J. Erik Hvide Steps Down Hvide Marine named Jean Fitzgerald chairman, president and chief executive officer, replacing J. Erik Hvide, who resigned for personal reasons. Hvide will remain a member of the board of directors, the company said. Fitzgerald, 73, has been a director of the company since 1994. He will take up his position immediately, it said. Hvide, 50, steps down from active duty after 29 years of service with the company, which was founded by his father, Hans Hvide, in 1958.
Italian classification society RINA has appointed a new board of directors and chief executive. Effective today, Enrico (Gianni) Scerni will be Chairman of RINA Spa, and Ugo Salerno will be CEO. The shareholders meeting, held on May 23, has also taken the opportunity to thank the Chairman Saverio Di Macco, the CEO Nicola Squassafichi and all the other Board members for the very good work done in the past three years.
Guy Janin has been named the new director-general of the Port of Marseilles Authority. Janin, 58, has been head of the inland waterways authority Voies Navigables de France (VNF) since 2004. His nomination by the French minister of transport and maritime affairs was approved at a port board meeting on November 24 and is due to be formally ratified at a government cabinet meeting. Predecessor Eric Brassart, 56, stepped down in October following a sympathy strike by the port’s CGT union
Following the completion of the acquisition by TUI AG of CP Ships and its de-listing from the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, CEO Ray Miles will step down from his position on December 31, 2005, and CFO Ian Webber will leave CP Ships at the end of January 2006. "Throughout his career Ray has had a tremendous influence on our industry. He transformed an underperforming single-route two-vessel shipping line into a consistently profitable top-20 international carrier
Following the completion of the acquisition by TUI AG of CP Ships and its de-listing on 20th December from the Toronto and New York stock exchanges, CEO Ray Miles will step down from his position on December 31. CFO Ian Webber will leave CP Ships at the end of January 2006. Miles started his shipping career in 1972 with Ocean Transport & Trading. He subsequently served as Executive Vice President of Barber Blue Sea and Managing Director of Global Equipment Management which promoted the
The Coast Guard will hold a change of command ceremony at Faneuil Hall, Monday at 10:00 a.m., as Rear Admiral George N. Naccara will step down as commander of the First Coast Guard District, turning over leadership of the service's New England, New York and Northern New Jersey operations to Rear Admiral Vivien S. Crea. A number of VIPs will be in attendance, and senior Coast Guard officers will preside over the ceremony.
Maritime training company Videotel Marine International has announced that Bill O'Neil, formerly General Secretary of the IMO, is to become its new President. "Bill O'Neil has done a great deal to promote the safety culture in the maritime industry, and training is an inherent part of that culture," says Stephen Bond, managing director of Videotel. "His experience and reputation will help ensure that Videotel remains at the forefront of the training industry."
KCS International Inc., parent company of Oconto based Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, recently named Mark Pedersen president and CFO of the company. Pedersen replaces Jim Viestenz who stepped down to pursue other interests. Pedersen has been with KCS International for the past 16 years and has more than 20 years experience in the marine industry. Having previously held the title of CFO
The Board of Directors of the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced today its decision to dissolve the organization effective December 31, 2010. The decision comes after a review of the organization’s charter and changes in the industry landscape convinced the Board that another approach was needed to address the industry’s issues in Washington. "The structural changes underway in the U.S
IMO's recent meeting of the Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping sets up working groups, held wide-ranging debates The IMO’s Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping held its 43rd Session at IMO Headquarters on Monday 30 April through Friday 4 May 2012 under the Chairmanship of Rear Admiral Peter Brady (Jamaica) who elected to step down on completion of the meeting. Mr Bradley Groves (Australia) was chosen as his successor whilst Mrs Mayte Medina (USA)
Leadership transition plan to maintain continuity of strategy and operations Robert D. Somerville, long serving Chairman of leading classification society ABS, has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2013. Under a carefully planned, two year long, leadership transition strategy
Mark Preece is to step down as CEO of the Reef Subsea Group by mutual agreement. The board has acknowledged and thanked Mr. Preece for his efforts in developing and positioning Reef Subsea as a strong subsea contractor in the oil and gas and offshore wind farm sectors.
Transocean Ltd. announced that J. Michael Talbert has advised the Board of Directors that, if reelected at the company's upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 17, he will retire from the board no later than the company's 2014 AGM. To facilitate an orderly transition of leadership
David Matsuda, the U.S. Maritime Administrator, announced that he is stepping down. In a statement released by Marad spokesperson Kim Strong, Matsuda's career highlights and accomplishments were also listed. The statement reads as follows:
Steve Kartsaklis has been working on engines for 25 years. He has stayed on in the industry because making engines work is part of his very being. His passion for the trade and satisfaction in a job well done was what he was looking for in an apprentice he believed would be capable of
America's Bay Shipbuilding Co. vice president and general manager, Gene Caldwell, has left the company for personal reasons. Caldwell’s leave was confirmed by Rachel Krummen, human resources manager for Bay Shipbuilding/Fincantieri in Sturgeon Bay.
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) a provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of off-shore deepwater drilling services, today announced that Pankaj Khanna, Chief Operating Officer
InterManager members attending this year’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday (October 11) will thank retiring President Alastair Evitt for his work at the helm of the association over the past two years. During his Presidency Mr Evitt has represented InterManager on the world
Intercargo the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry, has announced the appointment of Mr John Platsidakis as Chairman. Mr Platsidakis is currently Managing Director of Piraeus-based Anangel Maritime Services Inc
ABB announce that Michel Demaré is to leave & will become Chairman of the Board of Syngenta beginning in April 2013. Demaré , 56, joined ABB in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer and acted as interim CEO for part of 2008. In addition
Dr. George Campbell Jr. named Chairman of Webb’s Board of Trustees R. Keith Michel, Chairman of the Board of the Herbert Engineering Group of Companies, has been appointed President of Webb Institute, the country’s foremost school of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Chairman of China's largest private shipbuilder, Zhang Zhirong, steps down from China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group. Determined to put scandal behind it, China’s largest private shipbuilder, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group, has said its chairman has stepped down
Jaya Holdings Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Chong Chow Pin as Chief Financial Officer Designate. Mr Chong will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and be responsible for financial, treasury and all corporate services
Mr. Lee Kian Soo, Executive Chairman of the Company, steps down to be replaced by Mr. Koh Poh Tiong. Ezra is a leading offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions in the offshore oil and gas industry. The wide range of services that Ezra offers includes subsea
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces That He Will Not Serve for a Second Term. Secretary Ray LaHood has announced to the employees of the U.S. Department of Transportation that after serving for four years in President Obama’s Cabinet