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Friday, January 22, 2021

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

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

advantage is people and partnerships.Meet RDML John OkonRear Admiral John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography CommandRDML John Okon is a native of Syracuse, NY, and holds degrees in Meteorology and Oceanography from State University of New York Maritime College and  Naval Post Graduate School and National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He commanded Naval Oceanography Antisubmarine Warfare Center in Yokosuka, Japan and Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center in Monterey, California. Admiral Okon is currently the 11th Commander of Naval Meteorology

Deep Down Taps Simmons as COO

Charles Njuguna to serve as CEO.Simmons was most recently Vice President of Project Management for Global Operations in Siemens Oil and Gas, based in Houston. Prior to Siemens, he spent 20 years with TechnipFMC most recently as a Vice President, Global Supply..Simmons earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Texas

Vice Adm. Richard Hunt to lead SNA

;s annual symposium in January. Hunt succeeds retired Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, who has been president since 2013.Hunt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was commissioned in February 1976 through the Officer Candidate School program in Newport, R.I. He attended Naval Post Graduate School, receiving a Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management in March 1988.He has served in USS Sampson (DDG 10), USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS Roark (FF 1053), and has commanded USS Crommelin (FFG 37) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58).  As a flag officer, he commanded Carrier

Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)

Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO

Port Terminals in various leadership positions before joining the port authority. He most recently headed up management of Southern Africa’s busiest port, the Port of Durban, since 2014. He holds a Management Advancement Program (MAP) from Wits Business School and an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Michael Pentony (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Names Pentony Atlantic Fisheries Administrator

to habitat, marine protected areas, and the deep-sea red crab fishery.   He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University in North Carolina, and a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Between college and graduate school, Pentony served for six years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force as an engineering project manager on a variety of military satellite and launch vehicle programs

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maerskā€™s Container Unit

of eight plants in China. Prior to this, he was Regional Vice President of Joy Mining Machinery, responsible for 13 plants in the Americas. He has also held executive positions over the course of almost 10 years at General Electric.    Fitzgerald holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and is a Bachelor of Science graduate in Civil engineering from the United States Military Academy.   “Having returned to profitability after some tough years, [Maersk Container Industry] is facing a number of opportunities, but also many challenges

Loralyn Cropper (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)

Coast Guard Foundation Names NE Regional Director

to her role at the Foundation. Previously, she held fundraising appointments at City College of New York, Riverdale Country School, and Scripps College. Cropper has a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College and a masters in marketing and international business from Columbia University, Graduate School of Business Administration.  

J.F. Lehman & Company Appoints Hanenberg to Principal

to joining J.F. Lehman, he was an investment banking analyst in the Global Industrials Group at Banc of America Securities where he worked extensively in the Aerospace & Defense end-markets. Mr. Hanenberg earned a B.S. in economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business

Pictured clockwise: Kainen Bell, Joshua Banks, Xuan Liao and Maninder Grewal (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Scholarships Aid Four UW Students

Affairs student ambassador, member of the student government board of directors and mentor for the Foster School Young Executives of Color. Bell has studied abroad in Brazil twice and is currently in Germany studying at the University of Mannheim Business School. After graduation, he plans to pursue graduate school along with a career in corporate social responsibility or global community development.    Maninder Grewal, originally from Renton, Wash., is studying human resource management and finance. Grewal is involved with the Dream Project organization, mentors high school students and is

Johnson Joins NYK Ports

Company as Director of Strategic Analysis and Contracts and later as Vice President of Business Development. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business

Busan Port Names Woo Ye-jong as New CEO

for Shipping Policy, Assistant Minister for Marine Policy and Director-General for Northeast Asia Logistics Hub Promotion. Prior to his current appointment, Woo served as Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination at the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. He is also a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University

Mercury Marine Names Dauchy Chief Marketing Officer

for the Chief Marketing Officer position, where she will integrate into all aspects of the global business and provide leadership to our strong global marketing team.   Dauchy has a BA in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA in marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.   Dauchy will work from Mercury headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc.  

Kenny Gill (Photo: Matson)

Matson Promotes Gill as Alaska VP

to Horizon, Gill served as a project manager and financial manager for Manganaro Industries of Malden, MA and as a tax consultant at accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand, LLP in Boston.   Gill holds a BA in Political Science from Boston University, an MSA in Accountancy from Bentley College Graduate School of Business and an MBA from the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business.   Marion Davis joined Horizon Lines in 1985 as Anchorage Port Director and went on to serve as the company's director of Southern/Western Alaska Seafood, director of operations and, since

Aker Philadelphia Appoints New CFO

2005, Nielsen was involved in the formation of Aker American Shipping Company, the former parent of both Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and American Shipping Company. He then served as CFO of Aker American Shipping Company until 2007. Nielsen holds a Master of Science in Business degree from Bodø Graduate School of Business and an Executive MBA degree from Temple University.   Steinar Nerbovik, President and CEO of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard remarked, "It is great to have Jan Ivar back in Philadelphia. His familiarity with the shipyard's operations and people, as well as his global experiences

L to R - President R. Keith Michel, Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., Dr. George Campbell, Jr. (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Awards Crowley, Jr. Honorary Degree

and Marine Engineering.  After graduation, the students will be spread across the globe.  A few of the companies they will be joining include, Resolve Marine, Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, Herbert Engineering Corporation, and ExxonMobil Development Company.  Others will attend graduate school in the U.S. and Europe. All students admitted to Webb Institute are provided a full-tuition scholarship, thereby assuring highly capable students the opportunity to receive an excellent education regardless of financial means.  

PPG Announces Executive Appointments

Officer Michael McGarry. In nearly 20 years with PPG, Thiele has held various finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility. He was named corporate treasurer in 2012. Thiele earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Allegheny College and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. Also announced was the appointment of Scott Minder, currently finance director and business controller, industrial and packaging coatings, to director, investor relations, reporting to Morales. Minder joined PPG in June 2009 and previously worked for General Motors and Penske

Photo: Sanmar

IBAC Executive Training Participants Visit Sanmar

in the Turkish market in the future. As a Norwegian, it has also been interesting for me to see the business capacity of Norwegian companies in Turkey.” “The vessels that are built here will actually serve in a sea near my home.” Senior Director, Executive Education at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia Nancy Dunnells said IBAC has benefited a large number of executives significantly over the past years under the leadership of Rolls-Royce. She also noted that the IBAC team was greatly impressed by the quality of business they witnessed at Sanmar. &ldquo

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