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Tornga Ayers Bauer Raukar Jaenichen to support capital improvements and

Ayers Joins EBDG as Raukar Reappointed to employee training at small U.S. ship-

Chief Electrical Engineer Duluth Port Board yards. The grants, provided through

Will Ayers has accepted a position as The St. Louis County Board reap- the Small Shipyard Grant Program,

Chief Electrical Engineer with Elliott pointed its longest serving Commis-

Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Se- sioner, Steve Raukar, to the Duluth will support ef? ciency improvements attle. He brings to his role over a de- Seaway Port Authority Board for a and modernizations that allow U.S. cade’s worth of experience in marine third term. Raukar also serves as Port shipyards to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. “American electrical engineering, which includes Authority president. Raukar has repre- extensive use of USCG and class soci- sented the Seventh District on the St. shipyards are currently producing ety rules, and all aspects of electrical Louis County Board since ? rst being some of the most modern and inno- drawing development with a focus on elected in 1988. The Hibbing native vative vessels in the world,” said Mari- large, passenger vessels. A graduate of was recently elected chair for a ? fth time Administrator Paul “Chip” Jae- the University of Washington, Will and ? nal time during what will be his nichen. “They’re also creating quality

Ayers holds a BS in Electrical Engi- last year on that board. In 2008, he jobs and supporting economic growth in local communities that comple- neering and is a registered Professional was elected chair of the Minneapolis- ment the immense economic impact

Engineer in the state of Washington. Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alli- of our Nation’s ports and waterways.” ance (NLX).

The Small Shipyard Grants, which are

Tornga Named VP, limited to no more than 75 percent

Crowley Stakeholder Jet Edge Promotes Bauer of the estimated improvement costs,

Jet Edge has announced the promo-

Relations in Alaska tion of Josh Bauer to service manager. are available to U.S. shipyards with

Crowley Maritime Corporation an-

Bauer is responsible for managing less than 1200 production employees. nounced that Craig Tornga has as-

MARAD intends to award grants no sumed the role of vice president of all aspects of Jet Edge’s waterjet ser- later than April 18, 2016. stakeholder relations for Alaska, and vice department, supporting custom- will coordinate with all of Crowley’s ers worldwide. A longtime Jet Edge

Duluth-Superior Shipping employee, Bauer began his career

Alaska business units to leverage rel-

Season Closes evant company relationships. Tornga with the Minnesota waterjet systems manufacturer in 2005 after graduat- The Port of Duluth-Superior is wel- will relocate from Houston to An- chorage, and continue to report to ing from Hennepin Technical College coming seven ships for winter layup

Rocky Smith, senior vice president with a degree as a ? uid power engi- this year. The Indiana Harbor laid up neering technician. early (on Nov. 3) and a major repow- and general manager, petroleum dis- ering project is already underway at tribution and marine services. Tornga

Fraser Shipyards on the Herbert C.

Marad Announces Federal began his career with Crowley in July

Jackson, in dry dock since early De-

Funding Grants for Small 1977 as an ordinary seaman. In 2011, cember. The Soo Locks (at Sault Ste.

Tornga was tapped to lead Crowley’s

U.S. Shipyards

Marie) closed at midnight on Friday, new marine solutions group in Hous-

The U.S. Department of Transpor- ton. Tornga is a past recipient of the tation’s Maritime Administration Jan. 15. Four more wintering vessels were expected to have arrived in the

Thomas Crowley Award, the compa- (MARAD) announced the availabil- ny’s highest honor. ity of $4.9 million in Federal funding Twin Ports before then. In all, seven

Great Lakes freighters will be wintering

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