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St. Lawrence Seaway Welcomes

Carter to Board

The St. Lawrence Seaway Manage- ment Corporation (SLSMC) has ap- pointed Gerald Carter to its Board for a three-year term. He replaces Ralph

Mercier as the representative for the

Québec Provincial Government.

Carter is a past President of Canada

Steamship Lines Inc. (CSL), joining

CSL in the early 1990s as Director of

Information Systems.

Sobeck Named NOAA Fisheries

Assistant Administrator

Eileen Sobeck has been named as assistant administrator for NOAA

Fisheries. Sobeck will oversee the management and conservation of rec- reational and commercial fi sheries, and the protection of marine mam- mals, marine protected species, and coastal fi sheries habitat within the

U.S. exclusive economic zone. Sobeck is a graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School.

Willard Names Jacquelin Director of Marketing

Willard Marine, Inc. announced the appointment of Karen Jacquelin as director of marketing. Jacquelin will be responsible for leading Willard

Marine’s product and brand market- ing strategy, including all advertising, public relations and event market- ing initiatives. She will be based out of the company’s corporate offi ces in

Anaheim, Calif. She brings 20 years of business development experience to

Willard Marine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California.

Propeck Joins Global Diving

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. named John Propeck as General Man- ager for their Gulf Coast regional of- fi ce. Based in Houston, Propeck will be responsible for the development of new and ongoing business opportunities within Global’s core service lines: Off- shore Operations, Marine Construc- tion, and Casualty Response. Propeck brings with him over forty-fi ve years of multi-faceted experience in the com- mercial diving and maritime industry.

Tru-Marine Announces Executive


The Tru-Marine Group announced that Isaac Yohanan has joined as a

General Manager and Director of

Tru-Marine Houston LLC. Yohanan will be responsible for Tru-Marine’s business and service operation in the

US and the Americas focusing on its rapidly expanding presence in the ma- rine and off-shore energy markets in

North, South and Central America.

A seasoned banking and maritime executive, Yohanan brings 20 years of experience to the job.

Port of Hueneme Achieves another First

The Port of Hueneme Board of

Commissioners voted in offi cers for

Jacquelin RooneyPropeckSobeck

Gerrard Fiorentino

Gerrard Fiorentino, inventor, entrepreneur and namesake of Fiorentino Para-Anchor died Sunday,

Jan. 5 due to heart failure following a stroke late last year. The 89-year-old had a long and illustrious career in many facets of the marine industry. At 23, Fiorentino inadvertently invented the modern para-anchor while captaining his 65-foot tuna boat, Onward, off the coast of Mexico. In the 66 years that followed, he designed revolutionary commercial fi shing machinery and his para-anchor became a mainstream safety device awarded numerous patents and recognized by NASA. In 1995, Fiorentino moved into an advisory role at Fiorentino Para Anchor. To produce manufactured para-anchors that met the needs of more boats, the company moved into full-scale research, development and manu- facturing mode. The result was the discovery of Fiorentino’s Para-Ring technology and Constant

Rode Tension theory. These products have completely changed how boaters manage heavy weather emergencies. Mr. Fiorentino was interred with military honors Jan. 16th in Rancho Palos Verdes next to his wife, Kay. He is survived by a sister, Josephine, many nephews, nieces and godchildren.

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