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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Leadership Team News

Seaspan Appoints Three

Catherine Chick (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan has named three new Vice Presidents to its Senior Leadership Team, announcing the appointments of Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality. As Vice President, Finance & Accounting, Linda is responsible for strategic financial oversight of the marine division and corporate services. She is a key advisor to the CFO…

New USCG Leadership Team

The US Coast Guard issued a message announcing its new leadership team scheduled to assume their positions on 25 May 2010, subject to Senate confirmation. The team will be comprised of: Commandant ADM Robert Papp Vice Commandant VADM Sally Brice-O’Hara Commander, Atlantic Area VADM Robert Parker Commander, Pacific Area VADM Manson Brown Chief of Staff VADM John Currier (Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)

WQIS President Hobbie to Retire

Richard Hobbie III (Photo: WQIS)

Richard Hobbie III will retire from his position as President & CEO of the Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) after four decades as underwriter, claims manager and board member. Hobbie and the board of managers have agreed upon January 1, 2015 as his official retirement date, and Rich will be available as a consultant to WQIS until Dec. 31, 2017 under the agreement. “This is something that I’ve been considering for a while now, but I needed to feel absolutely sure that WQIS was going to be in good hands,” Hobbie said.

Telephonics Announces Leadership Reorganization

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), said that Kevin McSweeney has been named COO of Telephonics, a new position reporting directly to Joseph J. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telephonics. This is part of a reorganization of Telephonics’ leadership team that has been undertaken to better facilitate planned growth and business development. Telephonics is a leading global designer, developer and manufacturer of high-technology, integrated information, communication and sensor system solutions for use in military and commercial markets.

Teekay Announces Senior Management Change

Photo: Teekay Corporation

Teekay Corporation announced that Geir Sekkesaeter, Senior Vice President, Conventional Fleet Operations, and Head, Technical, Safety and Quality, has decided to leave Teekay for personal reasons, effective as of March 31, 2013. Mr. Sekkesaeter's responsibilities have been transferred to the respective Business Unit Presidents of the Conventional, Shuttle, and Gas fleets, each of whom is a member of the Teekay Senior Leadership Team.  

Power Products Acquires Lenco Marine

Power Products, LLC has acquired Lenco Marine, a designer and manufacturer of trim tabs, actuators, hatch lifts, accessories and the AutoGlide automatic trim tab control system.    Lenco Marine will continue to operate in Stuart, Fla. under the current leadership team as the new partnership works together developing products and solutions for the benefit of our mutual customers.

Fox Named Crowley’s Sr. VP, Corporate Services

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime Corp.

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced that Carl Fox will assume the role of senior vice president of corporate services on June 1. Fox will continue to work out of the company's Jacksonville office while reporting to Bill Pennella, Crowley's vice chairman and executive vice president. In his new position, Fox joins the company's senior leadership team and will manage several departments, including Information Technology; Corporate Communications; Human Resources; Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental (SSQE)…

OIMO Adds Fuller to Leadership Team

Nick Fuller (Photo: OIMO)

Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc. (OIMO), a company in topside and riding crew repair services, announced the appointment of a new executive to the company’s leadership team – Nick Fuller, Director, Business Development. In this role, Fuller will be leading the sales and marketing teams to create growth and sustainability to OIMO and reporting to Jack Berglund, Sr. VP Commercial. He will also hold a contributing role on the senior management team. Fuller brings…

Greene Named VP at TOTE, Inc.

Retired Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Philip H. Greene, Jr., has been named vice president of TOTE, Inc. Greene will join TOTE, Inc. in early September 2012, leading efforts to further serve government and military accounts in the organization’s maritime, logistics and services companies. After a distinguished 32-year career in the U.S. Navy, Greene served as the eleventh superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY. Most recently Greene held the U.S. Department of Transportation Chair at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. “The addition of Admiral Greene to the TOTE, Inc. leadership team is an important step in creating a cohesive and concentrated effort in serving the government and military sector of our business.

Hall to lead Hiab, Sales and Services

Scott Hall Photo Hiab

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has appointed Scott Hall as Senior Vice President, Sales & Services as of 24 January 2017. Scott Hall will lead Hiab's global Sales & Services function and drive sales and services excellence across Hiab's global network. He will report to Hiab's President Roland Sundén and be a member of the Hiab Leadership Team. Scott Hall brings with him extensive experience from leading positions in international sales and business management at globally operating companies.

Felix Named VP at Carlile Transportation

Larry Felix

Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., a TOTE Logistics company, has named Larry Felix as their new Vice President of Business Development. Larry will provide leadership over commercial development in Alaska and throughout the Lower 48. Larry joins Carlile from Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. out of Southern California, where he held the position of District Manager of Sales & Operations. Larry was responsible for developing the Southern Californian District comprised of seven terminals spanning from Fresno to San Diego, California and as far east as Las Vegas, Nevada.

UASC Announces Expansion Plans

Lars Christiansen

UASC announced two senior executive appointments to further position the company for its next phase of growth. The major transformation and investment program which is underway, calls for a new operating model to support the business. The appointments provide the depth and breadth to UASC’s Executive Management team to deliver on ambitious growth plans. “UASC is preparing for significant changes on the back of new capacity coming into service with a major program of new vessel acquisition,” said Jorn Hinge, UASC President and CEO.

