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WA State Maritime Accelerator Launched

the sustainability of maritime businesses in both Seattle and beyond.Funded by the Port of Seattle and a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce, the maritime accelerator will be housed and supported by WeWork Labs in Seattle. WeWork’s global innovation platform for early-stage startups will run the accelerator through unique programming and events.Dr. Lisa Brown, Director, Washington State Department of Commerce: “Support for tech innovation and commercialization is vital to the future of our maritime sector. The new maritime accelerator has great potential to launch new

Theo Priestley (Photo: WFS Technologies)

Priestley Joins WFS Technologies

has written more than 100 articles for publications including WIRED, Forbes, Venturebeat, Huffington Post, The European, as well as provided commentary for BBC Radio and UK national television.Priestley has been a former vice president at global software companies, SAP and Software AG, and a mentor for startup accelerators including HTC Vive X.His appointment is the third of three that WFS Technologies has made in as many months. Moray Melhuish joined the company as commercial director while former submarine engineer officer and underwater technologies sales director, Richard Adams, took up the post of

Mr. Arun Sharma  (Photo: CEMS)

CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs

Shortly after announcing the launch of its labs in Mumbai, Center of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS), a startup in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector, has announced readiness of its labs in Visakhapatnam.CEMS is promoted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) in partnership with Siemens and support from Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping. Its Visakhapatnam campus is located in the Indian Maritime University (IMU) premises.CEMS has planned 18 labs for its Visakhapatnam campus of which six labs are ready and will be operationalized shortly. The construction of 12 labs

Birgit M. Liodden. Photo: Oslo Business Region

Liodden Named OBR's Sustainability Director

Business Region – representing vast opportunities onwards.   As part of Oslo Business Region’s strategy, sustainability is a key priority area moving forward. OBR considers the UN Sustainable Development Goals as the world’s biggest purchasing order.    Oslo’s startup ecosystem and industries leads the way in a number of key areas, and with effect from 2018 all of OBR’s services shall strengthen this. The coming 1,5 year OBR will also promote Oslo as European Green Capital 2019, alongside frontrunners from across corporate, startup and public sectors &ndash

Alberto Faravelli  (Photo: Sea-Fire Europe)

Faravelli Joins Sea-Fire Europe

suppression systems in Europe. Julia Phillips, general manager, made the announcement. Faravelli leads technical support, especially in the critical pre-sales and planning phase. Additionally, he engineers systems, using schematics and piping diagrams. His responsibilities extend to commissioning and startup of supplied systems, and continued technical assistance to customers. Based in Genoa, Italy, Faravelli works closely with Sea-Fire's distributor for Italy, Indemar S.P.A. Most recently, Faravelli privately engineered fire protection and HVAC systems for a broad range of industries including maritime

Steve Candito (Photo: Ecochlor)

Candito Takes over as Ecochlor CEO

Consulting where he provided advisory services including strategic planning, regulatory compliance and crisis management to the maritime and environmental communities. Before Foresea, he was President and CEO of National Response Corporation (NRC). During his 20+ years at NRC he grew the business from a startup to a global emergency response and environmental services firm.  He has extensive experience with OPA 90 compliance issues with particular focus on vessel owner and insurance matters.   Candito was an attorney with Haight Gardner Poor & Havens from 1985 to 1993 where he specialized

Ian Edward Ross (Photo: GBSL)

Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives

middle and senior level management positions at Atlantic Marine and BAE Systems Florida and Alabama Shipyards in the U.S.    Throughout his career Chuck has been responsible for the implementation of corporate strategies by leading the pursuit of new business opportunities, as well as startup and continual improvements in new ship building and ship repair operations. As VP of Special Projects at GBSL, Chuck is focused on the development and execution of facility expansion and improvements that will help transform and sustain GBSL as a leading world-class ship repair and conversion company

Spellman Joins INTTRA as CTO

, highly scalable platform for inter-company supply chain business and compliance processes handling billions of transactions annually. Previously, he spent six years as SVP Products and SaaS of SupplyScape after serving as CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Performaworks. Spellman was the AWS Startup Challenge Winner for Business Applications (2013). He also holds a patent in network-based technology and has several patent applications pending.

Photo courtesy of Crowley Marine Services

Alaska Oil Spill Protection: Crowley Bid for Alyeska Deal Unsuccessful

opportunities to redeploy our Valdez personnel and marine assets in new endeavors when our contract expires.” Crowley has been under contract with Alyeska since the inception of SERVS in 1990. Even before SERVS was formed, Crowley provided tanker docking services in Valdez beginning with the startup of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in 1977. There are currently 17 vessels, 230 highly trained mariners and 17 shore side administrative personnel working together to provide world-class service to Alyeska in Valdez

JMS Hires Business Development VP

announced today.   Manley brings over 20 years of experience in the marine technology sector including roles at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has also led growth of sales and development of new products at both startup companies and public corporations. At JMS, Manley will lead all aspects of sales, marketing and business development.   In addition to his new role at JMS, Manley is involved in the marine technology profession through a variety of leadership roles. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Vice President

San Diego Launches Blue Tech Vision

City and County is an important step in defining San Diego as a leading global maritime technology center with major growth prospects.”   The joint action by San Diego City Council and the County Board of Supervisors supports the development of a business incubator that will support new and startup blue technology companies. The new incubator will support more jobs for San Diego residents in water technology, aquaculture, underwater robotics and more.  In April, the Port of San Diego is expected to vote on language similar to the measures passed by the City and County of San Diego.  


Caterpillar Rejigs Top Deck

organizations will add an important dimension for the Strategic Services Division,” said Halverson. “Doug will be leading the strategic planning process, including growth strategies and M&A. His background of financial leadership, collaboration on joint venture projects and experience in startup manufacturing operations will all serve him well in his new role.” Hoerr began his 21-year career with Caterpillar in accounting. He held several accounting and business analysis roles throughout the company, including senior leadership positions in Caterpillar’s engines business

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