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Suarez Named VP at Voith Turbo

Javier Suarez (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Voith Turbo announces new vice president Americas for power, oil and gas – marine   Javier Suarez will be Voith Turbo’s new vice president Americas for the power, oil and gas division’s marine group. Suarez will be based at the division’s regional headquarters in Houston, working with Ron Wilson, who is President Americas. Suarez will also be a member of the global Voith Marine management team. He has extensive experience in the marine industry, including four years at Voith Turbo as sales area manager for Voith Schneider Propellers, based in Germany.   “We look forward to Javier helping us expand our business in the Americas, particularly for the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as in South America,” said Ron Wilson, President Americas for Power, Oilcand Gas. “Javier brings tremendous experience and know-how across many fields to our marine business and will be an asset to Voith Turbo in the Americas.”   Suarez’s experience includes not only sales, but stints as a naval architect, an application engineer, project manager, surveyor and quality control officer. In addition to Germany and now the United States, Suarez has also worked in Spain. He studied naval architecture and marine engineering at the Technical University of Madrid.


UTEC Announces Important Houston Appointment

Mark Klusza

Leading independent offshore survey company UTEC has announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Measurement Technology at its Houston HQ. Mark Klusza – who holds a Bachelor in Design in Architecture from the University of Florida – brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in the industrial measurement arena.  During that time he has owned successful metrology and software companies


General Dynamics Board of Directors Elect VPs

The board of directors of General Dynamics elected two new vice presidents of the corporation: Frederick J. Harris, 60, who will succeed Richard H. Vortmann as president of subsidiary National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO); and Chris Marzilli, 46, who will succeed Mark A. Fried as president of business unit General Dynamics C4 Systems. Harris and Marzilli will assume their new positions and become vice presidents of the corporation on January 1.


InterManager Appoints New Team

Gerardo A. Borromeo

InterManager, the international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, has today appointed Gerardo Borromeo as its new President with immediate effect. Mr Borromeo, who was elected unopposed [October 11] InterManager AGM in Copenhagen, succeeds Alastair Evitt, Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management, who has completed his two-year term of office. The AGM also voted in four new Vice Presidents to focus on specific areas of InterManager business


RCCL Appoints Danis as VP of Supply Chain Management

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. appointed Jeff Danis as the cruise line’s new vice president of Supply Chain Management. Danis will be responsible for overseeing worldwide procurement, inventory management, distribution, warehousing, and shipping operations for both Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. He will focus on supplier relationship management, maintaining integrity of the procurement process, and driving efficiencies in the supply chain process


European Shipyards’ Executives Voice Concerns

At the AWES and CESA annual meetings held in Nyborg, Denmark on May 16 and 17, shipyards and their associations from 15 European Countries discussed the situation in shipbuilding and related policies. Concern was expressed acknowledging recent developments regarding the trade dispute between the European Union and the Republic of Korea over illegal subsidies to the Korean shipbuilding industry. This dispute is going on since three years without any progress


GL Appoints New VP

The new Vice President Division East Asia of Germanischer Lloyd is Dr Volkmar Wasmansdorff. As a process engineer with considerable professional experience in Asia, he will be responsible for the business activities of the Germany based classification society in Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. Born in Wilhelmshaven


IBIA Appoints Robin Meech Vice-Chairman

Robin Meech: Photo IBIA

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) says it has appointed Robin Meech as its new vice-chairman for a one year term of office.  An independent and well respected bunker industry consultant, Robin Meech is a former bunker buyer and author of several books for the marine fuel sector.  

 Meech replaces Jens Maul Jorgensen who became IBIA chairman on 1 April, 2014. Welcoming Robin Meech’s appointment IBIA chief executive Peter Hall said:

 “Robin Meech has


Carlile Transportation Systems Hire New V-P, Larry Felix

Larry Felix: Photo credit Carlile Transportation Systems

Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., a TOTE Logistics company, has named Larry Felix as their new Vice President of Business Development. Larry will provide leadership over commercial development in Alaska and throughout the Lower 48. Carlile inform that Larry joins Carlile from Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc., out of Southern California, where he held the position of District Manager of Sales & Operations. Larry was responsible for developing the Southern Californian District comprised


