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New Director Proposed For Kværner ASA Board

The nomination committee of Kværner ASA has proposed Bjørn Flatgård as a new member of the company's Board. The proposal has been put forward after soundings were taken among Kvaerner's leading shareholders. "The nomination committee has made a point of proposing a director with industrial competence, international experience and integrity, and who moreover, will attend to the interests of all Kvaerner's shareholders," said Ragnhild M Wiborg, the committee head. "Having contacted the leading shareholders, both institutional and industrial, the nomination committee made an overall assessment and unanimously decided to propose Bjørn Flatgård as the new member of the Board." The election of a new director will take place at Kvaerner's Annual General Meeting on 15 May. The vacancy on the Board arose in December 2001 when Helge Lund, having been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kværner ASA, decided to resign from his seat on the Board. Bjørn Flatgård is Chief Executive Officer of Elopak AS. He has anengineering degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management.


Teekay Shipping Appoints New Director

Teekay Shipping has elected Eileen A. Mercier to its Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by the retirement yesterday of Steve G.K. Hsu, who had served on Teekay's board since 1993. Mercier has more than 30 years experience in a variety of financial and strategic planning positions, including senior vice president and CFO for Abitib-Price from 1990 until 1995. Since then, Mercier has served as president of Finvoy Management


NOL Elects Deputy Chair And New Directors

NOL has named Cheng Wai Keung as deputy chairman, and has further expanded by appointing Marvin J. Girouard and Dr. Friedbert Malt as non-executive directors. Keung, who has been with NOL since 1992, has further developed his working knowledge of the company as a member of the executive committee since 1997, while Girouard, the current chairman and CEO of Pier One Imports, and Dr. Malt, a prominent German banker, both bring a wealth of knowledge to NOL's board.


Port Of Canaveral Adds New Directors

Continued growth and organizational restructuring has prompted the Canaveral Port Authority to add three new staff directors, including two newly created positions. Margi Starkey, the former Assistant Director of Finance, has been promoted to the new position of Director of Accounting. She will assist the Chief Financial Officer and oversee the installation and implementation of a new accounting system. Starkey has been employed with the Canaveral Port Authority for 10 years.


NYMAR Elects New Officers and Directors

New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR) has elected new officers and three new directors. William J. Honan III, a partner in the New York office of law firm Holland & Knight, has been elected chairman, succeeding founding chairman Robert J. Gruendel. "This is an exciting time to be at the helm of NYMAR as we grow and promote the exceptional opportunities for the shipping industry in New York," Honan said. "The city’s creativity, energy and perseverance are unmatched anywhere else


Port Everglades Names New Director of Administration

Alan Hill: Photo credit Broward County Port Everglades Dept.

Alan Hill, a 19-year veteran of the Broward County Port Everglades Department, has been named as its new Director of Administration In his new position, Hill will oversee procurement, property management, contract administration, business permits, franchises, human resources, labor relations, risk management, contract administration, and various other facets of general administration for Port Everglades. He is replacing Pia Thompson, who retired recently after 35 years at Port Everglades.


Waterways Councinl Names New Officers, Directors

At its Annual Meeting held October 1 in Houston, the Board of Directors of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) elected the following officers and Executive Committee members for 2007-2008: Dan Mecklenborg, Senior Vice President, HR & Chief Legal Officer, Ingram Barge Company, Chairman; R. Barry Palmer, WCI, President and CEO; Steve Little, President and CEO, Crounse Corporation, General Counsel; Peter Stephaich, Chairman, Campbell Transportation Co


P&I: UK Club Increases 2014 Renewal Rate 10%

UK Club logo

The UK Club Board has decided on a general increase for 2014 renewal of 10 per cent. This across the board premium rating increase is in addition to any increase in the cost of the International Group reinsurance. Overall, the Club’s financial position remains strong with the free reserves and capital standing at US$473 million and total assets of US$1.6 billion as at 20 August 2013. Since these figures were recorded at the half year


Olivier Named UK Club Chairman

Alan Olivier, the new Chairman and President of the UK P&I Club

Alan Olivier was elected Chairman and President of the UK P&I Club at their board meeting in Bermuda on October 28. He succeeds Dino Caroussis who has retired from the board. Mr. Olivier, 53, Chief Executive Officer of Grindrod Limited, became a Director of the UK Club in 2000 and a Deputy Chairman in 2006. Mr. Caroussis, 61, of Chios Navigation, had been the Club’s Chairman for the past five years, having joined the board in 1996 in the shipping division


