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Conrad adds Theriot to its management team

Conrad Industries, Inc. announced today the appointment of Scott J. Theriot as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Morgan City, Louisiana (May 21, 2015) - Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD.PK) announced today the appointment of Scott J. Theriot as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to have Scott join our executive team,” said Johnny Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Scott has been in the shipyard...

Furuno’s Ed Davis, 57

It is with great sadness that Furuno USA, Inc. announced the passing of industry veteran and long-time Furuno employee, Ed Davis, on April 30th. Camas, WA – May 14, 2015. It is with great sadness that Furuno USA, Inc. announced the passing of industry veteran and long-time Furuno employee, Ed Davis, on April 30th. Ed was Furuno USA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager since September 1992, working closely with dealers who he not only called customers, but his friends. Prior to working at...

Shipbuilders Council of America names new chairman and vice chairman

Shipbuilders Council of America has named a new chairman and vice chairman. The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association for the nation’s shipbuilding and repair industry, has appointed Tom Godfrey chairman of the board. Godfrey is president and CEO of Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk, Va. SCA’s new vice chairman is Richard McCreary, vice president and general manager at BAE Systems. “Tom Godfrey and Richard McCreary are a strong match to lead SCA’s...

Moran captain Wes Southworth joins USCG Towing Safety Advisory Committee

Moran captain Wes Southworth joins USCG Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Longtime Moran Towing Corporation captain Wes Southworth has begun serving on the Coast Guard’s Towing Safety Advisory Committee. Longtime Moran Towing Corporation captain Wes Southworth has begun serving on the Coast Guard’s Towing Safety Advisory Committee. Southworth, who commands the Moran Baltimore tugboat Mark Moran, was appointed to serve on the committee Oct. 7, by Jeh Charles Johnson, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, who confirmed the Coast Guard’s nomination of...

Gibbs & Cox names Keith Harper VP of its design group

Gibbs & Cox Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, has announced the appointment of Keith Harper as Vice President and Group Manager of the Gibbs & Cox Design Group. ARLINGTON, Va. — Gibbs & Cox Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, has announced the appointment of Keith Harper as Vice President and Group Manager of the Gibbs & Cox Design Group. In this role, Mr. Harper will be responsible for...

Great Lakes Towing announces two new hires

The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard announced this week that it has made two new hires.  The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard announced this week that it has made two new hires. Graham Gajewski has been named Naval Architect, reporting to Jonathan Leivo, Director of Engineering, and Patrick Owens has been named Operations Coordinator, reporting to Lindsay Dew, Director of Operations & Compliance, both working in the Cleveland...

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,...