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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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From left: Carl Piedmont Jerome Lemanowicz (Photos: Poseidon Barge)

Lemanowicz Joins Poseidon Barge, Piedmont Relocates

position after having spent the last 20 years being a project superintendent and project manager for various marine jobs.Piedmont, a technical expert, has worked for Poseidon Barge for more than 14 years, having managed the Northeast territory since 2009. As West Coast territory sales manager based in Arizona, his new territory includes Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Mexico.  Poseidon Barge said it will soon open an equipment storage yard in the Western region

Rear Admiral John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

INTERVIEW: RDML John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

and undersea domain is center stage. With 70 percent of the world populations living near the ocean, 90 percent of global trade occurring on the Maritime Commons, and over 90% of intercontinental communication traveling on undersea cables. The Ocean matters more now than ever before.Z-Boat & the USS Arizona. Photo: US NavyUsing that same time frame, put in perspective the evolution of unmanned maritime systems as you see it.Over the past two decades, the Navy’s employment of unmanned systems (UxS) has experienced tremendous growth and Naval Oceanography remains at the forefront in development

Jayson Hron (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Welcomes Hron

his expertise in strategic communications, Hron’s skill sets include graphic design, video production and social media management. Since 1999, he also has been a freelance contributor to a number of media outlets including,, St. Cloud Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Arizona Republic. A member of the Society for International Hockey Research board of directors, Hron has a bachelor’s degree in communication from UMD and a master’s in mass communications with a public relations and advertising emphasis from St. Cloud State University.    In accepting

Kenneth Graham (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Taps Graham to Lead National Hurricane Center

during a wide variety of weather threats and spent time deployed with officials at emergency operations centers. His career with NOAA began in 1994, after working as a broadcast meteorologist at WCBI-TV in Mississippi. Graham earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Arizona and holds a master’s degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University.   “Ken’s long history of providing dependable impact-based decision support services will greatly serve the nation, as he leads the National Hurricane Center,” said Louis Uccellini, Ph.D.

Scott Nagel (Photo: Navico)

Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager

Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has appointed Scott Nagel as its new territory sales manager for the southwest U.S.   Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Nagel’s territory will cover California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.   Nagel has been in the industry for many years working as an independent sales representative for leading brands like Daiwa, Rapala, Flambeau, Penn, Beretta and Sig Sauer. Nagel got his start in the industry while attending San Diego State University and working

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

of account executive. He will be focusing on helping the company identify, prospect and capture new opportunities on the West coast. Seipel has over 16 years of experience working in the chemicals, lubricants and automotive industry and has a bachelor of science in business administration degree from Arizona State University.   Chris Griffin and Mark Fretz join RSC Bio Solutions as business development managers. In their roles, Griffin and Fretz will work to identify and capture business opportunities in new markets, as well as support and expand existing customer relationships. Griffin has a

Caterpillar CEO to Retire, Successor a Company Veteran

; as demand for new heavy machinery will likely remain low with a "lack of any positive catalysts on the horizon," analyst Jim Corridore said in a note.   Under its restructuring plan Caterpillar has started to move part of its mining operations from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Tucson, Arizona. The company said in August it was considering options, including a sale, for a portion of its underground mining equipment business.   One challenge Umpleby faces is a glut of used mining machines available for rent or lease that has hit Caterpillar's new mining equipment sales.   Addition

Xavier Contreras (Photo: Emco Wheaton)

Emco Wheaton Bolsters Americas Sales Team

Sales Director.   Garrison earned his B.Sc. in Kinesiology with a Minor in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and began his work career with Emco Wheaton in its Houston facility. Reporting to the Western Hemisphere Sales Director, Garrison will be based out of his home in Phoenix, Arizona and will be responsible for growing the TODO and Emco Wheaton product ranges

Michael Lempke (Photo: HII)

Lempke to Lead Newport News’ Energy Programs

for Systems, Planning and Analysis, Inc., in Alexandria. He has also held senior management positions with the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Energy, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the Department of the Navy. Lempke earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in acquisition management from The George Washington University

John Fairbank (Photo: DSI)

DSI Appoints New Engineering Manager

to his employment at DSI, Fairbank held a variety of engineering and program management roles at JDSU (formerly OCLI, Santa Rosa, Calif.).   Fairbank has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University

Christensen, Farren Join Port of Long Beach

, he had been the No. 2-ranked executive since 2006. Previously, he was Vice President for the Parsons Transportation Group in Irvine, and before that he was Vice President and Managing Principal for Nolte and Associates in Walnut Creek. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Arizona State University and a certificate in Executive Education from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is also a registered professional engineer in 10 states and an elected member of the Redondo Beach Board of Education. Christensen starts Monday, March 2. Farren has more than 20 years of experience

PREVCO Subsea Seeks Mechanical Ocean Engineer

PREVCO Subsea, LLC is seeking a Mechanical/Ocean Engineer to work in Fountain Hills, Arizona.   PREVCO Subsea is a subsea engineering consultancy, specializing in submersible pressure vessels, instrumentation housings, junction boxes, underwater camera housings, underwater housings, subsea housings pressure relief valves and other subsea enclosures and accessories.   The company is looking for candidates with the following minimum requirements: Mechanical Ocean Engineer (BA Required, minimum five years' experience preferred), as well as hands-on, independent engineer to specify, design

Captains' Union Blasts McCain’s Keystone Amendment

in 26 States Overseas?    S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, has been described as a “jobs bill” by the pipeline’s proponents since Keystone XL was first proposed, but according to the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, a new amendment introduced by Arizona Sen. John McCain would turn S.1 into a “’job killer’ of epic and irreversible proportions.”   The Sea Captains’ Union claims the amendment would gut a significant part of the Jones Act, a set of laws dating back to the 1920s that has helped build and maintain

Rachel Walker (left) and Paul Harman

EBDG Adds Two Staff Members

in New Orleans. He previously worked as a contractor in EBDG's Seattle office. Harman brings 15 years of piping design experience to his position with expertise in the design of tank barges and new construction of various commercial vessels. He is a graduate of Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Rachel Walker joins EBDG's Seattle office as a Naval Architect. Rachel first worked at EBDG as an intern. She holds a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute in New York.  

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