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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tulane University News

Pic: Laborde Marine Management

Laborde Marine Announces Management Changes

New Orleans-based offshore oil industry service provider Laborde Marine Management  announced that Ashton P. Laborde has been appointed as President of the Company effective January 1, 2019. Laborde joined the Company in 2007 and most recently served as Director of Marketing. Throughout his career at Laborde Marine, Ashton has held various positions of increasing importance in operations. The marine company which owns or operates a fleet of 25 vessels also annouced that  John Peter Laborde, III, has joined the Company as Director of Finance.

Campbell Transportation Appoints Buese EVP

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. said that Kyle Buese will be joining the company as Executive Vice President of Operations effective January 7, 2019.Buese is a graduate of Tulane University where he received his Master of Business Administration degree and a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans where he received his Bachelor of Business Degree. Buese is also an active CFA charterholder.Buese has worked at Kirby Corporation since 2006 where he has served in several key roles including General Manager…

Eric Crooker (Photo: HII)

Crooker Named VP at Ingalls Shipbuilding

Eric Crooker has been promoted to vice president of contracts and pricing for Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division.Effective immediately, Crooker will have overall responsibility for contracts, estimating and pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for the Ingalls shipyard and will report to Tom Stiehle, Ingalls’ vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.Crooker succeeds Don Perkins, who will retire from Ingalls on July 1.Crooker joined HII in 2012 and served as a senior counsel at Ingalls.

Lee Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Eric Lee has been elevated to partnership in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office. Lee brings extensive experience in domestic and international shipping, supply chain services and logistics, as well as in a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters to bolster the firm's international trade, maritime, transportation and energy groups. As a member of the international team, Lee helps companies in the supply chain, logistics and other transportation services industries, including maritime, air, road and rail.

Darryl D. Berger is sworn in on February 23, 2017, at the monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. (Photo: Port of New Orleans)

Berger Joins Port of New Orleans Board

Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Darryl D. Berger to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Berger, who was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting, will serve a five-year term, succeeding Scott Cooper, one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional Board. Berger is President of The Berger Company Inc., which he founded in 1972 and is based in New Orleans. An investor, developer and financier of real estate, Berger is particularly active as a leading developer in downtown New Orleans…

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NOIA Elects McEvoy, Chairman Welch Vice Chair

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Kevin McEvoy as Chairman and Dave Welch as Vice Chairman for the upcoming 2016-2017 term. McEvoy and Welch assumed their positions at the NOIA Annual Meeting today in Washington, D.C. Since 2011, McEvoy has served as Chief Executive Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc., global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications.

Mac Bruton (Photo: Intermarine)

Mac Bruton Joins Intermarine

Intermarine, LLC, a transporter of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has named Mac Bruton as Director of Business Development, Americas. He will be based in New Orleans. Bruton has more than 20 years in the international shipping and infrastructure development industries, with a focus on Latin America. He began his career in 1989 as an operations manager for Marine Chartering Co., Inc. Bruton has also held positions with Intergen Energy, Inc., International Energy Partners…

Bill Summers & Eileen Tausch

US Marine Consultancy EBDG Expands, Employs Marine Engineers

Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) says it has welcomed two new Marine Engineers to its team: William Summers (Bill) in its New Orleans office and Eileen Tausch in its Seattle office. Summers is a seasoned marine professional with more than three decades experience in the offshore and oilfield industry. His varied background encompasses the development and planning of marine engineering vessel modifications and new construction vessel operations. He holds a MBA from Tulane University and a BS in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Clockwise from top left: Judith Roos, Duncan Smith, Nicki Candies and Michael Carthew

Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2014 Board

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced its 2014 board of trustees. Consisting of 117members, the Coast Guard Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors oversees management of the organization and helps to provide resources to advance the Foundation’s mission to support the service of men and women in the United States Coast Guard. This year, the board welcomes three newly elected officers and four new members to its executive committee, as well as three new board members. Robert J.

Daniel F. Packer: Photo credit Port of New Orleans

Port of New Orleans Elect Daniel Packer Chairman

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has elected Daniel F. Packer chairman; also Gregory Rusovich as Vice Chairman, and Scott Cooper as Secretary-Treasurer. Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed Mr. Packer to the Board in January of 2010. He succeeds Mr. Joseph F. Toomy, whose term as chairman expired this month but will continue to serve as a commissioner. Mr. Packer, who will serve a nine-month term as chairman, is a native of Mobile, Ala. He earned a bachelor’s degree…