ISS Hires New Vice President

Tim Cahill

Maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) appointed Tim Cahill to a new role as Vice President Bulk Commodity Business Development, to target future growth in cargo services. Tim comes to the role with over thirty years’ experience in business development, operating at a global level in the bulk commodity sector and marine industries.  He has extensive knowledge of commodity origination


ClassNK Opens R&D Center in Singapore

Left to right: RM Kurashiki (ClassNK), T Kinoshita (ClassNK), PM Ravindran (ClassNK) and Dr Thepsithar (NTU). (Photo courtesy of ClassNK)

Classification society ClassNK promoted the activities of its new Global Research and Innovation Center (GRIC) at a press conference held today in Singapore.   Joined by representatives from Nanyang Technological University, ClassNK Executive Vice President Tetsuya Kinoshita explained the


Caterpillar Forms New Analytics & Innovation Division

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  To better capitalize on the growing importance and excitement of data analytics and to drive innovation to support customers, Caterpillar Inc. today announced the formation of a new division, Analytics & Innovation (AI), which will be led by Caterpillar Vice President Greg Folley


Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime

Participants at The 140th Anniversary Speaker Series at SUNY Maritime College discuss Environmental Issues in Shipping.  Shown here (L-R) are panelists John Hatley, Paal Johansen, Michael C. Carter, and moderator Clay Maitland.

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center.  The topic was Environmental Issues in Shipping. Panelists included Michael C


W&O Realigns Leadership Team

From left to right: Fred Loomis and Todd Nestel (Photo: W&O)

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has promoted two long-time employees to Vice President as part of the company’s continued focus on providing engineered solutions


Seacor Holdings Rejig Top Deck

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  SEACOR Holdings Inc.informed that Oivind Lorentzen their Chief Executive Officer has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, but will continue as a director and non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman


Victoria Shipyards VP Barker to Retire

Victoria Shipyards new VP and GM, Joe ORourke (Photo courtesy of Victoria Shipyards)

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards announces retirement of vice president and general manager, appoints successor   Seaspan’s vice president and general manager of Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd., Malcolm Barker, will retire Spring 2015, following more than 21 years with the company.


Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on U.S. Ports

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The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security held a hearing on U.S. ports today titled "Keeping Goods Moving." The hearing comes during a labor standoff between shipping companies and port workers that shut down 29 West


Fortis to Host Inaugural U.S. Investor Day on April 1

Delivering NaturalGasand Electricity Services

  Fortis Inc. will host its inaugural U.S. Investor Day on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in New York.  The following senior executives will provide an overview and update on Fortis operations, recent developments and strategic outlook: • Barry Perry, President and CEO, Fortis


31st Edition of Cruise Shipping Miami

Cruise Industry

 Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 is gearing up to offer the most comprehensive and robust roster of panel discussions featuring the industry's most knowledgeable and experienced executives. The panels will be grouped under several broad themes based on industry trends during the four-day conference


Bollinger Announces Promotions

From left to right: Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps (Photos: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards announces the promotions of three key leaders, as Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps enter new roles.   Making the announcement, Bollinger’s President and CEO Ben Bordelon, said, “We will be strengthening our position in the market by developing our


VT Halter Lays Keel for Crowley LNG ConRo Ship

Photo courtesy of VT Halter Marine

The keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group was laid during a ceremony at ship-builder VT Halter Marine, Inc.’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss.


Two Executive Changes at HII

William Ebbs (left) and  Andrew Hicks (right). (Photos: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries announces two executive changes to its government relations team   Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that William Ebbs has taken on the new role of vice president, federal policy, and Andrew Hicks has been promoted to vice president


ABS Awards AIP for Next-generation Drillship

Image: Hyundai Heavy Industries

ABS  has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries' next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam drillship design. The drillship, which can accommodate a 20,000-psi blowout preventer system, has been designed in full compliance with the ABS Guide for the


Seafarers International House Awards Banquet

Seafarers International House will hold its 15th Annual Setting the Course Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York City.   This year’s honorees are Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO, Tote, Inc


St. Petersburg Becoming Int'l Gas Sales Hub

Gas Sales Center

  Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, inaugurated today a new office building of Gazprom Export in St. Petersburg. Taking part in the ceremony were Mikhail Mokretsov, Vice-Governor of the city of St. Petersburg, Alexander Medvedev






 
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