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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Drew Amos (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Welcomes Amos

Drew Amos has been hired as the new Regional Sales Manager for Southern California.  Amos is a graduate of Humboldt State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  Amos’ extensive sales background makes him an asset to the WAGO team.  He started as an inside sales rep for Moxa Americas, before moving to Ecolab as a Territory manager.  The last few years were once again spent with Moxa, this time as a Regional Sales Manager.  Born and raised in Southern California, Amos says he is looking forward to being closer to and working with his new

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

actively involved in the U.S. National Research Council Marine Board studies on double hull tankers. Dr. Tikka also worked for Chevron Shipping in San Francisco and Wärtsilä Shipyards in Finland.Dr. Tikka holds a Doctorate in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Technology in Helsinki. She is a Fellow of both the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (“SNAME”) and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (“RINA&rdquo

Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

Crowley Maritime Corp. awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to four California State University Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards last night in Long Beach, Calif.The recipients earned the scholarships based on their academic achievement, financial need and their interest in pursuing careers at sea.Spencer Hoffman, a third-year student from Loomis, Calif., is currently a junior studying marine transportation. He serves as a cadet ambassador for the academy. Hoffman has been a participant in the Corps of Cadets and has

CODA Elects Plumb to Board of Directors

served as chaplain for two years. Following his repatriation, Captain Plumb continued his Navy flying career in Reserve Squadrons where he flew A-4 Sky Hawks, A-7 Corsairs, and FA-18 Hornets. His last two commands as a Naval Reservist were on the Aircraft Carrier Corral Sea and at a Fighter Air Wing in California. In addition to his motivational speaking engagements since his retirement, Captain Plumb was founder and CEO of two Southern California-based companies, Globemaster Travel Inc. and Inform Inc. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation. He

Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

.From  1970-1983 he served as Vice President for Farboil Paint Company, a division of Beatrice Foods where he was engaged in various marketing and sales projects.Next followed a 10 year career from 1983-1993 as Vice President and General Manager for the Ameron Protective Coatings Division in California, where he greatly increased worldwide sales and secured the coating contract for the building of ten super container ships for U.S. Lines in Korea. He also developed manufacturing and license agreements around the world.During his tenure at APC, he helped acquire various government and classification

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

and welcome our shipmates into this critical and gratifying career path.”These graduates have studied at the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).Post-graduation, many will sail on vessels in the domestic

Eric Legendre (Photo: Aqueos Corporation)

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

relationships with top tier EPCI Contractors and our existing 'blue chip' customer base in the Gulf of Mexico as well as expanding our international footprint to select regions including Mexico, Trinidad/Tobago and West Africa."Aqueos Corporation, with offices in Texas, Louisiana and California, provides marine construction and specialty subsea services including a complete range of commercial diving, remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) and vessel-related services primarily to the offshore oil and gas markets

Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Corporation. Molly Tucker and Colby Weik were each chosen for their academic excellence, high morale and community involvement. The students also exhibited strong leadership qualities and were identified as articulate spokespeople for maritime education.Tucker is a sophomore at Pomona College in California, where she studies environmental analysis. Weik is a sophomore business major at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Both students have proven themselves as enthusiastic learners with a passion for the maritime industry and the sea.The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program is a joint effort of

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

advising companies in connection with building, acquiring, and disposing of vessels and rigs in the offshore oil and gas sector as well as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal,

John R. Ballard, Ph.D., is the new Academic Dean and Provost of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Photo: USMMA)

USMMA Names Academic Dean and Provost

of national security, leadership and military history. He has published six books and is awaiting publication of his latest work, the co-authored book, National Security Education: Developing Strategic Leaders for 21st Century Security Challenges.He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S.), California State University, Dominquez Hills (M.A.), and The Catholic University of America (Ph.D.). Dr. Ballard has been recognized with a Distinguished Writing Award from the Army Historical Foundation and a Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. His military decorations include the

Thanh Vuong (Photo: Port of Oakland)

Port of Oakland Appoints Principal Engineer for Seaport Projects

has worked at the Port for eight years, previously holding the position of Supervising Engineer. Prior to the Port, he worked for Caltrans and the City of Fairfield.Vuong began his career at the Port in 1994 as a high school summer intern. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Davis

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

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/Logistics from the University of Southern California

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

in 1987 and has held expanding roles in the U.S. and overseas with international freight forwarders, customs house brokers, beneficial cargo owners and ocean carriers Mitsui OSK Lines, COSCO Container Lines and CMA CGM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from California State University at Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management. Moseley actively serves in leadership positions of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) and the Greater Houston

Nick Mori  Photo APS Stevedoring

Mori Named Sales Manager at APS Stevedoring

, rate negotiations, promoting the company, and acquiring new business for APS Stevedoring.Mori began his maritime career in 1989 with Mitsui OSK Line, holding positions in pricing and marketing. He transferred to Hyundai Merchant Marine’s pricing department in 1994 in order to remain in Southern California. In 1997, Mitsui OSK Lines container division called upon Mori to return to the company in the operations and equipment control departments. Then, from 2000-2018, he worked in MOL Bulk RoRo/Car Carrier vessel operations, scheduling, customer service and sales

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He also served as the Mayor’s liaison with the Port of Los Angeles, where he advanced “Green Growth” policies, including the Clean Air Action Plan and Clean Truck Program.Libatique holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

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Navigating the Rough Waters of Misclassification

company and the owner-operator, independent contractor. If this veil isn’t held tight, the shipping company could be construed as the employer, resulting in enormous tax, salary, worker’s compensation and other insurance implications.    Several recent settlements out of California pitting trucking companies against owner-operators claiming the latter should be classified as employees have raised a red flag for many maritime employers. In fact, one of the largest drayage operators in California sought to protect itself by converting to an all-employee model, with only company-owne

Kerry Gerot (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

New Comms Director at Port of Long Beach

the Long Beach Airport and held a variety of other positions as a media and marketing professional in the entertainment, music and publishing fields. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in professional writing, both from the University of Southern California

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