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Marc Clayton (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Staff Changes in Houston

Dan-Bunkering (America) has announced the promotion and employment of two staff members.William Cline was recently promoted to Team Leader Offshore Division. William was hired as Bunker Trader back in 2014 and has since his employment demonstrated excellent skills, especially within the offshore sector where he has been one of the key contributors to Dan-Bunkering’s growth within this particular market. As the company has clear intentions of further positioning its presence in the sector, a promotion of William and thereby a strengthening of the management team is well in line with the ambitions

Damon Saetre (Photo: HII)

HII Announces Leadership Changes

in 1990 as a test engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine construction program, and has served in a number of leadership roles, including vice president of supply chain management. Fields holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from the College of William and Mary.Amin joined Newport News in 2014 after serving as chief information officer for BAE's Land & Armaments division. At Newport News he has led the IT department, overseeing all information systems at Newport News and the HII corporate office. He is a mechanical engineer with a master'

Brett McGill (Photo: MarineMax)

Brett McGill Named CEO of MarineMax

Recreational boat and yacht retailer MarineMax announced that the company’s Board of Directors has promoted W. Brett McGill to Chief Executive Officer and he will continue to serve as President.William H. McGill, Jr., the company’s prior Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, has been named Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.Brett McGill served as MarineMax’s President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in October 2017 after serving as Chief Operating Officer from October 2016 and as Executive Vice President Operations from October 2015. He served as Executive Vice

Jason Ward (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names New Leaders for Its Submarine Programs

, planning and construction of the Navy’s next ballistic missile submarine. He has held several leadership positions, including director of integrated digital shipbuilding and program manager of AP1000 shield building fabrication at Newport News Industrial. Ward earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.Bolcar joined Newport News in 1988 as an engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine engineering division. Since then, he has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including director

Weeks Marine Invests in Maritime Program at Louisiana College

,000 to establish a scholarship endowment in perpetuity to support students seeking maritime-related career fields.“Northshore Technical Community College is humbled by the generosity of Mr. Weeks and Weeks Marine for making this investment in our community and students,” said NTCC Chancellor William Wainwright.This is the second donation Weeks Marine has made as a business partner to Northshore Technical Community College, for a total investment of $750,000 since 2016.“Having a state-of-the-art maritime simulation laboratory will allow NTCC to expand its program offerings and provide

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

energy sector continues to recover from the global downturn.Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea UK, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, Premier Oil and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) recently collaborated to support The Underwater Centre and ensure its future success.Located in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the company now operates as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is funded and supported by its members.David McGhie, managing director of The Underwater Centre, said, “We are now the only closed bell trainer in the world which has a self-propelled hyperbaric

William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

The World Trade Center of New Orleans announced William T. “Bill” Bergeron, CEO of Bergeron Resources, L.L.C. & Affiliated Companies, as the recipient of the 2018 C. Alvin Bertel Award. The C. Alvin Bertel Award was established in 1967 and is presented each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Louisiana port community.“I am honored to receive this coveted award and be recognized by my peers for my many accomplishments," said Bergeron. "The maritime industry is integral to our community’s culture and economy and I have been fortunate

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

center, and is a real asset to Lochaber. We are delighted to support this innovative collaboration which demonstrates the very high regard the industry has for The Underwater Centre and will strengthen the sustainability of the business. This move will safeguard more than 50 high value jobs in Fort William and provide a platform to underpin business growth in the years ahead.”Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse also welcomed the news: “I am delighted that The Underwater Centre has, with industry support, repositioned itself to achieve a long term sustainable future

Jon Arena Photo HII

Arena Named VP at Shipbuilder

; Arena comes to HII from Boeing, where he served as senior counsel, Boeing Global Services, since 2015. Prior to Boeing, he served as a senior attorney at NASA from 2002 to 2015. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the Ohio State University in 1998 and a juris doctor from the College of William and Mary in 2002. He currently is pursuing an MBA through Washington University in St. Louis.   “I’m confident that the breadth and depth of Jonathan’s experience in commercial and government contracting, intellectual property and export control—as well as his strong

