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Wärtsilä Inducted into SUNY Chancellor’s Society

Pictured in the photo (Left to Right): Aimee Bernstein, VP University Relations, SUNY, Maritime College, Amy Reynolds, Manager, Communications & Branding, USA, Wärtsilä, Michelle Romero, Market Development Manager-Americas, Wärtsilä, Frank Donnelly, Managing Director, Wärtsilä North America, Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York, Jukka Pietikäinen, Consul General of Finland in New York, RADM Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.), SUNY, Maritime College, Kevin Pleiss, General Manager,

Marine industry solutions and services provider Wärtsilä was honored at the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Society on October 28 in downtown New York. The event, hosted by SUNY Chancellor, Nancy Zimpher, was arranged to formally recognize top donors of the 64-campus SUNY network; the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. In recognition of the strong partnership between Wärtsilä and the State University of New York, Maritime College, the University nominated Wärtsilä to be inducted as a ‘2013 Transformer’ of the Chancellor’s Society.

Great Lakes Towing Company Leadership Changes

Joseph Starck Jr. will take over as President of Great Lakes Towing Company. Starck joined the towing company in 1991 and was most recently its Vice President – Engineering. Since April 2009, he has also been President of the company’s shipyard division, which operates under the name Great Lakes Shipyard. Starck has been successfully leading all new construction and repair contracts for the company's Shipyard business, and will now be responsible for all of the towing company’s tugboat and shipyard activities on the Great Lakes. Starck is a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College, and has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. George Sogor was named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

Signal International Expands Sales Team at SSR

Tom Godfrey, Domestic Sales and Marketing, Signal Ship Repair (SSR) facility in Mobile, AL.

Signal International, Inc. announces the appointment of Tom Godfrey to the position of Domestic Sales and Marketing at the Signal Ship Repair (SSR) facility in Mobile, AL.   Godfrey complements the sales staff with his 18 years of ship repair experience. Godfrey has a solid background in the Maritime industry including Planning and Project Management as well as sales. In recent years, Godfrey’s sales experience has focused on foreign and domestic blue water market. He is a 1986 graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College.  

SUNY Maritime Opens Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center

The Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. and the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime) today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center. The Bouchard Tug & Barge Simulation Center is a training facility that incorporates Kongsberg’s Polaris Bridge Simulation technology and utilizes an industry-inspired bridge console arrangement, with the latest hydrodynamic ship models and exercise areas.

Maitland Receives Honorary Doctorate

Clay Maitland (right), a managing partner of International Registries, Inc.(IRI), after the recent ceremony in which an honourary doctorate of letters was conferred on him by the State University of New York Maritime College. With Mr Maitland are Vice Admiral Craine, Jr. President of the Maritime College and Mrs Wendy Craine. The doctorate was conferred in recognition of Mr Maitland's contribution to the maritime college and to the American maritime industry.

SLSDC Board sworn in by DOT Secretart LaHood

The U.S. Senate confirmed William J. Mielke and Arthur H. Sulzer as members of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board on January 1. William J. Mielke is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Ruekert/Mielke, a consulting engineering company located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He has been a Director of Bank Mutual Corporation since 2000 and its subsidiary, Bank Mutual, since 1988. Mielke is also a Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council and has served as a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Special Committee on the Great Lakes Water Resources Compact.

SUNY Maritime Seeks Bidders for Water Barge

SUNY Maritime College is requesting sealed bids from bidders to purchase a Water Barge named the SUNY No. 1 (a/k/a/ EX-Water Barge No. 42) in its current “as-is, where-is” condition at its current mooring. The minimum bid price for the  sale of this Water Barge is $25,000. The Water Barge is located at Olivet Pier - SUNY Maritime College - 6 Pennyfield Avenue - Bronx, NY 10465. Bidders who would like to receive the Notice of Sale should email their information (name, e-mail, address, phone, fax, etc.) to jrodriguez@sunymaritime.edu . It is the State University of New York’s policy to take affirmative action to ensure that New York State…

SUNY Maritime College Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner

State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College’s annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, on the College’s Throgs Neck, Bronx, New York campus. The event will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail hour, followed by the awards dinner at 7 pm in Vander Clute Hall. During the Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner, SUNY Maritime College will salute two Maritime graduates, Mark Barker, president, The Interlake Steamship Company, Cleveland, Ohio as well asThomas Merrell, president, General Dynamics, American Overseas Marine (AMSEA), in Quincy, Mass. The chemical tanker owner, BLT Chembulk Group  headquartered in Southport, Conn., will also be honored that evening.

