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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS and throughout the Lower 48. Larry joins Carlile from Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc., out of Southern Califor- nia, where he held the position of Dis- trict Manager of Sales & Operations. Larry attended Boise State University where he received his Bachelor?s de- gree in Business Management. PaciÞ c Boats & Yachts Welcomes New Yacht Broker Paci c Boats & Yachts has added Captain Tom Britton to their team. He brings a wealth of experience to his new position, including owning a yacht dealership in Washington for ten years, selling Catalina Sailboats, Monk Trawlers, and a wide variety of used sail and powerboats. HHI Apprentice School Graduates 137 Shipbuilders Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) hosted commencement exercises last month for the compa- ny?s Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding. The graduation celebrated 137 apprentices repre- senting 18 trades and four advanced programs. Forty-four apprentices completed an optional, advanced program, and 44 apprentices gradu- ated with honors. Seven apprentices graduated with high honors, and three graduated with highest honors. Tim Owens received the Homer L. Ferguson Award for earning the high- est grade point average in combined required academics and crafts. The Apprentice School accepts about 250 apprentices per year. The school of- fers four-to-eight year, tuition-free apprenticeships in 19 trades and eight optional advanced programs. ISS Announces 2014-2017 Board of Directors The ISS (International Superyacht Society) has announced its 2014-2017 Board of Directors and Past Presi- dents Council. For the current year and based on a democratic voting sys- tem, ISS members have awarded eight Board positions for three years for the 2014-2017 term. The ISS Executive Committee was elected by the Board of Directors last month in Fort Lau- derdale. Among them are Ken Hick- ling, Awlgrip Paint, President, Dieter Jaenicke, Viking Recruitment Lim- ited, Vice President, Bransom Bean, Fine Focus, Treasurer, Rob Carron, Marsh, Secretary, and Norma Trease, Salamanca Marine, Board Represen- tative. Bob Saxon, International Yacht Collection, is Past President. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Papp Delivers Final SOCG Address U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered his  nal State of the Coast Guard address at Coast Guard Headquarters last month. Papp provided an overview of programs and issues of the last four years and also looked ahead to what the Coast Guard may face in the future. The comman- dant also focused on the acquisition of new assets, such as the christening of the  fth National Security Cutter, the James, this summer, and the newest Fast Response Cutter, the Charles Sex- ton, being commissioned next week. Papp also took a moment to recognize the service?s recent loss of Boatswains Mate Third Class Travis Obendorf, who was mortally injured during a res- cue operation in the Bering Sea and Se- nior Chief petty Of cer Terrell Horne, who was killed by drug traf ckers dur- ing drug interdiction operations. WCI, Inc. Presents 13th Annual Leadership Service Award to WhitÞ eld Congressman Ed Whit eld (R- KY) (right) has been presented Wa- terways Council, Inc.?s (WCI) 13th Annual Leadership Service Award for his strong and continued leadership on ports and inland waterways issues. Most recently he served as a champion to introduce, with 31 bi-partisan co- sponsors, legislation -- Waterways are Vital for the Economy, Energy, Ef -ciency, and Environment Act of 2013 (WAVE 4, H.R. 1149) -- in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), now in conference. AWO Praises Strong Bipartisan Support of National BWT Standard The American Waterways Operators (AWO) last month praised the U.S. Senate introduction of a bill calling for the enactment of a uniform national standard for the regulation of ballast water and other vessel discharges, legis- lation widely viewed as essential to end- ing the existing confusing, costly and ineffective patchwork of state and fed- eral rules. AWO speci cally called at- BlakeBrittonHeilmannFelixO?RourkeApril 201454 MNMN April14 Layout 50-59.indd 54MN April14 Layout 50-59.indd 543/20/2014 11:56:57 AM3/20/2014 11:56:57 AM

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