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Wednesday, January 24, 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.

Hansen Joins Hempel as CCO

Michael Hansen (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel has appointed Michael Hansen as its new executive vice president and chief commercial officer (CCO). He will join the coatings manufacturer’s executive management board on 1 May, reporting directly to group president and chief executive officer (CEO), Henrik Andersen. Hansen joins Hempel after 19 years with Maersk, where he most recently held the position of vice president and global head of sales in Maersk Line. Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Hansen will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: protective…

MarineNews Launches Letters to the Editor

Marine News is launching its new Executive Corner, providing workboat industry executives with a place to be heard. This letters-to-the-editor section will feature readers’ opinion pieces on industry topics such as legislation, finance, industry tradition, innovation and any other issue that motivates you to speak your mind. Send your submissions, anywhere from 50 to 500 words, to Raina Clark, MarineNews managing editor, at rainaclark@marinelink.com. Please include your name, title, company and daytime phone number.

MarineNews Launches Letters to the Editor

Marine News is launching its new Executive Corner, providing workboat industry executives with a place to be heard. This letters-to-the-editor section will feature readers’ opinion pieces on industry topics such as legislation, finance, industry tradition, innovation and any other issue that motivates you to speak your mind. Send your submissions, anywhere from 50 to 500 words, to Raina Clark, MarineNews managing editor, at rainaclark@marinelink.com. Please include your name, title, company and daytime phone number.

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.

Mississippi Port Names New Executive Director

Jonathan Daniels (Photo: Shineman Foundation)

Following a national search, the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport selected Jonathan Daniels as the port’s new executive director. Daniels comes to the Port of Gulfport from the Port of Oswego in upstate New York where he served as executive director since 2007. Prior to joining the Port of Oswego he served as the president and chief executive officer of Eastern Maine Development Corporation, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and development efforts of the six-county economic development district.

Young to Head New Zealand Shipping Federation

Picture Courtesy: LinkedIn and NZSF

The New Zealand Shipping Federation (NZSF) said it has appointed Annabel Young as its new executive director. It said Ms Young was a National Party list MP from 1997 to 2002 and since then she has been the chief executive at Federated Farmers, as well as the Pharmacy Guild. The new executive director wants to get the issue of coastal shipping back on politicians' radar screen. "Everyone talks about road and rail but one look at a map of New Zealand tells you coastal shipping is a really important part of the transport network," she said.

W&O’s Emerson Elected Propeller Club VP

Tammy Emerson

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, announced that Senior Account Executive Tammy Emerson has been elected as vice president of programs of the Jacksonville Propeller Club. Emerson’s marks the first time in Jacksonville Propeller Club history that there is an all-female Executive Board. “Tammy has been an outstanding ambassador at W&O for many years, and continually displays her passion to succeed within our company and the marine industry.

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.

ClassNK Changes in Executive Board

Japanese ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has announced the following changes in its Executive Board of Directors effective 1 March 2010. Executive Vice President Tateo Kaji and Managing Director Fumio Imakita have retired, resulting in two new appointments to the board. Chairman and President    Mr. Executive Vice President    Dr. Executive Vice President    Mr. Managing Director    Mr. Managing Director    Mr. Managing Director    Dr. Managing Director    Mr. Mr. Kaji and Mr. Imakita will remain with the Society in the role of Advisors to the Society.

China Operating Region Set Up by Integraph

Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) has created a new world industry region: Greater China. It will be the division’s fourth region because of its size, success and strategic business potential and comprises China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Greater China joins the Americas, EMIA (Europe, Middle East, India & Africa) and Asia-Pacific regions. As a separate operating region, Greater China will gain additional focus and investment, plus a strong local executive leadership for faster response to the China market, as well as more resources for further growth. Intergraph also will offer more customized industry solutions to Greater China customers. Mr.

Tamburrino is New NAVSEA Executive Director

Vice Adm. Philip M. Balisle, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), announced the selection of Pat Tamburrino as the organization's new Executive Director - NAVSEA's senior civilian position. "Pat brings experience doing business with and among the Pentagon senior leaders - both Flag and SES," said Balisle. Tamburrino began his executive career at NAVSEA where he served as the Cost Engineering Leader. He later served as deputy for Program Executive Office for Submarines. He is currently the Asst. Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Requirements & Assessments). Tamburrino will replace Pete Brown who will retire in May. Brown joined NAVSEA in 1981 and has served as Executive Director since 1998.

