Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Kleiboemer has been named the Director of The Maritime Foundation, according to Renee Marazon, CEO of The Maritime
Academy of Toledo Foundation. Kleiboemer will
oversee course development and curriculum for several maritime adult job
training programs as well as recertification programs for those already in the
first programs the Ohio-based organization says Kleiboemer will handle are the cruise
ship professional development and the U.S. Coast Guard-required STCW basic
safety training programs, as well as crowd management, and proficiency in
crisis management and human behavior. In
November, The Maritime Foundation received a $25,000 First Energy Economic
Development Grant through the City of Toledo for development of the programs,
which are expected to launch Jan. 16, 2012.
Kleiboemer comes to us with a wealth of both U.S. Navy and merchant mariner
experience,” Marazon says in a Maritime Foundation press
release. “His professional experience
includes not only ship board operations, but academic instruction as well. He has developed and taught U.S. Coast Guard mariner
courses. He is the perfect fit for The Maritime
Foundation as we move forward. We are fortunate
to have him, as is our entire northwest Ohio community.”
started his maritime career 13 years ago when he joined the U.S. Navy. While
serving, he began his career as a deck officer aboard USS Peleliu, and then
later as the Operations Officer aboard USS Detroit. From 2002–04 he served as academic
dean and lead navigation instructor for Naval Science Institute. From ’06-07 he
served as anti-terrorism/force protect instructor training program manager for
Military Sealift Fleet Support Command.
In 2007 he
moved to Military Sealift Command Headquarters where he was curriculum manager continuing
to work extensively in maritime training. He has eight years active duty
experience as both a Surface Warfare Officer and as a Strategic Sealift
is also a merchant marine officer
(Second Mate) with extensive maritime experience, plus holds the rank of Lt.
Commander in the U.S. Navy, Strategic Sealift Officer Program and is a qualified
Surface Warfare Officer.
He makes his
home in Whitehouse, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Rebecca.
lived all over the country and traveled the globe, and I chose northwest Ohio
for my home because of how much the area has to offer,” Kleiboemer said. “I look forward to using my unique set of
skills to promote the great city of Toledo and to support the maritime industry
that has provided me with such an amazing career.”
began his duties with The
Maritime Foundation on Dec. 1, and The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation’s
Board of Directors confirmed his appointment at a meeting held Dec. 7.