People News

Here's a rundown of the latest executive appointments, accomplishments, and other news about the people of the WorkBoat industry. If you'd like to submit a press release to this section, email it to our web editor at

Kevin Brenton named Huntington Ingalls corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs

Latif Benhaddad joins Tidewater's senior management team 

Martin Meissner named ZF's marketing and communications manager for North America 

Capt. George 'Joe' Paitl joins LNG America executive team 

Willard Marine names new sales team members 

ASA Electronics hires new PR and digital marketing specialist 

Simplex Americas adds Paul R. Cooper to sales team 

McClaugherty named SeaTrepid International's senior sales manager, Gulf of Mexico 

Woods Hole Group names Bob Hamilton president 

Obituary of Stanley H. Kays 

 Darlene Crowder joining Foss Maritime as vice president for Human Resources 

Superior Energy Services appoints Paul Remson vice president of risk management 

Congress names Aberdeen Lock and Dam for Don Waldon, former Tenn-Tom administrator 

Baldwin Filters employees earn Clarcor Achievement Awards 

Eric Christensen joins PVA staff 

Theresa Yaw promoted to director of marketing at Baldwin Filters 

 ABS selects industry leaders for advisory council  

EBDG welcomes new staff members in Seattle, New Orleans offices 

Foss Maritime names Michael Minnig Director of Engineering 

Key appointments made to support Volvo Penta growth strategy 

Baldwin Filters promotes Tawnia Wood to director of financial reporting and analysis 

Port of Greater Baton Rouge Commission elects 2014 officers  

Crowley promotes Scott Hoggarth to vice president, West Coast harbor ship assist and tanker escort services  

PVA elects 2014 president, officers and board members 

Gatto Industrial Platers hires Darron Kirkman to be transportation manager  

Willard Marine names Karen Jacquelin new marketing director 

Cummins names new general manager commercial marine  

WCI honors Congressman Ed Whitfield with Leadership Service Award 

Ranger Steel names new national sales manager 

Samina Mahmood named Marine Response Alliance manager  

Growth spurs Onward appointment of new vice president  

Willard Marine names new director of operations and program management  

Swiackey retires, Tony Bon appointed Samson CEO 

Austal names new VP of business development and external affairs 

Hornblower Captain Richard Goben honored with Maritime Person of the Year 

Elaine Ball launches new technical marketing company 

Curtis Recognized as Representative of the Year 

Baldwin Filters promotes two to key sales positions 

BJM Pumps hires new assistant manufacturing manager 

Donna Curtis recognized as Tidewater Fleet Supply's Representative of the Year 

The Shearer Group expands, hires five 

Riva to serve as chief surveyor of ABS 

Elliott Bay Design Group welcomes senior naval architect to Seattle office 

Key Equipment Finance promotes Ronnie Evans to director of commercial marine finance 

Ingram Barge Co. announces executive promotions 

Crowley presents scholarships to three California Maritime Acadeny cadets 

Stephen H. DonCarlos named to Houston Port Commission 

Willard Marine makes key executive appointments 

Bollinger Shipyards adds Brent Baker to sales force 

Kim Nowell named Ingram Barge Co. senior vice president of Human Resources 

Promotions at Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. 

Jensen Maritime adds eight new employees 

American Cruise Lines appoints new director of marine operations 

New hires at EBDG Seattle 

Ryan Puttick joins WQIS as assistant vice president of claims 

Don Perkins named Ingalls Shipbuilding's vice president of contracts and pricing 

ABS Group names Paul C. Little president of EQECAT 

Patrick Keenan Joins TITAN Salvage as Director of Operations 

Arens promoted to director of global laboratory operations 

Jensen Maritime hires Ray Isemann as senior sales account executive 

Crowley's solutions group appoints Farhad Rajabi vice president, project management 

Laborde builds up industrial sales team 

Huntington Ingalls Industries names Chad Boudreaux chief compliance officer 

Harvey Gulf announces hiring, plans to build offshore construction vessels 

Elliott Bay Design Group adds staff in New Orleans, announces new PEs 

Ingram Barge Co. promotes Robert Barker to senior vice president and chief information officer 

USMI adds Evin Thompson as Virginia division program executive 

Pasentine honored as Propeller Club's '2012 Maritime Person of the Year' 

