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Gustavo Garza (Photo: AMOT)

AMOT Appoints Garza as Marine Market Sales Manager

AMOT has announced Gustavo Garza as the new Americas regions sales manager for the marine market. Gustavo obtained his bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Post-graduation, Gustavo expanded his product knowledge working in the marine, industrial distribution, and oil & gas industries while owning his own real estate investment company. Before joining AMOT, Gustavo shared his passion for sales and engineering at Cummins Southern Plains, Atlas Industrial Supply, and FMC Technologies.

George Toma (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Toma

.Furuno USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Furuno Electric Company of Nishinomiya, Japan. With two offices in the USA, a subsidiary company in Panama City, Panama and hundreds of dealer and reseller accounts, Furuno USA is the exclusive distributor and service center for Furuno products throughout the Americas

Henriette Thygesen has been appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maersk Supply Service. Image: Maersk Supply Service

Thygesen: Chairman of Maersk Supply Service

of the oil and oil related companies.Thygesen has been CEO of Svitzer since September 2016. She is a member of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Executive Leadership Team and has held leading roles across a number of A.P. Moller – Maersk business units over the last 25 years, including CEO of Damco Americas. In addition to her role as CEO of Svitzer, Henriette is Chairman of Damco Forwarding and a member of the Board of Directors of COWI.Maersk Supply Service launched a new strategic direction in autumn 2016 in response to the industry downturn. The strategy is progressing well and in 2018 approximately

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All-Female Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

. Captain Eduard Medina said that the group was encouraged to live up to the Svitzer standards and today, all see the reward. “These women have become local icons for others and have proven to be an efficient and hardworking team,” he added.Through this gender-inclusive initiative, Svitzer Americas seeks to change a historical trend, the navigation industry’s marital gender bias.According to The International Transport Worker's Federation, it is estimated that only 2% of the maritime workforce is made up of women, most of them employed on cruises and ferries. However, in the Dominican

Tim Protheroe joins Bureau Veritas, leading its North America efforts.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

States and Canada. His role includes responsibility for the marine operational client support teams and services provided under the continued management of the General Manager, Marine Operations, Daniel Giani. Protheroe will report to Bruno Dabouis, Vice-President for the South West Europe and North Americas Zone.Based in Houston, his hometown, Protheroe will lead the development and delivery of all products, services, and activities for Marine & Offshore in North America. He will also be responsible for overseeing all key client accounts as well as ensuring compliance with both Group and Marine

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was born in the UK and has worked in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangladesh, and The Philippines before moving back to the UK. Prior to joining

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GAC Expands in South America

Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region with the opening of GAC Brazil’s office in Fortaleza, and the establishment of GAC Panama.Based in the key port of Montevideo, GAC Uruguay is well positioned to offer a full range of ship agency services nationwide, with particular focus on the growing offshore oil & gas and product tanker sectors.

From left: Navin Mahajan and Dale Walsh (Photos: Chevron)

Chevron Announces Leadership Changes

. Mahajan will oversee banking, financing, cash management, insurance, pension investments, and credits and receivables activities across the corporation. He will report to Patricia Yarrington, Chevron’s vice president and chief financial officer.Walsh, currently Chevron’s president of Americas Products, has been named vice president of Corporate Affairs. He succeeds Joe Naylor, who is retiring after 36 years. Walsh will be responsible for overseeing government affairs, public affairs, social investment and performance, and the company’s worldwide efforts to protect and enhance its

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore.

