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MHI Vestas Eyes Further Asia Pacific Growth. Appoints Regional Manager

supporting the growth of our Japanese presence.”Across Asia Pacific, MHI Vestas has been growing portfolio of projects in which it has been selected to supply offshore wind turbines, notably in Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam. MHI Vestas recently signed a conditional contract with TLC for blade manufacturing in Taiwan. This is the first localization agreement made by a wind turbine manufacturer to enable blades to be produced locally. As part of the agreement, a new manufacturing facility will be constructed in Taichung Harbour.The company will deliver wind turbines for the Changfang and Xidao projects

Andrew Mund (Photo: Ship Architects)

Ship Architects Hires Mund

SAi projects, but his primary focus will be on those vessel design services corresponding to the pre-construction contract stage, the company said.An educated naval architect, Mund is licensed as a professional engineer with more than 25 years of direct and supervisory experience in marine design and manufacturing.Altug Basaran, P.E., President and Owner of Ship Architects, Inc., said, “We have been slowly developing our functional design capabilities since the ownership change in 2018. Now, we have the ability to expand our current capacity at the new office location. Andrew’s knowledge and

Julia Jones was promoted to vice president of manufacturing and facilities, where she is responsible for all manufacturing and facilities operations. Photo: HII

HII Promotes Jones, Fuller at its Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced changes to its leadership team at its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective March 13.Julia Jones was promoted to vice president of manufacturing and facilities, where she is responsible for all manufacturing and facilities operations. She has served as the acting vice president since January. Jones has more than 22 years of shipbuilding experience, including positions of increasing responsibility in operations, planning, manufacturing, nuclear support and corporate strategic planning. She has served as trades director for surface preparation and

(Photo: Dredging Contractors of America)

Dredging: Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

materials to support critical infrastructure, capabilities, functions, and servicesAutomotive repair and maintenance facilitiesManufacturers and distributors (to include service centers and related operations) of packaging materials, pallets, crates, containers, and other supplies needed to support manufacturing, packaging staging and distribution operationsPostal and shipping workers, to include private companiesEmployees who repair and maintain vehicles, aircraft, rail equipment, marine vessels, and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengersAir

Survitec appointed Ron Krisanda as Executive Chairman.

Survitec Names Krisanda Executive Chairman

Krisanda as Executive Chairman for its worldwide life-saving equipment business. In this newly created role, he will lead both the Survitec Board of Directors and the Executive Management Team.Krisanda's business experience includes roles as Chairman, President, CEO and COO across various global manufacturing and service businesses. Most recently, he was CEO of Quality Metalcraft - Experi-Metal, Inc. He has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2015 and will continue in this role. Krisanda also currently serves as Chairman of Cooper Turner Beck.He will be based out of Survitec’s London

Katarina Lindström (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel Taps Lindström as COO

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO), Katarina Lindström will be a member of Hempel’s Executive Management Board.As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel is making significant investments in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific. Lindström will be responsible for driving many of these initiatives.Lars Petersson, Group President and CEO of Hempel. “We’re an ambitious company on a strong growth curve. Our target is to double Hempel in five years, and we remain on

Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson delivers the commencement address that commemorated the centennial graduating class of The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding, Feb. 22, 2020. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII Celebrates the Centennial Graduating Class

academic and craft grades that determine overall performance.25 completed Advanced Shipyard Operations Program, allowing them to continue their postsecondary education, expand their experience in waterfront operations and develop leadership skills to improve the quality and efficiency of production, manufacturing and maintenance processes.31 completed Frontline FAST, an accelerated skills training program for potential foremen.7 inducted into The National Society of Leadership Success (NSLS).19 graduates are women.32 completed the World Class Shipbuilder Curriculum and advance optional program with a

Dr Phil Anderson and his kayak. Photo from SAMS.

