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Boriana Farrar is a familiar face in maritime circles, the Vice President and Counsel and a Senior Claims Executive and Business Development Director for the Americas at the Ship Owners Claims Bureau, Inc. managers of the American P&I Club.

Interview: Boriana Farrar, Ship Owners Claims Bureau

element.” So when the onboard human element is removed from the equation, the calculation will change dramatically, but Boriana has confidence in her colleagues throughout the industry to adjust. “The insurance industry is a well-oiled machine, and it is also very adaptable. So if there is a product, we’ll find insurance for it. Overall, we are excited about it (autonomy). It’s the future.”Full Speed AheadBoriana truly embodies the spirit of participation, and it is easy to see that she gets as much as she gives from being an active participant in the maritime community. &ldquo

Jon Holvik was named Thrustmaster's Executive Vice President for Business Development of Dynamic Positioning Systems.

Holvik joins Thrustmaster

Thrustmaster of Texas acquired the ICON Dynamic Positioning business from Rolls Royce earlier this year, a DP product addition to the Thrustmaster product portfolio. In addition to the rights to produce and sell future units of the DP products, Thrustmaster also has responsibility for the maintenance, service and upgrades of existing DP systems presently in operation. To support this addition, Thrustmaster has added Jon Holvik to the Thrustmaster team as the Executive Vice President for Business Development of Dynamic Positioning Systems. In this new role, Holvik will be responsible to oversee

Darren E. Penney joins the MacArtney Canada team.

Penney to Sales Lead at MacArtney Canada

an easy decision, and we look forward to working together”.Joining the MacArtney Canada Ltd. team on October 1, 2019 as Head of Item Sales, Darren will primarily support customers in finding solutions to their connectivity and data acquisition needs. Utilizing the broad and versatile MacArtney product portfolio, the new Head of Item Sales will assist new and existing MacArtney customers with all their underwater technology needs.MacArtney Canada Ltd. at the COVE

New Online Marine License Insurance Program

I entered the marine insurance industry, I myself was a licensed mariner and continue to maintain my license today,” says Brian Murphy, Senior Vice President and Head of Marine at Berkley Offshore Underwriting Managers.  “In today’s increasingly litigious society, I see this product as an important tool for mariners to protect their livelihood and careers.”"For a long time, the insurance solutions available to professional mariners have been limited," said Jason Rogers, head of Business Development for 360 Coverage Pros. "The challenge mariners have faced

Photo: Port of Vancouver USA

Port of Vancouver USA by the Numbers

port-generated direct job•$132.4 million in state and local taxes, which support public services such as schools, police and fire protection•$386.2 million in local purchasesIn addition, 2018 was the port’s fifth consecutive year of record cargo volumes, with 8.1 million metric tons of product crossing the docks. Combined with revenue generated from the port’s industrial tenants, that adds up to a total regional economic value of $3.76 billion. The $860 million increase since 2014 was driven primarily by additional handling of steel and agricultural products.  Investments in

Dr. Kirsi Tikka (Photo: Ardmore Shipping)

Ardmore Appoints Dr. Tikka to Board of Directors

including as ABS Executive Vice President Global Marine, Europe Division President, and as Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global. Her most recent ABS role was as Executive Vice President, Senior Maritime Advisor, where she was responsible for aligning ABS strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings with the industry’s technical needs and requirements.From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Tikka was a professor of Naval Architecture at the Webb Institute in New York, where she was also awarded an honorary doctorate in 2018. In addition to teaching, she carried out research on tanker

Drew Orvieto (Photo: ZF Marine Propulsion Systems)

ZF Promotes Orvieto

to ZF in 2015 after completing a Master’s degree in engineering, followed by a period as a naval architect at a large American boat builder.  Upon his return to ZF, Orvieto took a position as naval architect, eventually rising to the position of Business Unit Manager for the Propeller product line.Orvieto then moved on to manage the company’s engineering for marine products in North America. His responsibilities were expanded further to include regional engineering support ZF’s Special Driveline Technology business unit when it was merged with the marine business in 2017

Kris Shepherd (Photo: GE)

Shepherd to Lead GE Gas Turbine Business

Kris Shepherd has been appointed the General Manager of GE’s marine gas turbine business.Shepherd, based in Evendale, OH,  is responsible for the full lifecycle of all GE marine gas turbine programs, product management, engineering, marketing, supply chain, services, and commercial organizations.GE's marine gas turbine business serves commercial and naval customers worldwide and offers a suite of six propulsion engines to meet any mission profile with power options from 4.6 megawatts to 52.7 MW: LM500 (4.6 MW), base LM2500 (25.1 MW), LM2500+ (30.2 MW) and LM2500+G4 (35.3 MW), as well as

Gustavo Garza (Photo: AMOT)

AMOT Appoints Garza as Marine Market Sales Manager

AMOT has announced Gustavo Garza as the new Americas regions sales manager for the marine market. Gustavo obtained his bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. Post-graduation, Gustavo expanded his product knowledge working in the marine, industrial distribution, and oil & gas industries while owning his own real estate investment company. Before joining AMOT, Gustavo shared his passion for sales and engineering at Cummins Southern Plains, Atlas Industrial Supply, and FMC Technologies.

