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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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YANMAR Launches New Training Initiatives

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YANMAR America has announced the launch of the YANMAR//ACADEMY and POWER//TRAIN following the recent opening of the EVO//CENTER, YANMAR America’s training and customer experience center headquartered in Acworth, Ga. Both initiatives provide an enhanced training experience focused on YANMAR’s dealerships, employees and customers. The YANMAR//ACADEMY consists of eight schools; six focused on dealer training, one on employee training and one dedicated to customer training. POWER//TRAIN is the registration…

Northrop Grumman Names Carroll VP

of U.S. Navy programs for the Ship Systems sector. and future Navy programs. value management, and managing all contractual relationships. management functions. business management for all Northrop Grumman Ship Systems programs. responsible positions in business management. financial planning and site business manager. with a concentration in accounting from the University of Baltimore.

Northrop Names Leukhardt CFO for NN

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector announced the appointment of Linda Leukhardt as sector vice president of business management and chief financial officer. Leukhardt, 43, is responsible for the financial systems, programs and processes that ensure the successful accomplishment of the sector's business objectives. These include accounting and program cost control, rates and budgets, financial reporting and planning, and analysis as well as all other business management functions. Prior to this promotion, she served as vice president, finance and controller, for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector headquartered in Baltimore, Md. "We are very pleased to have Linda join the Newport News team," said Thomas C.

HII Appoints Head of New Corporate Development Division

Christopher D. Kastner: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries appoints Christopher D. Kastner Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Corporate Development. Kastner previously served as vice president and chief financial officer for HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Prior to the HII spin from Northrop Grumman Corp., he served as vice president, business management, and CFO for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast and vice president, contracts and risk management, for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.

HII Promote Tom Stiehle CFO & VP Business Management

Tom Stiehle: Photo credit HII

Responsibility includes:  finance, contracts, estimating & pricing, and business management of Ingall’s Shipbuilding Division. "Tom's extensive background in finance and contract administration forms a solid foundation for this important leadership role," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Stiehle will also lead Ingalls' IT function, which includes the internal IT services, IT strategy development and management of the shipyard's subcontract with CSC.

HII's Barb Niland Named Top CFO by Virginia Business Magazine

Barb Niland: Photo credit HII

Barb Niland, HII's corporate vice president of business management & chief financial officer, was recognized in the publicly traded companies category. "I am honored to work with more than 37,000 of the most talented shipbuilders in the world," Niland said upon receiving the award at the eighth annual CFO Awards Banquet in Richmond. Niland is the CFO of the largest manufacturing employer in Virginia and one of the state's 23 Fortune 500 companies. She led HII's spin-off from Northrop Grumman Corp. in 2011 and successfully transitioned from a business unit CFO to a public company CFO.

Goshawk Chooses Moore Stephens

Moore Stephens has been commissioned by Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance underwriter Goshawk Insurance Holdings to design and maintain an online business management system. The project involves using state-of-the-art On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) and Data Warehousing techniques, in which Moore Stephens is a market leader, to improve the speed and quality of dissemination of management information. The first phase of the project, which involved identifying the objectives, establishing the internal infrastructure, and personnel training, has already been completed.

Lind, Mäkinen Appointed at Wärtsilä

Raimo Lind, MSc (Econ.), Group Vice President, CFO, and Mikael Mäkinen, MSc (Eng.), Naval Architect, Group Vice President, Ship Power, have been appointed Executive Vice Presidents of Wärtsilä Corporation with effect from 1 January 2005. Mr Lind will also act as deputy to President and CEO Ole Johansson. Wärtsilä's current Executive Vice President, Sven Bertlin, retires on 31 December 2004. Raimo Lind, born 1953, holds a Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration. He has been Group Vice President, CFO, of Wärtsilä and a member of the Board of Management since 1998. He was employed by the company between 1976 and 1989, and then rejoined in 1998. He has broad-ranging experience of financial management and international business management.

Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries

Christopher D. Kastner (Photo: HII)

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today a number of changes across its leadership team. HII’s Board of Directors has elected Christopher D. Kastner to succeed Barbara A. Niland as the company’s chief financial officer and corporate vice president, business management, effective with Niland’s retirement on March 1, 2016. Furthermore Philip Luna, corporate vice president and president, UniversalPegasus International (UPI), a subsidiary of HII, has been promoted to the HII senior executive team, effective immediately.

YANMAR EVO//CENTER Opens in Georgia

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National, state and local officials joined together with YANMAR America and its honored guests to officially open the YANMAR EVO//CENTER located at the corner of Highway 92 and Old Alabama Road in Acworth, Georgia. Situated on 50-plus acres of land in Cherokee County, the new 50,000 square foot facility opened on November 3, 2017 features six state-of-the-art product training labs with classroom and hands-on space, three classrooms, multiple meeting rooms, office space, a 250-seat auditorium, the EVO Commons dining area, concept lab, museum and outdoor product demonstration areas.

MHI to Change Name of Group Company

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Effective November 1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will change the name of its group company in Singapore from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP). The name change comes in tandem with the addition of business development functions. As the business management hub in the Asia-Pacific region, MHI-AP will promote business development and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), targeting further expansion of global business operations.

