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U.S. Navy

Shaw Kinkle Simmons Aucoin Albert

Ray Mabus

Mr Lee was elected at the extraordi-

U.S. SecNAv Calls for 355-ship Fleet Conrad’s Kinkle Retires after 51 Years

In announcing the results of the 2016 Conrad Shipyard’s Johnny Kinkle re- nary meeting of KR’s general assembly

Force Structure Assessment (FSA), U.S. tired in December 2016 after 51 years which oversees the running of KR and

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus rec- in shipbuilding. Kinkle went to work comprises 86 voting members. Mr. Lee ommended a 355-ship ? eet, including 12 for Conrad on December 2, 1969, and assumes the role of Chairman and CEO, carriers, 104 large surface combatants, for ? ve decades his reply to any request following the death of Mr. B. S. Park, 52 small surface combatants, 38 am- was, “No problem, babe. Whatever the who passed away after a short illness in

Crowley phibious ships and 66 submarines. customer wants.” October 2016.

“Johnny Kinkle has been my good

Crowley Honors USMMA Cadets

MHI Makes Executive Changes MTNW Rebrands as Rugged Controls friend and a dedicated and loyal member

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) of our team for many, many years,” said Rugged Controls, LLC announces the Crowley Maritime awarded six U.S. announced executive-level personnel Johnny Conrad. “He has been a mentor launch of its new company, evolving Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) changes effective January 31 and Febru- and inspiration to me and to many others from Measurement Technology NW cadets with Thomas B. Crowley Memo- ary 1, 2017. Hiroshi Yokota, SVP, Head in the Conrad family. We will miss his Line Control Instruments (LCI) group. rial Scholarships. Crowley’s Jenny Ter-

Since 2001, LCI has been the trusted penning, supervisor, marine recruiting, of Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery can-do attitude and wish him much hap- presented the scholarships to Midship- source for line control, tension monitor-

Works, President of Mitsubishi Heavy piness in his retirement.” men (MIDN) Stacee Glass, Connor Sex-

Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., will ing, and winch monitoring equipment.

ton, John Terselic, Tanner Evans, Dylan

Simmons Named CFO retire January 31, 2017. Masao Miyaza- Rugged Controls will continue to man-

Marine Exhaust Systems of Alabama ufacture MTNW’s previous product Rabbitt, and Chandler Chiappe.

ki, currently Fellow, GM, Shipbuild-

Glass, from Johnstown, Pa., is mid- ing & Ocean Development Division of has appointed Karen C. Simmons, CPA, portfolio including running line tensi- shipman ? rst class studying maritime lo-

Commercial Aviation & Transportation PFS as Chief Financial Of? cer effective ometers, smart deck machinery and LCI gistics and security. Glass sailed aboard

Systems, will become Fellow, General January 1, 2017. ? agship displays, which are used in ex- treme, marine & outdoor environments the Crowley-managed M/V National

Manager, Shipbuilding & Ocean Devel-

Glory during her sea term.

ASRY: Andrew Shaw takes Helm opment Division of Commercial Avia- where rugged, high visibility electronics

Sexton, a midshipman ? rst class from are required for operation.

tion & Transportation Systems, Head of Andrew Shaw has taken up his new po-

Vermilion, Ohio, is majoring in marine

Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works sition as Chief Executive at ASRY. Ef- transportation. During his time at USM-

Noonan Named CMA’s ‘17 Commodore fective January 4, 2017, Shaw will be effective February 1, 2017.

leading the ? rm as it enters its 40th year CMA announced that John D. “Jack” MA, he has been an integral member of the offshore sailing team. of operation. He re-joins the company Noonan, CEO of Chembulk Tankers, has

Petterson Named Great Lakes CEO

Terselic, a midshipman ? rst class

The Board of Directors of Great Lakes after previously holding the position of been named as the CMA Commodore for originally from Tijeras, New Mexico,

Dredge & Dock Corporation, provider of General Manager of the ASRY Offshore the year 2017. Noonan joined the com- completed his at-sea semester aboard the dredging, environmental and remedia- Services division from 2009 to 2014. pany in April 2007, originally serving as

Crowley-managed M/V Ocean Giant, as tion services, announced the selection of COO. He is a graduate of the U.S. Mer- an engine cadet.

Aucoin Joins Schottel

Lasse Petterson as CEO, as well as his chant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

Evans, a USMMA midshipman ? rst appointment to the company’s board of Gary Aucoin has joined Schottel Inc. class from Anchorage, Alaska, is study-

Albert Takes the Helm at VT Halter directors. Petterson will join the Board in Houma, La., as the new General

Manager. Aucoin is a dedicated sales Paul J. Albert has been appointed as ing marine transportation. After he grad- immediately and assume the role of chief executive of? cer once his application for executive taking over leadership of the the President and CEO for VT Halter uates in June, he plans to begin a mari- growing U.S. subsidiary. Most recently, Marine, effective immediately. “Paul’s time career with a third mate’s license.

U.S. citizenship, as required by the Jones

Rabbitt, from Easton, Md., is a mid-

Act, is ? nalized, which is expected in from 2010, he held the role of account proven leadership and operational skills shipman second class majoring in mari-

Q1 2017. Petterson brings to the role 35 manager at Wärtsilä with responsibil- in managing complex shipbuilding proj- years of experience in the engineering, ity for both new business development ects makes him the right choice to lead time logistics and security. He served as and after sales service in the offshore VT Halter Marine. We are con? dent in a cadet onboard various commercial and construction and maritime industries. market. Aucoin holds a master degree in his ability to grow the company while U.S. military vessels that were providing

New Maritime Bank Opens Its Doors business administration and 15-years of maintaining its reputation as one of the the U.S. Air Force with prepositioned most innovative shipbuilding companies ammunition stocks, conducting under-

A new niche bank for the shipping and experience in the North American mari- in the United States,” said Admiral Bill way replenishments and providing sup- offshore sector opened its doors for busi- time sector.

port for the 6th Fleet Command. ness on December 20, 2016. Serving the Landay, Chairman of the VT Halter Ma-

Chiappe, a midshipman second class

KR Elects Lee Chairman & CEO global maritime markets from its main rine Board. Albert, who joined VT Hal- of? ce in Oslo, Maritime & Merchant The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS ter Marine as the Senior Vice President from Granbury, Texas, is studying ma-

Bank ASA (M&M) will provide secured member classi? cation society – has an- of Production in 2002, was named COO rine transportation. Chiappe hopes to lending in the form of ? rst priority terms nounced that Mr. Lee Jeong-kie has been in 2009. He had served as the Interim serve as a Navy pilot before joining a commercial maritime ? eet. loans. elected as its new Chairman and CEO. President and CEO since July 2016.

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