MD S. S Teo takesover as Chairman of PIL Photo courtesy PIL

PIL Founder Steps Down as Chairman

, the composition of the Board as at 1 April 2018 will be as follows:   1) Teo Siong Seng (Executive Chairman & Managing Director) 2) Teo Chew Seng @ Peter Chang (Deputy Chairman) 3) Tan Chor Kee (Deputy Managing Director) 4) Teo Cho Keng (Senior Executive Director) 5) Tay Kian Phuan William (Senior Executive Director) 6) Teo Tiou Seng (Tony)(Executive Director) 7) Kuan Kim Kin (re-designated as Senior Director wef 1 Jan 2018) 8) Teo Teng Seng (Executive Director) 9) Teo Choo Wee (Executive Director) 10) Lim Jock Fong (Yvonne) ( Executive Director) 11) Teo Lay Seng (Lisa) (Executive

Gov. Edwards Appoints Charles H. Ponstein to Port NOLA Board of Commissioners Photo courtesy Port NOLA

Ponstein Appointed on Port of New Orleans Board

 Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Charles H. Ponstein to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans as the St. Bernard Parish representative on the seven-member regional board. Ponstein was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding William T. Bergeron. With the Port’s acquisition of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad effective Feb. 1, 2018, Port Commissioners also serve as directors of the New Orleans Public Belt board, Ponstein will become NOPB’s newest director with this appointment.   “Charles Ponstein

Courtesy Teekay

Changes at Teekay's top deck

Teekay Tankers Ltd. (Teekay Tankers or the Company) announced today the following changes to its Board Audit Committee: • Richard D. Paterson has been appointed as the new Chair of the Audit Committee, effective March 15, 2018. • William Lawes has stepped down as Audit Committee Chair, but remains on the Audit Committee and Board. Mr. Paterson joined the Board of Directors of Teekay Tankers on August 1, 2017.  He is a certified public accountant who retired from PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in 2011 after 37 years of service.  At the time of his retirement, Mr. Paterson

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

operations during HII’s stand-up as an independent business in 2011. He was named HII’s chief audit executive in 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.   Stabler will continue to lead Internal Audit until a replacement can be identified. 

The Class of 2017 at Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School celebrates at their graduation ceremony (Photo: Andrew Young/HII)

Class of ’17 Graduates Ingalls Apprentice Program

School has produced nearly 5,000 graduates trained to fulfill the shipyard’s operational needs. The program offers a comprehensive two- to four-year curriculum, in partnership with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, for students interested in shipbuilding careers.   Rear Adm. William Galinis, the U.S. Navy’s program executive officer, ships, was the keynote speaker. “The Navy will soon look to Ingalls Shipbuilding—to you—to restore the USS Fitzgerald and return her to service,” he said. “We will rely on you, on your team, your skill, your

Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas, with this year’s class of summer interns (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Grooms Future of Technical Talent

. This year, they volunteered at the Union Mission in Norfolk, Va. In addition, each student participates in “Engine Installation 101,” during which they install an engine and outdrive and then take the vessel out for a spin.    Rachel Solgat, a rising senior at The College of William & Mary, found Volvo Penta’s immersive approach to its internship program invaluable. She worked in the company’s Parts and Accessories department, providing administrative support.    “It’s the universal experience that’s helpful,” Solgat said

Landay Joins Gibbs & Cox Board of Directors

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. said that William E. "Bill" Landay III, President of W.E. LANDAY Consulting LLC, has been elected to its Board of Directors effective June 20, 2017.   "[VADM Landay’s] expertise in the areas of foreign military sales, DoD acquisition, and science and technology programs will be a tremendous addition to the future growth of Gibbs & Cox," said President and Chief Executive Chris Deegan.   Vice Admiral Landay retired in 2013 after more than 35 years of Naval service. His final assignment was

Fred Harris (File photo: General Dynamics)

Harris Joins J.F. Lehman Operating Executive Board

; Harris is a member of many maritime industry associations, including the Navy League of the United States, the American Society of Naval Architects and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He has received numerous awards for achievement and was the first American to receive the William Froude Medal – the highest award for professional achievement from The Royal Institution of Naval Architects

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