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BMT Designers & Planners


Alphatron Pulsifer Wagner SkvarlaGoley Eddings van Boom

Bekkens: Big Win for Harding Port of Seattle Names Interim public information of? cer and spokes-

Statoil awarded Harding a contract for Maritime Division MD man for Oakland International Airport. delivery of the nine free-fall lifeboats Lindsay Pulsifer, general manager of needed for phase 1 of the Johan Sver- marine maintenance for the Port of Se- Skvarla Named President drup North Sea development. “This or- attle, has been selected as the interim BMT Designers & Planners, a subsid- der is a solid validation of the quality of maritime division managing director. iary of the maritime design, engineering our products, the competency and com- and risk management consultancy BMT mitment demonstrated by all our em- Braemar Appoints Eddings Group, has announced the promotion ployees, and the effects of the signi? cant In announcing plans to restructure its of Kai Skvarla to President. Formerly restructuring which we have implement- offshore and dynamic positioning (DP) Vice President of Strategic Planning ed in order to strengthen our competi- operations in the U.K. and U.S., mari- with BMT for the past ? ve years, Kai tive edge in a tough market,” said Styrk time engineering consultancy Braemar will now concentrate on developing new

Plebe Ellen Walker

Bekkenes, CEO, Harding. The contract Engineering appointed Kyle Eddings to commercial markets for the ? rm to gen-

Acceptance Honor.

comprises nine FF1200-lifeboats, with a new role within the company. Eddings erate sustained growth. nine corresponding LA 1200 SU davits. will now take overall responsibility for global DP and offshore projects, with Sheklin to Serve on MERPAC

Webb Welcomes Martin functions coordinated between Braemar Seaworthy Industries, LLC said that USMMA Welcomes Class of 2019

Webb Institute announced Michael T. Engineering’s U.K. head oif? ce in Mal- Managing Partner, Michael A. Sheklin The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Martin, PE as the Assistant Professor don, Essex; Aberdeen, Scotland; and has received a federal appointment from (USMMA) at Kings Point welcomed of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Martin Houston, Texas. Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson to serve 243 “plebe candidates” of the Class of has more than 23 years of experience on the Merchant Marine Personnel Ad- 2019 into the Regiment of Midship- as a marine electrical engineer with a Alphatron Hires Regional Manager visory Committee (MERPAC). Sheklin men as they took USMMA’s Corps broad background in electrical systems Alphatron Marine appointed Erik van brings to this of? ce more than 40 years of Cadets Oath administrated by Rear including, electrical propulsion, power Boom as country manager for the Euro of experience in the maritime industry. Admiral James A. Helis, Ph.D., Su- generation, power distribution, lighting border region Scheldemonden. In his A professional mariner, holding a U.S. perintendent of USMMA, during the systems, communications, navigation, new role, van Boom will leverage more Coast Guard Master’s License, he is a Acceptance Day Ceremony and Pa- and internal communication systems. than 25 years of experience in the mari- graduate of the State University of New rade. They were then sworn in as mid-

For the past ? ve years, Prof. Martin has time navigation and communication sec- York Maritime College and has pursued shipmen in the U.S. Navy Reserve by been the Vice President and principal tor to help support the growth of Alpha- a career in the marine business that in- Rear Admiral Mark R, Whitney, Dep- engineer at Marine Design Dynamics, tron Marine. cludes marine operations, technical uty Commander, Logistics, Mainte-

Inc. management, ship surveys and inspec- nance and Industrial Operations Naval

EMS Appoints Monnell Pon, Parcom Purchase Imtech tions, marine investigations, training Sea Systems Command. Acceptance

Electronic Marine Systems Inc., EMS, Pon Holdings and Parcom Capital an- and safety. He is currently a managing Day marks the transition of the “plebe has appointed Ron Monnell as Nation- nounced they have agreed to buy Imtech partner of Seaworthy Industries, LLC. candidates” to “plebes.” The Class of al Sales Manager. Ron comes to EMS Marine, the marine division of Dutch 2019 of? cially arrived on June 30, with over 35 years of Marine Sales ex- engineering services company Royal BCG Donates Simulation Software 2015. The congressionally-nominated perience in the commercial and military Imtech who has been declared bankrupt. Maritime training solutions provider plebe candidates began a rigorous, 20- sectors of the U.S. Marine Industry. Ron No monetary ? gures have been shared. Buffalo Computer Graphics Inc. (BCG) day regimen of academic, military, and will be responsible for developing new The ? nal details of the takeover are yet has donated its Enhanced Graphical physical training known as Indoctrina- opportunities for the EMS automation to be worked out. Imtech Marine pres- User Interface (GUI2) simulation soft- tion – their ? rst step toward becoming line of products in the U.S. Ron will be ently employs nearly 2,500 staff at al- ware to the U.S. Naval Academy Foun- future leaders and licensed merchant based in Florida. most 100 of? ces in 30 countries. dation in Annapolis, Md. for distribution marine of? cers. After administering to the academy’s seamanship and navi- the oath to the newest Navy reservists,

Goley Signs on as Director at SBI Matson Appoints Wagner gation department. BCG’s donation in- Rear Admiral Whitney discussed the

SAFE Boats International (SBI) an- Matson, Inc. appointed Keoni Wagner as cluded four software licenses to support leadership challenges they will face. nounced that Rob Goley has joined the director of corporate communications, past donations from Northrup Grumman “There are two key parts to trust that company as its new Business Develop- succeeding Jeff Hull, who is retiring Corporation of the Navy’s Electronic every leader must have: positional ment Director – U.S. Federal Programs. from Matson after a 33-year career with Chart Display and Information System and earned.” He told the plebes that

Goley comes to SBI as a recently retired the company. Wagner will report to Matt (ECDIS) to train midshipmen on the as graduates of the Merchant Marine 20-year veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard Cox, president and CEO, and is based at charting system they will encounter Academy, they will have a de? nite ad- (USCG). Matson’s corporate of? ce in Oakland, once they graduate and move out to the vantage by the experiences they will

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