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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Larry Rigdon

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

the most important of these challenges.”   Rigdon, who was appointed to serve on the board following the financial restructuring, has prior experience as an executive at Tidewater, retiring as executive vice president in 2002 after joining the company in 1992 with the merger with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation. Following his retirement from Tidewater in 2002, Rigdon founded and grew Rigdon Marine Corporation to a fleet of 28 OSVs and sold the company in June 2008. Rigdon currently serves as a director of Professional Rental Tools, LLC.   In light of Rigdon's interim dual role as CEO

Jim Long (Photo: Gulf Marine)

Hendry Marine and Gulf Marine Hire Long as CEO

Hendry Marine Industries Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, one of the Southeast’s leading tug-barge shipyards, announced the hiring of Jim Long as the new Chief Executive Officer. Long will focus on business improvement and long-term planning for Hendry Marine, Gulf Marine and all their affiliated companies. He started on the job January 18. Gulf Marine recently consolidated with Hendry Corporation to improve operations and better position the company for growth. The hiring of Long as the CEO is part of that consolidation plan.   “This is an exciting time to join the talented team

Jason brink (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Adds Manager for Special Projects

Aqueos Corporation, a provider of subsea services to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast, has appointed Jason Brink to the position of Project Manager-Special Projects, the company announced today.   “Aqueos is excited to have Jason onboard our Team. His experience in deep water ROV and diving operations adds depth to our team and complements our Gulf of Mexico operations. His ability to present technical solutions and support to our Houston based clientele is expected to enhance both our sales and project execution.” said Ted Roche, Aqueos President / Chief Executive Officer.

Gulf and Hendry Marine Consolidate Operations

Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, a southeastern tug-barge shipyard, announced it is consolidating operations with Hendry Corporation, its affiliated company and fellow shipyard, effective November 30, 2015.   Rick Watts, the newly appointed President of Gulf Marine, said, “The intent of this consolidation is to create a focus, flexibility and competitiveness that will meet both the needs of existing customers and the emerging markets.”    Hendry Corporation was started by Captain F.M. Hendry in 1926 as Shell Producers Company, and in 1942, the name was changed to Hendry

Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP

Power solutions provider Fairbanks Morse announced that Kimberly Getgen has joined the company to spearhead global go-to market strategy and initiatives. As vice president of strategic marketing, Getgen is responsible for defining and executing the company’s corporate marketing strategy across each of Fairbanks Morse’s key vertical marketing segments including marine power and power generation.  Getgen owns go-to-market strategy, marketing communications and product management and reports directly to Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse and chief operating officer at Enpro.

Richard Campbell

Aqueos Names Campbell Project Manager

Aqueos Corporation, a premier provider of subsea services to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Coast, has announced the appointment of Richard Campbell to the position of Project Manager. “Richard’s 18 years of subsea welding and construction experience adds strength and expertise to our project management team, which will allow us to offer a greater range of service and expandability to our client base. In addition to his experience, Richard’s personality, work ethic, and professionalism, as a team player, fits our objective of assembling a team of the industry’s finest talent

YoungShip Launches in Texas

Mitchell Machann, an associate in Blank Rome LLP’s Houston office, recently co-founded YoungShip Texas with TITAN Salvage’s Lindsay Malen. This new branch is the 18th in YoungShip International’s global network, and the first in the United States. In launching YoungShip Texas, Machann and Malen’s vision is to increase awareness of the younger generation coming into the maritime community and to strengthen its presence in the U.S. maritime sector. YoungShip Texas provides a networking platform for young professionals who are already in the maritime industry and support

Shane Guidry

Harvey Gulf Expands into Mexico

Harvey Gulf, a strong driver in the U.S. OSV market and a true leader in the incorporation of LNG-as-fuel in marine vessels, announced that it establishing Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico S.A.P.I. de C.V.    Recently approved changes in Mexican law allow foreign ownership in hydrocarbons which facilitates this growth.   “We recognize the growth potential in the Mexican market for our business," said Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine. "The establishment of Harvey Gulf International Marine de Mexico will allow us to fully deliver our

From left: David Kaysen, Trygve Reid and Rex Sutherlin (Photos: EBDG)

EBDG’s Gulf Coast Office Adds Three New Hires

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has added three new marine engineers to its Gulf Coast office: Senior Naval Architect David Kaysen, Marine Engineer Trygve Reid and Marine Engineer Rex Sutherlin.   David Kaysen brings over 25 years of naval architecture experience to his position at EBDG. His technical and project management experience includes work with the U.S. Navy, USCG, NOAA and commercial ships. He earned a BS in engineering science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in ocean engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.   Trygve Reid brings

Roger Holm will take the helm of Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions Business.

