Categories for Maritime hires and promotions

Leadership transition at American P&I Club

NY, United States

After 27 years in the role, Joe Hughes will stand down as CEO of American P&I Club managing company, Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc. (SCB), on August 1. Succeeding him as CEO will be Dorothea Ioannou, who is currently deputy COO at SCB. She will be the first woman to hold a top executive position at… Read More

Jonson Cox appointed PLA Chairman

United Kingdom

Jonson Cox CBE has been appointed as chair of the UK’s largest Trust Port, the Port of London Authority (PLA), by the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP. Jonson Cox takes up his new role from 4 April 2022, succeeding Christopher Rodrigues CBE, who has been PLA chairman since January 2016. After an… Read More

Encore Dredging looking to hire a hydrographic surveyor

TX, United States

About the job This position requires the minimum of 5 years Hydrographic experience (see additional details below) Hypack experience is required. Compensation depends of years of experience and those obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in Construction/Engineering. Degree is not required, experience is a requirement. OVERVIEW: This position supports the dredging and construction projects by… Read More

HII Appoints Paul C. Harris as Chief Sustainability and Compliance Officer

VA, United States

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII (NYSE:HII) announced today that Paul C. Harris has been appointed executive vice president and chief sustainability and compliance officer, reporting directly to HII President and CEO Chris Kastner on matters of sustainability. The move expands the scope of responsibilities… Read More

Bordelon Marine names Trenton Pitre director of operations

LA, United States

Offshore support and subsea services provider Bordelon Marine, Lockport, La., has promoted Trenton Pitre, an industry veteran with over 10 years experience has been promoted to director of operations. Pitre has served in Bordelon Marine’s operations department for the past seven years, most recently, as senior operations manager. Prior to joining Bordelon, Pitre had previous… Read More

Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet and Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd Join’s Advisory Board

MA, United States

– Gallaudet, Former NOAA Acting Administrator and Oceanographer of the Navy, is CEO of Ocean STL Consulting and Host of the American Blue Economy Podcast – Shepherd, Former President of the American Meteorological Society, is Director of the University of Georgia Atmospheric Sciences Program and Member of the National Academy of Sciences BOSTON, Feb. 16,… Read More

Senate Confirms Federal Maritime Commissioner

United States

President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve on the Federal Maritime Commission recently was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Max Vekich received 51 favorable votes and 43 opposing votes for a confirmation to become a commissioner through 2026. His membership on FMC shifts the five-member board to a 3-2 majority for Democrats. Vekich is a former… Read More

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana Names 2022 Board of Directors

LA, United States

BATON ROUGE — The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to addressing coastal land loss in Louisiana, has named its board membership and leadership for 2022. The organization, which was founded in 1988, has helped craft science-based solutions to restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, which have been vanishing since the 1930s. The nonprofit… Read More

American Maritime Partnership elects new leadership team: Park, Carpenter, Fuentes

United States

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the umbrella organization for the U.S. domestic maritime industry, today announced the election of new leadership. Jennifer Carpenter Ku’uhaku Park, senior vice president of government and community relations at the Matson Navigation Company takes the helm as president. He is joined by new vice president Jennifer Carpenter, president and CEO… Read More

Lyons to Lead IAI’s Engineering & Technical Services Division

MI, United States

Mr. Brad Lyons, P.E., has joined Infrastructure Alternatives, Inc. (IAI), as Senior Engineering Manager for the firm’s Engineering & Technical Services (ETS) Division. Brad’s responsibilities in this role will include oversight of water and wastewater facility assessments, funding assistance efforts, process design, regulatory permitting, and preparation of construction documents, as well as coordinating with IAI’s… Read More

Dutra Welcomes Six New VPs

United States


Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions


Michael Phelps – Promoted to Vice President, Practice Leader at WSP USA Rajesh A V R P – Appointed as Senior Marine Structures Engineer at Jacobs James Olivarez – Appointed as Director Of Marine Operations at SR Trident, Inc. Merijn Terlou – Appointed as Manager Dredging Operations at Royal Smals Anko Bos – Promoted to… Read More

The Shearer Group adds to team

TX, United States

Mechanical engineer Ethan Johnson has joined Houston-headquartered The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI), a leading naval architecture specialist in the design of inland towboats, ferries and barges. Johnson graduated from the University of Houston with a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, specializing in continuum mechanics, fluid dynamics, convection heat transfer, and nonlinear controls. For his… Read More

Huntington Ingalls Appoints Chris Kastner as CEO

VA, United States

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced Thursday its board of directors elected Chief Operating Officer Chris Kastner to become HII president and chief executive officer, consistent with the company’s succession plan. The board also elected president and CEO Mike Petters to become executive vice chairman of the… Read More

Orion Group Holdings, Inc. Announces Board of Director Changes

TX, United States

New Director Appointed; One Director Announces Retirement HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 25, 2022– Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) (the “Company”) a leading specialty construction company, today announced the appointment of Quentin P. Smith, Jr. to the Board of Directors, as well as the retirement of Richard L. Daerr, Jr. as a board member. The Board’s appointment… Read More

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