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Two Join Ports of Indiana Commission

worldwide regions.    Browning has been chairman of the board for Browning Investments since 2013 and was the company's president and CEO from 1981 to 2013. The Indianapolis-based real estate development company's portfolio includes large industrial parks, such as AirTech Park, AllPoints Midwest, AllPoints Anson, and several downtown office buildings totaling over 2 million square feet, including Capital Center, 300 North Meridian, Gateway Plaza, Landmark Center and Pan Am Plaza. Michael has been honored as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young and Inc. Magazine, Notre

OL USA Names Murphy CCO

1990 at Radix International, and in 1995 managed the NVOCC transition when Radix and Votainer were purchased by AEI International, which would later become part of DHL Global Forwarding. Murphy next joined Ocean World Lines where she served in many capacities – most recently Vice President of the Midwest. The Chicago office she launched with a staff of two grew to over 40 professionals and $65 million in sales. Additionally, she was responsible for the negotiation of all steamship contracts for Asia-US transport and was instrumental in the development of OWL360, the company’s first visibility

Keith LaMarr (Photo: NMRA)

NMRA Offers Scholarship to Maritime Student

their students.”   The NMRA began the program in 2008.   The application can be downloaded at bit.ly/2i3tIlE and is due April 1, 2017. The winner will be announced this summer.   Several NMRA rep group and manufacturer members generously donated to the 2017 scholarship fund. Midwest Outdoor Marketing reached the Admiral level of giving, while ComMar Sales, GSW & Associates and Macaroni Marketing contributed to the Captain's level. Haimes Coleman Group, Marine Marketing Solutions, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine, The Merifield Company, and William F. Miller & Associates

Norm Kraus (Photo: Chris-Craft)

Chris-Craft Appoints Regional Sales Director

management/GM at dealerships in the Northern Ohio Market. In addition to his retail experience, Norm has served as a District Sales Manager for Eagle Trailers, and most recently Regional Business Development Manager at Mastercraft Boats, assisting dealer growth in the Northeast and Midwest.   "We are excited to have Norm join our team as a Regional Sales Director. Norm has been in boating his entire life, and we welcome his knowledge of retail and wholesale business development. We believe Norm's talents will help Chris-Craft nurture our Northeastern and Midwestern region's

Kristina Luna (Photo: IMS)

Inland Marine Service Appoints New Leadership

be based out of the Paducah office and will be responsible for safety, health and environmental quality at IMS. With over 20 years of experience in the maritime industry, King was most recently Senior Compliance Consultant for Witt O’Brien’s where he was the prominent point of contact in the Midwest, consulting in various Coast Guard, OSHA and EPA regulatory aspects. Prior to his time at Witt O’Brien’s, he worked at Marquette Transportation Company, Ingram Barge Company, ANR Advance Transportation Company and Schenker International Incorporated. King also served as Chief Warrant

Mike Kent (Photo: Pettit Marine Paint)

Kent, Johnson Join Pettit Sales Team

to Pettit. Prior to briefly retiring in April 2015, Johnson spent 10 years with Interlux/Awlgrip, after 28 years with Interlux. Highlights of his career with Interlux/Awlgrip include Regional Manager for the Southeast United States and Caribbean for Interlux, and sales of both brands in the Gulf States, Midwest, and the Caribbean. He began his career as a purchasing manager for a Florida marine distributor. Although he has thoroughly enjoyed his retirement, he looks forward to the opportunity provided by Pettit to develop growth and market share with his previous customers on the West Coast of Florida

Mike Landis (Photo: ASA Electronics)

ASA Electronics Promotes Landis

ASA Electronics has promoted Mike Landis to Midwest Regional Sales Manager of their Marine Division. His new role will be to represent ASA Electronics to the entire Midwest region. Landis is receiving this promotion after being at ASA Electronics for just under a year. With previous experience in the marine industry, Landis has already built a professional network that will aid him in his new position.

