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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Graham Appoints New Partner

London-based law firm Lawrence Graham has appointed Charles Baker, an experienced maritime and trade lawyer, as a new partner. Baker, who has more than 25 years experience in maritime law, had previously been with Herbert Smith where he set up the Paris office of Holman Fenwick & Willan.

Lawrence Graham Appoints New Partner

London-based law firm Lawrence Graham has appointed Charles Baker, an experienced maritime and trade lawyer, as a new partner. Baker, who has more than 25 years experience in maritime law, had previously been with Herbert Smith where he set up the Paris office of Holman Fenwick & Willan.

Soundcoat Appoints New Controller

The Soundcoat Company Inc., a manufacturer of passive noise and vibration control products for OEM markets, announced that Elizabeth Orlando has been appointed as financial controller. Formerly of Deloitte and Touche, Orlando is a Certified Public Accountant and brings accounting and management experience. She will oversee the daily financial operations for Soundcoat’s New York and California facilities.

Keppel Philippines Appoints New Execs.

Keppel Corporation Ltd.'s Group Finance Director, Teo Soon Hoe has been appointed Chairman of Keppel Philippines Holdings, Inc (KPH), following the retirement of Loh Wing Siew. Charles Foo, who currently serves as the managing director of Keppel Hitachi Zosen, will assume Loh's post as Chairman of Keppel Philippines Marine, Inc (KPMI) and Subic Shipyard and Engineering Inc (SSEI). Kevin Wong, who is the executive director and managing director of Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) in Singapore, will take over as chairman of Keppel Philippines Properties Inc (KPPI).

Excel Appoints New CEO

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd., an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today that it has appointed Mr. Gabriel Panayotides as acting Chief Executive Officer pending the consummation of its acquisition of Quintana Maritime Limited. About

OSG Appoints New VP of Corporate Finance

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. announced that Henry Flinter was appointed Vice President, Corporate Finance of OSG Ship Management, Inc., a newly created position reporting to Myles Itkin, Chief Financial Officer. Flinter will have oversight of treasury, corporate finance and capital market transactions and has nearly 20 years' experience in senior finance and accounting positions. He joined OSG in 2002 as Assistant Vice President, Accounting and in January 2005 was promoted to Vice President, Accounting.

WESMAR Appoints New Dealer in Central America

Wesmar has appointed Ocean Works of Quepos, Costa Rica, as its authorized dealer covering Central America from Belize to Panama. Ocean Works will be a stocking dealer with complete parts and systems for Wesmar’s line of bow thrusters, roll fin stabilizers, and sport fishing sonars. The owner of Ocean Works is Fred Hogan, formerly a WESMAR Sales Manager for the U.S. Gulf, Mid Atlantic, and Great Lakes regions.

New CEO for Aker Yards

Torstein Dale Sjøtveit has been appointed new president and CEO for Aker Yards ASA. Sjøtveit comes from the global industrial company Norsk Hydro, and brings a strong international top management experience. He will start in his new position with Aker Yards at the latest 1 September 2008.In March 2008, Aker Yards announced the start of a recruitment process for a new CEO. In the intermediate period, the chairman of the board of directors, Svein Sivertsen, has acted as CEO.

New Sales Manager in Ulstein Verft

  Trond Skodjevåg Bø was appointed new Sales Manager in Ulstein Verft on 14 January 2015. He comes from a position as Project Manager Sales in Ulstein Verft. Trond S. Bø has been employed in Ulstein Verft since November 2012.  

New V-P Shipbuilding at HII

Lori Harper: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries appoint new Vice President in Shipbuilding Division HII announce the promotion of Lori Harper to vice president of supply chain management for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In this capacity, Harper will be responsible for all Gulf Coast supply chain management functions, including sourcing and procurement, inventory control and material operations in support of all Ingalls contracts.

Savisaari New MD of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland

Jaakko Savisaari (56) was appointed new Managing Director of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland Oy, a subsidiary of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a leading supplier of naval electronics. In previous positions, Savisaari has been an officer in the Finnish Navy, most recently as a military attaché in the USA. He succeeds Sami Sohlberg, who has joined CASSIDIAN in Finland.  

Lang Expands Management Team

Lang Manufacturing Company, cooking solutions provider, has appointed new sales managers for its national and international sales coverage. Kenneth Fader was named national accounts manager for the eastern region; Mark Pumphret as eastern regional sales manager, and Jon Walker as director of government contracts, marine & international sales.

LR Appoints New Commercial Director

Gael Lewis was elected commercial director at Lloyd's Register (LR), effective February 14. In this newly created position, Lewis, who joined LR as manager, special projects this past December, will work with LR's business and regional directors to establish a global pricing policy for the LR Group. He will also be responsible for helping to implement new internal approval procedures and contract bids.

NOL Appoints New Chief Information Officer

The NOL Group has elected veteran technology executive, Donald G. Liedtke, as its chief information officer (CIO) - heading its organization of about 300 computer systems specialists. Liedtke, who was previously with Packard Bell NEC, will be based at the APL office in Oakland, Calif., which houses NOL's information technology group, as well as the global headquarters of APL Logistics - the container transportation and logistics arm of the NOL Group.

