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Mustang Survival Promotes Grupa, Milligen

Mustang Survival's Michael Grupa will be transitioning from his current role as Director of Business Development, Professional, to join the Sales team as Director of Sales – US Professional & Military Major Accounts. Grupa joined Mustang Survival in 2009 and has been instrumental in shifting Mustang’s focus from selective markets in the first responder and commercial/ industrial marine categories to becoming an industry leader and full-line supplier of flotation and thermal protection products in these market categories. Mustang has also promoted Brian Milligen from Canadian National Sales Manager to Director of Sales, US Recreation & Canada Recreation/Professional markets. “Our sales team will benefit from Mike’s many years of experience and background in the professional and military markets while Brian builds upon his success and momentum in Canada and helps us focus our efforts on growing and expanding Mustang’s network of recreational dealers south of the border,” commented Glen MacPherson, Mustang Survival’s Vice President, Sales. “This organizational shift is part of our long term strategy to strengthen the brand in core markets, manage channels more effectively, and achieve revenue growth targets north and south of the border.”


ExxonMobil Consolidates In Scandinavia

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels has consolidated its Scandinavian sales and marketing operations in its new European and world headquarters in Leatherhead, U.K. Helen Flattum, who previously was with Esso's marine fuels operation in Norway, will relocate to the U.K., overseeing operations in Scandinavia. Flattum will be part of the company's Europe, Africa and Middle East sales team, headed by Sowmi Krishnamurthy, who previously headed industrial fuels marketing in the Asia-Pacific region for Mobil


Grand Banks Announces Appointments to Management

Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd., recently appointed two members to their worldwide corporate management team. Rob Livingston has been named vice president of marketing for the global manufacturer of Grand Banks, Eastbay and Aleutian Class yachts. In this capacity, Livingston has worldwide responsibility for brand marketing, overseeing advertising, public relations, promotions, online operations, collateral development and overall marketing management


FBM Babcock Marine Makes New Appointments

FBM Babcock Marine Ltd has appointed Nick Pearson as commercial manager and Craig Patrick has joined the company as sales manager for commercial vessels. Nick Pearson has joined FBM Babcock Marine from Three Quays Marine Services where he was business development manager. He is a Master Mariner who has spent his career in the marine industry, working with P&O, Stena Line, SWATH International and Samsung Heavy Industries


Nicolaisen Joins TWG

TWG said that Kirk Nicolaisen has joined its sales team, taking on the role of Offshore Energy Account Manager. Kirk is based out of Gulfport, Mississippi, and brings more than 16 years of experience developing business and serving customers in the offshore energy market. Kirk has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has extensive experience specific to winches and offshore equipment. In this position, Kirk will be managing sales and growth within our offshore energy accounts for all brands


Navico Expands Americas Sales Group

Chris Meyer

Navico — recreational marine electronics company and parent to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands — announced the addition of long-time pro-staffer Chris Meyer to its Volume Boat Builder and OEM sales team. In his new role as Key Account Manager, Chris is responsible for managing OEM sales as well as growing current and prospective boat builder accounts for the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands. A long-time member of the Lowrance Pro-Staff team and Product Validation group


Lauer Joins Matson as Director, Transpacific Services

John P. Lauer has joined Matson Navigation Company as director, Transpacific services, for Matson's China - Long Beach Express. Lauer will lead Matson's U.S. sales efforts for its burgeoning China - Long Beach Express service and will focus on trade lane yield management and revenue enhancement strategies in conjunction with other Matson operations. He will report to Dave Hoppes, senior vice president, ocean services.


GAC Appoints Cox as Marketing Manager

GAC has appointed Matthew Cox as its Marketing Manager for the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg, based in London. Cox joins the company following a career in the British Royal Navy, both at sea and ashore. He replaces Darren Martin, who will shortly move to GAC's Houston office as Marketing Manager, Americas. Neil Godfrey, GAC's Group Sales Director - Shipping Division, confirms that Matthew's appointment is a natural development for the Group's Global Sales Team


Chesapeake Ranger Tugs Under New Ownership

Grasonville, Md. — Fluid Motion has announced a transition in the representation of its Ranger Tugs dealership in the Chesapeake region, which will provide many benefits to the area's trailerable yacht enthusiasts. Mark and Tony Schulstad, owners of Mass Enterprises and Cutwater Marine Sales, have acquired Chesapeake Ranger Tugs, formerly owned by Chuck Wistar. Cutwater Marine Sales is part of a yacht dealership based in Grasonville, Md


