VSD Subsidiary Appoints Managing Director

press release
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

VSD Global (VSDG), a subsidiary of VSD, LLC (VSD), headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., has appointed Fred Stewart, CPT to the position of managing director.

 

Fred was selected after serving as international business development director of VSD for the past four years. He has significant experience with the U.S. Navy, extensive knowledge of international markets, and a background in the training community. He has a bachelor’s in sociology/education, and a master’s certification in training systems. Fred began his Navy career as an enlisted boiler technician and was commissioned as a naval officer specializing in steam propulsion and engineering systems. He first served as a Navy instructor before being designated a master training specialist.

 

As an officer in the Navy, he completed tours as the director of Damage Control School, director of Main Propulsion Maintenance School, and as a human factors engineer for the Navy’s Human Performance Center (HPC). He gained experience in various human performance analyses including job task, cognitive, occupational, training needs, and related assessments. During his time at the HPC, he also authored the Navy’s approach to job task analysis procedures and became a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT). Fred’s last tour as a naval officer was with the Chief of Naval Operations where he was the joint and naval professional military education branch head for the Naval War College and Naval Postgraduate School. He was also the training and education subject matter expert on various education requirements such as language, regional expertise, and cultural awareness. Additionally, he allocated funding to various activities in line with government financial guidelines and produced budgetary planning information for senior flag officers, congressional staff, and the Office of Management and Budget.

 

Before joining VSD, Fred was a principal management consultant assigned at Fleet Forces Command where, among other responsibilities, he performed assessments of the Navy’s Fleet Readiness Training Plan and their joint and fleet training requirements, and managed bridging processes of knowledge and skills gaps in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom efforts. Fred sits on the board of directors for the Hampton Roads Navy League, and previously served on the board of directors for the International Society for Performance Improvement. 

 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Fratelli Neri Orders Damen ASD 3212 Tug

One of the largest Italian tug owners, Fratelli Neri S.p.A, ordered its first Damen tug, an ASD 3212, on 21 July 2015. The vessel will be the first ASD tug in

Three Rescued on Lake Tahoe

The Coast Guard and multiple agencies rescued three people Wednesday evening after they were reported missing on Lake Tahoe. At 9:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector

More Vessels Call at Lerwick Port

The number of vessels using Lerwick Harbour in the first half of this year increased by 7% to 2,930, due mainly to more fishing boats compared to the same period

Education/Training

NAO Expedition to Study Walruses

From Naryan-Mar complex expedition started "Investigation Atlantic walrus habitat" for the study of animal southeastern Barents Sea. The expedition of seven

Korean Registry Okays Transas ECDIS

Transas, one of the world's leading providers of integrated navigation solutions, received ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute),

The Marine Engineering Handbook

MarEngine English Underway by Wieslawa Buczkowska is a marine engineering English handbook that can be used as a practice teaching tool or for self-studying.   The

Software Solutions

McMurdo Introduces Real-time Fleet Management

McMurdo  has announced PRISMA Connect, a web-based integrated fleet management system that connects ship to shore in real-time for improved communication and operational efficiencies,

Dometic Debuts Engineering Team for Ship-wide Ventilation

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, has unveiled its new,

BAE Systems Awards Software Contract to SENER

The Spanish company SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A has closed a contract with U.K.-based BAE Systems PLC for the integration between FORAN CAD/CAM System and

Consulting

Rolls-Royce Takes Davies on Board

Rolls-Royce appointed Alan Davies as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with effect from November 1, 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee,

MARAD Support for Hydrogen Fuel Cell R&D

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design,

NewLead Holdings Announces Commercial Competency of MT Sofia

NewLead Holdings Ltd.announced today a review of the commercial competency of one of its bitumen tanker vessels, the MT Sofia since the vessel was delivered to NewLead's fleet.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1394 sec (7 req/sec)