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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Landing School News

Jon Gustafson (Photo: Delta "T" Systems)

DELTA 'T' Systems Appoints Sales Manager

Delta "T" Systems has appointed Jon Gustafson as its application sales manager. The announcement was made by company president Lynn Oien. Bringing over 15 years of broad marine experience to his new position, Gustafson manages and will grow the application sales team. He works with Delta "T" Systems' customers, boatbuilders, vendors and distributors to develop custom engine room ventilation solutions. Prior to his move to Delta "T" Systems, Gustafson worked for Rybovich Boat Company as a shipyard logistics manager and Palmer Johnson Yachts as a designer engineer.

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Landing School Offering Five Scholarships

The Landing School has developed five scholarships totaling $80,000 for students who wish to have a career in the marine industry but struggle to meet educational financial obligations. These scholarships have an application process where students are given the chance to show school faculty and staff who they are and why they want to join the marine industry by answering several questions via a medium of their choice. Applicants can choose to answer the questions in a video, essay, or in any other form of communication that they enjoy most.

Landing School Develops I3 Scholarship

The Landing School has developed of a merit-based scholarship aimed at students who excel at working with their hands. The Imagination, Initiative, Invention (I3) Scholarship is a competitive scholarship that is awarded based on a student’s ability to illustrate their creative skill by building an object of their choice. The Landing School is a place where students come to build with their hands. By using imagination, initiative and invention, students can win one of three $5,000 scholarships. What students build is entirely up to them.

Richard J Schuhmann, Ph.D

The Landing School Names Schuhmann President

The Landing School’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has named the 4th President of the Landing School. Richard J. Schuhmann, Ph.D., a former student at The Landing School and currently a Senior Lecturer and Program Manager at MIT, will begin as The Landing School’s next President on September 1, 2014. After an exhaustive search, Dr. Schuhmann was appointed on the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Trustees. He will succeed Bob DeColfmacker, who intends to retire while continuing to advise the school on strategy and major Projects. Dr.

Chris Baden

Baden Joins CBMM as Shipwright Apprentice

Chris Baden of St. Paul, Minnesota has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) as a shipwright apprentice. Baden begins his apprenticeship working on the 1889 sailing log-bottomed bugeye, Edna E Lockwood. Baden recently attended The Landing School’s wooden boatbuilding program in Arundel, Maine, where he mastered the fundamentals of constructing both traditional and contemporary wooden boats. Prior to attending The Landing School, Baden spent four and a half years working in information technology for the U.S. Coast Guard.

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The Landing School to Graduate 78 Students

Founder and President of Michael Peters Yacht Design to Give Keynote Address. On June 21 The Landing School will celebrate its 35th annual commencement, graduating 78 diploma students, a record high. Graduates in the Marine Systems, Yacht Design, Composite Boat Building and Wooden Boat Building programs will hear speaker Michael Peters, Founder and President of Michael Peters Yacht Design. Students and their families will also enjoy the christening of the boats built this year. The Wooden Boat Building program will christen three Flyfisher 22s and three Joel White Pea Pods.

The Landing School Offers Scholarship for Women

The Landing School announced the development of a scholarship specifically for women who wish to further their education in the areas of marine systems, yacht design, composite boat building or wooden boat building. This need-based scholarship is being awarded in $1,000 increments to five women annually. This is the first year the scholarship has been offered. The Landing School is looking forward to helping women further their education while supporting a growing demand for qualified employees in the marine industry.

Landing School Develops Women’s Program

The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow’s marine industry professionals, announced the development of a community program, the Women in the Marine Industry Initiative. Developed by The Landing School, the intent of this initiative is to support women who are in or wish to join the marine industry in Maine and beyond. The primary goal of the program is to inspire, educate and lead women to a fulfilling and successful career in the marine industry with confidence and pride.

Annie Fisher

Bristol Harbor Group Continues Expansion

The Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) announced the continued expansion of its naval architecture and marine engineer practice. Over the past six months the company has welcomed four new additions to the team: Annie Fisher, Naval Architect; Nathan Seelig, Mechanical Engineer; Christopher Cluett, Naval Architect; and Rhea Levin, Administrative Assistant. Annie Fisher graduated in 2013 from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. She started at Michigan as an aerospace engineer…

Susan Daly

Susan Daly Appointed to Landing School Board of Directors

The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow’s marine industry professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Daly to their Board of Directors. Ms. Daly is an accomplished sailor and longtime supporter of the marine industry. As a Trustee on the Board of Directors, Daly will contribute to the mission, curriculum and overall strategy of The Landing School. Daly’s sailing experience began at the age of ten when she started racing at a regional level. Since the age of 18 she has raced extensively at the national and international level.

Patrick Hemp

ICOMIA Appoints New Technical Manager

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) welcomed its newest member to the Secretariat. Patrick Hemp will with immediate effect take over as Technical Manager - representing ICOMIA on technical legislative and standardization issues covering recreational craft, restricted range superyachts and equipment including marine engines. Patrick, a naval architect with almost 20- years’ project management and design experience, is from Cape Town, South Africa with dual U.K. citizenship.

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The Landing School Nears Record Enrollment of 81 Students

The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow’s marine industry professionals, has enrolled 81 students in their class of 2014, an increase of 16% over the previous year. This near record roster of students registered on September 3 and officially began classes on September 4. The incoming class is divided amongst four disciplines: Wooden Boat Building (Small or Cruising Boats option), Marine Systems, Yacht Design and Composite Boat Building. They hail from 20 states and three countries and range in age from 18-63.

Mike Wood, Senior Naval Architect

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) Welcome Mike Wood, PE and Matthew Roddy

Mike will serve as Senior Naval Architect in EBDG's New Orleans office and brings over 13 years of naval architecture and marine engineering expertise to the firm. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Louisiana with a diverse background in all aspects of marine vessel construction. He holds an MBA and a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Matthew joins EBDG in Seattle as a Marine Designer. He brings over four years of vessel design experience to EBDG's designer group.

Brook Streit, regional sales manager for North America

Seakeeper Welcomes New Regional Sales Manager

Expanding its national sales force, Seakeeper named Brook Streit as regional sales manager for North America. Streit will be responsible for generating business in the recreational market. "Brook's great contacts and extensive industry knowledge will help us as we focus on the refit market over the upcoming months," said John Kermet, Seakeeper VP of sales and marketing. Streit formerly served as sales manager for Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In that position he generated sales leads for power and sailing yachts.