Simplex Americas LLC, the representative office for Blohm & Voss Industries GmbH in the Americas, has expanded its Factory Trained & Authorized service team with the hiring of Jay M. Lewis as Service Engineer. Lewisâ€™ 15 years of propulsion and shaft experience includes progressive positions as Outside Machinist for various Marine Contractors, Outside Machinist Foreman at Bender Shipbuilding, and ultimately Outside Machinist Leaderman at Atlantic Marine Inc., in Mobile, Alabama. In addition, he most recently was employed as a specialist propulsion service contract engineer with Rolls Royce Naval Marine. Tracy Pearman, with 19 years of shipyard Propulsion and Shaft experience has been promoted to Technical Manager in charge of the Service Engineers, project management, conversions and upgrades. Steve Clyburn, with 16 years at Atlantic Marine Inc., most recently as Outside Machinist Leaderman, and Jose Cabrera, with 15 years as Outside Machinist Foreman at ASMAR Shipyard in Chile, are both full time Service Engineers, available to travel worldwide. Justin Fretz, who has been with Simplex Americas since its inception in 2003, is Sales and Service Manager of the SIMPLAN Division, primarily dedicated to the water lubricated shaft seal product of Blohm & Voss.