Murphy Joins Integro’s Marine Practice

Integro Insurance Brokers announced that Patrick J. Murphy has joined the firm’s New York office as a Managing Principal in the Marine Practice. He will focus on coverage related to the global transportation and storage of cargo, among his other areas of expertise. Murphy has some 18 years experience in global transit insurance. He joins Integro from Marsh, where he served as a Managing Director and New York Cargo Department Manager. Prior to Marsh, he worked for Johnson & Higgins. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Maritime College, State University of New York. He also holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) professional designations

Troy Container Line Appoints Account Executive

Daniel A. Vorsky, Troy Container Line Account Executive

Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, today announced the appointment of Daniel A. Vorsky as account executive. Based in the company’s Red Bank, NJ office, Vorsky will use his experience in logistics and supply-chain management to foster the expansion of Troy in new markets while maintaining the company’s strong tradition of quality service. In his new position, Vorsky will execute strategic sales plans and oversee day-to-day account transactions at Troy. His work with the sales department aims to foster continued growth and ensure customer satisfaction.

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.

Gullickson Joins EBDG

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Stephanie Gullickson joins Elliott Bay Design Group's Seattle office as the Marketing Manager. She brings 12 years of experience within the maritime industry including management, marketing, sales, event planning and administrative support. Stephanie will be responsible for the development of policies, processes, and procedures to ensure consistent and effective company-wide marketing efforts in order to successfully garner new business opportunities. Stephanie graduated from…

Northrop Grumman Names Farrell Sector VP

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Tim Farrell sector vice president and general manager of U.S. Systems sector, effective October 2. all aspects of the sector’s U.S. interface. Farrell brings a record of demonstrated leadership and management expertise. life cycle support. Grumman and its legacy companies. Farrell earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.

Mische Appointed as VP, Alliance Navigation

Robert W. Mische, formerly General Manager Logistics, Höegh Autoliners Inc., has been appointed Vice President, Alliance Navigation LLC responsible for the carriage of U.S. government impelled cargo. Mische joined Autoliners Inc. in July 1976. Since then he has served in various positions of increasing management responsibility, with a particular career focus on forecasting, quality, pricing, customer service, project management, and trade development during the course of his 30 years with the organization. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook in 1995. Mische spearheaded Höegh Autoliners Inc.’s Quality initiative with Ford as Q1 Champion…

Mische Appointed as VP, Alliance Navigation

Robert W. Mische, formerly General Manager Logistics, Höegh Autoliners Inc., has been appointed Vice President, Alliance Navigation LLC responsible for the carriage of U.S. government impelled cargo. Mische joined Autoliners Inc. in July 1976. Since then he has served in various positions of increasing management responsibility, with a particular career focus on forecasting, quality, pricing, customer service, project management, and trade development during the course of his 30 years with the organization. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook in 1995. Mische spearheaded Höegh Autoliners Inc.’s Quality initiative with Ford as Q1 Champion…

Northrop Grumman Names VP for NN Legal Affairs

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the appointment of William Mitchell as vice president, assistant general counsel and sector counsel for Newport News operations, effective immediately. He reports to W. Burks Terry, corporate vice president and general counsel. Mitchell, most recently served as associate sector counsel for the company's electronic systems sector. Prior to this position, he served as the division counsel for the former Electronic Sensors and Systems division of Northrop Grumman. Before joining Northrop Grumman in 1996, Mitchell was the associate general counsel for Westinghouse's Electronic Systems Group. Previously, Mitchell held a number of positions in the law department of Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Trico Marine Names New VP

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announces the appointment of Robert V. O'Connor as Senior Vice President of Business and Strategic Development. Prior to joining Trico, O'Connor spent in excess of 20 years in the marine transportation business in commercial, technical, and financial roles with domestic and international companies. Most recently, he spent the past five years with The CIT Group, Inc., a leading commercial and consumer finance company, as Vice President of financial sales, lending to middle market marine transportation and energy companies. Prior to his tenure with CIT, he was marketing manager of Koch Chemical company where he was responsible for the marketing and trading of global bulk aromatic chemicals.

