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HII Names Todd Borkey as Chief Technology Officer

VA, United States

Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that Todd Borkey has been promoted to executive vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately and reporting directly to HII President and CEO Chris Kastner. The move comes during a time of technological advancement for HII and expands the scope of responsibilities for Borkey,… Read More

Port of Portland appoints Greg Burgoyne as CEO

OR, United States

The Port of Portland has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Greg Burgoyne, who will succeed current CEO, Greg Temewen, from January 2023. Mr Burgoyne will join the Port of Portland team following ten years as CEO of the Glenelg Shire Council, prior to which he served as CEO at… Read More

Port of New Orleans Board Elects Jack Jensen Jr. Chairman

LA, United States

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has elected Jack C. Jensen, Jr. to serve as Board Chairman, succeeding Charles H. Ponstein, whose term as Chairman ended this month. Also elected were Joseph F. Toomy, who will serve as Vice Chairman, and Walter J. Leger, Jr., who will serve as… Read More

Arcadis announces three senior Sustainability hires

World ,

Arcadis has announced three senior Sustainability Advisory appointments across the globe, demonstrating the company’s prioritization of sustainable solutions for clients. Jane Boyle has joined as Sustainability Advisory practice lead in the UK & Ireland, while Michelle Bachir has joined in the same role in North America. Kealy Herman joins as Global Technical Director for Net… Read More

John McCarthy named CEO of Seaspan Shipyards


North Vancouver, B.C. based Seaspan Shipyards reports that the Board of Directors of its parent, The Washington Companies, has appointed John McCarthy as CEO of Seaspan Shipyards, effective immediately. He succeeds Mark Lamarre, who assumes a new role as president and CEO of The Washington Companies, following the planned retirement of the previous President and CEO, Larry… Read More

MER Equipment names Bill Forslund business development manager

WA, United States

Seattle, Wash., based MER Equipment reports that Bill Forslund has joined it as business development manager. Family-owned MER Equipment is a specialist in the custom building of marine & industrial generators, power distribution systems and hydraulic power units. Forslund has a marine industry background that includes assignments including master mariner, commercial fisherman, ship’s agent, and advertising sales… Read More

Cal Maritime training ship to have its first female captain

CA, United States

California State University Maritime Academy has appointed Samaro Bannister-Schneider to serve as interim captain of its Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB). A 2000 graduate of Cal Maritime’s Marine Transportation (MT) program, she will serve as the academy’s first female TSGB captain. “Captain Bannister is an experienced master mariner who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to… Read More

Louisville District names Ian Mitchell as Engineering Division Chief

KY, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District announced today that Mr. Ian Mitchell has been selected to serve as the new Engineering Division Chief for the district effective Sept. 25, 2022. As the Chief of Engineering Division, Mitchell will lead a team of more than 330 personnel responsible for the execution of engineering products… Read More

New Orleans District changes command

LA, United States

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District commander Col. Stephen Murphy handed the reins to Col. Cullen Jones during a formal change of command ceremony at the district’s headquarters Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. Jones is the 65th commander in the district’s more than 200 years of serving New Orleans and South Louisiana. As Murphy… Read More

ZF Marine makes key appointment

FL, United States

ZF Marine Propulsion Systems has hired George Lewis as the new head of product line commercial-fast craft, North/Central America and the Caribbean. He reports to Wolfgang Schmid, ZF’s Industrial Division Head for North America, and is now operating from ZF Marine’s headquarters in Miramar, Fla. “ZF Marine welcomes George aboard and looks forward to the positive… Read More

Steve Thur Named Director of NOAA Research

United States

Steve Thur, Ph.D., a nationally recognized leader in coastal science and management, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo as the assistant administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA Research). In this capacity, Thur will serve as director of NOAA’s office primarily responsible for foundational research that is key to understanding… Read More

Neptune Americas & Marine Appoints Aswin Janardhanan as Project Manager for North America

TX, United States

Dredge and Offshore Marine services supplier, Neptune Americas & Marine Corp., has announced that Aswin Janardhanan has joined their company as the Project Manager for North America. Aswin is a Naval Architect that has more than 15 years of design and project management experience in the marine and offshore sectors. He comes to us from… Read More

DCA Welcomes New President Frederick Paup and Senior VP Stephen Tobin

DC, United States

Frederick Paup, newly elected DCA President; Thomas Smith, Chief of Operations and Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Stephen Tobin, newly elected DCA Senior Vice President (left to right). The industry/government partnership is key to accomplishing the Army Corps’ navigation mission! Source

Gordon Carr named New Bedford Port Authority executive director

MA, United States

Gordon Carr will be the next executive director of the New Bedford Port Authority, coming on as the Massachusetts South Shore port undertakes extensive modernization to expand its fishing, processing, offshore wind energy and other maritime industries. Currently deputy director of real estate strategy and policy at the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) in Boston, Carr… Read More

Ports America Appoints Matthew Leech as Chief Executive Officer

NJ, United States

Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, today announced the appointment of Matthew Leech as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 2022. He will succeed Mark Montgomery, who will retire as Chief Executive Officer and continue to support the Company in an advisory role. Mr. Leech is a seasoned ports and terminal executive… Read More

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