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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

Newport News names Malyszko VP of plant ops

VA, United States

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reports that Karey Malyszko has been promoted to vice president of plant operations at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. She succeeds Dru Branche who retired in December. Effective immediately, Malyszko assumes overall responsibility for waterfront support services, facilities, environmental health and safety, and security. She reports to Jennifer Boykin, president… Read More

Crowley Promotes Coulston Van Gundy to Vice President of Construction and Engineering

FL, United States

Crowley has appointed Coulston Van Gundy as vice president of construction and engineering. He will lead the company’s vessel design and engineering, construction management and project engineering with an expanded emphasis on growth and innovation. With more than 15 years of experience, Van Gundy has played an integral role in advancing Crowley’s growing engineering and… Read More

Crowley Names Marcus Jadotte as Senior Vice President, Government Relations

FL, United States

Marcus Jadotte has joined Crowley as senior vice president of government relations, leading the company’s advocacy activities across all its businesses. Jadotte will spearhead the company’s continuing advocacy for laws and regulations that support the domestic maritime industry, while expanding awareness of Crowley’s growing defense and civilian government services among federal, state and local officials…. Read More

Surfrider Foundation Appoints Zach Plopper As Environmental Director

CA, United States

San Clemente, Calif., January 18, 2022 – The Surfrider Foundation, the largest grassroots organization focused on coastal and ocean conservation, announces the addition of Zach Plopper, a conservation expert and former professional surfer, as its new Environmental Director. Zach joins the Surfrider Foundation with more than 13 years of experience in advocacy-driven coastal and marine conservation. Through his… Read More

WEDA HR report

United States

WEDA webinar on hiring and retaining talent a huge success; replay available here Over 100 attend WEDA’s “Dredging for Talent” webinar Five dredging and marine industry human resource leaders share their secrets and insights. DredgeWire reports…  Last week these three panelists: Laurie Boyan – VP Human Resources, Weeks Construction Rebecca Gardner, PE – Anchor QEA, LLC Don… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

United States

Michael Gerhardt – Michael Gerhardt has started as Senior Director of Government Affairs for Mike Hooks, LLC of Westlake, Louisiana, a family-owned and -operated dredging and environmental remediation contractor, founded in 1945, that performs maintenance dredging, port deepenings, beach reclamation, wetland restoration, marsh creation, and disaster recovery along the Gulf Coast.

DSC Dredge expands its Information Technology team by welcoming Mitchell Duplantis

LA, United States

RESERVE, LOUISIANA – On October 26th 2021 – DSC Dredge welcomed Mitchell Duplantis as the newest member of their Information Technology team. As a former IT support analyst and helpdesk specialist, Duplantis brings experience in applying technical and problem-solving skills to improve both team and organizational performance and the ability to leverage existing technology with… Read More

Blue Guard Innovations Appoints New Product Manager, David Divjak

CO, United States

Global Innovator in Boat Monitoring and Control Technology Welcomes New Talent BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Jan. 13, 2022 – Blue Guard Innovations (BGI), the industry leader and innovator of smart boat monitoring and control technology,  recently announced that David Divjak joined the company as Product Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for existing and… Read More

Maritime Industry New Hires and Promotions

Tung Pham – Hired as Sales Manager Hug Engineering, a Faurecia company

Ingram Marine announces leadership change

TN, United States

Nashville, Tenn.-headquartered Ingram Marine Group reports that its chief operating officer John Roberts, will become president and CEO on February 1. He will succeed David O’Loughlin, who is to retire but will stay with the company as vice chair for the remainder of 2022 to assist with the transition. “Dave has been invaluable to our… Read More

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