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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS will be supporting the fi rm’s ocean en- gineering and marine logistics projects.

Prior to joining Glosten, Soles con- tributed to marine projects through- out the Pacifi c Northwest and Alaska for over 13 years as a tug operator and marine operations manager for two lo- cal marine transportation companies.

A licensed mariner, Soles is a graduate of the University of Washington and the University of Oregon.

PVA Elects 2014 President,

Offi cers and Board Members

During the PVA Annual Conven- tion at MariTrends 2014, held January 18-21 in Houston, TX, the Passenger

Vessel Association elected Terri Bern- stein as PVA President for 2014. Also elected to terms as PVA Offi cers for 2014 were PVA Vice President Dave

Anderson, and PVA Secretary Trea- surer Margo Marks. Captain Terri Ber- nstein is Vice President of Operations of BB Riverboats in Newport, KY. The family-owned business is the oldest riv- erboat company in the Greater Cincin- nati, OH Region. BB Riverboats has been a member of PVA since 1979.

HB Rentals Names Magar as

Director of HSE

HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Ser- vices company, has named Kristian

Magar as director of health, safety and environment (HSE), announced De- idre Toups, HB Rentals president. Based in Broussard, La., Magar’s responsibili- ties include strengthening, promoting and developing new processes and pro- grams to foster a safety-focused culture throughout HB Rentals’ global opera- tions. Magar is a certifi ed safety profes- sional (CSP), and received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in engineering and technology manage- ment from UL, as well as a doctorate in industrial engineering from the Univer- sity of Houston.

Hoover Container Solutions Adds

Matis to GoM Team

Hoover has named Matt Matis as director of sales for the Gulf of Mexico region. Matis is based in Thibodeaux,

La., and will work closely with Hoover’s facilities in Port Fourchon, New Iberia and Scott, La. Matis will lead Hoover’s

Louisiana sales efforts with a focus on the offshore industry while managing several major customer accounts. Ma- tis holds a bachelor’s degree from Nich- olls State University.

Ellicott Dredge Enterprises (EDE)

Announces Major Personnel


Ellicott Dredge Enterprises has an- nounced changes to its senior manage- ment team. Gert de Vries has joined as Senior Director of Engineering, in which capacity he will be supporting the engineering departments of all of Ellicott’s brands. Rob Schettle has been promoted to General Manager at Ellicott’s subsidiary Liquid Waste

Technology. He will now be respon- sible for running the plant in New

Richmond, Wisconsin. Gert received his degree in Naval Architecture/Ship- building Engineering from the Haar- lem Technical College in the Nether- lands. Schettle graduated Magna Cum

Laude from the University of Wiscon- sin-Stout with a degree in Industrial

Technology - Product Development.

He also holds a degree from Century

College in Mechanical Drafting.

W&O Makes Leaderships Changes

W&O announcing several key changes to the leadership team at the company’s various offi ces.

Vince Rodomista, a graduate of

Kings Point with a degree in Marine

Engineering and Marine Transporta- tion, joins W&O as General Man- ager of the Houston branch. Craig

Cabiro joins W&O the Greater

Houston Sales Manager. Debbie Gar- ner, Regional Manager at W&O, will continue to oversee the growth and expansion of W&O’s Gulf Region branches. Tony Calamia, a six-year veteran of outside sales at W&O, was named Sales Manager for the

New Orleans and Houma locations.

Johnny Lasseigne was promoted to

Operations Manager at the Houma branch. The fi rm also announced new leadership in its Charleston, Norfolk and Fort Lauderdale branches. Kyle

Posey, Phil Jiannine and Charles Led- ford, all longtime W&O employees, have been promoted to the position of

Branch Manager. Kyle Posey, a W&O employee since 2004, will lead the

Charleston location. Charles Ledford will now serve as Branch Manager of

W&O’s Fort Lauderdale branch. Phil

Jiannine has been promoted to Branch

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