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SECNAV censures three senior officers

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has issued Secretarial Letters of Censure to three senior officers following a thorough review into their interactions with Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) in the 2006-2007 timeframe. GDMA is the subject of a federal fraud and bribery investigation which was initiated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has issued Secretarial Letters of Censure to three senior officers following a thorough review into their...

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

The ZF Group’s industrial technology division announces that Martin Meissner has been named ZF’s marketing and communications manager for North America. The ZF Group’s industrial technology division announces that Martin Meissner has been named ZF’s marketing and communications manager for North America. Meissner, currently the marketing and communications manager for ZF’s marine business in North America, will now be responsible for all facets of marketing-related activities in North...

Latif Benhaddad joins Tidewater's senior management team

Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater Inc. as vice president of engineering. Benhaddad reports to Jeff Gorski, Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for global engineering technical services, including fleet new build programs and fleet maintenance and repair. Latif Benhaddad has joined Tidewater Inc. as vice president of engineering. Benhaddad reports to Jeff Gorski, Tidewater's Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for global engineering technical...

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

Newport News, Va.-based Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems. Newport News, Va.-based Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate...

Capt. George ‘Joe’ Paitl joins LNG America executive team

LNG America has hired Capt. George “Joe” Paitl as the Houston-based company’s Vice President, Marine Operations and HSSE Compliance. LNG America has hired Capt. George “Joe” Paitl as the Houston-based company’s Vice President, Marine Operations and HSSE Compliance.  Capt. Paitl is a retired U.S. Coast Guard senior officer. Most recently he held the position of Commanding Officer and Captain of the Port, Marine Safety Unit, Port Arthur, Texas, where he oversaw safety,...