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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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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.

SCA Elects New Chairman

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced that Steve Welch, chief executive officer of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., has been elected its new chairman, replacing Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, chief executive officer of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. Butch King, chief executive officer of VT Halter Marine, Inc., was elected to the position of vice-chair. The elections took place during the Council’s annual Spring Meeting, held April 30 through May 1, in Washington, DC.

NYMAR Elects New Officers and Directors

New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR) has elected new officers and three new directors. William J. Honan III, a partner in the New York office of law firm Holland & Knight, has been elected chairman, succeeding founding chairman Robert J. Gruendel. "This is an exciting time to be at the helm of NYMAR as we grow and promote the exceptional opportunities for the shipping industry in New York," Honan said. "The city’s creativity, energy and perseverance are unmatched anywhere else. Other officers elected at a board meeting on January 12 were Keith W. Heard, a partner in the law firm of Burke & Parsons, as vice-chairman; Lawrence Rutkowski, partner and head of the Transportation Finance group in the law firm of Seward & Kissel…

NWF Elects New Officers, Trustees

The National Waterways Foundation elected new officers and trustees at its recent meeting on October 3, 2007 in Houston, TX. Newly elected Foundation officers are Peter Stephaich, Chairman, Campbell Transportation Co., Chairman, succeeding Joe Pyne, President/CEO, Kirby Corporation, and Terry Becker, President, Riverway Co., Treasurer. R. Barry Palmer, WCI, President and CEO, was re-elected as Secretary. Re-elected as Foundation trustees were Craig E. Philip, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ingram Barge Company; H. Merritt Lane, III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canal Barge Company; Howard H. Brent, Peter Stephaich and R. Barry Palmer.

Sherman Elected New Assistant Chief Of Corps

Jim H. Sherman was appointed as the new assistant chief of Planning, Programs and Project Management Division for the New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sherman, who previously served as chief of program development and lead program analyst at the Corps' Mississippi Valley Division, has been with the Corps for more than 33 years. He will oversee the district's range of planning studies, and manage all ongoing and new project development.

Transas Elects New Business Manager

Transas Marine Limited, Worldwide Headquarters, U.K. has appointed of Malcolm Hughes as business development manager, Navigation Products. Hughes comes to Transas with many years experience in the marine industry in a variety of roles covering the development, marketing and management of an extensive range of products. In his new role, he will work closely with Transas hubs, agents, customers and development teams to maximize opportunities both from the identification of new products and the development of existing ranges.

Kvaerner Masa-Yards Elects New Executives

Kvaerner Masa-Yards has announced the following management changes: Jouko Virta, CFO; Martin Landtman, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales; Thomas Foss, chief legal counsel; and Arto Hein, manager of Human Resources and Development - Turku New Shipyard.

ASRY Elects New Technical/Marketing Manager

ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard) in Bahrain has appointed Franciszek Magnowski as the head of its Technical and Marketing Department. Magnowski, whose expertise encompasses not only the ship repair and conversion market, but also the offshore sector (particularly the FPSO and FSO market), will work to expand further the company's business into major conversion and offshore projects. Prior to joining ASRY in Bahrain, Magnowski spent more than 20 years in the ship repair and conversion business - the last nine with Remontowa Ship Repair in Gdansk as director of its Offshore Projects Division.

ARCOMS Elects New Boatracs COO

Advanced Remote Communication Solutions (ARCOMS) has promoted Charles J. Drobny, Jr. to COO for its business unit, Boatracs. Drobny, who has served as vice president of Application Development for Boatracs Gulfport since November 1997, brings a vast amount of senior level management experience along with knowledge in the development of various critical software integration solutions for the marine industry. A graduate of The U.S. Military Academy with a B.S. in Engineering, Drobny holds an M.B.A. from The University of Cincinnati.

MarAd Elects New Shipbuilding Administrator

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) named Jean McKeever as associate administrator for Shipbuilding - responsible for overseeing the Administration's naval architecture, marine engineering and productivity costs. The position, which was created in 1999, melds MarAd's main shipbuilding-related functions under one manager. McKeever has served 25 years in various financial and analytical positions, most recently as the deputy director of the agency's Office of Ship Financing. She commenced her career in MarAd's Office of Subsidy Contracts and later served as branch chief of two financial divisions - Subsidy and Capital Assets Management.

Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Elects New CEO

Tampa Bay Shipbuilding & Repair Company announced the appointment of Walter J. Hartley Jr. (Joe) to the position of president and CEO. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Hartley has an extensive background in the ship repair and conversion industry. His previous experience includes vice president at Atlantic Dry Dock in Jacksonville; president and CEO of Atlantic Marine in Mobile, Ala.; and president and CEO of S & H Land Corporation in Jacksonville.

Tampa Bay Shipbuilding Elects New President

Tampa Bay Shipbuilding & Repair Company announced the appointment of Mr. Walter J. Hartley Jr. (Joe) to the position of President and CEO. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Hartley has an extensive background in the ship repair and conversion industry. His previous experience includes vice president at Atlantic Dry Dock in Jacksonville; president and CEO of Atlantic Marine in Mobile, Ala.; and president and CEO of S & H Land Corporation in Jacksonville.

FGH Elects New COO

Friede Goldman Halter has appointed Anil Raj as its COO, effective immediately. Raj, who served previously as the company's senior vice president, Government Projects, joined Halter Marine in 1987 as director of Engineering. Raj has also held positions at Brown & Root, and Gulf Fleet Marine Corp. He holds a BSE degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan.

