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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Yui Hay Lee is New Port of Oakland Commissioner

Longtime business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners. Lee was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board.Lee, President and CEO of Oakland-based YHLA Architects, was nominated by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and appointed by the City Council. He replaces eight-year Board veteran Alan Yee, whose latest term expired.“We’re delighted to welcome Yui Hay Lee to our Board,” said President Ces Butner. “He brings a strong business background…

Yui Hay Lee (Photo: Port of Oakland)

Lee Joins Port of Oakland Commissioner Board

Business and civic leader Yui Hay Lee has joined the Port of Oakland’s Board of Port Commissioners.Lee, President and CEO of Oakland-based YHLA Architects, was nominated by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and appointed by the City Council. He was sworn in yesterday to a seat on the seven-member Board, replacing eight-year Board veteran Alan Yee, whose latest term expired.Lee founded his architectural firm in 1980. He served as a Commissioner on the Oakland/Alameda County Coliseum Authority from 2007-2018. Lee was a member of the Oakland Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board under Mayor Jerry Brown.

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

The port of Los Angeles has promoted David Libatique to deputy executive director of stakeholder engagement, a position on the port’s executive management team.In this new role, Libatique will oversee government affairs, trade development, community relations, media relations and the labor relations and workforce development divisions at the port.David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)“We’re very excited to elevate David to this new role,” said port executive director, Gene Seroka.

Port of Oakland Director Receives Powerful Women Award

Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe will receive the Powerful Women award from the Powerful Women of the Bay Area on March 9. The annual award recognizes the outstanding achievements of Bay Area women whose work helped enrich the lives of others. “I’m honored and grateful to receive this award by the Powerful Women of the Bay Area,” said Port of Oakland Director of Social Responsibility Amy Tharpe. “I believe that empowerment is the responsibility to help improve the well-being of one’s community. Ms.

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Wiernicki Named Mass. Maritime’s Person of the Year

Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, was recognized for his distinguished career of excellence, innovation and service to the maritime industries by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) as this year’s recipient of the Maritime Person of the Year Award on September 21, 2017 in New York City. The honoree is presented with the Captain Emery Rice Medal and awarded annually to a civilian or military leader from around the globe. Named for an 1895 MMA graduate and World War I hero…

Capt. James Tobin, president of the AAF

Alumni Form Committee on USMMA Accreditation Status

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) has formed an advisory committee composed of Kings Point graduates and education experts to assist the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the Academy in protecting and preserving the school’s imperiled accreditation. In June 2016, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reported that the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) underperformed in five of 14 areas including planning, leadership and governance, administrative staff qualifications, resource allocation and student services.

Kirkland H. Donald (Photo: HII)

Donald Joins HII Board of Directors

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, U.S. Navy (Ret.), has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Donald retired from the U.S. Navy in 2013 after 37 years of service. In his last assignment as the director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, he was responsible for the safe and effective operation of the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program, which today includes all submarines and aircraft carriers. After retiring from the Navy, Donald joined Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

Commissioner Maffei being sworn in (Photo: FMC)

Former Congressman Maffei Joins the FMC

Daniel B. Maffei was sworn-in on July 18, 2016 as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for a term expiring June 30, 2017. Maffei was nominated on November 19, 2015, confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 2016 and appointed to the Commission by the President July 18, 2016. A native of Syracuse, New York, Commissioner Maffei worked as an aide to both Members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. He later served two non-consecutive…

Jay Brickman (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley’s Brickman Inducted into FCBFA Hall of Fame

Crowley's Jay Brickman, vice president of government and Cuba services, was honored last week with induction into the Hall of Fame of the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association (FCBFA), in recognition of his strong contributions to international trade, commerce and logistics. Brickman, who received his award at a gala FCBFA dinner, began his career with Crowley over 40 years ago and has served in various capacities, including vice president, Caribbean Division; vice president…

Carl Kemp (Photo: PMSA)

Kemp Joins PMSA as Vice President

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) announced the hire of Carl Kemp as a Vice President based in the organization’s Long Beach office. Kemp brings more than 20 years of experience in government and public affairs. Most recently, he served as Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs at the Federal Maritime Commission, where he reported directly to Chairman Mario Cordero. Previously, he had his own government affairs practice and PMSA was among his clients.

Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Hires VP, General Counsel & Chief Ethics Officer

Foss Maritime announced that Lam Q. Nguyen-Bull has joined the company as the Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer. Based in Seattle, Nguyen-Bull will lead Foss's Legal and Risk Management Group, where in addition to providing counsel on legal issues and business strategies and practices, she will head up the company's ethics and compliance programs and work to safeguard the values and reputation of Foss. Nguyen-Bull came to Foss from parent company Saltchuk, where she served as Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer.

Noelia Rodriguez (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Port of Long Beach Hires Communications Director

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday selected Noelia Rodriguez as the Managing Director of Communications to oversee the Harbor Department’s Communications, Government Relations and Marketing divisions. Rodriguez brings diverse and extensive experience to the newly created role at the Port of Long Beach, ranging from the White House and Los Angeles Mayor’s Office to her most recent position with Metro Los Angeles, which is the county’s public transportation authority.

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USN Announces 2015 Young Investigators

It's a career-defining moment for 36 college and university faculty April 30, as the Department of the Navy announces the recipients of its 2015 Young Investigator Program, one of the oldest and most selective scientific research advancement programs in the country. Collectively, awardees will receive $18.8 million in grants to fund research across a range of naval-relevant science and technology areas. This is a banner year for the program, administered by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), which increased funding by 50 percent over last year.

