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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS network, an online network dedicated to seafarers. Ms. Pickles, who is based in Liverpool, U.K., has worked in the maritime industry for nearly 20 years as a sales executive with many Þ rms, including LloydÕs of London. Pick- les holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and an Associ- ateÕs degree in Business & Finance. Coast Guard daughter awarded for Military Child of the Year Juanita Collins was presented with the 2014 Coast Guard Military Child of the Year award at the sixth annual Operation Homefront gala at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arling- ton, VA., April 10. In addition to the trip to the nationÕs capital, recipients are awarded a laptop and a $5,000 cash prize. Award recipients are cho- sen by a committee including active duty and retired military personnel, spouses of senior military leaders, vet- eran service organization leadership, teachers and community members. Currently a senior, Juanita has been accepted to the University of Tampa. Diamond Petroleum Names Roosevelt as Technical Sales Representative Diamond Petroleum Ventures LLC has appointed Em Roosevelt as techni- cal sales representative. Roosevelt is re- sponsible for direct sales and account management and will work toward ex- panding the companyÕs markets in the offshore oil and gas industry. Roos- evelt joined Diamond Petroleum Ven- tures in December 2013 and has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Roosevelt graduated with a degree in agribusiness manage- ment from Texas A&M University. Valve Automation & Controls Promotes Longtime Employee Valve Automation & Controls (VAC) announced the promotion of longtime employee, Nancy Gonzales, to Branch Manager of the Chula Vista location. Gonzales began her career at VAC in 1993 and celebrated 20 years with the company in 2013. She cur- rently serves one of VACÕs largest ac- counts, NASSCO, as Project Manager. OTC Recognizes DNV GL?s Dr. Carl Arne Carlsen Carl Arne Carlsen has been recog- nized at OTC with a Distinguished Service Award. The award is in recogni- tion of his Òoutstanding, signiÞ cant and unique achievements, and extensive contributionsÓ to the offshore industry, and is presented at the Annual OTC Dinner. CarlsenÕs career highlights co- incide with major developments in the offshore industry and he has helped shape important policy changes. EBDG Congratulates Newest PMPs Turner & Wood Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) recently announced that David Turner and Mike Wood have earned the Proj- ect Management Professional (PMP) designation. Turner joined Elliott Bay Design Group in August 2010 bring- ing over 12 years of naval architecture experience to his role. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Wood joined Elliott Bay Design Group in May 2012 and has more than 13 years of experience in shipyard production ShamekBouchardPickles Jim OberstarFormer Rep. Jim Oberstar, the longest-serving congressman in Minnesota history, died un- expectedly last month at the age of 79. Oberstar represented MinnesotaÕs 8th Congressional District for 18 terms, from 1975 to 2011. Oberstar brought millions of dollars to the state as chair of the powerful House Transportation Committee, but was perhaps best known for his attention to issues involving transportation and infrastructure. In particular, maritime stake- holders everywhere held him in high regard for his efforts on behalf of inland and domestic maritime causes; so much so that a Great Lakes freighter was named after him in 2011. Presi- dent Barack Obama said that Oberstar dedicated his career to Òimproving AmericaÕs infrastruc- ture, creating opportunity for hardworking Minnesotans, and building a strong economy for future generations of Americans.Ó SanderJune 201452 MNMN June14 Layout 50-59.indd 52MN June14 Layout 50-59.indd 525/20/2014 10:16:13 AM5/20/2014 10:16:13 AM

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