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Chembulk Tankers

Mike Crane Photograhy

Rodriguez Bolcar

Noonan Bob Stewart with Rob Allan (left) and the 2017 President’s Awards Recipients.


Robert Allan Honored

Rob Allan was presented with the Meritorious conduct of tanker escort operations.

Achievement Award as one of the President’s In the course of his career, Allan has authored

Awards conferred by Engineers & Geoscientists dozens of papers for international industry tech-

British Columbia (EGBC) on October 20, 2017 at nical conferences, and contributed chapters on its Annual Award Gala held in Whistler, BC. This tug and workboat design to the major textbooks award is given annually to a member of the As- of SNAME. sociation who has achieved distinction and out- He is the recipient of the Small Craft Group standing goals associated with his/her profession. Medal from the Royal Institution of Naval Archi-

Allan has more than 45 years of experience in tects (UK) for signi? cant lifetime achievements the design of commercial workboats of all types, in naval architecture; the Beaver Medal for sig- but especially high-performance tugboats for ni? cant contributions to the maritime industry of tanker escort and offshore terminal operations. British Columbia; and he is the only Canadian to

From 1981 until 2008 when company ownership have been awarded the David W. Taylor Medal was transferred to a cadre of senior employees, he from SNAME for notable achievement in naval led Robert Allan Ltd. to a position of internation- architecture.

al prominence in this ? eld. Notable achievements The receipt of this major award from EGBC under his leadership include; major ice-breaking caps a signi? cant and ful? lling career, as Allan vessels for the Beaufort Sea and more recently announced his retirement from full employment the Caspian Sea and offshore Sakhalin; the Red in June of this year. He remains as Executive

Dot Award-winning Z-Tech ship-handling tug Chairman of the Board and as “Ambassador concept; and the development of the RAstar con- at Large” for Robert Allan Ltd., the company cept of escort tug which has revolutionized the founded by his Grandfather in 1930.

Chembulk Tankers Appoints Ellis CEO than 30 years of experience in the cruise indus-

Chembulk Tankers announced the appointment try, the former Crystal CEO and President will of David Ellis as Chief Executive Of? cer (CEO), be responsible for increasing PONANT’s brand succeeding Jack Noonan who will retire after 10 awareness and sales in the Americas, and will act years of leading the team at Chembulk Tankers. as a Corporate Advisor for the company.

Effective November 1, 2017, Jack will take on the role of CEO Emeritus through the balance of Newport News Promotes Two the year and will continue to advise and counsel Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced

Chembulk as part of the leadership transition. El- two promotions to the company’s leadership lis has more than 30 years in chemical and pe- team at its Newport News Shipbuilding division: troleum transportation experience, including over Dave Bolcar has been promoted to vice presi- 20 years with Odfjell SE in various leadership dent of submarine construction, and Bill Smith roles culminating in the global leadership posi- has been promoted to vice president, ? eet support tion in Odfjell’s joint venture with Lindsay Gold- programs.

berg. He most recently served as CEO of Way- Bolcar is now vice president of submarine con- point Solutions LLC, a Houston-based company struction, which currently encompasses both the he founded in 2016 to develop, buy, and operate Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine pro- midstream assets. grams. He joined the shipyard in 1988 as an en- gineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine engi-

Mæland Steps in as DeepOcean CEO neering division. Since then, he has held several

DeepOcean’s board of directors announced that positions of increasing responsibility, including company COO Ottar Mæland will take over the manager in Ford-class component engineering responsibilities as acting CEO of DeepOcean, and Columbia-class propulsion engineering, and succeeding current CEO Bart Heijermans, who director of submarine engineering. Bolcar earned has decided to step down. a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He will con-

Rodriguez Takes Lead Role at PONANT tinue to report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’

Edie Rodriguez will serve as Americas Brand vice president of Navy programs.

Chairman and Corporate Special Advisor at Smith is vice president of ? eet support pro-

French-owned cruise line PONANT. With more grams, with responsibility for both submarine

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