Captain Nanartowich Joins Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy’s President and CEO, Arthur Goldman, announced that Unlimited Master Ed Nanartowich will be the Chief Operating Officer of the school. Captain Nanartowich joined Mid-Atlantic Maritime as an advanced course instructor following his retirement as a Senior Master with the Navy’s Military Sealift Command. Captain Nanartowich sailed as Master from 1981 to 2008 with 24 commands within the diversified MSC fleet. His commands as civilian shipmaster included tankers, cargo ships, cable-layers, scientific support ships, ocean-going tugs and others. The most meaningful command for him was the humanitarian outreach mission of the USS Comfort. A number of honors were bestowed on him at his retirement from this distinguished career of over 34 years.

SUNY Maritime Approved as NY Tax-free Site

Photo courtesy of Suny Maritime College

The State University of New York Maritime College is officially open for business, after receiving formal designation as a tax-free area under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program. In a March 2 letter to Maritime College President Michael A. SUNY Maritime College has designated 1,700 square feet of vacant space on its campus in Fort Schuyler. The college will target businesses in the formative stage of development or engage in the design, development and introduction of high-technology products…

GAC Shipping Promotes Silveira, Martin

Ana Silveira

GAC Shipping has appointed Ana Silveira as its new Marketing Manager for Central & South America and Darren Martin as Senior Marketing Manager for North America with immediate effect. A graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, with a Bachelor degree in International Transportation and Trade, Silveira is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. She joined GAC immediately after graduation, as a Hub Coordinator in Houston, responsible for monitoring port calls for hub customers such as Chevron, BG, Euronav and Tanker Pacific.

Merchant Marine Highlighted in D-Day Museum Activities in New Orleans

The vital role of the American merchant marine during World War II will be highlighted in New Orleans this week during events marking the first major expansion of the National D-Day Museum. Merchant marine veterans will participate in a parade and other events honoring the men and women who fought for victory during World War II. In addition, a modern cargo ship, which stands at ready to support today's armed forces will be open for tours. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration, the Ready Reserve Force ship CAPE KENNEDY, like its World War II predecessors, is crewed by merchant mariners. The bands of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the State University of New York Maritime Academy will participate in the December 7 parade in downtown New Orleans.

SUNY Maritime Sails to the Rescue

Sailing along the Atlantic coastline from New York , the Empire State rounded Florida , dodged Hurricane Ophelia and cut a path along the same waters that Hurricane Katrina had sliced in its rampant urgency. On board were faculty and staff from SUNY Maritime College , which operates the 565-foot training ship. The Empire State is owned by the federal government, which activated the vessel after Hurricane Katrina. The ship's operators are trading their normal lives to provide disaster relief, leaving their own homes to provide one for the homeless. The Empire State is now serving as a floating hotel for uprooted oil rig workers who are working 24 hours a day to repair a New Orleans oil refinery.

Maritime College’s Naval ROTC Enrollment Reaches All-Time High

It seems like only yesterday that the members of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Unit at the State University of New York Maritime College witnessed the September11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and civil society. Located on the tip of the Throggs Neck peninsula, almost directly below the Throggs Neck Bridge and in direct sight of the Manhattan skyline, the Unit had a clear view of the tragedy. While the sticking pain and sorrow caused by the tragedy remains with the Unit, it has experienced changes from a year ago that reflect the country’s renewed emphasis on national security and deepening appreciation for firefighters and other emergency rescue personnel.

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