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Friday, December 15, 2017

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GE US Equipment Financing Appoints New Marine Sales Leader

GE US Equipment Financing has appointed Steve Isaacson as National Sales Leader. Isaacson is a veteran of the commercial marine finance industry, joining GE in 2001 after a 15-year career managing SAFECO Credit’s national marine group in Seattle. Isaacson had served the past two years as the northwest regional sales manager for GE USEF. “Steve’s extensive industry expertise in Marine financing will help us provide our marine industry customers with a more customized set of solutions across the spectrum of financing needs including new and used vessel acquisitions, vessel re-power and upgrade projects, fleet acquisitions, growth capital, working capital, balance sheet management and recapitalizations,” said Juan Corsillo, vice president of marketing and strategic initiatives for GE USEF.

EBDG Engineer among Missing in Mudslide

Steve Harris (Photo: EBDG)

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) said in announcement today that engineer Steve Harris is among those missing in the recent Oso disaster. Although he has not yet been found, the level of devastation wrought by the mudslide in Snohomish County makes it unlikely that authorities will locate survivors. Steve's wife Theresa was also among the missing. “Our hearts go out to Steve's loved ones as well as those of the other Oso victims during this time of uncertainty,” the EBDG statement said.

ISS Appoints Schollaert

Steve Schollaert as Executive Vice President for North America region.

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime, cargo and supply chain solutions provider has announced a key hire to its senior management team with the appointment of Steve Schollaert as Executive Vice President for North America region. Steve joins ISS with extensive experience at American President Lines (APL) where he held senior positions with responsibility both domestically and internationally in the areas of operations and commercial. In addition to APL…

Levine Joins Globe Wireless

Globe Wireless announced that Steve Levine has joined as Director of Sales, . As his first task, Steve will assist Globe Wireless with the opening of its 15th international sales and support office in . Levine's background includes nine years with Stratos Global as the Business Development Manager, where he was responsible for Inmarsat and Iridium channel development and marketing. Steve was heavily involved in maritime VSAT offerings including iDirect and Sea Tel antenna systems. He also has past experience with PictureTel video conferencing systems.

Rivergate Finishes Work on MY Steve Irwin

Rivergate Marina and Shipyard has completed the new helipad onboard the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s flagship, the MY Steve Irwin. Rivergate’s bid to fit the new helipad was accepted due to a design to move the helipad from the hangar to the fore deck. “Some of greatest ideas come from utilizing tried and tested technology in a new and different way,” said Mr Steve Fisher, General Manager of Rivergate. “The engineers, Marine Engineering Consultants, devised a system of…

Drew Names Medved Regional Sales Manager

Maritime Sales Veteran Steve Medved Named New Regional Sales Manager at Drew Marine. Drew Marine welcomed Steve Medved as Regional Sales Manager, North America on May 1, 2012. Mr. Medved will be responsible for executing Drew Marine’s technical solution strategies in North America. Mr. Medved has 30 years of technical experience and market knowledge in the maritime industry. Most recently, he served as Nalfleet’s Head of Sales in the Americas. In his new position, Steve will report to Michael Cassaras, Senior Vice President of Sales and will provide a key service and support resource for Drew Marine’s clients. Mr. Cassaras, stated “This…

OIG Makes Executive Appointments

Offshore Installation Group said that Steve Preston will join the company in the position of Chief Executive Officer and John Smith will join the company as Executive Vice Chairman. Both Steve and John will take up their positions in  March 2012. Preston joins OIG from Heerema Marine Contractors where he has been Executive Vice President, Commercial & Technology for the past 12 years responsible for the Group’s worldwide commercial and business development activities. Steve  brings over 35 years industry experience to OIG with a strong background in commercial negotiations, engineering and project management. Steve is a past President and active board member of the International Marine Contractors  Association.

