Louisiana's riverboat casino trade association chose Charles Barham, a former Ruston lawmaker, who served in the state Senate for 16 years, as its new president. Barham said one of his top priorities is to develop a positive image for the riverboat industry. He plans to launch a media campaign to inform the public about the positive effect of the riverboat gaming industry on the Louisiana economy. Louisiana's 13 riverboats paid $235 million in state taxes during the 1997-98 fiscal year, and the industry employs en estimated 14,060 workers.
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc. Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen, who left the company on September 18. As the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc, Huybrechts will manage and coordinate the development of Rickmers-Linie’s U.S
The Annual General Meeting of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) has elected Elisabeth Grieg, the Chief Executive of Grieg International AS, as the Association's new President. Grieg (48) was proposed unanimously by the election committee and succeeds Trygve Seglem of Knutsen OAS Shipping, who has been President for the last two years. Elisabeth Grieg is the first female president of the NSA. Thor Jørgen Guttormsen of Leif Høegh & Co in Oslo and Stig Remøy of Olympic Shipping
Aaron Smith has been appointed as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Offshore Marine Services Association, Inc. (OMSA), the national trade association representing the U.S.-flag offshore workboat industry. Smith’s appointment follows the resignation of Ben Billings, who has led OMSA since 2013. Smith has held various positions in government and public affairs. He has been instrumental in the development of OSVDPA
Torstein Dale Sjøtveit has been appointed new president and CEO for Aker Yards ASA. Sjøtveit comes from the global industrial company Norsk Hydro, and brings a strong international top management experience. He will start in his new position with Aker Yards at the latest 1 September 2008.In March 2008, Aker Yards announced the start of a recruitment process for a new CEO. In the intermediate period, the chairman of the board of directors, Svein Sivertsen, has acted as CEO
Björn Ingemanson, 53, has been appointed new President of Volvo Penta. Ingemanson is currently President of Volvo Trucks’ International Division and will assume his new position on April 1, 2012, when he will succeed the current President Göran Gummeson, who will retire next year. Ingemanson has a long history at the Volvo Group and his past positions include CFO of Volvo Trucks and European head of the Group’s customer financing company, Volvo Financial Services
Goltens announced that Paul F. Friedberg has been named as the company's new President of Worldwide Service and has been chosen to serve as director of Goltens' Worldwide Board. Friedberg, who previously served as Goltens' regional head in the Middle East & India, will be responsible for all Goltens' service and trading operations outside the United States including Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and China. In addition
Private maritime security provider AdvanFort announced that it will commence a restructuring program to implement rigid quality control for its PCASPs, meant to ensure that the company complies fully with all regulations in the maritime security industry. According to AdvanFort, the plan includes seeking counsel from outside expert advisers; conducting third party auditing of their training and operations programs and developing an ombudsman program for the operators
The board of directors of Odfjell SE has appointed Kristian Mørch as the company's new president and CEO. He will succeed current president and CEO Tore Jakobsen by November 1, 2015. Mørch is a Danish citizen and presently holds the position as co-CEO of Clipper Group. He has previously been COO of Maersk Tankers, and has also held other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch holds an MBA from IMD (Switzerland)
Greatland Laser CEO, Kim Erickson, announced that Andy Little has joined the company as its new President. “We welcome Andy’s experience and leadership to Greatland Laser,” Erickson said. “In his role as President, he will be responsible for driving revenue growth, enhancing marketing and setting strategic direction for 2015 and beyond.” Little brings more than 20 years of technology and business consulting experience
Argentina's oil producers have shipped record volumes of crude this month, spurred by a new government subsidy that has also prompted state-owned oil company YPF to return to the export market for the first time in years. The surge in shipments abroad comes just a month after Argentina's
Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has appointed John Springer, PE as its new president. As Glosten’s fifth president since its founding in 1958, Springer takes over the role from the company’s fourth President John “Jay” Edgar, PE
China's Foreign Ministry on Friday rebuffed Vietnam's second demand this year to move a controversial oil rig and drop plans to drill in South China Sea waters where jurisdiction is unclear, saying it was engaging in normal exploration activity.
Vietnam demanded China move a controversial oil rig on Thursday and abandon plans to start drilling in waters where jurisdiction is unclear, the latest sign of festering unease among the two communist neighbours. The $1 billion rig, which was at the centre of a fierce diplomatic stand-off
The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has named Asian shipping veteran Esben Poulsson as its new president, succeeding Evergreen’s Patrick Phoon. “I am honored and humbled to be appointed president of this active and vibrant organization
Team Tankers International Ltd has appointed Hans Feringa as new President and CEO. Feringa is the former President of Stolt Tankers, a division of Stolt-Nielsen Limited. He succeeds Jens Grønning, who has left the Company.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) inaugurated Junichiro Ikeda as its new president on June 23, 2015. “The world economy continues to expand, and demand for ocean transport is growing steadily. On the other hand, the world political and economic situations and the environment
VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VTHM), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced a change of senior leadership. After more than 46 years in the shipbuilding business, including nearly two decades at VT Halter Marine
Odfjell's new president and CEO Kristian Verner Mørch to start August 1, 2015 Kristian Verner Mørch will take up his new position as president and CEO of Odfjell SE from August 1, 2015, the company’s board of directors announced
Randa Coniglio has been named president and CEO of the San Diego Unified Port District. After a nationwide search for a new president and CEO, the Port decided Monday to stay in-house and name Coniglio to the post. Coniglio, who would be the port's first female CEO in its 52-year
Philippe Louis-Dreyfus will be BIMCO's new president for the next two years. In his accession speech at BIMCO’s AGM in Edinburgh, new President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus described BIMCO as “the global association that should be closest to the commercial realities of shipping business
BIMCO has today announced that it has taken ownership of the unique Shipping KPI System that allows shipowners and managers to compare their ships’ efficiency against the performance of the industry and sector averages. The Shipping KPI System is unique because it is based on a
Remi Eriksen has been appointed as the DNV GL Group’s new president and CEO, succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who will retire August 1. The DNV GL board of directors began an executive search and selection process in October 2014 to find and appoint Madsen’s successor due to his planned
Thomas P. Ostebo will join Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, effective July 6, 2015. Selected by CLIA’s global executive committee following the departure of Christine Duffy on January 31, 2015
Shipping owner Alfred Hartmann is the new President of the Association of German Shipowners (VDR). For the first time a mid-size company owner is at the helm of the VDR, and this 68 year-old wants to bring the German shipping industry back on course. He discussed his plan with MR.