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Friday, February 23, 2018

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Nickless VP Crowley Finance & Planning, Shipping & Logistics

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Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In his new position he will support Crowley's liner and logistics business units, and be responsible for leading their finance and accounting functions and strategic business planning.

EBDG Adds Staff

Elliott Bay Design Group announced that David Smith has joined the firm as Project Manager. David brings over 25 years of shipyard design and construction experience to the team and has worked in shipyards across the country. David is currently leading the design effort for a new Ship Docking Module. John Farmer joins the team as a Designer II. John has a BS in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University and over 10 years of 3-D design and surface modeling experience. John is currently working on a tank barge for Bollinger Shipyards. Alisha Lamb has been promoted to Designer III. Alisha joined EBDG in 2003 and has been actively supporting the firm's design team. She is currently working on multiple betterment projects that EBDG is completing for SeaRiver Maritime.

Cassidy Takes Over Head Post At BMI

Baltimore Marine Industries has elected David Cassidy as president and CEO. Cassidy, who succeeds David Watson, who retired, had previously served as president of BethShip, the predecessor to BMI, for 15 years until its sale in 1997. Cassidy holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. degree in fluid mechanics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England, and has extensive experience in management and executive positions at shipyards in England, Canada and the U.S.

Second Liftboat Delivered to Danos & Curole

Danos & Curole, Inc., of Larose, La., has recently taken delivery of the second of two state-of-the-art liftboats. The 200 class Luke David was delivered by Conrad Shipyards, and christened by Luke David, the grandson of CEO Al Danos. The vessel is fully electric, with open deck space totaling 7,000 sq. ft. The liftboat is outfitted with a 100-ton primary crane and a Z-drive propulsion system. Deck load capacity on Luke David is rated at 1.1 million lbs., making it the most versatile liftboat in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the company.

Superior Offshore Names Weinhoffer as VP

Superior Offshore International, Inc. has appointed David Weinhoffer to serve as its Vice President of Business Development effective immediately. With over 25 years of oilfield-related and international marine operations experience, David Weinhoffer is a tremendous addition to Superior Offshore International’s executive management team. As Vice President of Business Development, Weinhoffer will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of Superior Offshore International’s Sales, Marketing and Commercial departments.

Ingram Marine Announces Executive Promotions

Ingram Marine Group announced the following executive leadership promotions. David Sehrt, former Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Ingram Barge Company, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dan Mecklenborg, previously Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ingram Barge Company, has been named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Legal Officer. David O’Neill, who has served as Assistant Vice President, Ingram Support Services (ISS) and Emergency Response, has been promoted to Vice President, ISS and Emergency Response. “We have a very strong leadership team, and it’s the right team to guide us through the transition period as we bring Midland Enterprises on board as an Ingram company…

Witte Elected VP of ISU

International Salvage Union members meeting in Seattle during late September for the ISU’s 51st General Meeting elected Arnold Witte, CEO of US salvor Donjon Marine, as Vice-President. Arnold Witte succeeds Titan CEO David Parrot as ISU Vice-President. David Parrot remains a member of the ISU Executive Committee. Arnold Witte, who established Donjon Marine in the 1960s, is a Past President of the ISU (1995 – 98). He has been a member of the ISU’s Executive Committee since 1992. Arnold Witte played a major role in the negotiations which led to the adoption of the SCOPIC salvage remuneration system in 1999. Arnold Witte has also served as Immediate Past President of the American Salvage Association. In addition, the AGM confirmed the appointment of Michael Lacey as ISU Secretary-General.

Crowley Appointed as VP at Inland Marine

Inland Marine Service, Hebron, KY has announced the appointment of Captain A. Steven Crowley as Vice President of Operations, where he will oversee management on all line haul boats and harbor boats. Crowley has been the director of Inland Training at the Seaman’s Church Institute for the last several years. Prior to joining Seaman’s Church, he held various staff positions at Ingram Barge Company including assistant vice president of operations, marine superintendent and manager of dry cargo operations. Steve will join the existing management team of Richard Maynard, vice president, Tim Gambrel, operations manager and David Hammond, Sr., executive vice president. He will report directly to David Hammond, Jr., president.

Sadler Rejoins Lloyd’s Register

Richard Sadler is rejoining the Lloyd’s Register Group as Director of Operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) after two years with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Sadler will take up his appointment at the beginning of July and in addition to his responsibility for the EMEA region, he will become an executive member of the Board of Lloyd’s Register. David Moorhouse, Chairman of Lloyd’s Register, said the Board had identified several regulatory and market challenges facing the Group in the coming years and was fully committed to supporting Richard in dealing with those issues as they affect the EMEA region. David Rule, the current Director of Operations for EMEA, will retire from the Group at the end of June.

IBIA Elects New Executive Members

At its recent general meeting in London, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) elected new officers to its executive. Chris Leigh-Jones of Kittiwake Developments Ltd was elected the association's new chairman. He replaces Ivar Tonsen of Gearbulk and was previously IBIA's vice chairman.; the association's new vice chairman is Nicholas Ladis of NL Transol in Greece; David Peart of Tyne Tees Bunkering retired as honorary secretary. Paul Dyke of Tramp Oil takes over in this role; and Angus Ogilvie of Cockett Marine continues his term as honorary treasurer. "This is a strong management team and it will help guide and shape IBIA's efforts over the next two years.

Hatteland Names Hawthorne as General Manager

Hatteland Display computers and panel computers has appointed David Hawthorne as General Manager of its American operations. The appointment comes as Hatteland Display's global growth continues in the wake of the introduction of new Naval displays, upgraded Series 1 displays and the 2006 launch of the sophisticated Series 2 product family. David, who is based in San Diego, California, joined Hatteland Display on 23rd October 2007, from his position as Business Development Manager at L-3 Communications RCCS Division. Previous to this, he spent time as a Sales Manager for Barco and has a total of 15 years experience as an Electrical Engineer at major U.S. defense contractors including Loral and Lockheed Martin.