Trico Marine Services, Inc. Emerges From Chapter 11, Announces New Directors

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced that it has successfully completed its Chapter 11 reorganization and it and two principal subsidiaries have also emerged from bankruptcy. Thomas Fairley, Trico's President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are pleased to emerge from bankruptcy and I would like to thank the Company's customers, employees and suppliers for their continued support. Their loyalty and hard work have made it possible to reach this point on such an expedited schedule


New Director of Engineering for Foss

Michael Minnig

Foss Maritime announced that Michael Minnig has been promoted to Director of Engineering. Minnig joined Foss in 2012 with more than 15 years of naval architecture experience in vessel design, shipyard construction support, and project management


FLIR Systems Elects Two New Directors

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that Cathy Stauffer and Catherine A. Halligan have been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Stauffer and Halligan increases FLIR Systems' Board of Directors to 10 members, eight of whom are independent.


Tomley to Oversee Long Beach Green Port Programs

Heather A. Tomley

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week appointed Heather A. Tomley as the new Director of Environmental Planning. She will be charged with leading Green Port environmental initiatives. Tomley has been serving as the City of Long Beach Harbor Department’s Acting Director of


STATS Group Adds New Directors

STATS Group directors, Dave Vernon, left, and Dale Millward

Pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group said it has appointed two new directors as part of a strategy to increase its international presence in key oil and gas regions. The newly created roles see Dave Vernon promoted to Director of Isolation Services and Dale Millward promoted to Director


Willard Names Wang as New Director

Ning Wang

Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, today announced the appointment of Ning Wang as director of operations and program management. Wang will be responsible for overseeing Willard Marine’s planning, purchasing, stockroom and IT operations


Flexible Pipe Specialist on Pace for £1Million in First Year

FlexTech Engineering Director, Craig Keyworth

Flexible pipe specialist FlexTech said it has surpassed its first year turnover target of £500,000 just six months after start-up and anticipates reaching £1million by the end of the year. Flexible pipe expert Craig Keyworth established the Aberdeen-based company in March of this


GulfMark Offshore Elects Two New Board Members

GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) has announced the election of Steven W. Kohlhagen and Charles K. Valutas to its Board of Directors for terms expiring in June 2014.   Steven W. Kohlhagen is a retired financial executive who brings to the Board expertise in financial accounting


Faststream Announces Director Promotion

Jason Tay

Recruitment company Faststream has announced the appointment of a new director. Jason Tay has been promoted to director level in the Group’s Singapore base in recognition of his progression and contribution to the business, the company said.


New Director of Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy

Capt. Richard W. Sanders, Ph.D., a member of the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and professor of chemistry, has been named Director of the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy, or CMPS, as of June 1, 2013.


Nixon Named Director of R.I. Sea Grant

Dennis Nixon

Earlier this month, Dennis Nixon was named director of the Rhode Island Sea Grant, one of 32 programs that make up the National Sea Grant College Program, which is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Nixon spends much of his life near the ocean


Harris Assumes New Leadership Role with Titan

Shelby Harris

Veteran Salvage Master Shelby Harris has been named Titan Salvage’s new director of marine operations in Asia, where he will bring more than 15 years of experience responding to large-scale domestic and international salvage and wreck removal projects


New Leadership Role for Titan's Shelby Harris

Shelby Harris: Photo credit Titan Salvage

Veteran Salvage Master Shelby Harris has been named Titan Salvage’s new director of marine operations in Asia. Shelby will bring more than 15 years of experience responding to large-scale domestic and international salvage and wreck removal projects


Two New Directors Appointed at FSL Trust

FSL Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (FSLTM), as trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust), announced the appointment of Mr. Simon Davidson and Mr. Timothy James Reid to its Board of Directors. Simon Davidson joins the Board of FSLTM as independent and non-executive director


Mississippi Port Names New Executive Director

Jonathan Daniels (Photo: Shineman Foundation)

Following a national search, the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport selected Jonathan Daniels as the port’s new executive director. Daniels comes to the Port of Gulfport from the Port of Oswego in upstate New York where he served as executive


New Directors Appointed at BMT

Shane Amaratunga

To facilitate further growth and to support the Managing Director, BMT ARGOSS (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced  the appointment of two new Directors. Shane Amaratunga whose career with BMT dates back to 2000 will assume the role of Director of Internal Affairs


 
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