Northrop Grumman Appoints Reith as Controller for NN Sector

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Newport News sector has appointed David Reith to the position of controller. In this role, Reith has responsibility for internal systems and process controls for Newport News' accounting and operations finance functions. Reith will report to Linda Leukhardt, vice president of Business Management and chief financial officer for the Newport News sector. said Leukhardt. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Newport News, Reith worked for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems (ES) sector, most recently serving as the business manager for all communications business in ES. With 15 years of experience, Reith has…

ACBL Promotes Lindsey

Leslie Lindsey has been promoted to Traffic Manager for the Cairo/St. Louis area. She was previously a dispatcher for Cairo/St. Louis. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Indiana University. She joined ACBL in 2001.

Kawamura is SENER's Japan Region Manager

Koji Kawamura

The engineering and technology group SENER has appointed Koji Kawamura as Country Manager for Japan. Koji Kawamura is a professional with wide experience in marine software and in project and business management. Kawamura assumes this position with the objective of managing SENER office in Japan, mainly focused in the marine activity, both for the number of users of the FORAN System – the CAD/CAM/CAE software developed by SENER for design and production of ships and offshore structures that celebrates its 50 year in 2015 – and for the opportunities in ship engineering projects.

Northrop Grumman Appoints Johnston as VP of Contracts and Pricing

Corporation announced that Thomas H. Pricing. position upon Ward's retirement next year. of prime contracts. and Sensors business segment. CVN 77 warfare system and the Arsenal ship project. Northrop Grumman/Lockheed Martin joint venture for the U. Guard's multibillion dollar Deepwater project. more than 20 years of contracts and business management experience. summa cum laude, from Towson University. States Navy League. of designing and building nuclear powered submarines. commercial vessels. people.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Names Don Perkins VP

Don Perkins

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Don Perkins has been named vice president of contracts and pricing for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Operationally, Perkins' organization is responsible for contract administration, proposal formulation, estimating, pricing, negotiations, contract awards and change orders, as well as management of contractual risks and mitigation strategies. Perkins' shipbuilding experience began with an apprenticeship program and comprises more than 30 years of his career, including seven years as contracts director at Ingalls from 2002 to 2009.

Wärtsilä Appoint Marco Wirén CFO & Executive V-P

Marco Wirén: Photo credit Wärtsilä

Marco Wirén appointed Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & member of the Wärtsilä Corporation Board of Management. Mr Wirén (47), M.Sc. (Econ.) has broad-ranging experience of financial management and international business management. He currently works as Executive Vice President and CFO in the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB, having held that position since 2008. Prior to joining SSAB as Vice President Business control in 2007, Wirén held several managerial positions…

Northrop Grumman Names Kastner VP

Corporation has named Christopher D. Kastner as vice president, contracts and risk management for the company's Ship Systems sector. acquisitions and divestitures. in Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems Sector. University.

MOL Names New Trade Management EVP/COO

Tsuyoshi Yoshida has been appointed as the new executive vice president and CEO of Trade Management for MOL (America) Inc. Yoshida will have responsibility for pricing, security, business and network planning, as well as trade administration. He will also sit on MOL America's Board of Directors. A 25-year company veteran, Yoshida has extensive experience through positions held in MOL’s sales, marketing, pricing, operations, network planning and trade management organizations in Tokyo and Europe. Most recently, he was the General Manager of the Strategic Planning & Asset Group in Tokyo. Yoshida is a graduate of Yokohama National University with a baccalaureate degree in Business Management.

Mzamo Named Port Manager at Port of Richards Bay

Hlubi Mzamo, new port manager of the Port of Richards Bay, did not expect to find himself at the helm of the port with the largest cargo volumes in South Africa when, he joined the National Ports Authority (NPA), as marine operations manager in Cape Town, 18 months ago. Mzamo had just settled down with his family in the Mother City, when the NPA, landlord and regulator of South African ports, informed him that he was being promoted to an even more responsible position. From sitting in his office, which overlooks the valuable Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), he modestly concedes that although the promotion was wholly unexpected, he is encouraged that his continuous hard work as marine operations manager was rewarded so quickly.

Glendinning Named SVP, Service Division, Alfa Laval

Ross Glendinning (Photo: Alfa Laval)

Ross Glendinning was appointed Senior Vice President, Service Division of Alfa Laval Inc. in January 2016. Glendinning is charged with driving consistent profitable growth, and developing new sales opportunities for the service business of Alfa Laval in the U.S. His responsibilities include leading parts sales, reconditioning services, field services and technical support activities. Glendinning joined Alfa Laval in 1982 as Marine Engineer for the company’s military products group.

International Marine Transport and MOL Agree on Merger

ROTTERDAM, 31 March 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that two of its group companies—International Marine Transport Co., Ltd. and MOL Tankship Management Ltd. – have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2011, and continue and expand their business as MOL Ocean Expert Co., Ltd. The merger plan was approved by the shareholders’ meetings of both companies. Name: MOL Ocean Expert Co., Ltd. No. The merger will integrate marine officers for dry bulkships…

Northrop Grumman Appoints New CFO to AMSEC Subsidiary

Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Billy Jahn business manager and chief financial officer for AMSEC LLC., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman within its Shipbuilding sector and a full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services. Jahn is responsible for directing the company's financial strategy and processes in support of business growth and profitability goals. He also has responsibility for AMSEC's business management functions, such as contracts…

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