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Obituary: Wes Wheeler

Wesley D. Wheeler passed away on

April 18 in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 80 years old. He was laid to rest in Cyprus Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn,

N.Y. Wheeler was an active member of the marine community for 60 years. He lived and worked in many countries and for some of the largest naval architects, consultants and shipbuilding companies in the world including JJ. Henry & Co.,

J. J. McMullen Associates, H.M. Tiede- mann & Co, American Bulk Carriers,

Sparkman & Stephens Inc., Astilleros

Espanoles and M. Rosenblatt & Son. He founded his own fi rm, Wheeler Associ- ates Ltd. and is a direct descendant of the

Wheeler Shipbuilding Company and the

Wheeler Yacht Company.

Obituary: Len Holder

Len Holder, Videotel Chairman, died

April 21, 2014, after a short illness.

Holder dedicated his life in the mari- time industry to developing better train- ing practices. After serving at sea for 10 years, he came ashore to undertake study and research at Liverpool Polytechnic, becoming Director of the School of En- gineering and Technology Management over his time there. From 1989, Len act- ed as an independent consultant.

Remembrance: Steve D. Harris

EBDG announced that colleague Steve

Harris and his wife Theresa were among those missing in the recent Oso mudslide disaster.

Although, at press time, Steve and his wife Theresa have yet to be found, the level of devastation wrought by the mudslide in Snohomish County makes it highly unlikely that authorities will lo- cate any survivors. Harris leaves behind a legacy of work that spans more than 30-years.

He joined Elliott Bay Design Group in 1998, and quickly distinguished himself as an expert in advanced structural fi nite element and hydrodynamic analysis.

NOIA Elects Chairman, Vice Chair

The National Ocean Industries Asso- ciation (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected John T. Rynd as Chairman of

NOIA and Cindy B. Taylor as Vice Chair of NOIA for the upcoming 2014-2015 term. Rynd and Taylor assumed their po- sitions at the NOIA Annual Meeting.

IHC Merwede Appoints Roelse CEO

IHC Merwede appointed Bram Roelse as the company’s new CEO effective April 1, 2014. He has taken over this leading role within the company from predeces-

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