The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard announced this week that it has made two new hires. Graham Gajewski has been named naval architect, reporting to Jonathan Leivo, director of engineering, and Patrick Owens has been named operations coordinator, reporting to Lindsay Dew, director of operations and compliance, both working in the Cleveland offices.
Gajewski earned his Bachelor of Engineering – Naval Architecture at the State University of New York Maritime College
and is a licensed USCG Unlimited Tonnage Third Mate. Graham’s prior experience includes two sea terms aboard the T/S Empire State, a summer internship aboard a Great Lakes trading cement carrier, and summer naval architecture internship.
Owens' career includes 20 years of service in the United States Coast Guard
, culminating in a command position as the Officer In Charge of Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor, Ohio from 2007 through 2012. His accolades include six Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, three Coast Guard Letter of Commendation, two Coast Guard Achievement, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, and Proclamation Recipient - Office of Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City Of Cleveland, Ohio. Owens earned his Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Management, Homeland Security from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Studies at Cleveland State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude.