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46 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News ? January 2013 Obituary: Jack Finnegan Jack Finnegan of Eagleville, Pa., a well-known industry Þ gure, passed away suddenly on October 19, 2012. He was 65 years old. Jack was survived by his wife Diane Finnegan, with whom he shared 47 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Jack was the Þ rst-born son of John Finnegan and Lorraine Pivovar Finnegan. Jack was a proud graduate of Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy (class of ?69) in Kings Point, NY. His love of the sea and merchant marines, built the foundation for a life-long career in association with the maritime industry. Austal Appoints Perciavalle President Austal USA promoted Craig Perciavalle to Presi-dent, Austal USA. Perciavalle recently served as Senior Vice President of Operations. He joined Austal USA in 2007, serving in a number of senior management positions while overseeing Austal?s transition from a small, conventional commercial shipyard to an efÞ cient, modular manufacturer of the Navy?s Littoral Combat Ship and Joint High Speed Vessel. Austal USA Interim President and Chief Financial OfÞ cer, Brian Leathers, was pro- moted to Senior Vice President and CFO. Evensen Named CMA 2013 Commodore Peter Evensen , President and CEO of Teekay Corp., was named the Connecticut Maritime As- sociation (CMA) Commodore for the year 2013. Effective April 1, 2011, Evensen became a Teekay director and assumed the position of President and CEO. He joined Teekay in 2003 as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO, and was appointed EVP and CFO in 2004, EVP and Chief Strategy OfÞ cer in 2006. He sits on the Board of Directors for Teekay Corporation, Teekay LNG Partners, Teekay Offshore Partners and Teekay Tankers Ltd. Volvo Penta Americas Strengthens Leadership Team Volvo Penta announced three appointments to the newly formed Volvo Penta Region Americas or- ganizational structure. Julia Zelenock has been named director of marketing, responsible for managing and implementing a strategic marketing plan that builds, promotes and communicates Vol- vo Penta?s brand, products and services in the ma- rine and industrial market sectors. Marcelo Pus- car has been appointed director of marine sales for Latin America with responsibility for sales of marine gas and diesel engines. Elpidio Luiz de Narde has been promoted to director of aftermar- ket sales and customer support for Latin America, responsible for all aspects of applications, techni-cal support, warranty, parts and accessories in the marine and industrial sectors. Brand to Rejoin TITAN Salvage Captain Dennis Brand will rejoin TITAN Sal- vage, Crowley Maritime Corporation?s Pompano, Fla.-based, marine salvage and wreck removal company, as director of global commercial opera- tions, reporting to company Managing Director Rich Habib on January 2, 2013. Management Changes at Crowley Crowley Maritime Corporation last month an-nounced changes to its senior leadership team within the company?s shipping and logistics busi- ness lines and the consolidation of its commercial marketing, sales, customer care and pricing activi-ties under single leadership. Frank Larkin has been promoted to SVP and GM of logistics. Steve Collar, who is currently managing logistics, has been appointedSVP and GM of Latin America services. John Hourihan, who is currently man-aging Latin America services, has been appointed SVP and GM of Puerto Rico and Caribbean. XL Group?s Marine Unit Expands XL Group plc?s North American Marine business expands its blue water hull risk management capa-bilities in New York with the addition of Siobhan Coen and Jeff Loechner as senior underwriters and Eileen Fellin as a senior claims consultant. EBDG Adds Staff Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) said that Chris Biernat joined its New Orleans ofÞ ce as a Naval Architect IV. Biernat is a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans and holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine En- gineering, and is currently pursuing his Master?s degree at UNO in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. EBDG also announces that two em-ployees achieved Professional Engineer status. Naval Architect, Matt Wichgers earned his PE in Mechanical Engineering (WA). Taylor Heri- nckx, who already holds a PE in Naval Architec- ture, earned a PE in Electrical Engineering (WA). COSCO Shipping Establishes JV COSCO Shipping Company, Ltd. and NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors B.V. have de- cided to further solidify their 25-year relationship by forming two Joint Ventures, separately in the Netherlands and in the U.S. COSCO Shipping Company has a ß eet of both semi-submersible and conventional heavy-lift vessels, and has a pool of six newly designed, semi-submersible vessels of 20,000, 30,000, 40,000 and 50,000 DWT capaci- ties. In addition, 8 new vessels with 700 tons lift-ing capacities will be delivered next year. NEWSPEOPLE & COMPANIES Perciavalle EvensenZelenockPuscarde Narde BrandLarkinCollarMR #1 (42-50).indd 46MR #1 (42-50).indd 461/3/2013 11:34:52 AM1/3/2013 11:34:52 AM

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