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Monday, August 19, 2019

Penn State University News

Suzanne Plezia (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Port of Long Beach Names Two Engineering Executives

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week named two Harbor Department engineering leaders as the new Chief Harbor Engineer and the new Director of Program Management. The Appointments are effective April 29. Suzanne Plezia, the Port's Director of Construction Management, has been promoted to Senior Director of the Engineering Bureau’s Program Delivery Group. The position also holds the title of Chief Harbor Engineer. Plezia is the first woman to be Chief Harbor Engineer of the Port of Long Beach.

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of several key team members in the business development and sales departments in a continuing drive to support its growing client base. The company also announced a new market-oriented organizational structure with two focused teams around the marine and land markets. “Deeper segment experience and knowledge will support our growth objectives and our goal to be recognized as the go-to resource for biochemical solutions in markets where protecting equipment and protecting the environment are both essential…

Chris Deegan (Photo: Gibbs & Cox)

Deegan Named President of Gibbs & Cox

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. (G&C) Chairman Ned Daffan announced today the appointment of Chris Deegan as President and Chief Executive, effective immediately. Deegan, previously Vice President of G&C's Engineering Group, will replace Rick Biben, who is retiring but will remain on the G&C Board of Directors. Deegan spent nearly 28 years in the Navy's acquisition and cost engineering communities, leading nuclear submarine, ship and combat systems programs prior to joining Gibbs & Cox in 2013.

Andy Lawrence (Photo: T&T Salvage)

Andy Lawrence Joins T&T Salvage

Andy Lawrence has signed on to bring his background and experience to T&T Salvage’s global response team, where he will have the opportunity to apply his know-how and grow professionally, the company announced. Lawrence graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2004, and later obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. Picking up sea time along the way, Lawrence sailed aboard the USCG Cutter Mackinaw…

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

TOTE Maritime Alaska announced that Michael Noone will assume the role of President, January 1, 2016. Noone joined TOTE Maritime Alaska as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013, bringing 28 years of experience in the shipping and logistics field. As COO, he has been responsible for creating strategic and operating plans for sales, pricing and operations. Noone received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College and is certified by some of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics…

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.

Ed Waryas III

Waryas III Appointed Marketing Manager at MPS

Marine Procurement Solutions (MPS) announced the appointment of Ed Waryas III as Marketing Manager. MPS was created to offer ship owners a cost effective alternative for maritime e-Procurement. “We are pleased that Ed is joining us at this timely juncture when the market is becoming aware of our flagship product “Direct Connect”. Direct Connect enhances the full purchasing cycle” said Mike Scatina, President. Waryas III will be responsible for the marketing and sales of Marine…

John Meckert

EDS Makes Two Senior Appointments

Environmental Drilling Solutions (EDS), a provider of drilling waste management, solids control and backyard management solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced two senior-level additions to its management team: John Meckert as chief executive officer (CEO) and John Marty III as business development manager. Meckert joins EDS with 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily in oilfield services and drilling. He has spent most of his career at various divisions of Nabors Industries, the world’s largest land driller.

Non-Lethal Defense Against Maritime Piracy Unveiled

A TEAM of technology visionaries has today unveiled what it believes is the most effective way to end maritime piracy, and save lives and billions of dollars each year. The WatchStander system was originally developed for the US naval fleet but has been modified and adapted over the past two years for use by commercial vessels, cruise ships and yachts. A significant advance in anti-pirate technology, WatchStander is a fully automated and integrated system that detects and identifies pirates before launching a series of non-lethal but highly effective counter measures.