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Paul Sells (Photo: ABS)

ABS Appoints Paul Sells to Drive the Next Generation of Digital Solutions

solutions to support compliance, sustainability and operational goals.”Sells, who holds several patents, joins ABS from Mira Labs, Inc., where he was vice president of customer experience. He also served in the U.S. Navy, where he was a Lead Petty Officer. Paul graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in mechanical engineering and received a master of business administration from the College of William and Mary.“I have a strong passion for product design and customer experience. I believe our industry is ready to step up and see digital as no longer a nice-to-have, but a

Jeremy Headley (Photo: Parker Towing)

Parker Towing Promotes Three

for a railcar parts supplier. He joined the Ports and Terminals division at Parker Towing in 2018 and has worked to develop and strengthen business at several ports, looking at future port developments and identifying customers, served as a temporary port manager, and worked to develop business on the Tennessee River.Dan Benken (Photo: Parker Towing)Leif Lacey has been promoted to Ports & Terminals Sales Manager. Lacey started as an entry-level deckhand at Parker Towing in May of 2013. After working his way from deckhand to engineer and then to acceptance into Parker’s Steersman program, he

John Claybrooks (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Appoints Claybrooks as Chief Marketing Officer

at leading companies such as CSX, Dow Chemical, Home Depot, Procter and Gamble and IBM. Claybrooks earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, a Juris Doctorate from Emory University’s School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville

From left: Strickler Adams and Alan Dodd (Photo: CMT)

CMT Expands Its Leadership Team

to Director of Marine Logistics and hiring of Alan Dodd as Director of Business Development.As Director of Marine Logistics, Strickler will lead the Cooper Marine & Timberlands vessel and barge logistics team, coordinating the movement of the company’s 400+ barges and 20 towing vessels on the Tennessee-Tombigbee River system and Gulf Intercoastal Waterway.Strickler began his career with Cooper Marine & Timberlands in 2013 as a management trainee, where he first learned the company’s marine operations as a linehaul deckhand. Later, Strickler served as Logistics Coordinator and, most

Malibu Boats Announces c-Suite Changes

strategy.  Shane Stanfill joined Malibu Boats, Inc. over two years ago and has been working directly with the Cobalt Boats team in Neodesha, KS as the Vice President of Operations, as he prepared to take on this new role.  Stanfill has 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

Two Join Ports of Indiana Commission

Airport and Miami International Airport. She has previously worked with the Sacramento County Airport System, the Houston Airport System, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as well as the San Diego International Airport. Newhouse-Rodriguez received her bachelor's degree in aerospace from Middle Tennessee University and her MBA in information decision sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is on the Board of Directors of World Business Partners and Associates for Airports Council International-North America, the primary trade association for airports in the U.S. and Canada, and

James J. Cannon  (Photo: FLIR Systems)

Cannon Tapped to Lead FLIR Systems

a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He later oversaw key security missions as part of the Army’s peace enforcement operations in Bosnia. Cannon serves on the board of directors of Lydall, Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Cannon will be based out of the company’s Wilsonville, Ore. headquarters.  

Rodney Van (Photo: Asahi/America)

Asahi/America Promotes Van

Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. has promoted Rodney Van to industrial business development manager for the eastern and central regions effective January 1, 2017.  Based out of North Carolina, Van will lead Asahi/America’s sales efforts of industrial single wall and double wall piping systems for chemical service. Van has been with Asahi/America for 27 years in various roles; most recently as district sales manager in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi (Photo: Texas A&M University)

Kondapi Named Subsea Director at Texas A&M

a masters of engineering with an emphasis in subsea engineering.   Kondapi is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a founding member of the Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.   Kondapi received his Ph.D. from Tennessee Technological University and Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Andhra University, all in chemical engineering. He received the SPE Innovative Teaching Fellow Award from SPE International and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Andhra University College of Engineering both in 2013

Robert Smith (Photo: UniCarriers)

Robert Smith Joins UniCarriers Sales Team

Americas Corporation (UCA has) grown its sales team in the Mid-Atlantic region by hiring Robert Smith as its newest regional sales manager.   As regional sales manager, Smith's responsibilities include overseeing, motivating and assisting dealers as they promote UCA's products in the Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. areas.   Smith brings more than 12 years of forklift and aftermarket regional sales experience to his new position. Prior to joining UCA, Smith worked as a marketing supervisor and dealer development manager for CLARK

David Langley (Photo: Borets)

Borets Names Langley as HSE Manager

and policies that align with the company’s corporate standards for health, safety and environmental compliance. Langley earned a Master of Science degree in operations management from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science in organizational management from Bethel University in Tennessee. He is an active member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Langley has received accreditation as a Certified Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and as a Certified Fire Protection Specialist

Port Automation Puts Labor on Notice

;Automation is about whether it’s efficient or not. We could fully automate the NYNJ Port, and it wouldn’t bring more cargo to us. There might be some discretionary cargo opportunities but the market is the market. If you bring something to NY and it costs three times as much to move it to Tennessee than it would to bring it to Savannah, it’s not going to matter whether the port is automated or not,” she adds. The one thing everyone agrees technology can do is keep terminals competitive. Still, “The fact there is going to be fewer, larger ships hauling to fewer ports means

Brad Brown (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Promotes Brown to VP of Information Technology

for multiple lines of business as well as information technology in a variety of roles during his tenure. In his most recent position, Brown led the business solutions group, which was responsible for aligning IT projects and resources to the Company’s business objectives. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BBA in accounting in 1986, and earned a MBA and a BS in Information Systems from the University of North Florida in 1995.   

FairfieldNodal Names New President, CEO

for their subsea products group. He began his career at Oceaneering as vice president of the umbilical solutions division in 2007. During the eight years prior to this, he served in several executive and general management roles at General Electric.   Davison holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has international training and experience in operational excellence and executive management.   He is a member the Institute of Industrial Engineering, the Petroleum Equipment Services Association and the American Society for Quality

Doug Lambert (Photo: Superior Industries)

Lambert Joins Superior Construction Management Division

handling systems and their related components, announced the hire of 36-year aggregate industry veteran Doug Lambert. In March, Lambert was appointed to a role as a sales and application engineer in the manufacturer’s new construction management division. Lambert will continue to make his home in Tennessee. Lambert comes to Superior after spending the last eight years as a regional sales manager for Terex Minerals Processing Systems. His roots in the construction aggregate industry are deep. Lambert’s grandfather founded Lambert Brothers Crushed Stone, which merged with Vulcan Materials

McDonald Promoted to EVP at Ingram Industries Inc.

. In 2003 he was named Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.   Mr. Morelli received his college and law degrees from the University of Cincinnati and in 2010, was honored by the university’s College of Law with its Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a past President of the Tennessee Historical Society and currently on its Board of Directors

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