Ceona Gets New CEO

Mark Preece. Photo: Ceona

Ceona, a London-based SURF contractor with deep-water subsea construction capabilities, has announced that the company's executive vice president commercial and business development, Mark Preece, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). According to the press release, Mark takes over from current CEO, Steve Preston, who after 40 years in the industry has decided to retire from operational management and step down. Steve has worked tirelessly to establish Ceona as a key subsea player over the last three years…

Steve Schultz Retires

Steve Schultz (left) gets a farewell handshake from Neil Plowman (right), Interlux Global

Steve Schultz a marine industry leader and Interlux veteran of 29 years announced his retirement to his staff and friends in a brief meeting at International Paint, PLC headquarters on November 20, 2008. Mr. Schultz has been Executive Vice President of Yacht Coatings North America since 2002. He started his career in 1980 as Interlux Marketing Manager. In 1984 he became General Manager of Interlux US, and shortly thereafter, became responsible for Interlux North America. Steve has served on International Paints Global Yacht Executive board since 1987.

Pfeifer New President, COO of Marine Travelift

Marine Travelift has announced the promotion of Erich Pfeifer to President and Chief Operating Officer beginning August 10, 2011. Erich Pfeifer is succeeding the company’s President and CEO for the past eight years, Steve Pfeifer. Steve Pfeifer will remain Marine Travelift’s CEO and will continue to serve the company in a strategic and advisory role. Erich Pfeifer joined Marine Travelift in 2003 as Sales Manager and was subsequently promoted to Sales Director of the Americas and then Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

Four High Speed Craft at Austal with GL class

classification contract. Four auto express vehicle-passenger catamarans to be built by Austal shipyard will be classed by Germanischer Lloyd. The high speed craft for an undisclosed owner will be constructed to the new High Speed Craft Code 2000 and delivered in 2009. Two of the fast ferries will be 69 m and two 88 m long. The classification contract was signed by Austal's COO Steve Murdoch and Design Manager Derek Gill in presence of GL's Area Manager George Spiliotis and Station Manager Fremantle Jatin S. Grewal. The order represents Austal's largest individual contract to date. "This huge contract confirms our presence in a region with substantial growth opportunities for Austal", said John Rothwell, Austal Executive Chairman.

New GM at Perkins Marine Facility in Wimborne

Andrew Goldspink (Photo: Perkins)

Engine manufacturer Perkins hires Andrew Goldspink to succeed retiring general manager Steve Phillips. After 30 years at engine manufacturer Perkins, Steve Phillips has elected to retire from his role as General Manager of the company’s marine facility in Wimborne. Over his years at Perkins, Phillips has held leadership roles in Parts and Service (London), Marine Service Manager for the Asia Pacific region (Singapore), through to his current role as General Manager (Wimborne, UK).

NOIA Applauds Proposed Repeal of Royalty Valuation Rule

NOIA President Randall Luthi. Photo provided by NOIA

“NOIA supports repeal of Interior’s 2017 Royalty Valuation Rule, which would have created a cloud of regulatory uncertainty, put at risk billions of dollars of federal oil and gas leases and left much needed jobs and revenue for America on the able. The offshore industry, which accounts for nearly a quarter of our nation’s domestically produced oil and natural gas, needs a clear, consistent and fair regulatory environment to thrive. “NOIA applauds Secretary Zinke for taking steps to repeal the rule and reevaluate changes to long-established royalty valuation regulations.

Moore Stephens Appoints New Partners

Shipping accountant and business consultant Moore Stephens has appointed six new partners. One, Steve Durman, is an expert on employment issues and has advised a number of shipping companies on effective structuring of employment terms for seafarers and shore-based personnel. Steve Durman has specialised in employer support for fifteen years, after joining Moore Stephens from the DHSS. He has particular expertise in advising UK-based shipping companies on employment packages. In the last nine months Moore Stephens has added fifty fee earners to service its growing workload. Andrew Galli and Simon Gallagher (both Insurance Industry Group), Deborah Pearce (Enfield office), Tom Ward (Audit Services Group) and Paul Clark (UK Business Group) have also been appointed partners.

EBDG’s New Orleans Office Growing

Elliott Bay Design Group's (EBDG) New Orleans office has added new staff and projects. Seattle-based EBDG opened its New Orleans branch in November 2006 with the key hires of Michael Walker, General Manager, and Sam Charters, Chief Marine Engineer. Recently joining the New Orleans staff as Senior Naval Architect is Steve McKnight, bringing with him 17 years of experience supporting the marine and offshore service industries. Steve has supported shipyards throughout the Gulf region and most recently served as Chief Naval Architect at VT Halter. An additional naval architect will join the team in mid April, and the office is continuing its recruiting efforts for multiple positions.