@ SAMS, Science + Autonomy = Answers

be around Mull or it could go to Ireland, it just needs enough batteries.”  The ability to create systems like this – in a gap between toy drones and military grade vehicles – is being driven by accessibility to miniaturised components made cheap enough by the mass mobile phone manufacturing industry, he says. This ability means scientists can design systems around a question they want answering, instead of trying to make a system fit. It’s only going to get easier, he says, as systems learn to talk to each other, even if on different protocols.There's plenty more going

From left to right: Michael Julian, Rep. Adrian Madaro, Karl Julian (Photo: Blue Atlantic Fabricators)

Blue Atlantic Fabricators Wins Manufacturing Award

Maritime focused steel and aluminum fabrication specialist Blue Atlantic Fabricators said it has been awarded as 2019 Manufacturer of the Year by the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership.Formed in August 2014, the Manufacturing Caucus and Annual Manufacturing Awards includes more than 60 legislators from around the state of Massachusetts. Lawmakers focus on training for manufacturing employees; encouraging innovation by helping start-ups access resources; and expanding education and apprenticeship opportunities in key manufacturing centers. The goal of the caucus is to increase Massachusett

Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

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 approvals and secured new clients for large tank lining applications. He also established agents in the Far East, Southeast Asia, Greece and Cypress, Italy, and Turkey, and

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STEM is so 'Yesterday’s News'

had a clear idea on solving either problem. As an engineer I am struck that there is such a tight focus on STEM. STEM alone is not going to solve the world’s problems, whether in the form of coding (the currently fashionable term for computer programming) or in the form of technology design, manufacturing, maintenance, or operation, which is the outcome of STEM and is called problem solving (a common definition of engineering).    The whole world seems to think that engineering is something that requires math and science and little else. Nothing is further from the truth. When I hire

Sandeep Seth (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Appoints Seth as President

and finance positions in Asia, including serving as the Operations Head Far East and Chief Financial Officer for Global Operations of a large financial research organization.  In addition, he is experienced working with companies of international reputation in numerous industries, including manufacturing, technology and finance in the Far East, Middle East, Europe and United States.Seth is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He holds an MBA from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.Seth will continue to be based in Singapore

Malibu Boats Announces c-Suite Changes

a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and he brings over sixteen years of marine industry experience to Cobalt.  Stanfill has already begun making several important changes, including a significant factory expansion that will modernize and streamline Cobalt’s manufacturing process.Malibu also announced today the addition of Chip Smith to the Malibu Boats, Inc. (MBUU) executive team, in the newly created role of Vice President of Marketing, as of April 2019.  Smith will be responsible for driving marketing strategy for the Malibu, Axis, Cobalt and Pursuit Brands

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

security. I congratulate all of our new Deck officers and Engineer officers and wish them fair winds and following seas. Welcome aboard.”While speaking to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point commencement ceremony on June 15, 2019, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro addressed the importance of their studies in supporting the nation’s economy and national security. Dr. Navarro stated: “We are especially proud you have chosen a career in service to this great nation. Whether you find yourself in military uniform upon graduation

Christian Rheault (Photo: Samson)

Samson Appoints Rheault as President & CEO

solutions for aerospace, oilfield, semiconductor, petrochemical, and power. Prior to that, he was CEO of C&D Technologies, a company that manufactures systems for energy storage in standby backup power systems. Along with his business leadership experience, Rheault has held roles in engineering, manufacturing, and marketing management, at equipment manufacturer Kulicke & Soffa and also where he started his career, at IBM Canada.Originally from Quebec, Canada, Rheault has degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, both useful in gaining 25+ years of experience within multiple

Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States, delivers commencement address at The Apprentice School graduation. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII: 157 Apprentice School Graduates

earned bachelor’s degrees from Old Dominion University.35 completed Advanced Shipyard Operations Program, allowing them to continue their post-secondary education, expand their experience in waterfront operations and develop leadership skills to improve the quality and efficiency of production, manufacturing and maintenance processes.30 completed the program with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the required academic curriculum.30 completed Frontline FAST, an accelerated skills training program for potential foremen.23 graduates are women.16 earned athletic awards.14 are military veterans or

New President & CEO Izumisawa will guide MHI to the next stage of its development focused on global integrated engineering solutions in a world of rapid change. Photo: MHI

MHI Appoints Izumisawa President & CEO

and his team to concentrate on new growth areas.Commenting on the appointment, Shunichi Miyanaga said, "MHI Group is now at a turning point as it transforms into a new type of conglomerate which is focused on delivering significant added value through the scale and profitability of our core manufacturing business, our technological edge and competitiveness, all backed by a strong brand. MHI now requires a leader who can bring the organization closer together, listen to diverse opinions and identify a clear path ahead. I have every confidence in Mr. Izumisawa to deliver growth for the company

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