Dann Marine Towing, Chesapeake City, Md., has hired Larry Hawes, of Marine Business Management LLC, to develop and manage the company’s growing engine program.

Hawes, a former director of marine for Cummins Power Systems, will create a program to manage Dann Marine’s fleet needs, including engine and genset purchases, service capabilities, parts sourcing, and relationships with manufacturers and supply partners.

The program is intended to support Dann Marine’s acquisition and newbuild plans. A fifth-generation family owned and operated business, Dann Marine manages a fleet of 20 oceangoing tugboats and inland pushboats that operate along the U.S. East Coast, in the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes, and in the Caribbean and South America. The company also maintains a fleet barges, including tank barges, jumbo hopper barges, deck barges, and a pair of self-unloading cement barges.