Alps Wire Rope expands to Texas

Photo: Alps Wire Rope

Alps Wire Rope Corporation announced the opening of a new warehouse location in Houston, TX. Abe Guerrero will be joining the existing sales team of Rick Coughran and Bill Lee, to manage the facility. The demand for wire rope products from the region has led to the opening of the new distribution point. The new facility will provide Alps Wire Rope close proximity to customers and business partners in the area. In addition to Oilfield Products, Alps will stock Elevator Rope


O’Reilly Named Troy Line Expert Supervisor

Leeanne O’Reilly (Photo: Troy Container Line)

Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, today announced the promotion of Leeanne O’Reilly to Export Supervisor at Troy Container Line. Based in the company’s Red Bank, N.J. office, O’Reilly will oversee the unification of the FCL and LCL Export


W&O Expands Engineered Solutions Team

John Catanzaro (left) and Marc Lagattuta

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and marine offshore markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, announced the expansion of its Engineered Solutions team. John Catanzaro and Marc Lagattuta have joined W&O to provide its customers and OEM partners


Trelleborg Opens Houston Office

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation announces plans to open a new sales and business development office in Houston, Texas, U.S. Trelleborg said it will establish a local “feet on the ground” presence in the area and confirms the company’s commitment to the global oil and


Transas Names Pfeiffer Navigation Director

Jens Pfeiffer

Transas Marine has announced the appointment of Jens Pfeiffer as a Business Division Director, Navigation, Transas Marine. Jens Pfeiffer first joined Transas as a Sales Manager, Navigation in the company’s German office in 2005 where he worked for two years


Brent Barker Named Bollinger Sales Representative

Brent Barker

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the addition of Brent Barker as Sales Representative for its 10 shipyards and support services. Along with the entire Bollinger Sales Team, Mr. Barker will focus on quality construction, repair, and conversion products and services to the marine industry


GOST Announces Promotions, Adds New Team Member

From left: Tony Miller, Samantha Thomas and Parrish Westbrook

Marine security, monitoring and tracking systems supplier GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) has promoted Parrish Westbrook to National Sales and OEM Account Manager, Samantha Thomas to Sales and Marketing Coordinator and added Product Specialist Tony Miller to the team.


PPG Greece Holds Coatings Customer Training

George Petkovski (3rd from left), PPG technical training manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and Tassos Kaklamanis (2nd from right), PPG marine sales manager, Greece, welcomed 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies to PPGs first marine coatings training initiative at its new operation in Acharnai - Athens, Greece.

PPG Industries’ new operation in Greece has conducted its first-ever customer training initiative, with 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies attending the one-day event last month. Held at the new facility in Acharnai - Athens


Inmarsat to Acquire Globe Wireless

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced the acquisition of the business and substantially all of the assets of Globe Wireless LLC. Headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, Globe Wireless is a leading provider of value-added maritime communications services to


Green World Products Offers Distribution Rights

Bids for distribution rights are currently being accepted for businesses selling directly to the industrial and environmental marine markets. Green World Products, LLC has begun its expansion plans by licensing a limited number of territories in the United States


M.Y. Bunkers a New Way Forward

Photo courtesy M.Y. Bunkers

M.Y Bunkers announced the expansion of its operation in Malta, with the addition of further trucks and trailers. They can now offer a service of up to 150 metric tons of marine gas oil, ex-wharf alongside with a continuous uninterrupted supply. 


Vulkan RATO for Submarine Test Rig

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For decades, Vulkan  has been a supplier of couplings, not only for Brazilian offshore industry, but also for military applications. Here business mainly focused on conventional drives such as diesel-electric systems for military ships and submarines


Ariel Adds New Sales/Marketing Staff

Anil Sethi, Managing Director of Ariel Maritime and Ariel Global Logistics welcomed a new member of their Manchester based Sales and Marketing staff: Nigel Huntington joined their Sales Team in January 2014 and will be working out of the company’s Manchester head office.


Many Leadership Changes at W&O

Vincent Rodomista

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and marine offshore markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, announced several changes to leadership at its Gulf Coast branches, as well as at its offices in Charleston, Norfolk and Fort Lauderdale.


Cummins Adds Two to the Northwest Marine Team

Photo courtesy of Cummins Northwest

Cummins Northwest says it has strengthened its marine presence and expertise recently by adding two new professional to its marine organization as follows: Geoff Conrad – Marine Director at Cummins Northwest informs that Mike Fourtner has joined as the newest member of the sales team


Dometic Names Pinto National Account Manager

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, recreational vehicle, commercial and passenger vehicle markets, announced that it has appointed Joe Pinto as National Account Manager - Reverse Osmosis Systems


 
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