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International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

ASNE Seeks Executive Director

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) located in Alexandria, Virginia is looking for a highly qualified Executive Director.ASNE is a non-profit and the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.”  Please click here for the

Kierstin M Lachtman (Photo: LSC)

Lachtman to Succeed Ludwiczak as Head of LSC

Kierstin M Lachtman is to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.Kierstin, who will operate from the LSC offices in Dulles, Virginia, is currently Manager, Maritime Policy for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Washington DC. There, her responsibilities include developing maritime policy in concert with shipowner members, determining and co-ordinating shipping industry positions on safety, environmental, operational, and regulatory issues and advocating members&r

Jason Ward (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names New Leaders for Its Submarine Programs

(HII) announced leadership changes to the submarine construction programs at its Newport News Shipbuilding division.Jason Ward has been promoted to vice president of Columbia-class submarine construction. Dave Bolcar, who served as vice president of all submarine construction, encompassing both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs, has assumed the role of vice president of Virginia-class submarine construction.Both leaders will report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’ vice president of Navy programs.“These changes reflect the significant growth and opportunities our submarine

Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin speaks at Victory Landing Park during the announcement of a hiring partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also pictured (left to right) are Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball, Gov. Ralph Northam and Newport News Mayor McKinley Price. Photo by John Whalen/Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Newport News Shipbuilding Partners With Commonwealth of Virginia

 Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division is partnering with the Commonwealth of Virginia in support of its major hiring initiative.   Gov. Ralph Northam announced that various state agencies and regional community colleges will work with Newport News to augment ongoing efforts to hire as many as 7,000 new shipbuilders over the next five years.   "Newport News Shipbuilding's success is important not just for Hampton Roads, but for the entire commonwealth," Northam said. "Therefore, it is critical that we support growth of this magnitude with

Michael Alanis (Photo: Sun Coast Resource)

Sun Coast Appoints Alanis as Assistant Director of Emergency Response

of Corpus Christi’s Police Department and has experience in traffic safety, fleet operations, community relations and all levels of the incident command system. He served as the assistant chief of police for the last two years.Alanis graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and the Senior Management Institute for Police in Washington D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree and will complete his master’s degree in criminal justice at Midwestern State University in May 2018

Bowles Named Director of Donald L. Blount & Associates

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. has appointed Jeffrey B. Bowles as Director of its Chesapeake, Va. division, Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA).   Bowles joined DLBA in 2001 as a Webb Institute Naval Architect and earned a master's degree in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He was promoted to DLBA Technical Director in 2011. Bowles is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Virginia, Florida and New York, and is a certified Project Management Professional. 

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $139,818,901 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability.  This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Tortuga.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $183,794,039.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy);

Dave Bolcar (Photo: HII)

Newport News Promotes Two

promoted to vice president of submarine construction, and Bill Smith has been promoted to vice president, fleet support programs.   Having most recently served as director of the Columbia-class program, Bolcar is now vice president of submarine construction, which currently encompasses both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs. He joined the shipyard in 1988 as an engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine engineering division. Since then, he has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including manager in Ford-class component engineering and Columbia-class propulsion

Rob Nakama (Photo: Saltchuk)

Rob Nakama: From USCG to Foss Maritime

;It was then that I knew I wanted to serve in the Coast Guard.”   Nakama enlisted as a senior in high school. In 1990, two days after graduation, he arrived in Cape May, New Jersey for bootcamp. His first assignment: aboard the USCGC Cowslip, a seagoing buoy tender homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia. He served on Deck Force and was part of a team responsible for the maintenance and repair of all Aids to Navigation (navigational buoys). He advanced to Seaman, assumed the role of Leading Seaman, and eventually decided to become a Coast Guard engineer as an Electrician’s Mate.   &ldquo

New Commanding Officer at USCG Sector North Carolina

Roads, in Portsmouth, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., various staff positions at the 5th Coast Guard District, and aboard a 210-foot medium endurance cutter home ported in St. Petersburg, Fla.   Barnes, a native of Raleigh, N.C., is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992 and the University of Michigan in 1996, where he obtained advanced degrees in naval architecture and marine engineering and mechanical engineering.   Barnes' military decorations include three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals,

Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a master’s degree in engineering management from The George Washington University.   Boykin is a founding member of the Women’s Initiative Network at Old Dominion University (ODU) and serves as vice chair of the Blueprint Virginia Steering Committee. She is also chair of the Executive Control Board for the National Shipbuilding Research Program and is a member of the LEAD Virginia Board of Directors and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering Foundation Board. She has also served on boards for the American

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Bill Aims to Aid US Maritime Workforce Development

and technical colleges - such as Rappahannock and Tidewater Community College - to assist the federal government and industry in securing the talent pipeline for the domestic maritime industry will mean more shipbuilders and repairmen to sustain and expand trade and grow our Navy's Fleet. Ship yards in Virginia and around the country will benefit from the injection of workers our new centers of excellence will provide so that we remain a prosperous maritime nation."   “There are over 56,000 direct maritime related jobs at the Port of Houston alone,” said Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).

Daniel Kennedy (Photo: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff Names Kennedy Maritime Manager

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was stationed in Dubai, UAE as the head of the ports and terminals group and thereafter the lead of the New England maritime practice for a prominent international engineering firm." A licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Virginia, Kennedy received a B.S. in civil engineering from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the Project Management Institute

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.

VT Halter Wins VDOT Ferry Contract

The passenger vessel construction market remains one of the few maritime bright spots, as The Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Transportation (VDOT) has awarded a contract to VT Halter Marine to design and build a 499-passenger/70-vehicle Jamestown Ferry to replace the current ferry, The Virginian.   The ferry will be operated by the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Operations Service which provides a critical transportation link between Virginia and North Carolina operating at the James City County at Glasshouse Point and Surry County at Scotland Wharf. Construction of the ferry is expected to

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