John Scarborough

Baker, Lyman Hires Senior Consultant for TSMS

Baker, Lyman and Co., Inc. hired John Scarborough as senior consultant. He is an authorized agent for Germanischer Lloyd on the Corsair Towing Safety Management Systems (TSMS) Strategic Alliance for Subchapter M compliance software for the domestic towing industry. Scarborough holds a Maritime Law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He previously sailed with Rene J. Cheramie & Sons in the Gulf of Mexico and aboard large commercial yachts world-wide. www.bakerlyman.com

Shipping Markets and Finance

In recent years, excess vessel capacity has been plaguing shipping markets and the resultant drop in asset values has restrained financing options for ship owners. Following the financial crisis in 2008, demand across the major shipping segments – dry bulk, tanker and container – has slowly returned, though on an unsteady and often unpredictable path. Increased ton-mile demand (and continued slow steaming) should drive increased charter and spot rates, but the recent recovery in demand has been overshadowed by the vast oversupply of newbuilds delivering into the market…

John Dane III Leaves His Mark

“The 2008 financial crash slowed  the luxury business, and the new class warfare coming out of Washington has made owning a large yacht out of favor. In the more than two years since its founding, Mississippi-based TY Offshore, the former Trinity Offshore, has invested in a new yard in Gulfport and repaired its storm-damaged New Orleans holdings. The company has doubled its capacity and racked up new orders, president and CEO John Dane III said. TY Offshore designs and builds offshore barges, tugs, oilfield-support vessels and spill-response and patrol vessels.

Teri G. Marconi: Photo Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Appoint Senior Executive

Northrop Grumman names Teri G. Marconi Vice President & General Manager of Naval and Marine Systems Division. In her new position, Marconi will have executive responsibility for all naval and marine systems programs within Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector, including operations in Annapolis and Sykesville, Md.; Charlottesville, Va.; Sunnyvale, Calif.; Bethpage, N.Y.; Ocean Springs, Miss.; Harvey, La.; Kings Bay, Ga.; and New Malden, U.K. Marconi joined the company in 1985 and has held a variety of leadership positions in program management…

Jeff Platt assumed the role of  CEO of Tidewater Inc. earlier this month. (Photo: Tidewater)

Changing of the Guard at Tidewater Inc.

Dean Taylor bid farewell to his post as Tidewater Inc.'s chief executive officer on May 31, following a prosperous, far-flung career of 34 years at the New Orleans-based company. Chief Operating Officer Jeff Platt, who has worked side by side with Taylor for fifteen years, took the helm. And Jeff Gorski was named the new COO. In his decade as chief, Taylor guided Tidewater's fleet expansion. The company has poured hundreds of millions of dollars yearly into an energetic building-and-acquisition effort.

Clay Maitland has served on the Foundation’s Board for 16 years.

Coast Guard Foundation Announces New Leaders

Robert J. Flynn Elected Chairman of the Board. ADM Thad Allen and Clay Maitland among an impressive slate of of 11 others. The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in accordance with its bylaws, a new slate of officers has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees, beginning January 1, 2012. Robert J. Flynn was elected Chairman of the Board at the organization’s annual meeting in the fall. Joining Mr. Flynn as officers are Al J. Bernard, vice chairman; William E.

Fazekas Joins Terresolve

Terresolve Technologies, an industry leader in producing environmentally safe lubricants and functional fluids, today announced that Stephen Fazekas has joined the company as director of business development. Fazekas holds more than 21 years of industrial experience in the areas of market development, management, direct sales and engineering. At Terresolve, Fazekas will explore new market opportunities as well as develop and enhance business opportunities within the company’s existing target markets.

BOEMRE to Aggressively Recruit Environmental Scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today launched a focused, nationwide recruitment campaign to fill current and new environmental science positions at the agency. “As we work to elevate the role of science in our decision-making, we must attract top-flight environmental scientists to conduct scientific studies, complete legally-mandated environmental reviews, and fill important positions in environmental compliance,” said BOEMRE Director Michael R. Bromwich.

Photo courtesy Tidewater Inc.

Tidewater Promotes Mancheski

Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW) announced that Matthew A. Mancheski, currently Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis of the company, has been promoted to the position of Vice President - Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategic Planning Officer, effective March 4, 2010. Mancheski will be responsible for overseeing information technology, software applications, and all strategic planning initiatives of the company. Mancheski is a 1997 graduate of the University of New Orleans with a degree in Finance. He received his MBA from Tulane University in 2008.

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Commissioner Khouri Joins the FMC

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that Michael A. Khouri of Louisville, Ky., has been sworn in as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2011. Commissioner Khouri was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 3, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on December 24, 2009. Commissioner Khouri comes to the FMC as a 35-year veteran in the maritime industry from positions held in vessel operations, legal and executive positions. He has also served on the boards of directors at the American Waterways Operators Association and the Waterways Council.