Wärtsilä: Holm to lead Marine Solutions

Roger Holm (43) M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed President of Marine Solutions, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective 1 November 2015. In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions business globally, and will report to President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola.   Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions, most recently leading the Engines organisation, responsible for Wärtsilä's engine production and R&D for the marine and energy markets. Before

Bill Skinner (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine President Skinner Retires

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VTHM), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced a change of senior leadership.   After more than 46 years in the shipbuilding business, including nearly two decades at VT Halter Marine, President and CEO Bill Skinner has announced his retirement. Skinner previously served as President, CEO and Director of ADDSCO Industries (1985-1989), the parent company of Alabama Maritime Corporation, where he also served as President (1982-1984) and as President of Alabama Shipyard, Inc. (1989-1997) following its acquisition by Atlantic Marine.   &ld

Roger Holm

Holm to lead Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions Business

Roger Holm has been appointed President of Marine Solutions, EVP and member of the Board of Management of Wärtsilä Corporation, effective 1 November 2015.   In this position, he is responsible for Wärtsilä's Marine Solutions business globally, and will report to President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola. Mr Holm joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and has held several managerial positions, most recently leading the Engines organisation, responsible for Wärtsilä's engine production and R&D for the marine and energy markets. Before that he has led Seals & Bearings

David Grady (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Grady Joins Aqueos as Special Projects Manager

Marine construction and subsea services provider Aqueos Corporation has appointed David Grady to the position of Project Manager-Special Projects.

Mark W. Delventhal

Great Lakes Towing Announces Two New Hires

The Great Lakes Towing Company has hired two new employees within its Great Lakes marine operations group. Lindsay R. Dew has been named Director of Operations & Compliance, and Mark W. Delventhal has been named Director of Technical Services & Business Development – both reporting to Gregg Thauvette, Vice President – Operations and working in The Company’s Cleveland offices. Dew will assume combined responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the towing business, and work to improve the company’s quality management programs and systems. Delventhal will

Gustaf Kristiansson (Photo: Markel International)

Markel International Appoints Kristiansson in Singapore

Markel International Singapore, the specialist insurer, has appointed Gustaf Kristiansson as marine underwriter based in Singapore.   Kristiansson joins the Singapore office from Markel International’s Sweden office where he held the same position. Prior to that, he was located in Dubai, UAE working for Gulf Agency Co., an international shipping logistics and marine services company. Kristiansson brings with him more than 10 years of shipping and marine insurance experience.    

MSRC Names Dulisse CEO

 Oil spill response organization Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) has named Carmine Dulisse as its new President and CEO effective March 1, 2017.   Dulisse joins MSRC after more than 30 years with ExxonMobil in various roles, including the maritime and crisis management arenas. He was one of the founding officers of the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) in the capacity of Health, Safety, and Environmental Officer from 2011 to 2015, prior to returning to ExxonMobil as the corporation’s Global Emergency Preparedness & Response Manager. He served in this capacity until

Left to Right: CMA cadets Griffin Sims, Alex Leonard, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Crowley's Victoria Ellis (Photo: Crowley)

Four CMA Cadets Awarded Crowley Scholarships

Four California Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets were awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships from the Crowley Maritime Corporation. The scholarships were presented to cadets Andrew Leonard, Griffin Sims, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Alex Yonkman by Crowley’s manager for marine development and compliance, Vicky Ellis, at Tuesday’s Containerization & Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards Dinner in Long Beach, Calif. “Crowley is proud to support the education of these cadets and future leaders in the U.S. maritime industry,” Ellis said. “Andrew, Griffin

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