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SLSDC Board sworn in by DOT Secretart LaHood

The U.S. Senate confirmed William J. Mielke and Arthur H. Sulzer as members of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board on January 1.   William J. Mielke is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Ruekert/Mielke, a consulting engineering company located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He has been a Director of Bank Mutual Corporation since 2000 and its subsidiary, Bank Mutual, since 1988. Mielke is also a Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council and has served as a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Special Committee on the Great Lakes Water Resources Compact. Prior to that, he was a member of the Wisconsin Land Council and the Joint Architect-Engineer Committee on Federal Procurement of Engineering. Mielke earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor.   Retired Navy Captain Arthur H. Sulzer is President of Arthur H. Sulzer Associates, Inc., a position he has held since 2001. From 1974 to 2005, Sulzer served in the U.S. Navy. His active duty assignments included Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, where he commanded the U.S. Naval Ship Comet. In 2003, Sulzer joined several colleagues to open Maritime Academy Charter High School


SUNY Maritime Seeks Bidders for Water Barge

SUNY Maritime College is requesting sealed bids from bidders to purchase a Water Barge named the SUNY No. 1 (a/k/a/ EX-Water Barge No. 42) in its current “as-is, where-is” condition at its current mooring.  The minimum bid price for the  sale of this Water Barge is $25,000.  The Water Barge is located at Olivet Pier - SUNY Maritime College - 6 Pennyfield Avenue - Bronx, NY 10465.  Bidders who would like to receive the Notice of Sale should email their


Mische Appointed as VP, Alliance Navigation

Robert W. Mische, formerly General Manager Logistics, Höegh Autoliners Inc., has been appointed Vice President, Alliance Navigation LLC responsible for the carriage of U.S. government impelled cargo. Mische joined Autoliners Inc. in July 1976. Since then he has served in various positions of increasing management responsibility, with a particular career focus on forecasting, quality, pricing, customer service, project management


Mische Appointed as VP, Alliance Navigation

Robert W. Mische, formerly General Manager Logistics, Höegh Autoliners Inc., has been appointed Vice President, Alliance Navigation LLC responsible for the carriage of U.S. government impelled cargo. Mische joined Autoliners Inc. in July 1976. Since then he has served in various positions of increasing management responsibility, with a particular career focus on forecasting, quality, pricing, customer service, project management


Northrop Grumman Names VP for NN Legal Affairs

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the appointment of William Mitchell as vice president, assistant general counsel and sector counsel for Newport News operations, effective immediately. He reports to W. Burks Terry, corporate vice president and general counsel. Mitchell, most recently served as associate sector counsel for the company's electronic systems sector. Prior to this position, he served as the division counsel for the former Electronic Sensors and Systems division of Northrop


P.B. Shah President Ingram Barge Co.

Photo courtesy The Strategy Group

P.B. (Kaj) Shah, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, was named President of Ingram Barge company. The appointment was announced by Craig E. Philip, CEO of Ingram Barge Company. Shah has been an Ingram executive since 1989. Most recently, he has been responsible for managing the logistics and transportation needs of Ingram’s dry cargo customers. During his more than 20 years at Ingram, Shah has held various positions in Logistics, Corporate Development, Planning and Strategy


Maritime College’s Naval ROTC Enrollment Reaches All-Time High

It seems like only yesterday that the members of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Unit at the State University of New York Maritime College witnessed the September11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and civil society. Located on the tip of the Throggs Neck peninsula, almost directly below the Throggs Neck Bridge and in direct sight of the Manhattan skyline, the Unit had a clear view of the tragedy.


VAdm Ryan in Command of SUNY Maritime

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan assumed the presidency of the State University of New York Maritime College during a ceremony held aboard Empire State VI while it was docked in Dublin, Ireland. Formerly the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Ryan is the College's 32nd president since its founding in 1874. The ceremony was attended by 600 Maritime Cadets aboard the ship as well as business and government leaders from Ireland


Crowley Names Taylor VP

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Capt. Bill Taylor has been promoted to vice president of bulk petroleum and chemical transportation and will manage the commercial activities of the company's petroleum tankers and barges. He will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president and general manager of petroleum services. Taylor, who previously served as vice president of marketing and chartering


Women on the Water 2013

From October 31-November 2, 2013, the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNYMC), in partnership with the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will host the sixth annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference in Throggs Neck, NY. The Conference will bring cadets from the State Maritime Academies and midshipmen from the United States Maritime Academy together with professional women and men who are leaders in various sectors of the maritime industry


