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Celebrity Cruises



Petters Nystad

Sutter Gill McCue Swent

Coast Guard Foundation to Honor Head of Odfjell Tankers Steps Down of Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, who was named involved with Webb’s student Society of

HII’s Petters Morten Nystad will step down as senior President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

The Coast Guard Foundation said that vice president of Odfjell Tankers after 35 in December 2014, continuing Celebrity (SNAME).

its 35th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast years with the company. His departure is Cruises’ dedication to advancing the role Ko, a Carnegie Mellon University grad-

Guard will honor Mike Petters of Hun- effective immediately. Nystad’s exit fol- of women in leadership, the company uate with a bachelor’s degree in civil and tington Ingalls Industries. President and lows the departure of president and CEO said. environmental engineering, and engi-

CEO of America’s largest military ship- Jan A. Hammer in December 2014 “due A graduate of California State Univer- neering public policy, is now a junior at building company, Petters is a gradu- to different views on the strategic direc- sity’s California Maritime Academy, Webb where he is pursuing his interests ate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a tion for the company.” Hammer was Captain McCue has held a variety of in offshore renewable energy. He has physics degree and holds a Masters of replaced by interim president and CEO roles in the maritime industry, beginning participated in Webb’s work program

Business Administration from the Col- Tore Jakobsen, who will be succeeded as a cadet and deck of? cer, then work- by machining at Bay Ship & Yacht Co., lege of William and Mary. He previously by Kristian Verner Mørch from August 1, ing through a series of successively more sailing for MaranGas Maritime Inc. and served as president of Northrop Grum- 2015. Odfjell said it has begun the search responsible positions to her most recent working at both SafeBoats International man Shipbuilding and as president of to replace Nystad, whose duties will rest role as Master Mariner with Royal Ca- and Glosten Associates. Ko is also in-

Northrop Grumman’s Newport News with the president/CEO until a new head ribbean International. McCue has earned volved with Webb’s leadership and edu- sector. Petters is on the executive com- of Odfjell Tankers is appointed. numerous certi? cations in a variety of cation committees, SNAME, the student mittee of the Aerospace Industries As- Odfjell recently implemented a “restruc- areas pertaining to leadership naviga- Marine Technology Society (MTS) and sociation. He serves on the Common- turing plan” which saw the loss of 85 tion, ship management and security. is both class president and captain of the wealth of Virginia’s Advisory Council positions at its Bergen of? ce as part of a basketball team.

on Revenue Estimates and as vice chair- series of “cost saving initiatives” related Ensco CFO Swent to Retire man of the Virginia Business Council. to general and administrative expenses, Ensco plc announced that EVP & CFO SAFE Boats International

He also serves on the board of directors operating expenses, trade optimization Jay Swent will retire after more than 11 Promotes Hotz for the U.S. Naval Academy Founda- and bunker consumption. years of service. Swent will continue to Aluminum boat manufacturer SAFE tion and the National Bureau of Asian serve in his current role until the succes- Boats International (SBI) announced the

Research; on the board of trustees of the Cruise Industry Gets First American sion process has been completed and a promotion of John Hotz to Director of

Naval Aviation Museum Foundation; on Female Captain new CFO has been named. The comple- International Business Development for the distinguished advisory board for the For the ? rst time in the cruise industry, tion of the succession process may ex- Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico,

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation; and on an American female will take the helm tend into the ? rst half of next year. a region which currently operates more the advisory council for the Naval His- of a mega-ton cruise ship. At 37 years than 130 SBI vessels.

torical Foundation. of age, San Francisco native Kate Mc- Webb Institute Picks Crowley

Cue will command Celebrity Summit, a Scholarship Recipients McGarry New PPG President, CEO

Carnival’s Fathom Names Senior 91,000-ton, 965-foot ship in the Celeb- Webb Institute announced the 2015- Michael H. McGarry has been elected

Sales Leader rity Cruises ? eet, sailing between the 2016 recipients of Crowley Maritime president and chief executive of? cer of

Carnival Corporation’s new brand Fath- eastern United States and Bermuda. As Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memo- PPG, effective September 1, 2015. Mc- om has appointed Michelle Sutter as a Captain, she will be responsible for the rial Scholarships. Nicholas Ratinaud, of Garry will join the company’s board of company senior sales leader. Sutter will navigation of the ship and the onboard West Bloom? eld, Mich., and Andrew directors immediately.

be responsible for marketing and busi- experience of its 2,158 guests and 952 Ko, of Philadelphia, were chosen by the ness development supporting sales of the crew members. school’s scholarship selection commit- MMA Students Awarded new “social impact travel” brand. Sutter The cruise brand, which operates a ? eet tee for their leadership qualities, aca- Crowley Scholarships joins Fathom from Holland America of 10 ships, has elevated McCue to the demic excellence and commitment to the Crowley Maritime Corp.’s 2015-2016

Line and Seabourn. position of Captain based on her 15 maritime industry. Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial years of experience and leadership in the As a third year student, Ratinaud will Scholarships have helped to further edu-

Matson Promotes Gill as Alaska VP maritime industry. During her tenure, spend this summer working with Her- cational opportunities for four students

Matson, Inc. promoted Kenny Gill to McCue has managed ship logistics while reshoff Designs, Inc., focused on mul- of Massachusetts Maritime Academy the position of Vice President, Alaska. sailing worldwide itineraries, including tiple projects related to classic sailboats. (MMA). The four recipients, Bryan P.

In his new role, Gill has management Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, He previously interned at New England Wall, Robert M. Neal, Peter Persechino responsibility for all Matson operations the Paci? c Northwest and Alaska, and Boatworks as a member of the build and Adam Szloch, were chosen based on in Alaska, including terminal operations, along the Panama Canal. Captain Mc- team for an 88-foot, high-performance their excellent grades, demonstrated ? - customer service, sales and ? nancial per- Cue has also served as a maritime leader ocean racing yacht and has also sailed nancial need and plans to pursue a career formance of the company’s terminals in while sailing several transatlantic and re- as a cadet aboard a Greek, dual-fueled, in the maritime industry, Crowley said.

Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. positioning cruises, and played a role in diesel-electric, LNG tanker. Ratinaud Wall is a freshman from Manasquan, the revitalization of ships in Singapore. competes as a member of the soccer, N.J., majoring in marine transportation.

Kate McCue’s appointment follows that tennis and sailing teams and is actively He is a Midshipman in the Navy Strate- 86 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2015

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