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Stuardi Quinn Ridge & Crowley Roca & Crowley requirements. Quinn is a member of Emco Wheaton Marine Loading Arm been named Senior Defense Advisor at

Marshall Dennehey’s Maritime Litiga- aftermarket business. A Graduate of the Shipbuilders Council of America. tion Practice Group and manages the Texas A&M University, Eric has more He joined SCA in October and will ? rm’s New York maritime subrogation than ? ve years’ experience sales experi- focus on advocating, communicating practice. She is a graduate of St. John’s ence with Baker Hughes and FTS. and representing the ship repair indus-

University and New York Law School. try to all stakeholders and to the U.S.

Navy. Throughout his 38-year Navy

Paulson Joins Duluth career, Admiral Brooks served in key

Crowley Employees

Seaway Port Authority

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority maintenance assignments, culminating


Crowley Maritime Corporation award- has named Jason Paulson as its new in promotion to two-star ? ag rank and ed two employees with the ? rm’s high- facilities manager. He will serve as a the Navy’s top maintenance position as

Fleet Maintenance Of? cer. est honor, the 2014 Thomas Crowley liaison with tenants, service and gov-

Award. David Ridge, director, marine ernmental agencies, private contrac-

Tortorich Joins AEU operations, was presented with the tors and other property users to derive award at the company’s Anchorage, maximum safe and ef? cient use of The American Equity Underwriters (AEU) last month announced that

Alaska, of? ce. Kyra Roca, vice presi- Port Authority-owned land, struc- dent, customer care, was presented with tures, facilities, equipment and other Kayla Tortorich had joined the AEU team as Vice President of Claims the award at the company’s Jacksonville, assets. Most recently, he was opera-

Medical Management. Prior to joining

Fla., of? ce. Ridge, a 30-year Crowley tions manager at Lake Superior Ware- employee, was selected for the award be- housing (LSW). He graduated from AEU Kayla spent more than 10 years working in the insurance industry and cause of his reputation for high perfor- the University of Minnesota.

she has been a speaker at several na- mance. Roca was selected for the award tional conferences on industry trends because of her remarkable team-build-

Ocean Signal Names and best practices including the 2014 ing capabilities and leadership skills.


Loyola Law School’s Annual Long-

The exclusive employee recognition Ocean Signal has appointed its ? rst shore Conference.

program was created in 1985 and only dedicated US Sales Manager to manage 60 of the company’s more than 5,300 the company’s expansion in the country. employees have received the award.

Caldwell is 2015 BIC

Joe Bauschka is now handling Ocean

Award Winner

Signal’s rescueME and SafeSea ranges

The Bureau International des Contain-

Damude, Rodriguez Join of recreational and commercial com- munication and safety products in the ers (BIC) named Stephen Caldwell as

Emco Wheaton Sales

Emco Wheaton has added Holly USA. Joe previously worked as regional the winner of the 2015 BIC Award,

Damude in the role of DRY-BREAK manager for Navico Inc for 17 years, in recognition of more than 30 years’

Product Specialist and Eric Rodriguez before moving on to key sales roles at dedication to improving international security, including more than a decade has been appointed as Territory Sales Pure Fishing and Simrad Fisheries.

focused on intermodal supply chain se-

Manager. A graduate of the University curity and resilience. The BIC’s Board of Toronto, Holly has been with Emco

SCA Taps Brooks as of Directors cited Mr. Caldwell’s pro-

Wheaton for eight years. Rodriguez

Senior Defense Advisor will focus on the development of the Rear Admiral Jeff Brooks (Ret.) has motion of strategic, risk-based, and co- MN 53

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