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Zarmati Named President & CEO of Costa Cruise Lines—North America

Maurice Zarmati has been named president and CEO of Costa Cruise Lines—North America. Zarmati, who is currently vice president of sales for Carnival Cruise Lines, will assume his new role beginning March 31, 2008. An accomplished sales executive, Zarmati has been with Carnival Cruise Lines since 1972, leading one of the largest and most successful sales teams in North America. In his new role as president and CEO of Costa Cruise Lines—North America, Zarmati will report directly to Gianni Onorato, president of Costa Crociere, and will be responsible for all sales and marketing efforts for Costa’s North and Central American regions. This includes sales development, marketing, revenue management, finance, human resources and passenger services.

ASA Announces New Leaders

George Wittich, Senior Vice President of Weeks Marine has been named President of the American Salvage Association (ASA). John Witte, Jr., Executive Vice President of Donjon Marine Co., Inc. (Hillside, NJ), has been named ASA’s Vice President, and Paul Gallagher, Director of Sales – Marine Transportation, Foss Maritime (Seattle, WA), has been elected Secretary/Treasurer.

Omiya Named President of MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced that Hideaki Omiya, currently an MHI Representative Director and Senior Executive Vice President, was named the new President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The decision was made at the extraordinary meeting of the board of directors, held on January 29. He will assume the new position on April 1, 2008.

Jensen Tapped to Head Caprock Maritime Division

Pal Jensen was named president of Caprock Communication’s Maritime Division. Jensen, a telecommunications industry veteran, moves into this role from his former position as the company’s vice president of Maritime Sales. In his new role, Jensen will oversee all aspects of the Commercial Maritime Division, including sales, solution design, and global service and support. Jensen replaces Tore Hilde who was the former president of Maritime.  

New President of the MacGregor Group

Olli Isotalo was named president of MacGregor. He was previously president of Bromma, the container spreader specialist belonging to Cargotec Corporation. Isotalo has an MSc in Engineering, and he has held different key positions in Kalmar, Cargotec’s container handling business area, since joining the company in 1993.

Raymond Lord Named President of Donjon-Smit

Raymond Lord, President, Donjon-SMIT, LLC

Raymond Lord has been named President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC, effective November 8.        A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Lord has more than 30 years of experience within the marine salvage industry, most recently serving as Vice President and Operations Manager for SMIT Americas in Houston. â€śWe are very happy to welcome Raymond Lord to Donjon-SMIT,” said John A. Witte, Jr., Director, Donjon-SMIT.  “We look forward to a long and productive future with him at the helm,” Douglas Martin, Director, Donjon-SMIT, added.

Heikinheimo Named President of Aker Yards, Cruise & Ferries

Juha Heikinheimo has been appointed as President of Aker Yards' business area Cruise & Ferries and President of Aker Yards Oy in Finland. He will also be a part of the executive management team in Aker Yards. He will be based in Helsinki. Heikinheimo takes over from and reports to Mr. Yrjö Julin, who was earlier this week appointed President and CEO of Aker Yards ASA.

American Salvage Association Names New Leaders

(ASA). Vice President, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. new Secretary/Treasurer. Fairbanks. maritime security, the status of pending U.S. immunity and the salvors' role in environmental protection," he continued. "The association owes many thanks to J. of Donjon Marine Co., Inc., who served as ASA's first President. that we will be ever-grateful," Fairbanks said. representing North America's professional salvors. professionalism and improve marine casualty response in American coastal and inland waters.

American Salvage Association Announces Incoming Slate of Leaders

Richard Fairbanks, President of Titan Maritime, LLC (Fort Lauderdale, FL), has been named President of the American Salvage Association (ASA). George Wittich, Senior Vice President of Weeks Marine (Cranford, NJ), has been named the association's Vice President, and John Witte, Jr., Executive Vice President, Donjon Marine Co., Inc. (Hillside, NJ), has been named ASA's new Secretary/Treasurer. "We are very excited about ASA's incoming leadership," said Richard Fairbanks. "Among the areas the association will focus on throughout the year are maritime security, the status of pending U.S. salvage regulations, and responder immunity and the salvors' role in environmental protection," he continued. "The association owes many thanks to J.