MAN B&W Diesel Canada Elects New Sales/Marketing Director

MAN B&W Diesel Canada has appointed Roger Noseworthy as director of Sales & Marketing. A sales and marketing professional with previous experience in the automotive after-market and industrial power tool industry, Noseworthy holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Keppel Elects New Executive Chair

Keppel Corp. Limited and Keppel TatLee Bank Limited have appointed Lim Chee Onn as executive chairman upon the retirement of Sim Kee Boon, effective January 1, 2000. Boon will continue to act as senior advisor to the Keppel Group. Onn, who holds a BSc in Naval Architecture from the University of Glasgow and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, has been senior executive director of Keppel Corp. since September 1983.

Keppel Elects New Executive Chair

Keppel Corp. Limited and Keppel TatLee Bank Limited have appointed Lim Chee Onn as executive chairman upon the retirement of Sim Kee Boon, effective January 1, 2000. Boon will continue to act as senior advisor to the Keppel Group. Onn, who holds a BSc in Naval Architecture from the University of Glasgow and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, has been senior executive director of Keppel Corp. since September 1983.

OSMA Elects New Officers

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has elected Andy Brauninger, president of Seabulk Offshore, Ltd., as chairman of the board and Milton Rose, president of SEACOR Marine, Inc., has been elected vice-chairman of the association. OMSA’s new secretary/treasurer is Minor Cheramie, Jr., president of L&M Botruc Rentals, Inc. Also elected to the OMSA board of directors are: Van C. De Witt, vice-president and COO of Sea Mar Management, Inc.; Hank Danos, president and CEO of Danos & Curole Marine Contractors, Inc.; Marilyn Muchowich Stanley, president of Offshore Oil Service, Inc., Janson Graham, president of C&G Boat Works, Inc., and Robert M. Thompson, Sr., CEO of the Cross Group Ltd.

BOGSOA Elects New Chairman

Sayeed H. Chowdhury, chairman and ceo of HRC Shipping Ltd (HRC Group), the Multiport member in Bangladesh, has been elected chairman of the Bangladesh Oceangoing Ship Owners' Association (BOGSOA). Elected at the association's annual general meeting at the end of June, Chowdhury will hold the position for a two-year term. Also a member of the British Institute of Management, Chowdhury founded the HRC Group in 1991. Although initially set up as a ship agency, it is now a diversified conglomerate of sixteen companies including ship agency, chartering, shipowning and distribution. With offices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna, HRC Shipping Ltd is the largest private sector shipowning company in Bangladesh.

GlobalSantaFe Elects New CEO

GlobalSantaFe Corporation announced that its board of directors has elected Jon A. Marshall as president and chief executive officer of the company. In addition, Mr. Marshall was elected a director at the company's annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Marshall, who previously held the title of chief operating officer, succeeds C. Stedman "Sted" Garber, Jr., who, earlier this year, announced his intention to retire from his position as president, chief executive officer and a director. Marshall joined the company in 1979 and has held numerous operational and management roles over his 24-year career. In 1992, he became president of Applied Drilling Technology Inc. (ADTI), the company's turnkey drilling service subsidiary and Challenger Minerals Inc.

NSRP Elects New Panel Chair

The National Shipbuilding Research Program's Business Process Technologies Panel elected Ken Clarke as its new Panel Chair, and Jim Rohr as returning Vice Chair, during its December 12, 2003 Panel Meeting held at the "Automation in Shipbuilding Conference" in New Orleans, Louisiana. Clarke is an employee of Northrop Grumman Newport News. He has held management positions at Newport News in Aircraft Carrier New Construction and Overhaul Nuclear Engineering, Waterfront Trades Administration, Submarine Overhaul Program Office, International Commercial Ship Marketing, Naval Business Technology Marketing, and Human Resources. His current position is Manager, Production Engineering and Program Manager for Industrial Products Sales at NGNN.

National Waterways Foundation Elects New Trustees

The National Waterways Foundation has elected six new trustees at its recent meeting in October in Chicago, IL. They are Rev. Dr. Jean Smith , Executive Director, Seamen’s Church Institute (New York, NY); Ms. Teri Goodmann , Development Director, Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (Dubuque, IA); Mr. Charles Jones , Chairman of the Board, Amherst/Madison Coal & Supply Company (Charleston, WV); Mr. Terry Becker , President, Riverway Co. (Minneapolis, MN); Mr. Robert (Bobby) Guthans, (retired, formerly President and CEO, Midstream Fuel Service, Inc., Mobile, AL); and Mr. Robert Nichol , President, Moffatt & Nichol Engineers (Long Beach, CA).

Pacific Fisherman Shipyard Elects Myrseth as President

The board of directors of Pacific Fishermen, Inc. has elected new officers, including: Robert Myrseth as president, Warren Aakervik, Jr. as vice president, Ann Salvesen as secretary/treasurer and Doug Dixon as general manager. The election of officers followed the election at the Annual Shareholders Meeting of the following three new members of the board of directors for three-year terms: Gunnar Ildhuso, Sr., Crab and trawl fishing pioneer and owner of the F/V Margun and F/V Gunmar; Jack Knutsen, longline fisherman and owner of the halibut and blackcod schooner F/V Grant and Jerry Horn, past board member and office manager of Pacific Fishermen, Inc.

NSRP Elects New Chair and Vice Chairman

The Environmental Technology Panel of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has elected Jennifer Parker, from Bath Iron Works, as chairman and Frank (“Hogie”) Thorn, from Newport News Shipbuilding, to the position of vice-chairman. Parker replaces Mike Chee, of National Steel & Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), who held the panel’s chairman position for the pervious ten years. Thorn replaces Parker as the panel’s vice chairman. The Environmental Technology Panel of the NSRP provides a forum for shipyard environmental personnel to seek solutions to shipyard environmental problems and promotes the advancement of environmental technology to meet the shipyard’s needs. The panel meets three times a year in various U.S.

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