Hahn Named President and CEO at BC Ferries

David Hahn, former senior executive with the Ogden Corporation in New York, has accepted the position as President and CEO of the newly restructured British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. announced David Emerson, Chair of BC Ferries’ Board of Directors, today. Hahn brings over 20 years of executive experience to the new BC Ferries. “Mr. Hahn has outstanding leadership skills and experience in business development and customer service,” said Emerson. “Implementing a new structure for the delivery of ferry service with enabling legislation has been the first important step,” said Emerson. The new company’s vision is to become a world-class marine transportation system that is both highly customer-focused and financially viable.

CP Ships Makes Appointments

CP Ships has named Andrea Bolch as Vice President of its Europe-Asia Business Unit based in Ipswich, United Kingdom. US East Coast-India; South East Asia / India / Arabian Gulf. for Australasia. Bolch was previously Senior Vice President, ANZDL. Since joining the company as Commercial Director in 1992, she has held a number of senior management posts. Within the Ipswich-based Business Unit, Peter Hill continues as Vice President for the Australasia Business Unit having line management responsibility for the multiple services operated under the Contship Containerlines and ANZDL brands in the Australasian markets. These include: Europe-Australasia; Ocean Star Round-the-World; US West Coast-Australasia; Trans-Tasman and Australasia/Asia.

CP Ships Strengthens Financial Management

CP Ships Limited announced a strengthened financial management structure, including new senior positions. David Auger joined CP Ships as Group Financial Controller. He previously held senior group finance positions in the UK with ICI and Invensys and also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. A new position, VP Business Control, has been assumed by David Nicklin, who has held a number of senior financial management positions at CP Ships. maintenance of the new SAP financial accounting processes. He will also lead the senior level task force established to review and strengthen financial controls and related business processes. Both Auger and Nicklin report to Ian Webber as does Iain Torrens, who continues to be responsible for treasury and tax functions.

Post Joints Kittiwake

David Post has been appointed as Sales Manager, Kittiwake Developments Ltd. Formerly with marine fuels and lubricants supplier, FAMM, Post takes on the responsibility for Kittiwake’s sales planning, coordination and development, including the management of the company’s global distributor and dealer network. He will also coordinate the ongoing development of product sales and key account management within Kittiwake.

KeySpan LNG Meeting

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will meet in Washington, DC to receive comments on the KeySpan LNG, LP proposed LNG facility upgrade at Providence, Rhode Island from U.S. Senators Lincoln Chafee and Jack Reed, U.S. Representatives Patrick Kennedy and James Langevin, Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch, and Providence Mayor David Cicilline. 70 Fed. Reg. 11010 (HK Law)

Unveiling Ceremony Marks Completion of BC Ferries Vessel

A celebratory Canadian-style barbeque was held for several thousand shipbuilders and dignitaries in Flensburg, Germany as Coastal Renaissance, the first of three Super C-class vessels begins preparations for its voyage home to British Columbia. To mark the completion of the first ship, an unveiling ceremony attended by Hon. David Emerson, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics, and Hon. Kevin Falcon, Minister of Transportation, Province of British Columbia, was held at FSG shipyard in Germany.

This Day in Naval History - Oct. 05

1863 - Confederate steamer David seriously damages USS New Ironsides with a spar torpedo off Charleston, S.C. 1913 - OWL (Over Water Land Type), the Navy's first amphibian flying boat, is tested at Hammondsport, N.Y. 1957 - Minitrack, a satellite tracking net developed by the Naval Research Laboratory, becomes operational. This network, with stations from Maine to Chile, tracked the Vangard satellite. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

EBDG Adds to Team

Roy Neyman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) as Project Manager, bringing with him nearly thirty years of marine industry experience with both government and commercial ship design, construction, and operation projects. David Wright has joined EBDG also, bringing more than 16 years of drafting and design experience. In his role as Marine Designer he is currently supporting the design of a series of landing craft vessels that will soon begin construction at Kvichak Marine Industries.

Adsteam Cuts Towage Personnel

Adsteam Marine expects to reduce most harbor towage teams to three personnel from four after the Maritime Union of Australia accepted a new enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA). Managing director David Ryan said the EBA and the reduction in crew members would result in a full year net saving of around $1.7 million, with the savings to be shared with its customers. The issue of crew sizes has caused disputes between management and the union since November, with the Australian Industrial Relations Commission stepping in to mediate talks.

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.

Heindenreich Marine Develops Product Tanker Pool

Heindenreich Marine has created a new global clean petroleum product tanker pool - Dorado Tankers - to be managed from Heidmar's new office in Darien, Conn. The focus of the new company will be to operate product tankers under a common umbrella - similar to the Star Tankers' panamax pool. Heidmar also reported that it has elected David G. Palmer as vice president of the company, as well as managing director of Dorado Tankers. Palmer previously served as CEO of the International Product Carriers Pool and as senior executive with Stolt-Nielsen.

This Day in Naval History - May 12

By Navy News Service 1780 - Fall of Charleston, SC; three Continental Navy frigates (Boston, Providence, and Ranger) captured; and one American frigate (Queen of France) sunk to prevent capture. 1846 - U.S. declares war against Mexico. 1975 - SS Mayaguez seized by Khmer Rouge and escorted to Koh Tang Island. 1986 - Destroyer USS David R. Ray (DD 971) deters an Iranian Navy attempt to board a U.S. merchant ship.

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