Mauricio Garrido, Titan Salvage's director of business development, was recently elected vice president
of The American Salvage Association (ASA). He joins John A. Witte, Jr., executive vice president of Donjon Marine
Co., Inc. (Hillside, NJ) who was elected president, and Tim Beaver, president of Global Diving
& Salvage, Inc. (Seattle, Wash.) who was elected secretary/treasurer.
Garrido will continue to help the ASA meet its objectives which include bringing closure to pending U.S. maritime salvage regulations, facilitating the quality partnership agreement between ASA and the U.S. Coast Guard, and addressing responder immunity as well as the salvor's role in environmental protection and maritime security.
The ASA also announced that James Calhoun, senior vice president, Bisso Marine
Co., Inc. (Houston, TX); Paul Hankins, vice president operations, Donjon-SMIT, LLC (Alexandria, VA); Charles Usher, president, Marine Pollution Control (Detroit, MI); and Ken Edgar, president, Marine Response Consultants (Houston, TX) were elected to ASA's executive committee.