Samson names Joe Mazzacano VP of sales and marketing 

Twin Disc Mid-Atlantic hires Jason Holland as territory manager in Carolinas 

Crowley scholarship helps Puerto Rican student pursue a college education 

Lauren Gulkus added to Jensen Maritime's New Orleans office 

Graybill and Menoyo receive Thomas Crowley Awards 

Signet Maritime Corp. promotes Capt. Cliff Porter 

Northern Marine expands management team 

Great Lakes Shipyard names Lisa Becton senior buyer for purchasing department 

Port of Houston Authority introduces new management team 

John "Dugan" Shipway now Austal USA board chairman 

Capt. Charles E. Duncan Jr. passes away 

Sphere Offshore Solutions appoints Andrew Cox vice president 

Nautical Instiute announces publication of industry recommendations for ECDIS familiarization 

Jensen hires third naval architect, Jianjun Qi, for New Orleans office 

Foss fleet expansion drives additions of Hap Richards and John Hie to directors' team 

Baldo Dielen joins Guido Perla and Associates, Inc. in Brazil 

Greg Black promoted to Senior Vice President of WR Systems 

John K. Fulweiler named chairman of the American Salvage Association's membership committee 

Seabulk Tankers appoints Robert (Bud) Hall as vice president, fleet management 

Former Jensen Maritime president Sue Williams announces retirement 

John Kermet promoted to COO at Seakeeper 

Crowley scholarship helps fund cadet's senior year at California Maritime Academy 

Bristol Compressors names Ed Gniewek as new CEO 

James K. Lyons returns to helm of the Alabama State Port Authority 

Dean Robb named Honolulu admiralty and maritime law Lawyer of the Year 

Jensen hires naval architect Scott Ward for new office in New Orleans 

Cummins names leadership for key marine market segments 

U.S. Shipping Corp. hires James Peck to fill Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Manager post 

Kris Moore joins Bay Diesel & Generator staff as service technician 

Laborde Products adds David DiSalvo to sales staff 

Bay Diesel & Generator promotes John Small to big bore project manager 

Bollinger names Charles "Skip" Bowen Vice President Government Relations 

Al Roker, staff receive Coast Guard service award 

Ron Huibers new president of Volvo Penta of the Americas 

Jeff Sharbaugh named Senior Vice President of Alfa Laval Inc. 

Advanced Marine Technologies appoints Dan Thomson to sales team 

Idex Corp. promotes Fenton Challgren to president of chemical, food and process 

Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs named 2012 Great Lakes Legislator of the Year 

Jeremy Barnes appointed GE Marine's commercial marine marketing director 

Ingram promotes Crystal Taylor to senior vice president and controller 

Kvichak names Kevin Kirby its new proposal manager 

Imtech Marine adds 40 years of experience to Radio Holland USA's sales force 

Key appointments continue WRSystems aggressive commercial maritime technologies expansion 

McCutchan joins DCL Mooring and Rigging 

Kriner joins management at Resource Power Group 

Sparre to retire from Bollinger after 51 years in the shipyard industry 

Crowley Promotes Julia Shemesh to vice president and deputy general counsel 

Humphree names Kent Lundgren president of company's new U.S. office 

WRSystems Ltd. appoints Dave Edwards as president and COO 

Phil Keeter joins Norman-Spencer's Marine Insurance Services 

Art Anderson Associates hires McKee as marine electrical engineer 

Kerry Baskins, Bill Canady named to roles with Viking Pump 

Margaret Kaigh Doyle named vice president of development for USMRC, Maritime Simulation Institute 

Maine Maritime Academy's Capt. Timothy Leach appointed to Towing and Safety Advisory Committee 

Jet Edge International Sales Manager David Anderson appointed to Minnesota District Export Council 

Johnson Joins Hempel USA 

Austal USA appoints John "Dugan" Shipway as Outside Director to board of directors 

Resource Power Group adds three to management staff 

Rep. Nick Rahall II receives Waterways Council Inc.'s Leadership Service Award 

Crowley names Roger King new senior corporate safety director 

Crowley promotes Jose "Pache" Ayala to vice president, Puerto Rico 

PVA elects 2012 president, officers and board members 

U.S. Rep. John Mica to accept AAPA 'Port Person of Year' Award at March 20 event luncheon 

Seakeeper welcomes new field service manager 

Marine firefighting veteran Jeff Johnson joins Resolve as manager, training and response, and Pacific Region Responder 

W&O names Kimberly Hegg director of marketing and communications 

Signal International names two to VP posts 

New year, new faces at Port Corpus Christi Commission 

W&O hires engineered solutions manager 

Alter Trading names Andrew Cole Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Development for Goldstein Group Inc. 