Mary Anne Rooney Named APP President

Mary Anne Rooney (Photo: Port of Hueneme)

Mary Anne Rooney, Harbor Commissioner at California’s Port of Hueneme, has been named President of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP), a trade and information association promoting increased efficiency and effectiveness of Pacific ports. Rooney, who previously served as APP’s Second Vice President, was selected at the group’s 102nd Annual Conference held in August in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As a result, the Port of Hueneme will host APP’s Annual Conference in 2016. “I am very honored to be selected by my peers and have the opportunity to leverage the port and industry needs of our region…

New Maritime Administrator Named

President Bush intends to nominate David C. Sanborn to be the next Maritime Administrator. Mr. Sanborn, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, currently serves as Director of Operations for Europe and Latin America at DP World.

MOL Establishes Shipping Agency in Panama

MOL (America) Inc. will establish a new shipping agency in Panama to handle all commercial activities for MOL’s container division, effective May 1, 2003. The new company will be named MOL (Panama) Inc. Additionally, Boyd Steamship Corporation will handle Canal transits for MOL’s container division, allowing the two companies to Julio De La Lastra has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of MOL (Panama). He brings 24 years of maritime industry experience to his new position. Prior to joining MOL, Mr. De La Lastra served as Vice President of Liner Operations for Boyd Steamship Corp. In February 2002, the President of Panama, Mireya Moscoso, presented MOL the Panama Maritime Excellence Award.

Kitchen To Retire From Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems announced that Thomas M. Kitchen will retire later this month as president of the sector's Avondale Operations. Mr. Kitchen, 54, started his career with Avondale in 1977 as assistant controller and was named president in late 1999. Dr. Philip A. Dur, president of Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector, noted Mr. Kitchen's numerous contributions to the company and his many years of service to Avondale. "Tom's contributions to the transition of the Ship Systems organization have been important in our future success," Dr. Dur said. Dr. Dur said a successor to Mr. Kitchen will be named soon. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems…

Peters Named New President of ASA

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announces that Mr. Mike Petters, President of Northrop Grumman Newport News, Newport News, VA, has been elected Chairman of the Board of ASA for calendar years 2007 and 2008. Mr. John F. “Dugan” Shipway, President of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, has been elected as the Association’s Vice Chairman. Mike Petters graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in physics, and he completed the MBA program at the College of William and Mary in 1993. In 1987, Mr. Petters joined Newport News Shipbuilding in the Los Angeles-class submarine construction division.

Maritel Appoints Smith as President and CEO

MariTEL, Inc. today announced that Dan Smith has been named President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2002. Smith joins MariTEL from BellSouth, where he has been executive vice president of Latin America North for BellSouth International since 1998. Prior to his assignment at BellSouth International, Dan was vice president of sales and marketing for BellSouth Cellular and earlier, regional vice president of BellSouth Mobility. Dan has also been group vice president of American Cellular. Donald DePriest, Chairman of the Board of MariTEL stated, “We are thrilled to have Dan Smith join MariTEL. Dan brings us tremendous knowledge and experience in the wireless field at this critical time when MariTEL is about to roll out its first regional service.

Foss Acquires Constellation Tug

Foss Maritime Company is expanding into the American East Coast market with the acquisition of Constellation Tug Company of Charlestown, Mass. With the planned introduction of new, technologically advanced tractor tugs to the Constellation fleet, the company aims to increase its capacity and capabilities, and improve service for its Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay customers. Foss has agreed to acquire the equipment, assets and trade names of Constellation Tug Company of Charlestown, and will operate the company as a subsidiary under the name Constellation Maritime Company. The current leadership of Constellation will continue to manage the company when it becomes a subsidiary of Foss.

