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Maine Maritime names next president

ME, United States

Maine Maritime Academy’s Board of Trustees announced today that Jerald “Jerry” Paul has been named as the Castine, Maine., college’s 15th president. Paul, who is currently president of Capitol Access and a 1989 graduate of the institution, will take office this spring. He will succeed William Brennan, who steps down from the position at the… Read More

Abbey Heimensen appointed to VP of Marketing, MarineMax

FL, United States

MarineMax recently announced the appointment of Abbey Heimensen to the role of Vice President of Marketing, overseeing a robust and talented team that delivers marketing support for MarineMax’s national retail network of over 77 stores and diverse business units. Shawn Berg, MarineMax Chief Digital Officer comments, “Abbey’s passion, commitment, and dedication to MarineMax and our… Read More

AWO appoints Peter Schrappen as VP – Pacific Region

WA, United States

The American Waterways Operators reports that Peter Schrappen will join the organization’s staff as Vice President – Pacific Region on December 13. Schrappen, who has 23 years of legislative and advocacy experience, currently serves as Vice President and Director of Government Affairs of the Northwest Marine Trade Association and Board Chairman of the Washington Maritime… Read More

SEACORP Appoints David Cadorette as President

RI, United States

SEACORP, LLC. (SEACORP) Chief Executive Officer Roy Kapani is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cadorette as President, effective January 1, 2022. His appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s current state: excited after another strong year of growth and ready to take on the future. SEACORP is poised for major expansion in the Distributed Maritime Operations market,… Read More

Webb Institute elects next president

NY, United States

Mark Martecchini has been elected as the 16th president of Webb Institute. Effective July 1, 2022, he will succeed R. Keith Michel who has served as Webb’s president for the past nine years. Martecchini was elected following a rigorous search process, led by a Board of Trustee’s search committee consisting of seven members with diverse… Read More

Carteret County moves forward with effort to secure new shore protection office manager

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County Beach Commission Chairperson Jim Normile said Tuesday the county and panel are making progress in finding a replacement for County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph, whose last day on the job was Friday. Speaking during a brief beach commission meeting in the Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners’ meeting room… Read More

Eagle Bulk Shipping appoints chief strategy officer

CT, United States

Stamford, Conn.-headquartered Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (ESG) has named Costa Tsoutsoplides as chief strategy officer. In this newly created role, he will have broad responsibilities in developing Eagle’s corporate strategy as well as leading capital markets initiatives and overseeing ESG and investor relations. He will also retain his existing responsibilities, including mergers & acquisitions and… Read More

Crowley Names Megan Davidson as Chief People Officer

FL, United States

Crowley has appointed Megan Davidson as Chief People Officer to lead the people, labor and culture strategy across its enterprise. In this role as part of the company’s senior leadership team, Davidson is responsible for Crowley’s leadership as an employer of choice among its various industries and geographies, as well as furthering the company’s commitment… Read More

American Association Of Port Authorities Announces New Board Members

NY, United States

At the recent 110th American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) annual convention, chairman Mario Cordero announced the election of new members to sit on the association’s board of directors. In their new roles on the board, these port industry leaders will drive the strategic course of AAPA to further advance the organization in achieving its core mission, vision… Read More

Maxine Buckles Named Port Houston’s First Chief Business Equity Officer

TX, United States

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maxine Buckles has been named Port Houston’s first-ever Chief Business Equity Officer reporting directly to Executive Director Roger Guenther. Buckles is responsible for implementing and administering diversity, equity, and training programs, including Port Houston’s new Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Development Program and its successful Small Business Development Program. In this newly created position,… Read More

USA – Fincantieri Announces Leadership Change

United States

Former Austal USA president Craig Perciavalle is to take the helm at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding following Todd Thayse’s decision to retire after 10 years as vice president and general manager and a 37-year career at the Sturgeon Bay, Wis., shipyard. “The timing of one’s retirement is not an easy decision,” said Thayse. “Especially when you… Read More

Maxine Buckles Named Port Houston’s First Chief Business Equity Officer

TX, United States

Leading the Organization’s internal and external Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Maxine Buckles has been named Port Houston’s first-ever Chief Business Equity Officer reporting directly to Executive Director Roger Guenther. Buckles is responsible for implementing and administering diversity, equity, and training programs, including Port Houston’s new Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise Development Program and… Read More

Transportation Institute names Sarah Scherer as new VP of Pacific Coast ops

DC, United States

Sarah Scherer has been named as vice president of Pacific Coast operations at the Washington, D.C., headquartered Transportation Institute (TI). Her appointment follows the retirement of Richard Berkowitz, who served as an advocate for the U.S. maritime sector and mariners across the country for nearly 27 years at TI. Known for his efforts to bring… Read More

Confirmation of Michael Connor to Lead Army Corps

DC, United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today led a bipartisan majority in the Senate to confirm Michael Connor as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works by a vote of 92-5. Prior to the vote, Carper spoke on the Senate floor in… Read More

Carteret County engages Moffatt & Nichol staffer to temporarily fill in at shore protection office

NC, United States

EMERALD ISLE — This week, Carteret County hired an engineer from Moffatt & Nichol Engineers to provide temporary services to the County Shore Protection Office. The move will keep the office running until a permanent replacement can be found for the office manager, Greg Rudolph, who resigned earlier this month, effective Friday, Nov. 12, after nearly… Read More

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