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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Robert Hawn has joined the West Gulf Maritime Association as Director of Maritime Affairs. Hawn is a veteran of the maritime industry and brings ex- tensive knowledge and a wealth of man- agement experience from within the agency sector. Mr. Hawn is currently the General Manager at Inchcape Ship- ping Services in Houston. Hawn will re- place the recently retired Niels Lyngso. Margaret Kaigh Doyle of the Unit- ed State Maritime Research Center (USMRC) has been named the U.S. vice chairperson of the Training and Competency Working Group for the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). The organization, whose mission is to promote safety and in- dustry best practices in the use of gas as a marine fuel, is expanding its scope into the United States. The work- ing group will focus on developing a training and competency framework designed to satisfy both IMO and U.S. Coast Guard regulations. Doyle is also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Chemical Transportation Ad- visory Committee (CTAC). Bobby Dugas has been named gen-eral service manager at Laborde Prod- ucts. Dugas has more than 25 years of experience in the engine service business. Most recently, he held the position of general manager of after-market services at Reagan Power & Compression. Dugas will be respon- sible for service support operations at all three Laborde locations, as well as the company?s network of over 90 ser- vice dealers. Benedict P. Capuco has been ap-pointed Chief Naval Architect at Gibbs & Cox. In this role, Capuco will provide corporate leadership to the company?s naval architecture and marine engineering capabilities and solutions across the Gibbs & Cox global portfolio. Prior to this ap- pointment, Capuco served as Vice President and Group Manager of the Platform Solutions Group of Gibbs & Cox. Capuco holds a bachelor?s of science in Naval Architecture and Ma- rine Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master?s of science in Civil and Ocean Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Goltens Worldwide has opened a new full service facility in Houston, TX. Leading the operation as General Manager for Goltens is industry vet- eran Mark Evans . Evans is a seasoned maritime executive with over 20 years of experience supporting the marine services industry, working in progres- sively higher technical management and executive positions within Wärtsilä and most recently Rolls-Royce Marine. Maurice Lara has joined the Florida of ces of Glander International Bun- kering as Bunker & Lubricant Broker/ Trader. Maurice Lara brings 8 years of bunkering experience to Glander International Bunkering. He is spe- cialized in supplying throughout the Americas, including the USA, Can-ada, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Lara holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a minor in Philosophy, is pro cient in English, Spanish and has a good un- derstanding of Portuguese. Chad Appleby has been named Vice President, Tax for The Safariland Group. Appleby will lead the global tax strategy and tax operations of the Company. Appleby is a certi ed pub- lic accountant with more than 15 years of experience working on a wide range of domestic and international tax matters. Appleby joins the Com- pany after spending the last nine years leading the tax department as the Senior Director, Income Tax at PSS World Medical, Inc. Appleby received his BBA in Accounting from the Uni- versity of Wisconsin and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program. The Chamber of Marine Com- merce has named RADM Michael Parks, USCG (Ret.), as Special Advi- sor. In his new role, RADM Parks will work with the Chamber to promote the distinct economic, environmental and safety advantages of the bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence shipping in- DugasHawnEvansCapucoDoyleLaraDecember 201450 MNMN Dec14 Layout 50-59.indd 50MN Dec14 Layout 50-59.indd 5011/24/2014 3:53:52 PM11/24/2014 3:53:52 PM

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