New Profile for The Shipbuilding Sector in Liguria

the shipbuilding sector will start in Liguria at the Accademia della Marina Mercantile (the Merchant Navy Academy).      The Regional Council, following the proposal of the Councilor Cavo, has approved the scheduling of the post-high school diploma specialization course “Foreman for production and maintenance of ships and/or related infrastructures”, developed thanks to Fincantieri proactive push and coordinated by the Regional training Department.“The goal of the specialization course is to meet employment demands which the shipbuilding segment is casting, taking into

Don Black (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Hires Black as Vice President

has announced that it has hired Don Black as vice president of sales and marketing, reporting to Founder and CEO Michael G. Johnson. Effective immediately, this new position gives Black responsibility for the company’s global sales of Sea Machines autonomous-command and remote-control products for commercial workboats. He also has special oversight for supporting the development of the company’s advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for commercial ships and vessels, currently being trialed aboard an A.P. Moller-Maersk container ship. Black resides in Portsmouth

George Toma (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Toma

Furuno USA has hired a new commercial business development manager. Based in Houston, Texas, Mr. George Toma will play a key role in establishing and developing business relationships with commercial ship owners, operators, and builders around the country to promote the Furuno product line.Toma comes to Furuno with forty years of experience in the maritime industry. He has served on the Board of Directors for RTCM (Radio Technical Commission for Maritimes), and received the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award in 2013 from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association. A graduate of the

(Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

for modeling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks for subsea equipment.The system provides a variety of ROV scenarios designed to test pilots’ skills such as tether management, manipulator control and tooling operation within realistic operational conditions.Andy McAra, VMAX product director, said, “Following the launch of the XLe Spirit vehicle last year, we recognized the need to integrate the system into our existing VMAX software to provide both training and evaluation capabilities for our customers.“The demand for our 3D simulator technology is continuing to

Marshall Joins Ecochlor

with a proven track record of international business development. His results-driven aptitude brought other companies from the initial conceptual and technical development phase through to official type approval testing while simultaneously creating a market identity to facilitate the international product roll-out. I am proud to have Andrew join our team and I look forward to drawing on his expertise in business development, strategizing for long-term growth, and leadership,” said Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor.Prior to joining Ecochlor, Andrew led several other marine and technology companies

Alexander Kara is the new CEO at NKT (Photo: NKT)

NKT Names Kara CEO

Cable systems manufacturer NKT said its board of directors has appointed Alexander Kara as President and CEO. He will join NKT August 1, 2019.Kara joins NKT from ABB where was most recently Senior Vice President, HUB Business Unit Manager CSE, High Voltage Products with responsibility for all ABB high-voltage product plants and markets in Central and Southern Europe. Prior to that, he has held several key positions at ABB from 1987. From 2012 to 2014, he was head of ABB’s global power cables business in Karlskrona, Sweden, now owned by NKT.When Kara joins NKT, he and CFO Roland M. Andersen will

Logo: AGCS

Ossena to Drive AGCS N. America Growth

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) said that Baptiste Ossena, Global Product Leader of Hull and Marine Liabilities (HML), will assume additional responsibility as the North American Regional Head of HML, effective April 1, 2019.Relocating to New York from Paris, Ossena will work closely with direct report John Kiernan, the current Head of HML in North America, who will take on the key responsibility for large account management and portfolio steering across the business.Ossena has held his current global role since 2017. He also served as the Regional Head of Mediterranean Marine &

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

, CSO after serving as Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, CSO, Head of Business Strategy Office since June 2018, his latest position in a more than 30-year career at MHI. In his previous role Mr. Izumisawa played a key role in developing the Group's growth strategy and organizational and product portfolio transformation as part of the Medium Term Business Plan, which will guide MHI's further global expansion, profitability and financial strength. Going forward, Mr. Izumisawa and the new generation of leadership under him will execute on this plan and bring renewed vitality to the

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