Keppel Corp. Announces New CEO for SSTEC

Liew Choon Boon has been designated as chief executive officer of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (SSTEC), taking over the baton from SSTEC's outgoing CEO, Ho Tong Yen, with effect from July 1, 2015, Keppel Corporation announced. Liew will hold a concurrent appointment as advisor on Eco-City matters in the Ministry of National Development. Liew Choon Boon is currently a senior director in the Ministry of National Development. He has held a range of senior positions in policy and operational areas in education…

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“Bright Ideas” program - Ash Center - Harvard University

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. This year's cohort includes 124 programs from all levels of government--school districts; county, city, state, and federal agencies; as well as public-private partnerships--that are at the forefront in innovative government action. Since 2009, the Port of…

Stephen Pryor

President Pryor Retires from ExxonMobil Chemicals

Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation, has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service. It is anticipated that the board of directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation will appoint Neil A. Chapman as president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company and elect him a vice president of the corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Chapman is currently senior vice president, Polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Capt. Howard Goldman , right, reports that he has assumed command of Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport to Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, commander of NUWC (center), as the former commander of NUWC Newport, Capt. Todd Cramer,  looks on.

NUWC Newport Holds Change of Command

Capt. Howard Goldman relieved Capt. Todd Cramer as commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport during a change of command ceremony on Friday, Nov. 14. A naval submariner originally from Baltimore, Md., Goldman is a 1987 graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a bachelor of science degreein mechanical engineering and a 2004 graduate of the U.S. Naval War College with a master’s degree in International Security and Strategic Studies. He also…

Rudy de Leon

General Dynamics takes Rudy deLeon on Board

The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected Rudy deLeon to be a director of the corporation, effective September 30, 2014. DeLeon is a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, a position he has held since November 2007. He began his career with the federal government, where he served for 25 years until 2001. In his final position as deputy secretary of defense, he was the chief operating officer at the Pentagon, a member of the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council and a member of the National Partnership Council.

University of California Not to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The University of California voted on Friday to maintain its investments in fossil fuels, frustrating a student-led effort to divest its portfolio in oil, natural gas and coal. UC is among the major college endowments have been reluctant to shake up their portfolios by pulling out of fossil fuels after Stanford University, one of the most prestigious and wealthiest in America, took that step in May. Jagdeep Bachher, UC Regent's Chief Investment Officer, said in a presentation that UC's fossil fuel holdings amounts to $10 billion of the $91 billion in the college's investment portfolio.

Kevin Brenton is HII’s corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Photo by Chris Oxley/HII

HII Appoints Brenton as Corporate Director

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy's Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems. He began his new position on Monday. "Kevin brings a wealth of leadership and maritime experience to our company, and he is going to be an excellent fit for our team," said Marty Chanik, HII's corporate vice president, customer affairs for Newport News Shipbuilding.

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New L.A. Harbor Commissioners Hold First Meeting

The newly assembled Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners held its first meeting, with four of the five-member panel newly appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Three of the commissioners are Harbor Area residents. The Harbor Commission is expected to elect its president and vice-president at the next Board meeting on December 12 th. “Spurring investment and creating job opportunities at our nation’s No. 1 Port is critical to Los Angeles and the entire country,” said Mayor Garcetti.

Terry O’Brien

Austal USA Names O’Brien New VP

Austal USA announced the appointment of Terry O’Brien to the position of Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs, effective November 18, 2013. In this role, he will be responsible for the all of Austal’s Business Development efforts, state and federal legislative activities, as well as coordinating external communications and media relations. A retired Navy Captain with over 26 years of service, Terry commanded USS Pensacola and the Nassau Amphibious Strike Group during the initial stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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SENER Wins Engineering Company of the Year

The engineering and technology group SENER has been awarded in The European Energy Awards 2013 as Engineering Company of the Year. The technology group has more than 5,500 professionals across 50 offices globally. SENER received this award for innovative projects such as the Gemasolar solar thermal plant. Located in Seville, Spain, this is the first commercial central tower power plant with molten salt storage system in operation in the world and also the only solar plant capable to produce electricity round the clock.

Libby Signell (left) and Julie Ferland

Hydroid Announces Management Changes

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), today announced organizational changes to its management team to prepare for anticipated growth and to further solidify their market leadership. Libby Signell has been appointed to vice president of operations. Signell, most recently program manager at Hydroid, brings to her new position more than thirty years of engineering and program management experience. She has previously worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Lockheed Martin.

Jayson P. Ahern

DSIC Appoints Ahern to Advisory Board

Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced that The Honorable Jayson P. Ahern, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection, was appointed to the company's Advisory Board, effective immediately. Ahern, is a Principal with The Chertoff Group, providing strategic consulting services on homeland and border security management and global commerce and supply chain matters. In 2010, Ahern retired after 33 years of federal service to both the U.S. Customs Service and U.S.

Jim Schacht

Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine GM

Cummins Inc. has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally, including business development and support. He will be located in Columbus, Indiana and will report directly to Ed Pence, Vice President of the High Horsepower Engine Business. “The importance of the commercial marine market to Cummins has increased significantly over the past several years,” said Schacht.