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Montaruli Harvey Graham Merritt Carpenter his art, which can be seen in galleries, Niche President for Marine and Ener- (AWO) hailed a study conducted for onboard ships, on life-size murals and gy, responsible for the continued suc- the Transportation Research Board of on eponymous merchandise. cess and expansion of the combined the National Academies of Sciences, portfolios. He joins ProSight from Engineering and Medicine which

ACE Group, where he led the Energy concludes that “[t]here is currently

ABS Names New

Segment for Excess Casualty for the no scienti? c data to support […] a

Chief Engineer

ABS has announced the appointment last ten years. Graham has a strong change in hours of service” for tow- of Bret Montaruli to the role of Vice background in Marine and Energy In- ing vessel crewmembers. “The TRB surance as well as a deep understand- study is the latest contribution to a

President and Chief Engineer. Monta- ruli will be responsible for overseeing ing of the needs of the industry. growing body of scienti? c research in multiple transportation modes that the interpretation, application and demonstrates that splitting sleep into

New Maritime Program compliance with the ABS Rules across two periods can be a safe and effec-

Receives U.S. all ABS Engineering of? ces. Montaru- tive way to manage fatigue in 24/7 li joined ABS in 1981 and has a bach-

Department of Grant operating environments like the tug- elor’s degree in Ocean Engineering Foss Maritime announced a partner- from SUNY Maritime College and an ship to establish the curriculum for a boat, towboat and barge industry,” said Jennifer Carpenter, AWO Ex-

MBA from the Mays Business School new marine engineering apprentice- at Texas A&M University.

ship program, and to sponsor several ecutive Vice President & Chief Op- applicants each year. Seattle Central erating Of? cer.

College, Seattle Maritime Academy,

BRP Marine Propulsion

Thrustmaster Expands US the Maritime Institute of Technology

Appoints New VP Sales

Inland River Service

BRP has promoted Krista Sparkes to & Graduate Studies-Paci? c Maritime

Institute and the Workboat Academy Thrustmaster has signed a service

Vice President, Sales North Ameri- ca, MPS. In her new role, Sparkes have received a $5 million American agreement with McGinnis Inc. – will assume leadership for all North Apprenticeship Innovation Grant National Maintenance & Repair.

American sales including dealer and from the U.S. Department of Labor This agreement extends Thrustmas- boat manufacturer sales for Outboard to help build a new apprenticeship ter’s service centers to six locations, program. “This partnership exists to strategically located along major US

Propulsion and Jet Propulsion Sys- tems; Sales Administration; Network respond to the growing need for more rivers with 24/7 availability. Thrust-

Development; and Parts, Accessories trained marine engineers,” says Scott master manufactures a complete & Clothing. Joining BRP in 2003, Merritt, Senior Vice President, Harbor line of Z-Drive azimuthing thrust-

Services. “Working together, we aim ers from 500 HP to 4,000 HP for

Sparkes has held positions of progres- sive responsibility. She most recently to train hundreds, if not thousands, of the inland towboat industry speci? - served as Regional Sales Director for new apprentices in the maritime and cally designed to endure demanding brown water conditions. Thrustmas- advanced manufacturing ? elds.”

Central and Western North America.

ter of Texas Service Locations now include South Point, Ohio, Paducah,

ProSight Appoints Graham TRB Study: No Data to

Kentucky, Hartford, Illinois, Hara-

Support Work Changes

President of Marine & Energy han, Louisiana, Houma, Louisiana, for Towing Vessels

ProSight Specialty Insurance has ap- pointed Andreas Graham as the The American Waterways Operators and Houston, Texas.

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