Renishaw appoints Sheila Schermerhorn as sales engineer for Southwest region 

Magnetek hires Rick Emmer as new automation systems application engineering specialist 

Art Anderson Associates names new vice presidents 

Björn Ingemanson new president of Volvo Penta 

Gary Keefe, Charles Salotti fill key sales positions with Johnson Matthey's North America Stationary Emissions Control operation 

Eric Engelbrecht Hired As Project Manager for Guido Perla & Associates 

Joe Payne Appointed Electrical Department Manager for Guido Perla & Associates 

Capt. Casey M. Herschler Named North American Marine Consultants' New Business Development Director 

Daniel Kleiboemer Named The Maritime Foundation's New Director 

Growth in Cruise Industry business Facilitates W&O Promotions 

W&O Continues Corporate Structure Transformation, Enhances Focus on Government and Military Sector 

Tome Goeke Becomes Seakeeper's Chief Operating Officer 

NMRA Officers And Board Members Elected 

Michael Gaffney, Alaris Executive, Honored by USMMA Alumni Foundation 

H2O Names Pryor Gulf Coast Sales Consultant 

Waterways Council Inc. Names New Officers And Directors 

Thordon Bearings Appoints George Morrison New Area Sales Manager 

Ken Black Named Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Director of Product Logistics and Engineering 

Vigor Names Kevin Quigley President of US Fab 

Jensen Appoints Daniel Babcock to Management Role 

Silver Ships Announces Addition To Sales Team 

Bryan Nichols Joins Growing Vigor Shipyard Sales Team 

H.S. Marine Propulsion Names John Eckart Principal Engineer 

Seakeeper Names Brook Streit New Regional Sales Manager 

Dan Dolson Appointed Operations Manager for TITAN Salvage 

Former NAVSEA Commander Vice Admiral Paul E. Sullivan Joins Gibbs & Cox Board of Directors 

Terrance Ivers appointee CEO of the Compression and Solutions Siemens Energy Business Unit 

David Bratton joins Bay Diesel and Generator sales team 

Casmer Kirby, SeaArk Marine's vice president of engineering, retires 

Mustang Survival announces new sales directors for North America 

Fronius USA appoints Jordan Henry as sales application engineer 

Darling replaces Knoy as head of AEP River Operations 

Management shake-up at American Commercial Lines 

Crowley names Suz Michel vice president of safety and learning 

Crowley names Cole Cosgrove vice president of marine operations for liner service 

Crowley names Cole Cosgrove vice president of marine operations for liner service 

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey promotes Robert Mecarini to president, Gino Mecarini to chairman 

Kvichak Marine Industries appoints Tim Kolb to sales team 

Superior Energy Services names Kerric Peyton vice president of corporate health, safety and environmental 

Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair names Paul Deterding as general manager  

ZF Marine names Susan Mortgu new account manager for Northeast United States and Atlantic Canada 

Jason Bennett joins TITAN as Commercial Director 

Alter Trading names new CFO 

New management team at ABS 

Gibbs & Cox Appoints Shawn Tallant Vice President of Business Development and Strategy 

Kvichak names Travis Jorgensen project manager   

McGovern joins Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP to chair admiralty, maritime practice 

Polk named new head of SCI's center for Maritime Education 

Congressman Taylor joins EN Bisso & Son 

Cooper new VP sales, marketing at Austal 

Bollinger appoints Charles "Skip" Bowen to head Sentinel building program 

Ship Operations Cooperative Program elects Glen Paine as president 

EBDG Announces Staff Promotion 

Voith Turbo Adds Maritime Power to Gulf Coast Team 

Francis Larkin rejoins Crowley as VP, sales and customer care 

MAMA gets new COO 

Smith Flow Control names new NorthAmerican GM Dan Kelly 

Danjon adds to shipbuilding management team 

David J. DePauw promoted at GE Marine 

Fronius announces hire, promotion 

Waterways Council presents 10th annual Leadership Service award 

PVA elects 2011 president, officers, board members 

PVA inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class 

PVA announces Roger Murphy National Maritime Safety Award winner 

TITAN Salvage appoints Capt. Rich Habib VP 

New additions to Marine Insurance Team at Gencorp Insurance Group 

Lifesaving Awards presented 

John Atanasio named president and CEO of Alfa Laval 

OMSA announces new leadership 

Knight names Stonecipher HR director 

Marine Travelift promotes Johnson to North American Sales Manager 

Martinez named PR account executive at Foster Marketing 

Crowley names David Nickless VP of Finance and Planning, Shipping and Logistics 

W&O employees race from Miami to Key West in Ragnar Relay 

Congressman Hal Rogers to receive Waterways Council Leadership Service Award 

New England Ropes hires James Collins 

Knight Well Services names Parks Engineering Manager 

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