Collar Appointed Vice President, Special Projects

Crowley Maritime Corporation veteran Steve Collar has joined Marine Transport Corporation as Vice President, Special Projects effective July 1. He is domiciled in Marine Transport's Weehawken, NJ, headquarters and reports to Jeff Miller, Vice President, Chartering. Crowley acquired Marine Transport, a U.S.-based supplier of chemical parcel transportation, refined petroleum transportation, crude oil lightering, and ship management, in February. Collar, most recently Director of Special Projects for Crowley's Vessel Management Services subsidiary, will be responsible for helping Marine Transport and its subsidiary companies develop and market Marine Transport's fleet renewal and expansion projects, and will commercially manage selected vessels.

HMS Announces Management Hires

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

Marine services company Harley Marine Services (HMS) has expanded its management team, naming Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering, the company announced today. Prior to joining Harley Marine, Martin was the Vice President and General Counsel for Delta Western and Hawaii Petroleum where he oversaw all aspects of safety, risk management and regulatory compliance for the fuel distribution companies. Prior to Delta Western, Martin served as the Director of U.S.

UK Shipbroker Victim of Dubai Fraud

Courtesy Century Marine

UK headquartered shipbroker Century Marine Services has been the victim of a sophisticated fraud by a Dubai based firm calling itself Matin Marine Services. Despite having no business relationship with Century Marine Services, Matin Marine Services has been passing itself off as connected with Century Marine Services by hacking the company’s website.The Dubai police authorities have been informed. “We were alerted to the fraud yesterday by a call from a trader who had reportedly sold a consignment of frozen fish to Matin and who was unpaid…

Growing the Ohio Fleet

Tom Moosbrugger and Steve Grantz share a common history as Ohio River boat men working in a variety of positions from deck to dispatch. In 1994, they used that experience, and an entrepreneurial spirit, to buy a small towboat fleeting firm in Evansville, Ind. a couple of hundred miles upriver from the Ohio's junction with the Mississippi at Cario, Ill. They operated the tow boats and a cleaning and repair yard as the newly formed Evansville Marine Services. In the four years since that initial purchase, the company has grown from only nine to 54 employees. The fleet has also grown in size from three to ten boats, three drydocks and 12 cranes. They are doing shipyard and stevedoring work for a number of other companies and as customer demand is there, they do some longer haul barge-work.

Steve Miles to Lead David Evans’ Federal Group

Steve Miles, vice president and federal market team leader.

Retired Col. Steve Miles to lead David Evans’ federal group. PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 7, 2011 – Steve Miles has joined David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) as vice president and federal market team leader. Miles recently capped a distinguished 26-year career with the Army. He was most recently commander and district engineer for the Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which has one of the most comprehensive and diversified civil works programs in the U.S. He is a decorated veteran and has served domestically in Oregon…

Steve Hankins Joins Globe Express Services

Steve Hankins

Globe Express Services , one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers with a market presence in over 80 countries, proudly announces that Steve Hankins has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Hankins, who will report directly to President and CEO Michael C. Hughes, has successfully managed all aspects of Finance and IT during his 21 year career with Tyson Foods, a multi-billion dollar organization.

SCA Announces New Chair/Vice Chair

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced that Herschel Vinyard, vice president at Atlantic Marine Holding Company, has been elected its new chair. Mr. Vinyard takes the leadership role of the Council after two successful years that saw increased membership and an expansion of services provided by the SCA under the chairmanship of Steve Welch, CEO and President of Todd Pacific Shipyards. Chris Bollinger, executive vice president of Bollinger Shipyards, was elected to the position of vice-chair. The elections occurred during the Council’s annual Spring General Membership Meeting, held April 27 - 29, in Washington, DC. Past chair Steve Welch commented, "It was truly an honor to serve as chair of SCA.

LOC Doubles Size in Hong Kong

Steve Salt

Marine & engineering specialist advisors underscore Asia capabilities and commitment to the region. London Offshore Consultants (LOC), the leading marine and engineering advisory group, have doubled the size of their Hong Kong office with the appointment of Ed Wollaston and Steve Salt, effective immediately. Mr Wollaston, a naval architect and chartered engineer, will be responsible for claims investigation specialising in classification and ship structural issues. Ed has been with LOC since 2007 in the group’s London office and has worked on pivotal claims for flag states…

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