Teekay Shipping Appoints New Director

Teekay Shipping has elected Eileen A. Mercier to its Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by the retirement yesterday of Steve G.K. Hsu, who had served on Teekay's board since 1993. Mercier has more than 30 years experience in a variety of financial and strategic planning positions, including senior vice president and CFO for Abitib-Price from 1990 until 1995. Since then, Mercier has served as president of Finvoy Management, and is currently a director of numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards.

Lang Manufacturing Appoints New CEO

David W. Ek. has been elected as president and CEO of Lang Manufacturing effective, February 12, 2001. Ek succeeds Jack Sparacio, who had held the position for the past seven years and will continue to sit on the board of directors. Ek joined Lang In October of 2000 as executive vice president. Prior to this, he was executive director of Business Development with FSbuy.com, an e-commerce business designed to serve the food service industry.

Euronav Appoints New Commercial Manager

The executive committee of Euronav NV announced its appointment of Mr. Jonathan Lee as the Commercial Manager of Euronav NV. Lee joined the company in January 3, 2006, and as commercial manager, will be responsible for the company’s commercial transactions including chartering both in and out, as well as sales and purchases. Lee brings over 20 years of shipping experience and expertise to the Euronav. Prior to joining Euronav, Lee worked with Clarksons and was commercial manager of the Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises, Ltd.

Stevens Appoints New President

Photo: Stevens Towing Co.

The Board of Directors of Stevens Towing Co., Inc., elected W. Johnson Stevens, III, to serve as the new president of the company, succeeding his father, William J. “Bill” Stevens, Jr. Bill will serve as chairman of the board and as chief executive officer. The new posts reflect a planned leadership transition for the younger Stevens, son of the former president, to become the fourth generation of the Stevens family to head Stevens Towing. Johnson joined the company in 2007 and has served in a broad range of operations and management positions there over the years.

Moore Stephens Appoints New Partners

Shipping accountant and business consultant Moore Stephens has appointed six new partners. One, Steve Durman, is an expert on employment issues and has advised a number of shipping companies on effective structuring of employment terms for seafarers and shore-based personnel. Steve Durman has specialised in employer support for fifteen years, after joining Moore Stephens from the DHSS. He has particular expertise in advising UK-based shipping companies on employment packages. In the last nine months Moore Stephens has added fifty fee earners to service its growing workload. Andrew Galli and Simon Gallagher (both Insurance Industry Group), Deborah Pearce (Enfield office), Tom Ward (Audit Services Group) and Paul Clark (UK Business Group) have also been appointed partners.

CP Ships Appoints New Chairman, CEO

Following the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders today, CP Ships Limited's Board of Directors appointed Ray Miles as Chairman and Frank Halliwell as CEO. Former Chairman Lord Weir has been appointed lead independent director. Ian Webber continues as CFO. Shareholders approved a change in the by-laws and the Board agreed to extend for a further year the terms of Lord Weir and John McNeil beyond the normal retirement date for non-executive directors of 70 years. The CP Ships Board now consists of the Chairman, six independent directors and two executive directors, all of whom have served since the company was first publicly listed in October 2001.

Odd Arne Slettebø new CFO of “Noreco”

Odd Arne Slettebø new CFO of Noreco

Norwegian Energy Company ASA has appointed Odd Arne Slettebø as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Odd Arne Slettebø replaces Tommy Sundt who has been appointed new CEO of the Company. Slettebø joined Noreco in August 2012 and was until now Group Finance Manager of Noreco. “I am very pleased to announce that Odd Arne Slettebø will be my successor as CFO. He is highly skilled and knows the Company very well, which will secure continuity in the team,” says Tommy Sundt, CEO of Noreco.

Annet Koster New Director of KVNR

Annet Koster. Photo: KVNR

Association of Dutch Shipowners (KVNR) has appointed Annet Koster as its new director from 1 March 2018. Annet Koster will join the shipowners' association ass the face of the KVNR, will make a strong case for Dutch shipping, said  the board chairmen Sibrand Hassing and Karin Orsel on 17 January during the New Year's reception of the association. "I especially want to get started to make Dutch shipping more broadly visible and to introduce people to this dynamic and traditional Dutch sector," says the brand new director.

Oceanwide Appoints New Management

Oceanwide announced a new management structure for Oceanwide Netherlands, Oceanwide Baltics and Oceanwide Offshore Services. The new structure is effective immediately. Oceanwide Netherlands has appointed Jan Hessel Dijkstra as its new Managing Director. Jan Hessel has been with Oceanwide for five years in the position of branch manager and sales manager and has solid experience within the employment sector. He is assisted by Sales Manager Adje Burgers and five dedicated account managers. Oceanwide Netherlands has offices in Vlissingen, Hoogvliet and Harlingen, the Netherlands. Oceanwide Baltics’ new Managing Director is Galina Raspopova. Galina has long background in shipping and has been working for Ventspils Port Authorities and Riga Shipping.

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