Silversea’s President Steps Down

Silversea Cruises announced that Bill Smith will step down from his position as president of the company, effective December 15th to pursue personal interests. Smith stated that given the company's success, and with his personal objectives having been accomplished, it is a good time to move on. Smith joined Silversea in March 1995 as senior vice president, sales and marketing, and was named president in November 1995. During his tenure as President, Silversea established its worldwide reputation for excellence. The line expanded from a two-ship to a four-ship fleet. Silversea CEO Albert Peter expressed his appreciation for Smith's important contributions to the development of the company.

Atanasio Named President, CEO of Alfa Laval, Inc.

John Atanasio

<p>John Atanasio was appointed President and CEO of Alfa Laval Inc., responsible for leading Alfa Laval in the USA to drive profitable growth in its markets, leveraging the company&rsquo;s key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Atanasio joined Alfa Laval in 1982 in the company&rsquo;s Food and Dairy Group. He joined Alfa Laval Separation in 1990. In 2001, Atanasio was named President of Alfa Laval USA&rsquo;s Parts and Service Division, and then President of the company&rsquo;s Equipment Division in 2004.

Bossier Retires, Kitchen Takes Avondale Helm

Litton Industries announced that Thomas M. "Tom" Kitchen, a member of the Litton Avondale Industries management team, has been named president of Avondale to succeed Albert Bossier, age 67, who is retiring Nov. 1, 1999, after 42 years of service to Avondale. "Tom Kitchen has played an integral role in the overall success of Avondale since joining the company in 1977," said Jerry St. Pe, Litton executive vice president and COO of Litton Ship Systems (LSS). Kitchen, age 51, joined Avondale in 1977 as an assistant controller. He has advanced through a series of assignments, culminating in his current duties as vice president and CFO. A New Orleans native, he holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and master of business administration degree from the University of New Orleans.

Iorizzo Named President of Northrop Grumman Group

Northrop Grumman Corp. named Robert Iorizzo as president of the Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector group, the company's largest business. Iorizzo replaces James Roche, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as secretary of the U.S. Air Force. The change was made effective immediately, Northrop said. Iorizzo previously served as vice president and general manager of the sector's Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Naval Systems division. The sensors and systems business has expanded recently with Northrop's acquisition of Litton Industries Inc. Litton's $1.6 billion advanced electronics businesses was integrated into Northrop's operation and the division is now expected to generate 2001 revenues of $4.5 billion.

P.B. Shah President Ingram Barge Co.

Photo courtesy The Strategy Group

P.B. (Kaj) Shah, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, was named President of Ingram Barge company. The appointment was announced by Craig E. Philip, CEO of Ingram Barge Company. Shah has been an Ingram executive since 1989. Most recently, he has been responsible for managing the logistics and transportation needs of Ingram’s dry cargo customers. During his more than 20 years at Ingram, Shah has held various positions in Logistics, Corporate Development, Planning and Strategy, and Information Technology with several Ingram companies.

Litton Integrates Marine Ops In New Company

The consolidation of marine industry assets in the United States has taken a rather unique twist, as Litton Industrys – with a strategy of becoming the marine industry's full-service leader – announced the formation of a new company, the Litton Ship Systems Full Service Center (LSS FSC). Litton, which for years has been amassing an impressive arsenal of marine equipment builders and suppliers from around the globe, formed LSS FSC to operate as a stand-alone business within the existing Litton Ship Systems (LSS) organization, with headquarters in Pascagoula, Miss. LSS FSC will provide its customers a full range of research and development, design analysis and life cycle support services.

Litton Integrates Marine Ops In New Company

The consolidation of marine industry assets in the U.S. has taken a rather unique twist, as Litton Industries — with a strategy of becoming the marine industry's full-service leader — announced the formation of a new company, the Litton Ship Systems Full Service Center (LSS FSC). Litton, which for years has been amassing an impressive arsenal of marine equipment builders and suppliers from around the globe, formed LSS FSC to operate as a stand-alone business within the existing Litton Ship Systems (LSS) organization, with headquarters in Pascagoula, Miss. LSS FSC will provide its customers a full range of research and development, design analysis and life cycle support services.

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