Kachidurian Named Chief Commercial Officer of Seacube
Jim Kachidurian has been named Chief Commercial Officer of container leasing company SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. He will report to Robert Sappio, Chief Executive Officer. Kachidurian has executive experience across a variety of financial services and transportation companies, having began his career in container leasing at Transocean Leasing some 30 years ago. He has held senior sales and marketing roles with companies such as GE Capital, Donlen Corporation and most recently as Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing at Stoughton Trailers in Madison, Wisc.
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.
WTS Announces Scholarship Winners
WTS International, the association for the professional advancement of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its seven scholarships for 2015. Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 21 during the 2015 WTS Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Kim Kinnison – WTS Sharon D. “WTS is proud of each of our scholarship winners. These women—as well as the hundreds who have won scholarships awarded by their local WTS chapters—have exhibited incredible dedication to preparing themselves to enter the transportation industry.
Greene's Energy Group Names Farnsworth CFO
Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has named Brad Farnsworth as Chief Financial Officer, announced Chief Executive Officer Bob Vilyus. Based in Houston, Farnsworth will report to the CEO and assume a strategic role in overall company management. He will take on the daily role of planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This includes direct responsibility for accounting…
Ferguson Director Global Business, HB Rentals
Accommodations specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has named Ken Ferguson the Director of Global Business Development. Ferguson will be based in HB Rentals’ Houston office and will oversee the company’s business development efforts. Before joining HB Rentals, Ferguson served as the Business Development Manager for Emtunga Offshore and worked in sales for Universal Services Inc., Evergreen Mobile Company, ATCO Structures Inc. and ATCO Saudi Arabia Ltd. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado. (www.hbrental.com)
Arctic Sea Ice Report
The National Snow and Ice Data Center, sponsored by the University of Colorado and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), issued its report on Arctic sea ice. The ice in the Arctic Ocean has reached its minimum extent for 2009 and is starting to reform. This year’s minimum extent is above the record and near-record minimums of the last two years, but lower than the average minimums of the past 30 years. (9/17/09). (Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)