ISS Opens New Head Office in London

Chris Whiteside, Chief Executive Officer, at the official opening of ISS’ new head office in London Photo ISS

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has officially opened its new head office in London. Based in Fenchurch Street in the heart of the City, the new office for ISS’ leadership team has been opened to bring it closer to key customers’ London offices and more accessible for customers and staff visiting from overseas. Other core functions now based in London include Innovation, Marketing, Sales Support and Accounts. Guests joining ISS at the official opening celebrations represented a number of ISS’ key customers, trade journalists and other industry contacts.

Vancouver Shipyards Appoints Tinto as VP

Tony Tinto (Photo: Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards)

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has announced the appointment of Tony Tinto to Vice President, Planning & Estimating. Tinto joined Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) in 2006 as a Project Manager, before moving over to affiliate company Vancouver Drydock in 2007 in a similar capacity. In 2012, Tinto  returned to VSY as Director, Planning & Production Control, and was appointed to the role of interim Vice President, Planning & Estimating in November 2016. Prior to his arrival at Seaspan in 2006, Tinto worked as a Design & Engineering Manager for Westbay SonShip & Yachts.

Hendry Marine Launches Business Development Team

Kristen Chittenden (Photo: Hendry Marine Industries)

U.S. tug-barge shipyard Hendry Marine Industries, Inc., (HMI) has launched a new business development team, with Kristen Chittenden appointed Director of Business Development, and Eric Smith named VP & Chief Commercial Officer. Chittenden and Smith will work closely with Hendry Marine’s CEO and president, Jim Long, the executive leadership team and its various subsidiaries to set company strategy and develop new business opportunities. Chittenden has served as Associate General Counsel for Hendry Marine for the past three years…

Maersk Line President and CEO to Retire

John F. Reinhart

Yesterday John F. Reinhart announced his retirement as President and CEO of Maersk Line, Limited (MLL). He will continue to lead the company until his departure at the end of January 2014. “I have been blessed to be part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group for almost 23 years, and it has been my privilege and honor to work together with you for the past 14 years,” Reinhart wrote to MLL colleagues. “MLL will always be present in my heart and thoughts. “MLL has a strong team and financial base…

Maersk Line America President/CEO to Retire

John F. Reinhart: Photo credit Maersk Line Ltd.

John F. Reinhart has announced his retirement as President and CEO of Maersk Line, Limited (MLL)  headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. He will continue to lead the company until the end of January 2014. “I have been blessed to be part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group for almost 23 years, and it has been my privilege and honor to work together with you for the past 14 years,” Reinhart wrote to MLL colleagues. “MLL will always be present in my heart and thoughts. “MLL has a strong team and financial base…

Smith Joins HII Corporate Team

Michael Stephen Smith, corporate vice president, business growth. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo

Huntington Ingalls Industries appoints Michael S. Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Michael S. Smith has joined the company as corporate vice president, business growth. He will work closely with the HII's senior leadership team in support of corporate development and strategic endeavors and will serve as the company interface with business associations in Washington, D.C. Smith will work in HII's Washington, D.C., office and report to Mitchell B. Waldman, corporate vice president, government and customer relations.

ABS Elects Tony Nassif as Executive Vice President

In response to its continued global expansion, leading international classification society ABS has strengthened its executive leadership team with the election of Tony Nassif as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the society. The election was made by the ABS Board of Directors at its meeting this week. Nassif moves to ABS from his position as President and CEO of the society’s wholly owned affiliate, ABS Group of Companies Inc. Current ABS President, CEO and COO Christopher J.

Seadrill Appoint David Sneddon Chief Accounting Officer

David Sneddon: Photo courtesy of the subject

David Sneddon is to succeed Robert Hingley-Wilson as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Limited. Mr Sneddon joined Seadrill effective December 1, 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Seadrill he held several senior positions in Novelis Inc., most recently as VP Finance in Europe, and prior to that held various positions in Alcan. Per Wullf, CEO of Seadrill said, "Thanks to Robert for his contribution to Seadrill over the last two years.

Third Austal JHSV Christened

JHSV 1 on Sea Trials: Photo courtesy of Austal

Austal announce the  christening of 'USNS Millinocket; at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard. USNS Millinocket is the third of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship contract worth over $1.6 billion. The name of the new ship was chosen by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus  after the Maine towns of East Millinocket and Millinocket. The ship’s sponsor, the Honorable Karen Gordon Mills, was sworn in as Administrator of the Small Business Administration in April 2009. A Maine resident, Ms.

Dryad Maritime Earns ISO Certification

UK maritime intelligence provider Dryad Maritime has achieved ISO certification to ISO 9001:2008, covering the provision of vessel management intelligence and maritime security advice. ISO 9001:2008 is accepted as the worldwide standard for a quality management system. It is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the commitment by top management, a systematic, process approach to the way it does business and the seeking of continual improvement across its operations. The company’s quality management system was assessed by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Graeme Gibbon-Brooks, Dryad Maritime’s Chief Executive Officer…

American Salvage Assoc. Relocates to Alexandria, Va.

The American Salvage Association (ASA) has relocated its offices from Arlington, Virginia, to Alexandria, Virginia. The new address is 103 Oronoco Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA. The telephone and fax numbers remain the same, Tel: 1-703-373-2267; Fax: 1-703-373-2036, as does the website (www.americansalvage.org). Previously at offices co-located with the American Waterways Operators (AWO), ASA now resides in office facilities maintained by the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA). “ASA’s leadership team is grateful to AWO for the experience and support ASA received while a member of the Vessel Alliance program for the last eight years.

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