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newsmakers Brent Barker named to Bollinger Shipyards team B r e n t B a r k e r ha s been named Sales Representative for Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.’s ten shipyards and support services. Barker, who has been in the industry for over a decade, will focus on quality construction, repair, and conversion products and services to the marine industry. After the completion of the Fall semester, SUNY Maritime College President rear admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, USn (ret.) will step down from the position. Admiral Carpenter has served as President since August 2011. In the meantime, SUNY’s Board of Trustees has named dr. miChael a. Cappeto as interim president. Cappeto has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Maritime since 2012. dr. anne-marie WarriS, an expert in the fields of sustainable shipping, climate change and environmental management, has been chosen as Personality of the Year 2013 by WISTA-UK. Cargo transportation ser vices provider Trailer Bridge, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, has appointed Chad SWitzer to the position of Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Switzer has over 15 years of experience in Finance and Operations Management and will be responsible for planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis processes. Arabian Gulf-based ship and rig repair yard, ASRY, has announced the appointment of nilS kriStian Berge as Acting Chief Executive. He succeeds Chris Potter who leaves the company at the end of the month. Berge, who currently holds the position of Commercial General Manager, has over 25 years of international maritime experience. Provider of ship routing ser vices and onboard voyage optimization systems, Applied Weather Technology, Inc., (AWT ), Sunnyvale, CA, named haydn JoneS its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining AWT, Jones was marketing director and business development manager for Oslo’s Fugro Satellite Positioning. The American Maritime P a r t n e r sh i p ( A M P ), h a s h o n o r e d r e p. p e t e r k i n g (r- n y ) with its 2013 Champion of Maritime Award. The award, given out annually, recognizes an individual who has displayed extraordinary dedication to—and consistent support for— the American maritime industry. Jeffrey S. geiger, president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, has been named President of General Dynamics Electric Boat effective November 4, 2013, following the retirement of kevin J. poitraS. 4th Annual Featured Speakers • Michael Smith, Chairman, CEO & Founder, Freeport LNG • Martin Houston, COO & Executive Director, BG Group • Barry Smitherman, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission • Jamie Welch, Group CFO, Head of Business Development, Energy Transfer • Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor, State of Alaska • Ken Medlock, Sr. Director, Energy and Resource Economics, James A. Baker Institute • Keith Meyer, Chairman & CEO, LNG Central DECEMBER 11-12, 2013 FOUR SEASONS, HOUSTON, TX | WWW.NORTHAMERICANLNGEXPORTS.COM 38 MARINE LOG October 2013

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