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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

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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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GAC Expands in South America

Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region with the opening of GAC Brazil’s office in Fortaleza, and the establishment of GAC Panama.Based in the key port of Montevideo, GAC Uruguay is well positioned to offer a full range of ship agency services nationwide, with particular focus on the growing offshore oil & gas and product tanker sectors.

Carl Mancuso (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine

Carl Mancuso has joined Teledyne Marine as the Director of Product Line Management for Teledyne Benthos, which consists of acoustic modems / positioning products, flotation, releases, pinger locators, and deep tow systems.Mancuso comes to Teledyne from Falmouth Scientific Inc. (FSI), where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the past eight years. He brings with him a keen understanding of the oceanographic community, and a strong familiarity with Teledyne’s products. Prior to FSI, Mancuso worked in various capacities at Boston Dynamics, American Research Institute, Philips

David Miller with fellow owners, Bob and Bill Wetta (Photo: DSC Dredge)

DSC Dredge’s Miller Retires

. We are proud to recognize David for his unconditional dedication, commitment and hard work.”  Wetta continued, “David Miller will be deeply missed, yet we can only feel happy for him after his many years of expert service.”  Fellow owner Bill Wetta, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer added, “DSC Dredge is simply a better company because of David’s valuable contributions and incredible impact made during his career and within our company.  On behalf of everyone at DSC, we wish David the very best.  May this next chapter

Photo:  Henriksen Hooks

Online Hook Inspection Courses

Henriksen Hooks of Tønsberg, Norway, believes that the maritime world is becoming a little safer thanks to the take-up of its hook inspection training courses. In February, Henriksen introduced an online training course that enables customers to perform their own annual product inspections. Since then, the company has been surprised by the number of individuals who have completed the course, thereby ensuring that their Henriksen boat lifting hooks remain safe for use.In what is believed to be a first for SOLAS regulated lifting gear, users of Henriksen Hooks have been able to undertake the

Todd Schlott (Photo: Peerless Electronics Inc.)

Schlott Named Peerless Industrial Sales Manager

Peerless Electronics Inc., a U.S. stocking distributor of switches, relays and circuit breaker products, announced the appointment of Todd Schlott to the position of Industrial Sales Manager. He will be based in Florida.Schlott is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. industrial electronics distribution industry and has held VP and Sales management positions at some of the industry's most prestigious companies. He is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute School of Engineering.Bill Gallucci, President of Peerless Electronics Inc., stated, “Todd Schlott represents a most valuable addition to our

Suzanne Beckstoffer, an accomplished engineering leader and business woman, the first woman president in SNAME’s 125 year history. Photo: HII/NNS

One-on-One with Suzanne Beckstoffer

10 people who learned how to use CADAM, the company’s first computer-aided design software package. I also spent nearly a decade working on the company’s in-house 3D solid modeling software VIVID which we used to design the SEAWOLF submarine.Later, I managed the waterfront installation and production testing of our $40 million robotic cutting and welding lines called the Automated Steel Factory.During early development of the FORD Class aircraft carrier program, I worked with our Innovation Center and the Navy to identify cost-saving technologies for the new ship design. Then I had the chance

Dr. Steve Pearce (Photo: ASL)

ASL Hires Acoustics Scientist Pearce

ASL has appointed Dr. Steve Pearce to the position of acoustics scientist.In his new role, Pearce will be involved in the design of new underwater acoustics products. It is expected that he will become the Product Manager for the Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler (AZFP) and will accept the responsibilities that are presently fulfilled by David Lemon. As part of this role, he will assist with data processing and will coordinate customer support inquiries.Pearce brings to ASL over a decade of experience in underwater acoustics R&D. He earned his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in 2014, where his

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