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Global Industries Makes Additions

Global Industries, Ltd. announces the appointment of Craig Milburn as operations manager for Global Divers, based in New Iberia, LA. As Operations Manager, Milburn is responsible for diving operations, personnel, equipment, and the diving facilities at the New Iberia facility. Milburn joined Global in 1982 and has held numerous positions as a diver, Supervisor, Superintendent, and project manager domestically and in Asia Pacific. Previously, he attended the University of Oregon in Architecture and the Commercial Diving Center in Los Angeles. Bill Alexander has been appointed Business Development Manager - North America and is based in Houston. As Business Development Manager - North America, Alexander oversees all North American business development, including the Gulf of Mexico, the East and West coasts of the United States, and the Canadian and Alaskan regions. He previously served as Senior Vice President for Business Development for Crescent Drilling & Production, Inc. Alexander has over 23 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry with a primary focus on business development for the past eight years. Rob Tissington, formerly with CSO Aker Marine, has been appointed Business Development Manager – West Africa and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. He brings over 20 years of experience in engineering and business development in the marine construction industry

Global Industries Announce an Executive Restructuring

Peter S. Atkinson, President of Global Industries, Ltd., will assume responsibilities for all administrative functions worldwide including accounting, human resources, information and communications, investor relations, legal, purchasing, risk, safety, and all other functions reporting to these groups. Atkinson joined the Company in September 1998 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In June 2000, he was named President

PD Ports Appoints Business Director

Geoff Lippitt, PD Ports Business Development Director

PD Ports has recently appointed Geoff Lippitt as Business Development Director. Geoff also joins the Company’s Executive Committee team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, David Robinson. Geoff’s remit is to lead the commercial business development activities across the Company, which includes assuming responsibility for PD Ports’ commercial personnel reporting lines.  In keeping with PD Ports’ core business strategy

Mustang adds Ward to Managament Team

Shannon Ward, Director of Recreation & Commercial Business Development.

Mustang Survival Announces New Commercial/Industrial Business Development Director.   Mustang Survival is pleased to announce that Shannon Ward has been appointed to the role of Director of Recreation & Commercial Business Development. Ward has been the Director of Recreation Business Development since 2009, leading the company’s strategic business development partnerships and long term strategy for the market

Singapore Offshore Company's Executive Appointment

Photo credit Jaya Holdings

Jaya Holdings appoints George Horsington as the company’s first President for Business Development. Jaya Holdings is a leading Offshore Energy Services Group, headquartered in Singapore. The Jaya Group provides a wide range of services and solutions to the offshore oil and gas E&P domain. Mr Horsington, 38, is set to join Jaya on September 6, 2012 after more than 10 years in various senior management positions with Swire Pacific Offshore Operations.

Foss Maritime Opens Houston Office

John Tirpak will lead the Houston office (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime has opened a new office and the formed a project management group aiming to support its customer base headquartered in Houston.   John Tirpak of Foss has been appointed Vice President of Business Development & Contract Services and will be relocating to Houston to develop business in the region and lead the business development function of the entire Marine Transportation division from the new office

BG Global LNG Appoints New VP

BG Global LNG appointed David Maxwell to the leadership team of the Global LNG business, according to a report. As vice president and general manager, LNG Business Development, Maxwell will be responsible for developing new LNG opportunities in Asia Pacific for BG as well as helping to realize existing opportunities. Maxwell was with Woodside where he was director, Gas and Marketing and was involved in the development of Woodside's natural gas and LNG portfolio

Johnson to Lead Alion Expansion in Canada


Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, is increasing its Canadian business presence and expanding its Navy-focused design and engineering capabilities through its wholly owned subsidiary Alion Canada. With an office and pre-established relationships in Ottawa, Ontario, Alion’s growing focus centers around delivering naval architecture and marine engineering support to the Canadian Navy, Canadian Coast Guard, shipyards and integrators.