Hapag-Lloyd Names Haeser Next CCO

Thorsten Haeser (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG’s supervisory board has appointed Thorsten Haeser as a new executive board member in charge of Hapag-Lloyd’s global sales activities as chief commercial officer (CCO). Haeser, a law graduate, is currently managing director of Versatel GmbH, a company owned by United Internet AG. Prior to that, he held various management positions at Sixt AG, Telefonica O2 and VIAG Interkom. Haeser will take up his new position in Hamburg on October 1, 2015.

Paradox Marine, New Executive Leadership

Paradox Marine has created a new corporate executive team to direct the next phase of its growth as a leading supplier of wireless boat security, monitoring, GPS tracking and surveillance systems. Together with Paradox Security Systems, Paradox Marine products are distributed in over 100 countries. Jay Keenan, formerly Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Marc Curreri, formerly President of Paradox Marine, has been named Chief Operating Officer and Erin West…

GPA Executive Director to Step Down

Curtis Foltz (Photo: GPA)

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today. The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure. “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the past six years as executive director…

AXI Acquires ALGAE-X

AXI International, a Florida-based manufacturer of Diesel Fuel Optimization and Maintenance Systems, announced it has been acquired by AXI International Holdings. The new executive management team includes Islam Nahdi as President, Wessel van Tonder as CEO, and Bill O’Connell as Executive Vice President. AXI founder, Wout Lisseveld will continue as a consultant to the company, focusing on international business development. As a result of the acquisition, AXI International will be able to greatly expand its world-wide markets and distribution channels – with a particular focus on central Africa where poor fuel quality has challenged progress and economic development.

Executive Director Of Lincoln Maritime Center Quits

  Ellen Gray has decided to step down as Executive Director of Lincoln Maritime Center at the end of the summer.  Rick Pedone, President, Board of Trustees said, "Ellen’s dedication to Lincoln is unsurpassed and her leadership will be missed." She informs that over the next two months a search committee comprised of members of the board of  trustees will be conducting a search for a new executive leader for Lincoln who can help us expand our rowing and sailing programs and secure additional funding.  The institute welcomes support in providing inputs and will provide updates on the Center’s website as the search progresses.  A complete job description can be found here.  website:http://lincolnmaritime.org/

Superior Energy Appoints New Executives

Superior Energy Services, Inc. announced that Patrick Zuber has been appointed Executive Vice President, International Sales, and Charles Hardy has been named Executive Vice President, Marine Services. Mr. Zuber resides in Dubai. During the past 12 years he held various international business development positions at major oilfield service companies. Mr. Zuber has also served in a range of management, business development, and engineering positions for both service and exploration and production companies over his career that spans more than 25 years.

STG E-Board Decides on Lecture Program

In the course of 2006, the German Society for Maritime Technology (STG) will be concentrating on the topic of shipping and environmental protection. At its board meeting, which was held at the head office of Germanischer Lloyd, the new Executive Board and Board Council of STG decided to put the thematic focus on current topics of environmental policy, such as the technical requirements affecting new regulations for an ecological recycling of ships. Besides the subject area of maritime environmental protection, the STG will continue to give its attention to the technical design aspects concerning the operational reliability of ships.

New Postgraduate Diploma for Maritime Executives Launched

DNV GL Maritime Academy informs it has joined with the World Maritime University (WMU), founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to offer a new Postgraduate Diploma for maritime managers. DNV GL consier that managers in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with the current technical, regulatory and commercial developments. They must also be able to anticipate future developments and react in advance. It is essential that they have up-to-date skills and comprehensive knowledge, if they are to retain their competitive edge. Hence they introduce the new executive education program. This unique Postgraduate Diploma is designed to provide a boot camp for managers.

Trinity Marine Products Announces New Executive Vice President

Trinity Industries, Inc. today announced Robert P. Herre has been named Executive Vice President of Trinity Marine Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc. Herre is a 25-year veteran of both the marine and inland shipbuilding industries, trained and experienced in engineering, operations and general management. Most recently, Herre served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Jeffboat LLC, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines, LLC. "I'm extremely pleased to have someone of Bob's caliber joining the company," said Paul Mauer, President of Trinity Marine. "His background and experience enhance our existing management team, providing a unique perspective from within the industry.

SENESCO Expands Management Team

Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (SENESCO) has appointed four new executives in a move prompted by the company’s growth over the past six months. The new executives include the company’s first chief financial officer and other senior level financial and operations staff. Gordon W. Fletcher, appointed as SENESCO’s first CFO, will direct the company’s financial affairs, including overseeing all contracts, developing financial statements, implementing new financial policies and procedures and supervising the accounting department. Fletcher is a CPA who received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa. While in South Africa, he worked as an audit supervisor for KPMG and as a finance manager for a construction general contractor.

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