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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Charles de Cuir is VOW Coalition ChairmanCharles R. de Cuir, Director of Rutherfoords Maritime Division, has been named the 2013 Chairman of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW). VOW is an industry group comprised of developers, manufactur- ers, utilities, localities, and businesses that support the development of the offshore wind industry in Virginia. de Cuir will be responsible for lead- ing the coalitions efforts to create and support a new manufacturing indus- try in Virginia. New VP of Engineering at BMTBMT Designers & Planners has an- nounced the promotion of Richard (Rich) Celotto who will take the role of Vice President, Engineering. With 40 years experience in maritime engi- neering, Richard has been with BMT for 17 years. He has worked with the US Coast Guards (USCG) Ship Ac- quisition Directorate over the last 12 years and will lead BMTs growing Naval Architecture & Marine Engi- neering team.Pellerin Names New Operations ManagerPellerin Energy Group (PEG) has named Scott Pellerin as operations manager of its Water Solutions busi- ness unit, announced President Josh- ua Pellerin. Pellerin joins PEG as a former employee of Siemens, where he was employed for 13 years and held various management positions. Pellerin is a graduate of University of Louisiana, Lafayette and holds a de- gree in industrial technology. Bekkenes Named CEO of Harding Styrk Bekkenes, chief executive of Noreq, has been appointed CEO of Harding ? a new large joint company for the development and production of life-saving equipment. Harding will have more than 900 employees in 30 different locations worldwide. The 39-year-old was the founder of Noreq and he has been chief executive of the company since its start-up in 2006. Tidewater Holdings Announces Re? nance Package Tidewater Holdings, Inc. an- nounced today that it has entered into a $115 million re? nance package with Northwest Farm Credit Services. Northwest FCS was the lead arranger and Barclays acted as sole placement agent on the re? nance package. Tide- waters operations include terminal services and tug & barge operations on the Columbia and Snake River sys- tems in the Paci? c Northwest. ABS Nautical Systems Signs Mexico City-based Mantenimiento Express Marítimo Mantenimiento Express Marítimo S.A.P.I de C.V., an Offshore Marine Services company that is part of SEA- COR Holdings Inc., has signed a con- For the second consecutive year, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are spending time on board tugboats and towboats this summer as part of a Coast Guard-American Waterways Operators (AWO) Safety Partnership. The Coast Guard Academy Cadet Towing Vessel Rider Program was es- tablished in February 2012 to educate cadets on the tugboat, towboat, and barge industry through a week or more of sho- reside and onboard training. AWO members Blessey Ma- rine Services, Inc., Canal Barge Company, Inc., Foss Maritime Company, McAllister Tow- ing, and Seabulk Towing, Inc. are all hosting cadets for their training experience. The ? ve companies will host 11 cadets.Coast Guard-AWO Vessel Rider Program Kicks Off Second Year Canal cadetsAmendolaraJepsonHarrisAugust 201352 MNMN August2013 Layout 50-58.indd 527/23/2013 7:34:05 PM

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