Wärtsilä Appoint Marco Wirén CFO & Executive V-P

Marco Wirén: Photo credit Wärtsilä

Marco Wirén appointed Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & member of the Wärtsilä Corporation Board of Management. Mr Wirén (47), M.Sc. (Econ.) has broad-ranging experience of financial management and international business management. He currently works as Executive Vice President and CFO in the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB, having held that position since 2008. Prior to joining SSAB as Vice President Business control in 2007

Gethings Joins Seaspan Marine as Business Development VP

Jenny Gethings (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Jenny Gethings has been named vice president of business development at Seaspan Marine, the company announced.   Gethings will lead Seaspan’s business development team as it continues to pursue new business, identify new markets and develop current and future opportunities for its marine division.    Gethings brings to the role more than 25 years in the marine industry, including port operations and cargo logistics

Høyesen to Head MacGregor's Offshore Solution Division

Høye G. Høyesen

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, creates a new division 'Advanced Offshore Solutions' by merging its two Norway-based divisions and combining the strengths in offshore mooring, loading and load handling businesses.   With the new joint division MacGregor aims to gain synergies and improve the

Barnett Promoted to Director, Holland America Line

Amy Barnett Director Division Sales

Holland America Line has promoted Amy Barnett to the position of division sales director for the East.   In her new role, she will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing sales programs, as well as analyzing and implementing strategic and tactical initiatives to increase sales

Crowley Opens Government Services Office

Military Sealift Command vessel USNS Invincible (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corp. has opened a new government services office in downtown Norfolk, Va. to help the company better serve government agencies such as the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD).  

Windrock Names Kelleher Global Business Development Manager

Edward P. Kelleher, Global Business Development Manager – Diesel

Edward P. Kelleher will be assuming the new role of Global Business Development Manager – Diesel, effective December 1st.   In this role, Mr. Kelleher will be leading the effort in developing a global distribution network, growing the Windrock Inc business in the marine industry and

Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries

Christopher D. Kastner (Photo: HII)

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today a number of changes across its leadership team. HII’s Board of Directors has elected Christopher D. Kastner to succeed Barbara A. Niland as the company’s chief financial officer and corporate vice president

Diebenow Joins Fathom

Bill Diebenow joins Fathom as director of sales, affinity and special accounts Photo linkedIn

  Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation’s 10th and newest brand, has named industry veteran, Bill Diebenow as the company’s director of sales, affinity and special accounts. In this role, Diebenow will lead a robust sales team and focus on new

APM Terminals Diversifies into Non-containerised Cargo

APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer and Qingdao Port Group Chairman Zheng shake hands on deal photo by APM

  The APM Terminals Global Terminal Network will enter China’s fastgrowing grain import market as part of a joint venture with Qingdao Port International, continuing APM Terminals’ ongoing expansion into port and terminal operations outside containerised cargo handling.

Svitzer Asia Formers Towage JV in Qingdao Port

 Qingdao Port International Co., Ltd and Svitzer Asia last signed a joint venture agreement last week in an effort to pool resources for future growth, establishing Qingdao Port Svitzer Towage Ltd to operate and manage towage services in the port.  

Mayall Joins Bollinger as VP Sales/Marketing

Joe Mayhall (Photo: Bollinger)

Bollinger Shipyards announces the addition of Joe Mayhall to its corporate sales and marketing team.    Bollinger president and CEO Ben Bordelon made the announcement, stating, “In his new role of Vice President, Commercial Business Development

Crowley Approved to Import Canada-sourced LNG

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp. ’s petroleum distribution group has been granted approval by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Board – Canada (NEB) to import Canadian-sourced liquefied natural gas (LNG) for supply

Calnetix Technologies Notches 3 New Patents

The U.S. Patent Office has awarded three new patents to Calnetix Technologies, a developer of high-speed motor generators, magnetic bearings and control systems and energy recovery technologies. These new awards bring the company’s total patent count to 33.  

Lack of Proper Management Systems Cause Engine Damage

Main Engine Damage. Photo by The Swedish Club

 A new report from The Swedish Club shows that incorrect maintenance and repair continues to be the most frequent cause of main engine damage – a trend which has continued unabated since the Club began monitoring the issue nearly ten years ago.    

Saudi Aramco, HHI Ink Yard Build & Operate Deal

The signing ceremony was presided by Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco; Ki-sun Chung, Senior Vice President of HHI Corporate Planning, Courtesy Aramco

  Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company, and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group signed a general memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly collaborate on business development opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Crowley Appoints Tornga as VP - Stakeholder Relations

Crowley Veteran Craig Tornga

  Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that company veteran Craig Tornga has assumed the role of vice president of stakeholder relations for Alaska, and will coordinate with all of Crowley's Alaska business units to leverage relevant company relationships

Cummins Darlington: 50 Years of Engine Production

Assembling a Vee engine (Photo: Cummins Darlington)

UK-based Cummins Darlington is celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2015. Since opening, around 1.5 million engines have been built in the factory for customers worldwide, providing power for vessels as well as land vehicles.   Work began in 1963 on the £8

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