Smith Named CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems N.A.
at Chesapeake-based Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, as Ryan W. Smith assumed the position as CEO for the company.Smith brings over 15 years of experience in program management and engineering roles with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, as well as project management and lifecycle consulting services for major defense contractors and ship repair organizations focusing primarily on support of U.S. Navy programs. Smith brings over a decade of waterfront management experience at multiple ports to help lead the expansion into total ship sustainment.FMSNA is a U.S. corporation that offers essential
New Online Marine License Insurance Program
is underwritten by Berkley Offshore Underwriting Managers, a member company of Berkley, whose member insurance companies are rated A+ (Superior), Financial Size Category XV by A.M. Best Company.360 Coverage Pros is administered by Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm.
ASL Hires Dr. Asplin
and has over 15 years of experience in these fields. He will be responsible for project management and client liaison tasks for projects across these disciplines, and will also be active in responding to business development opportunities and academic collaborations, as well as expanding new consulting services to ASL's present clients. Dr. Asplin will also be active in strategic planning, marketing and actively participate in scientific conferences and workshops.Dr. Asplin had previously completed a NSERC Industrial Postdoctoral Research and Development Fellowship with ASL Environmental Sciences
Crowley Hires Sullivan in VP Role
positions of increasing responsibility with Verizon, Lucent Technologies, Level(3) Communications, URS Corporation/AECOM and ManTech International. In 2001, he co-founded The Fearthainne Group, serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer. The company provided business management consulting services, with a specialization in federal government contracting, the oil and gas industry, and international business.He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international affairs from Randolph-Macon College, and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington
Hotz Joins National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
Thirty-year marine industry veteran John R. Hotz has accepted the position as the Assistant Director at the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA), which together with its International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (IMLEA) provides education, consulting services, resources and training for law enforcement officers, public safety professionals, military members, ports and waterside critical infrastructure personnel. Following a vision and leadership of Admiral Siler, a former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, the not for profit NMLEA was established in 2000 to fill a capabilities gap
Flores Named VP at NETSCo
Engineering, design and maritime consulting services provider NETSCo, Inc. has recently promoted Jan Flores to vice president, and welcomed new additions Trish McIntyre as engineering manager and Matt Davidson as junior naval architect/marine engineer. “In recent years, Jan has been instrumental in the success and growth of NETSCo and I am excited to promote him to this important position,” said Rich Mueller, founder, president and CEO of NETSCo. “Jan’s experience in taking our company goals and vision to new levels has strengthened our status as an industry leader.
Räsänen Joins Foreship
Foreship has appointed Jan-Erik Räsänen as its Head of New Technology effective from March 1, 2017. The new role expands Foreship’s energy-saving consulting services at a time when the cruise industry is considering the best way of harnessing fast-emerging hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies. Based in Helsinki, Mr Räsänen will focus on helping owners implement energy-saving measures already developed by Foreship. He will also offer expertise on the application of digitalization, hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies in shipping, for which he is widely
GPA Executive Director to Step Down
will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today. The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure. “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the past six years as executive director, and the six years prior as chief operating officer,” said Jim Walters, chairman of the board. “In addition to record
Zarmati joins Fathom
Association Hall of Fame, Zarmati’s impressive career spans 40-plus years and includes executive-level positions with Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Cruises. After retiring from his role as president and CEO of North America for Costa almost four years ago, Zarmati began providing consulting services to a range of cruise line companies and cruise industry suppliers, assisting with worldwide sales, marketing and passenger-traffic initiatives. “Maurice was on the frontlines selling Carnival Cruise Lines when the company had just three ships and carried only 160,000 passengers
Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients
and respect. Companies will be looking for you – including Crowley and our naval architecture and engineering firm, Jensen Maritime. We have hired a significant number of Webb graduates over the years and will continue to do so because Webb engineers are very talented and our engineering consulting services are only going to continue to grow.” As a third year student, Ratinaud will spend this summer working with Herreshoff Designs, Inc., focused on multiple projects related to classic sailboats. He previously interned at New England Boatworks as a member of the build team
Walters Joins Peel Ports Group
World in 2006, Patrick Walters was named senior vice-president and managing director for Europe, North Africa and Russia and played a part in the regional integration of DP World and P&O Ports. He has been commercial director of ABP since 2008 and most recently has been providing advisory and consulting services to firms operating in the ports sector. peelports.co.uk