly 70 percent over the previous 26-month period. She also

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Washington Maritime Economy Grows Stronger -Study

A new report from the Washington Maritime Federation shows strong health of industry, increased average salaries and tremendous opportunity to continue to grow maritime jobs.   The Washington State Maritime Sector Economic Impact Study 2017 Update, released at the April 2017 Propeller Club luncheon, updates the seminal 2013 study of the same name and provides a detailed analysis of the positive economic impact of the state’s maritime industry.   “This study builds upon past efforts and clearly shows the maritime industry is a cornerstone of the State’s economy, providing

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MSC Consolidates HQ in Norfolk

Military Sealift Command (MSC) received approval Oct. 30 to officially begin geographically consolidating at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia, a single headquarters that since 2012 has been physically split between the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., and NS Norfolk. The consolidation is scheduled to be complete by the end of Fiscal Year 2019. Consolidating MSC headquarters staff in Norfolk helps streamline processes, maximize customer service with our Navy, and cut costs associated with maintaining two geographic headquarters' locations.  Additionally, it collocates MSC with the other U.S.

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

HMS Announces Management Hires

Company, and Olympic Tug & Barge (a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services). Martin brings a blend of hands-on marine experience including positions from Second Officer through Captain and commercial and legal experience in shore side senior management positions. Martin attended the University of Washington, California Maritime Academy, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Puget Sound.    Carlson joins Harley Marine Services from Alaska Marine Lines (AML) where he served as General Manager of Marine Engineering. Prior to joining AML, Steve held senior leadership

Maritime Labor Alliance Holds Leadership Summit

The presidents and other elected officials of the constituent unions comprising the Maritime Labor Alliance (MLA) met Wednesday for their semiannual meeting in Washington D.C. to review the state of maritime labor in the U.S. and to establish priorities for the upcoming year.   The Alliance, consisting of six U.S. maritime labor organizations, American Radio Association (ARA), Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) and International

Rose Joins Global Diving & Salvage

marine construction, commercial diving, environmental services and marine casualty response. He will oversee sales and business development, marketing, client engagement and corporate strategy for revenue generation.   Rose spent many years with NC Machinery for Caterpillar, most recently as Washington Equipment Sales and Rental Manager. During his tenure, he was responsible for the overall P&L of the sales and rental departments in Washington state, managing inventory levels between $30 million to $50 million per year. He created and implemented dealer efficiency tools and programs that

Anthony Hernandez (Photo: Asahi/America, Inc.)

Hernandez Joins Asahi/America Sales Team

Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. announced the addition of Anthony Hernandez to its sales team.   North Carolina based Hernandez joined Asahi/America on June 6, 2016 and will represent Asahi/America in eastern Pennsylvania, Long Island and New York City, N.Y., New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, has nearly a decade of experience in the thermoplastics industry.

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

Eastern Hires Adm. Papp as President Washington Ops

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has appointed Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U. S. Coast 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

Erik Bon Fleur  (Photo: BCGP)

BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

, Nick Stickler.   Prior to joining the BCGP team, Bon Fleur served in various other roles inside BCGP’s parent company, Brunswick Corporation, including continuous improvement manager for Boston Whaler, and most recently director of operations for Thunder Jet, an aluminum boat builder in Washington state. Bon 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

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

,901 will be obligated at time of award; and funds in the amount of $112,553,445 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured using full and open competition via Federal Business Opportunities with two offers received.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-4403).

Will Ayers (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Hires Chief Electrical Engineer

, plan and elevation arrangement drawings, as well as various wiring schematics. Ayers' background also includes hands-on shipyard experience in the areas of shipyard oversight and installation support, extensive onboard troubleshooting, testing and sea trials.   A graduate of the University of Washington, Ayers holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Washington.   "We're extremely excited to have a person of Will Ayers' depth of knowledge and experience come aboard to lead our electrical design group," stated EBDG Vice President

Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Hires VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer

of the Yale Law & Technology Journal. She serves on the board of PeaceTrees Vietnam, a humanitarian organization working in central Vietnam and co-chaired the Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee for 2015. Nguyen-Bull is the former President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington and is a current board member of the Asian Bar Association of Washington.  

Julie Collins (Photo: Port of Seattle)

Collins Named Port of Seattle’s Public Affairs Director

, she serves on the executive Due Diligence team to develop the Seaport Alliance.   Prior to joining the Port of Tacoma in 1998, she worked as district director for U.S. Representative Jennifer Dunn and U.S. Representative Rod Chandler and also was Chandler’s senior legislative assistant in Washington, D.C. Her local experience includes issues management for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and event planning/fundraising at Columbia Resource Group.   She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and has completed the business executive development program

David McFadden (Photo: Port of Seattle)

Port of Seattle Hires Economic Development Director

brings over 20 years of experience in economic development and business growth to this organization,” said Fick. “His results-oriented background makes him uniquely qualified to fill this new role at the Port of Seattle, where we aim to bring more family-wage jobs to the region and state of Washington.”   As President and CEO of the Yakima County Development Association since 1997, McFadden was responsible for business and industry retention and expansion, along with new business recruitment. Companies that received support from the association have invested over $400 million in

Tracy Egoscue formerly ran Baykeeper, Regional Water Board

Environmental Attorney Joins Long Beach Harbor Commission

; Egoscue said. “I bring a perspective that I hope the Commission will find useful.” Egoscue serves on the Boards of Directors of the California League of Conservation Voters and Mujeres de la Tierra, a nonprofit environmental justice organization. She received her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is also licensed to practice in Connecticut. The Board of Harbor Commissioners directs the 500-person staff of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department

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