Hicks takes the Helm at LR Americas

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore. Hicks returns to the U.S. after two years of leading LR’s Global Passenger Ship Center in Trieste, Italy as Global Passenger Ship Sector Manager and Italy’s Marine Manager. Previously based in the U.S., he was Business Development Manager for the Americas as well as LR’s Applied Technology Group (ATG).One of the key priorities for John in his new role is continued focus on LR’s expansion of its Digital Innovation services. This single platform works independently pulling from

Michael Morland (Photo: AAL)

AAL Appoints Morland as Americas GM

Global multipurpose operator AAL has appointed Michael Morland to the role of General Manager Americas.Following AAL’s appointment of Marc Schutzbier as its Canadian Commercial Manager at the end of 2017, Morland’s appointment continues to strengthen AAL’s North American expansion strategy and the promotion of the carrier’s growing capacity and portfolio of highly competitive MPV services – comprising tailormade chartering solutions and scheduled semi-liner sailings that offer US customers regular and seamless ‘around-the-world’ connectivity.Morland brings

Jamie Elgie (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Elgie to Lead Americas Sales

Navico, parent company to marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP, announced today that Jamie Elgie has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief operating office of the Americas.In his new role, Elgie will be responsible for all sales, marketing and operations activities for the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands throughout North, Central and South America.Elgie came to Navico from Wilson Electronics, a manufacturer and marketer of cellular infrastructure equipment based in Utah, where he served as chief marketing officer. Prior to this post

Greg Tuthill (Photo: SeaCube Container Leasing)

Tuthill Named COO of SeaCube Container Leasing

for the development and implementation of evolving business strategies designed to further SeaCube’s vision of being the customer’s first choice for refrigerated intermodal equipment while also driving company growth.Most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Americas Region, for CMA CGM, Tuthill brings 30 years of industry experience to this position. He began his career with American President Lines, Ltd in 1988 where he held several positions in marketing and sales before heading up North America Operations for APL, Ltd. After leaving APL, he continued to

Christine Stevens (Photo: Hurtigruten)

Stevens Joins Hurtigruten Americas

Hurtigruten has appointed Christine Stevens as Vice President of Sales for the Americas to be based in its Seattle regional headquarters. Stevens brings 30 years of cruise industry expertise to Hurtigruten and will lead the sales organization, including field sales and national accounts. Angel Moledo, Vice President Customer Sales & Service, continues to be responsible for tour operator partners.Stevens will drive additional revenue growth, identify new client opportunities, lead and manage the sales team, and represent Hurtigruten at national and regional trade shows, events, and seminars.

Florian Dussler  (Photo: Xeneta)

Dussler tapped to Lead Xeneta's U.S. Ops

Xeneta is moving to accelerate the growth of its North American operation with the appointment of Florian Dussler as General Manager and VP Sales, Americas. Dussler, previously VP Americas for logistics software firm Transporeon, will head Xeneta’s New York office and aim to grow both awareness and market share for the leading global freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform. The news comes as Xeneta announces it has now built its database to over 55 million contracted rates, while also welcoming some major names to its community of global shippers. Xeneta, which crowd-sources data

Tim Nolan (Photo: TOTE)

Nolan Tapped to Take Over as TOTE CEO

of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, having joined TOTE Maritime in April of 2013 as executive vice president. He was promoted to president in January 2014.Prior to joining TOTE Maritime, Nolan served as the senior vice president of the International Division for Yusen Logistics Americas (formerly known as NYK Logistics). He began his career with the A.P. Moller-Maersk organization in 1994 where he went on to hold various executive positions in both the Shipping and Logistics Divisions

Jordan Tilton (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Hires Tilton

Jordan Tilton has rejoined the Marine Jet Power (MJP) sales team as Program Manager responsible for key account management and aftermarket business development in the Americas.Tilton has more than 15 years experience in the commercial marine sector. He began his career on the Great Lakes captaining high speed ferries and also worked as a captain on board yachts and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean before joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine as a Vessel Commander and Marine Interdiction Agent.Tilton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State Universit

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

Jenny Long was an Aggie with a challenge. She had an important job opening to fill with her company, BP Shipping Americas, located in Chicago. As the regional voyage operations superintendent for BP Shipping, it is her job to fill it with the best and most qualified candidates. Long graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a Marine Transportation degree and a minor in Maritime Administration.So, when she has an open position, one of the first places she contacts is her alma mater, Texas A&M Galveston. “BP Shipping has an open and fair hiring process” says Long. “We

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