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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Jack Guidry News

W&O Improves Fuel, Energy & Emissions with FuelProof

W&O, the United States’ largest supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, introduced FuelProof fuel, energy and emissions management system, significantly saving money and improving vessel efficiency by integrating current data management systems. “With fuel and other costs continually rising, vessel owners and operators are increasingly conscious of the amount of resources needed to maintain current operations. We developed the FuelProof system with modules that provide better accuracy and more precisely monitor vessel bunker custody transfer, fuel consumption and efficiency, and emissions.

Hume New W&O CEO, Guidry Advances in Pon

Photo courtesy W&O

W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, announced that Michael Hume has been appointed President and CEO of W&O. He has been serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Jack Guidry, former president and CEO of W&O, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Pon and CEO of PVI, one of Pon’s American holding companies, which owns W&O, DMC-Carter Chambers and AT Controls. He will be relocating to Houston to lead and continue to grow the PVI group…

W&O Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

W&O has broken ground on its new corporate headquarters in The building will be the first L.E.E.D. New Construction-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) commercial warehouse in . During the morning hours, W&O CEO Jack Guidry climbed aboard a Caterpillar backhoe and with a giant gold scoop, broke ground with the Jacksonville-based W&O employees cheering him on. W&O was also joined by several city officials, including Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce representative Jerry Mallot…

W&O Races from Gulf to Atlantic

Team W&O at the completion of the race: Art Parrish, Jack Guidry, Mike Page, Collin Luke, Carl Herman, Peter Osterman (back), Sandy White (in front of Peter), Steve Stafford, Alex Piquer, Kyle Posey (in horns), Lisa Collins, Rogier Blokdijk.

Twelve employees of W&O, including the CEO and members of senior leadership, participated in the Ragnar Relay Race from Nov. 14-15 between Clearwater and Daytona Beach, Fla. W&O is a supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems. “As a company, we’ve always been focused on fitness and overall wellness by providing our employees with opportunities to take part in company-sponsored physical activities and fitness programs,” said Jack Guidry, President and CEO of W&O.

W&O Distributes Airvac Wastewater System

W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, announced that Airvac, Inc has named W&O the exclusive representative of the company’s marine vacuum wastewater system. Phillip Nafziger, Airvac, Inc. Manager, Environmental Group, said, “The appointment of W&O, with its nationwide network of offices, will provide unequaled service to W&O’s already excellent services. The vacuum sewer system provides efficient and reliable wastewater collection and treatment in on-board ship applications. W&O now offers its marine customers Airvac vacuum valves, sump assemblies, vacuum station equipment and Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) water treatment technology. “Airvac, Inc.

W & O Supply Announces Leadership Changes

W&O Supply, a supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, announces a change in leadership. David Turner, currently the President and CEO of W&O Supply, has been promoted to the position of Director of Business Development for Pon Power, W&O Supply’s parent company, and Chairman of W&O Supply. In his new role, Turner will be tasked with growing the Pon division on a global basis during the next five years. Additionally, Turner will leverage marketing and growth opportunities in existing markets as well as execute against Pon Power’s global marine business growth goals. Turner’s new position requires his relocation to Holland where he will work out of the Pon Power headquarters in Almere, The Netherlands.

W&O Doubles Size of Facility in Mobile, Ala.

W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipes, fittings, engineered products and valve automation solutions, announced that its Mobile, Ala. operations have relocated to a new 40,000 square-foot facility to meet the immediate and long-term needs of its rapidly growing business in the region. The new facility more than doubles available space from the previous location and provides increased efficiency for customers. Mobile’s strong economic climate combined with W&O’s industry expertise and innovative maritime solutions has helped the company increase its customer base and grow its revenue by more than 30 percent in the Mobile area, facilitating the expansion and relocation of Mobile operations.

W&O Employees Benefit American Lung Assoc.

W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation solutions, announced its participation in two of the American Lung Association’s Stair Climb fundraisers in Jacksonville, Fla., and Houston, Texas. Twenty-three employees, including W&O CEO Jack Guidry and members of senior leadership, combined to climb 1,658 steps and raise $4,600. “Having both our Houston and Jacksonville offices participate in these events illustrates our employees’ nationwide dedication to the American Lung Association and to team physical expression…

Cenac Towing Acquires Main Iron Works, Christens New Tug

Cenac's 72’x30’, Tier 3 compliant innovative push boat

Cenac Towing Company (Cenac Towing), a third-generation owned global marine transportation company, announced continued growth despite the oil and gas industry’s downturn. Recently, Cenac Towing acquired Main Iron Works, a tug construction company, and this week, Cenac Towing will christen its brand new 2000 Hp Twin Screw Conventional Tug, The Jean Pierre Cenac. The innovative marine transportation company, run by industry veteran Arlen “Benny” Cenac, attributes the growth to continued innovation…

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