Categories for Maritime hires and promotions

Fairbanks Morse Defense expands leadership team

WI, United States

Beloit, Wis., headquartered Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has added two more executives to its leadership team. Crystal Brent joins the company as vice president of marketing. Coming to the company with more than a decade of marine-related marketing experience, she will direct and guide marketing strategies for Fairbanks Morse… Read More

Rusty Murdaugh named president of Austal USA

AL, United States

Austal Limited reports that the Austal USA Board of Directors has appointed Rusty Murdaugh as president of Austal USA, effective September 9, 2021. Murdaugh, who joined Austal USA in 2017 as chief financial officer, has been serving as interim president of the company since February 2021. As interim president, Murdaugh led the addition of steel… Read More

Crowley Appoints Massimo Messina as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions

FL, United States

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Sept. 20, 2021 ) ­– Crowley Maritime Corporation announces the appointment of Massimo Messina as vice president, mergers and acquisitions. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Messina will lead Crowley’s corporate expansion goals by identifying and assessing potential M&A candidates and execute transactions that align with the global enterprise’s future growth projection and endeavors across… Read More

NOAA Fisheries Names Kim Damon-Randall to Lead the Office of Protected Resources

United States

She brings more than 20 years of experience in Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act issues. Today, NOAA Fisheries announced Ms. Kim Damon-Randall as the director of the Office of Protected Resources. She will assume her new duties on August 29. Ms. Damon-Randall began her career with NOAA in 2001, serving in a… Read More

White House Announces John D. Porcari as Port Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force

United States

WASHINGTON – Today, the White House announced that John D. Porcari will be the Port Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. The Task Force was established in June to address supply and demand mismatches that emerged in several sectors as the economy reawakened following the Administration’s historic vaccination and economic relief… Read More

Meredith Berger named temporary Under Secretary of the Navy

United States

When last we reported on Meredith Berger, she was swinging a bottle of bubbly at Ingalls Shipbuilding to christen LPD 28 Fort Lauderdale. Yesterday, she was designated as performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy. In this role, she serves as the deputy and principal assistant to Secretary of the Navy Carlos… Read More

HII names new EVP communications

WA, United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has named Brooke Hart executive vice president, communications. She will succeed Jerri Dickseski, who will retire on September 1 after nearly 31 years of service. Hart will be located in HII’s Washington, D.C., office and will report to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO, effective Sept. 27. “Jerri has been a… Read More

Milton Cat Hires Marine Market Manager: Nick Fawle

MA, United States

Nick Fawle has joined Milford, Mass.-based Milton Cat’s sales team as marine market manager with a focus on new engine sales in the Northeast territory. Fawle has more than 20 years of marine industry experience. He spent six years with Cummins where he sold marine, industrial and truck engines. He also worked for New England… Read More

USACE Vicksburg District announces new chief of Project Resources Management Branch

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Jason Mooney as Chief of Project Resources Management Branch (PRMB). In this role, Mooney will lead the way of carrying out PRMB’s mission, which is to provide quality engineering and other professional services for flood damage reduction, hydropower production, recreation management,… Read More

New Exec Dir hire at GICA

LA, United States

I was honored and humbled to assume the role of President of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA) yesterday from outgoing President, friend and mentor Jim Stark. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is often referred to as the “Silent Giant” running for over 1100 miles from St. Marks, FL to Brownsville, TX. This vital waterway connects… Read More

ABS names Mahaffey VP, marketing and communications

TX, United States

Jessica Mahaffey, who joined ABS in 2019 as senior director of corporate affairs, has been named the classification society‘s vice president, marketing and communications. “Jessica is a strong leader for our marketing and communications team. I am confident she will spread the message about ABS and its important work right across the industry, inspiring our… Read More

USACE Vicksburg District announces new chief of Project Resources Management Branch: Jason Mooney

MS, United States

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has selected Jason Mooney as Chief of Project Resources Management Branch (PRMB). In this role, Mooney will lead the way of carrying out PRMB’s mission, which is to provide quality engineering and other professional services for flood damage reduction, hydropower production, recreation management,… Read More

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Ingalls Shipbuilding

MS, United States

PASCAGOULA, Miss., (Aug. 12, 2021) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today that  Jack Norris has been named director of state and local government affairs. Norris will lead all state and local government relations efforts in support of Ingalls’ strategic goals and will collaborate with community and economic development partners. “Jack has a… Read More

Callan Marine promotes three staff members to VP positions

TX, United States

Kevin Pearse, Sarah Dearing, and Todd Knight were all named vice presidents within the company where they will expand their current roles and continue leading Callan Marine into the future, the dredging company said in a press release. Kevin Pearse, Operations Manager, was named Vice President of Operations. He is a 28-year veteran of the… Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Academy installs first provost

United States

Prior to the start of its fall semester, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has installed Amy Donahue, Ph.D., as the institution’s first provost. In this position, Donahue will serve as the principal adviser to the superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty. Donahue is a graduate of Princeton University (B.A.) and… Read More

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