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Port of New Orleans CEO Gary LaGrange retires

Port of New Orleans CEO Gary LaGrange retires
Gary LaGrangeLongtime Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange is retiring at the end of April, and will be succeeded by Brandy D. Christian, the port’s chief operating officer, the port Board of Commissioners announced. LaGrange’s 15-year tenure was marked by more than $500 million in infrastructure investments, including new container, intermodal, refrigerated and cruise terminals. Those boosted port revenues to record highs for a fourth consecutive year in 2015. The port saw...

ABS chairman to be honored by SUNY Maritime

ABS chairman to be honored by SUNY Maritime
Christopher WiernickiChristopher J. Wiernicki, chairman and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping, will receive an honorary doctorate degree and be a speaker when the State University of New York Maritime College holds its spring commencement May 6. “Over the years, ABS has been a valued friend to the college in its support of our students and faculty,” said SUNY Maritime president Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis in announcing Wiernicki’s selection. “It’s an honor to have Chris Wiernicki at...

Joe Mayhall a new VP at Bollinger

Joe Mayhall a new VP at Bollinger
Joe Mayhall. Photo courtesy Bollinger Shipyards. Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., has named Joe Mayhall vice president of commercial business development, the company announced this week. A veteran of new construction and ship repair sales, Mayhall has overseen bluewater ship repair and new construction sales in the oilfield and passenger vessel markets as well as coordinating advertising and marketing. He comes to Bollinger from Signal International, where he served as vice president,...

Shearer Group hires new naval architect

Shearer Group hires new naval architect
Harrison Brann. TSGI photo.Harrison Brann has joined The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) as a naval architect. Brann comes to TSGI from the American Bureau of Shipping, where he worked in the ship engineering department analyzing stability calculations for engineering firms, shipyards, and vessel owners. Prior to that, he worked at ICI Services Corp. as an associate naval architect focusing on systems design and integration for various marine projects. Brann’s previous experience includes...

Foss Maritime welcomes new VP

Foss Maritime welcomes new VP
Foss Maritime has named Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer. Nguyen-Bull will be based at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, and lead Foss's legal and risk management group. In addition to providing counsel on legal issues and business strategies and practices, she will head up the company's ethics and compliance programs. Nguyen-Bull came to Foss from parent company Saltchuk, where she served as associate general counsel and compliance Officer....

Ray De Cicco joins EBDG as senior structural designer

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired Ray De Cicco as senior structural engineer. A 41-year veteran of the maritime industry, De Cicco brings in-depth expertise in hull structural design, hull foundation design and hull outfitting design, as well as read piping, heating and ventilation, and liaison engineering. De Cicco has worked on a variety of vessels developing 3D structural models and production drawings. He oversaw the conversion of U.S. Navy submarines and has served as a...

Bollinger VP honored by Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Dennis Fanguy, vice president of quality management systems at Bollinger Shipyards LLC, has been named the 2015 William M. Kennedy Award recipient. Presented by the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, the award will be presented to Fanguy at the SNAME’s World Maritime Technology Conference/Maritime Convention in Providence, R.I., on Nov. 6. The William M. Kennedy Award is presented for outstanding service and contribution in the development of systems and planning applying...

New vice commandant for US Coast Guard

New vice commandant for US Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Michel formally assumed the role of vice commandant of the Coast Guard during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters on Aug. 17. As vice commandant, Michel will oversee the Coast Guard’s operations, strategic development, organizational governance and management of the service’s more than 58,000 employees and 30,000 volunteers. "I am humbled and honored to be given this important opportunity to further serve the American people and the men and women...

New Owners for Sea Tow Portland/Midcoast, Maine

On-water assistance provider Sea Tow Services International Inc. has announced that Capt. Bruce White and Capt. Matt Wilder are the new owners of Sea Tow Portland/Midcoast in Maine. Captains White and Wilder, active members of the local marine community, took over operations at the Sea Tow location in the spring. Sea Tow Portland/Midcoast provides professional on-water assistance to Sea Tow members and other boaters in the Atlantic Ocean and inshore waters of Maine from Goat Island off...

Capt. John D. Reeves joins EBDG

Capt. John D. Reeves joins EBDG
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired Capt. John D. Reeves as a senior engineer and project manager. Reeves is a licensed professional engineer and mariner who spent 22 years leading high-performance teams and directing engineering, maintenance, safety and operations for the United States Coast Guard. His background includes 13 years at sea working in engineering and operations, five years as a port engineer and manager of four industrial repair facilities, and experience working on...