Port of Oswego Appoints New Executive Director

The Port of Oswego Authority has announced the appointment of Zelko N. Kirincich to the position of Executive Director. He assumed his new responsibilities on January 6, 2014. Mr. Kirincich comes from the Port Authority of Tampa, Florida, where he worked from 1996-2013


Bishop to Address SUNY Maritime Commencement

Photo courtesy SUNY Maritime

Congressman Tim Bishop will deliver the commencement address when SUNY Maritime graduates its mid-year class Friday, January 31. Maritime’s President, Dr. Michael Cappeto, said, “Congressman Bishop is a friend of higher education, transportation


Scholarship Opportunities at SUNY Maritime

Photo courtesy SUNY Maritime

State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) announced several scholarship availabilities. The Fort Schuyler Maritime Alumni Association, Inc. (FSMAA) is offering $3,000 scholarships to First Class Cadets making both cruises and $1


Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2014 Board

Clockwise from top left: Judith Roos, Duncan Smith, Nicki Candies and Michael Carthew

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced its 2014 board of trustees. Consisting of 117members, the Coast Guard Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors oversees management of the


HALO Board Joined by Greg Hersch

HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announces the addition of Greg Hersch to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hersch replaces John Shephard who will remain involved with the company as a member of the Board of Advisors. Greg is a Senior Vice President in Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services


Royal Caribbean Names New Senior Vice President

Royal Caribbean International announced the appointment of Carol Schuster to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Ms. Schuster joins the global cruise line with a proven track record and extensive background in building global brands, as well as new market entry


Wärtsilä Hosts Student Training Ship from SUNY Maritime

Maritime Cadets tour the plant (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

Wärtsilä hosted the State University of New York, Maritime College and its Cadets on board the College’s training ship, the Empire State VI during their mid-July visit to Trieste, Italy. The students were part of the second term of the annual 2013 Summer Sea Team


Subsea Wreck Identifed Off NJ Coast 153 Years On

Robert J. Walker wreck investigations: Photo courtesy of NOAA

Lost after a violent collision at sea, government and university maritime archaeologists have identified the wreck of the ship 'Robert J. Walker', a steamer that served in the U.S. Coast Survey, a predecessor agency of NOAA. Twenty sailors died when the Walker sank in rough seas in the early


Bouchard Funds Simulation Center at SUNY Maritime

Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., headquartered in Melville, N.Y., said that the company will dpnate $750,000 to the State university of New York (SUNY) Maritime College’s Throgs Neck Campus to establish the Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., Tug and Barge Simulation Center.


Jose Femenia Named Consultant at UtiliVisor

Jose Femenia

Jose Femenia, former Head of Engineering and Director of the Master of Marine Engineering Program at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, has been named a consultant at utiliVisor. UtiliVisor is an energy advisory firm that offers comprehensive energy monitoring and analysis services for


Northrop Grumman Appoints Maureen Del Duca Vice President

Maureen Del Duca

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Maureen Del Duca vice president and deputy general counsel, Litigation and Investigations, effective immediately. In this role, Del Duca will be responsible for leading and managing the company's top quality internal team


OW Bunker: More North American Appointments

OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of marine fuels and lubricants, has announced the appointment of two additional personnel to its expanding operations in North America, as Senior Account Manager and Junior Trader bolster teams in Connecticut and Houston.


Wärtsilä Inducted into SUNY Chancellor’s Society

Pictured in the photo (Left to Right): Aimee Bernstein, VP University Relations, SUNY, Maritime College, Amy Reynolds, Manager, Communications & Branding, USA, Wärtsilä, Michelle Romero, Market Development Manager-Americas, Wärtsilä, Frank Donnelly, Managing Director, Wärtsilä North America, Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York, Jukka Pietikäinen, Consul General of Finland in New York, RADM Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.), SUNY, Maritime College, Kevin Pleiss, General Manager,

Marine industry solutions and services provider Wärtsilä was honored at the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Society on October 28 in downtown New York. The event, hosted by SUNY Chancellor, Nancy Zimpher, was arranged to formally recognize top donors of the


Former CFO Appointed Long Beach Harbor Commissioner

Ann Farrell: Photo credit Port of Long Beach

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to confirm Mayor Bob Foster’s appointment of the City’s former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Lori Ann Farrell to the Board of Harbor Commissioners, which oversees the Port of Long Beach and the staff of the City’s Harbor Department.


Fort Schuyler Alumni Preserve Maritime Education

In 1912, following several financially difficult years for the New York Nautical School, America’s first Maritime Academy, founded 1874, the New York City Board of Education, the school's steward since its inception, had had enough and decided to throw in the towel


 
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