Chris Donzelli (Photo: Troy Container Line)

Troy Container Line Adds Midwest Sales Rep

American-owned NVOCC Troy Container Line Ltd. has appointed Chris Donzelli as the company’s new Midwest Account Executive.   Based in Chicago, Donzelli has been charged with expanding Troy Container Line’s presence in the Midwest region. In this new position, he will work closely with the company’s current clients while also establishing new relationships and services.   “Troy Container Line has spent the past several years increasing our presence in the Midwest. Troy’s newly expanded Chicago warehouse, recently established direct import and export routes

Ocean LED Appoints New Sales Managers

. Bedford joins the company from West Marine as assistant manager. Bedford is very involved in the marine industry and participates in many different saltwater fishing tournaments and events throughout the year.   Also to be based at Ocean LED’s U.S. office, in his new role as Northeast and Midwest Territory Sales Manager, Daidone will work closely with distributors and dealers in order to formulate a clear strategy for the ongoing expansion of the company. Daidone comes to Ocean LED with experience in various sales management capacities for businesses and organizations in the global imaging

Port of Seattle Preparing for the Future

its competitiveness in the decades ahead.   Each day, more than 5,000 containers arrive at the Port of Seattle. As our nation’s 10th largest container port, Seattle is a critical node in a trade corridor that stretches from Asia across the Pacific Ocean and then across the U.S. to the Midwest and the East Coast.   By 2050, our nation will have to move almost twice the amount of freight we move now, and our ports will need to be able to handle that exponential growth. In addition, the widened Panama Canal will soon allow super post-Panamax ship traffic, and ports will need to accommodat

Pettit Announces New Hires

Marina in Arnold, Maryland. Rachael's positive attitude, attention to detail and desire to excel will allow Pettit to greatly expand its position throughout the Pacific Northwest territory. Garrett Falls joined the Pettit Sales and Technical Service staff earlier this year with responsibility for the Midwest market. Owner of My Boat Guys and Second Wind Sailing, he brings several years experience in marine service and restoration to his position. The recent addition of Ken Wickey strengthens Pettit’s Customer Service team as the Technical Service Advisor. Having formerly served in a similar

Jason Dao

Troy Container Line Names Dao Sales Representative

with further expanding Troy Container Line’s long-standing tradition of personalized service that customers around the world call on to meet their transportation needs. “In the course of 2014, Troy Container Line has established several new services and enhanced our capabilities in the Midwest. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of customer service and this mission is exemplified in the commitment and expertise of our staff,” commented Michael C. Troy, II, Global Account Manager for Troy Container Line. “I am confident Jason will be an important asset to our

‘Boot Camp’ Trains Students for Natural Gas Jobs

are scheduled to be recognized at a commencement ceremony today, Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Oakland Schools headquarters, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Pontiac. Featured speakers will include Malone, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland Schools Superintendent Vickie L. Markavitch and Midwest Energy President Patrick Van Beek. "At Oakland Schools we believe in 'Learning today. Transforming tomorrow.' We were pleased to help develop this apprentice program because it mirrors our mission, and offers students an excellent vocational career option designed to provide marketable skills

Allegra Cangelosi

Allegra Cangelosi Retires as President, NEMWI

  The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI) is advertising the position of President and seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates to replace Allegra Cangelosi in that role.  Ms. Cangelosi announced her interest in returning to project management and research work as the activities within the Great Ships Initiative pick up speed, and the NEMWI reaches solid financial footing with a robust staff and Board of Directors. Ms. Cangelosi noted "The organization grew much stronger under my executive leadership, and is now well poised to support a 'full-time' President.  I

Wisconsin Energy to Buy Integrys

Wisconsin Energy Corp said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc for $5.71 billion to create a larger, more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company. The deal is the latest in a series of transactions aimed at minimizing exposure to the volatile wholesale power market, and analysts expect consolidation to continue. "More than 99 percent of the combined company's earnings will come from regulated businesses," said Wisconsin Energy Chief Executive Gale Klappa, who will lead the combined company. Prices on both the open and regulated markets have fallen, due to an

Bill Heller

Heller Named President of Messer Cutting Systems

appointed President and CEO of Messer Cutting System, Inc. Located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; he will be replacing Gary Norville acting President and CEO who will be retiring in August, 2014. Gary Norville has spent 32 years at Messer Cutting Systems, starting as a sales representative for the Midwest region. Norville has worn many hats over the years as he moved his way up through the company. The last seven and a half years as President and CEO.   Bill Heller has spent the last five years at Messer Cutting Systems as a Product Manager of our Material Handling and Laser Machine Lines

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