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Sunday, December 16, 2018

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Team 9 – Black Friday, took First Place. Photo: Netsco.

Future Maritime Design: NETSCo Sponsors Student Design Competition

NETSCo announced the winners of the 2018 Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Student Design Competition held recently during the 2018 SNAME Maritime Convention in Providence, RI. Many interesting designs were devised with over 150 students participating in the competition. Congratulations to our winning teams: First Place Team 9 – Black Friday; Second Place, Team 8 – PlayBuoy; and, Third Place, Team 5 – Team Boats.The Competition is organized by the SNAME Student Steering Committee (SSC)…

Doughty Family

Scholarships Awarded to Coast Guard Families

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all U.S. Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in 2017 it has awarded a record 166 new scholarships. Combined with 10 multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently assisting 179 students with a half-million dollars in support this year. In the 27 years of this program, the Coast Guard Foundation has paid out more than…

(l-r): Hank Danos, Paul Danos, Scott Theriot, Mark Danos and Eric Danos (Photo: Danos)

Danos Names Staff Employee of the Year

Danos has announced that Scott Theriot has been named 2016 Staff Employee of the Year. The award is presented each year to a staff member who best embodies the company’s core purpose and values. Theriot first joined Danos in 2003, working part-time as a roustabout and fitter in the company’s fabrication shop in Larose while going to school. After graduating from Nicholls State University in 2008, he was hired full-time as a personnel coordinator. He later worked as a Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) manager before moving into materials management…

Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

Three college students will spend this summer working with Canaveral Port Authority as interns in Cargo Business Development, Environmental Plans & Programs, and Engineering. From June 8 until August 6, the students will support the day-to-day activities of operating Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port and central Florida’s marine gateway into the global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida…

Lewit Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Scott Lewit, President and co-founder of Structural Composites, Inc received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Technology at the Florida Technovation/TechExpo in October. In recognition of this award Lewit was given a Congressional Medal of Merit from Congressman Bill Posey for the achievement. The Lifetime Achievement in Technology is presented to an individual whose impact, influence and work within the technology community has resulted in success of the organization(s) in which the individual has been associated, and who has also benefited the regional technology community as a whole.

Jan M. Flores

Netsco Appoints Flores

Netsco announces  Jan M. Flores, as Sr. Director of Business Development. Flores comes to Netsco from OSG (Overseas Shipholding Group) where he headed the FSO Group and was responsible for Business Development in the Offshore market. Prior to his assignment with the FSO Group, Flories  was the OSG Technical Project Manager overseeing the development of the MT Overseas Cascade and the MT Overseas Chinook. Flores has also worked for Crowley Maritime Corporation as Manager of New builds in their Technical Services Group.

Edward S. Godfrey

Godfrey Joins Life Cycle Engineering

Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) has announced that Edward S. Godfrey has joined Life Cycle Engineering as vice president of business development. Godfrey will be responsible for partnering with Department of Defense (DoD) customers and other government organizations to establish engineering and technical solutions that support the warfighter and DoD mission. Godfrey has over 36 years of civilian service leading large, diversified engineering and corporate operations organizations within the Department of the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

SeaRobotics’ HullBUG is lowered into the water for a field test.

SeaRobotics Delivers Autonomous Hull Cleaning System

SeaRobotics has delivered the first HullBUG (Hull Bio-inspired Underwater Grooming) System to the Center for Corrosion and Biofouling Control at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. This will be tested and further developed at the newly commissioned Large Scale Seawater Facility , which is located at Port Canaveral and funded by the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR). The HullBUG system is an autonomous underwater vehicle designed to crawl on ship hulls or other underwater structures and "groom" their surface.

Tom Stiehle: Photo credit HII

HII Promote Tom Stiehle CFO & VP Business Management

Responsibility includes:  finance, contracts, estimating & pricing, and business management of Ingall’s Shipbuilding Division. "Tom's extensive background in finance and contract administration forms a solid foundation for this important leadership role," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Stiehle will also lead Ingalls' IT function, which includes the internal IT services, IT strategy development and management of the shipyard's subcontract with CSC.

Rear Adm. Jonathon White

Rear Adm. Jonathon White Appointed Oceanographer of the Navy

Rear Adm. Jonathon White has assumed the title of “oceanographer of the U.S. Navy,” replacing Rear Adm. David Titley who retired in July. Assigned to the staff of the chief of naval operations, White is now head of the Oceanography, Space and Maritime Domain Awareness directorate (OPNAV N2N6E). He also serves as head of the Navy's Positioning, Navigation and Timing directorate and he holds the title “navigator of the Navy.”  In addition, White serves as director of the Navy's Task Force on Climate Change…