Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Business Management News

Peter Granqvist (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Granqvist Joins Volvo Penta Executive Team

Peter Granqvist will take up the position of Senior Vice President for Product Development, Planning and Purchasing, replacing Johan Inden, effective September 1.Granqvist is joining Volvo Penta from DENSO Corporation where he currently is the President and Managing Director for Sweden. He brings to the role a background in industrial engineering, business management and higher education.As of July 1, Inden took up the role of President Region Europe, replacing Stefan Carlsson.

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Small Promoted at Bay Diesel & Generator

Bay Diesel & Generator announced the promotion of John Small to the position of Inside Sales Coordinator. Small joined Bay Diesel & Generator in 2008 as a field service technician. After an exemplary performance in technical training and product orientation, Small was asked to join the Bay Diesel & Generator Sales team. Small's change in position coincides with a change in his career path, as he begins to pursue a degree in Business Management from Tidewater Community College.

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Yanmar Announces 2013 Results, 2014 Forecast

In fiscal 2013, economic growth in Asia was stilted by China’s worsening financial problems and political turmoil in Thailand. On the other hand, the United States’ recovery continued, and Europe’s economy experienced an upward swing, suggesting that developed nations are on the path to recovery. In Japan, the economy held strong due to a buying frenzy among consumers before the rise in consumption tax, and increases in European and American demand drove up exports. Devaluation of the yen and high stock prices also helped economic recovery.

Wärtsilä game-changing 2-stroke dual-fuel engine technology

Wärtsilä and CSSC in 2-stroke engine JV

Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture, which will take over Wärtsilä’s 2-stroke engine business. Through the agreement, CSSC will own 70% of the business through its affiliate CSSC Investment and Development Co. Ltd, while Wärtsilä will hold a 30% ownership position. The parties will co-operate in 2-stroke engine technology, marketing, sales, and service activities. The parties have agreed to transfer CSSC’s…

The AHTS Bourbon Liberty 301 (named Bathera Mulia), first vessel of the Bourbon Liberty 300 series during her naming ceremony on March 28th, 2012 at Sinopacific Zhejiang Shipyard. (Copyright: Bourbon)

Chinese Shipbuilding: New Bourbon 300 Series Debuts

Bourbon maintained its steady march forward to offshore dominance with a unique naming ceremony in China, which included the naming of Bourbon Liberty 254, the last of 54 vessel to be delivered of the Bourbon Liberty 200 series; and the naming of Bourbon Liberty 301, the first vessel of the Bourbon Liberty 300 series of 20 AHTS. The new Bourbon Liberty 300 AHTS has been designed and built by Sinopacific Zhejiang Co. of China. The vessel boasts a larger deck area and liquid capacity, driven by the need to service increasing number of deepwater energy projects.

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YANMAR EVO//CENTER Opens in Georgia

National, state and local officials joined together with YANMAR America and its honored guests to officially open the YANMAR EVO//CENTER located at the corner of Highway 92 and Old Alabama Road in Acworth, Georgia. Situated on 50-plus acres of land in Cherokee County, the new 50,000 square foot facility opened on November 3, 2017 features six state-of-the-art product training labs with classroom and hands-on space, three classrooms, multiple meeting rooms, office space, a 250-seat auditorium, the EVO Commons dining area, concept lab, museum and outdoor product demonstration areas.

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YANMAR Launches New Training Initiatives

YANMAR America has announced the launch of the YANMAR//ACADEMY and POWER//TRAIN following the recent opening of the EVO//CENTER, YANMAR America’s training and customer experience center headquartered in Acworth, Ga. Both initiatives provide an enhanced training experience focused on YANMAR’s dealerships, employees and customers. The YANMAR//ACADEMY consists of eight schools; six focused on dealer training, one on employee training and one dedicated to customer training. POWER//TRAIN is the registration…

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems to Take on Successful MTU Trainees

MTU Friedrichshafen informs that 36 young people have just successfully completed their vocational training courses at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and its subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen. The trainees completed technical and commercial courses lasting between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half years. ʺProvided that their performance and conduct has been satisfactory, the trainees will be offered open-ended contracts,ʺ said Head of Training, Martin Stocker. The offer also applies…

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Superyacht Society Honors Oceanco CEO

Marcel Onkenhout, CEO of Oceanco wins the 'International Superyacht Society's Excellence in Innovation Award' 2012. The award, open to every aspect of the marine industry, is given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours within the previous year. In making the award SSE cited Onkenhout as having been highly original in his team development and business management, taking the company forward with innovative thinking. The ISS acknowledged that…

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DNV Appoints Nerpin as VP

DNV appoints Stefan Nerpin as its new Group Vice President of Communications and External Relations for the DNV Group. As Group Vice President of DNV’s Communications and External Relations, Mr Nerpin will head up the corporate management, development and alignment of corporate communications, branding, media relations, public affairs and digital communications to DNV’s business strategy as a leading provider of risk management services. Mr Nerpin will report to Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of the DNV Group and affiliate as secretary of the DNV Group Executive Committee. Mr.

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YANMAR Breaks Ground on US Training Center

Federal, state and local officials joined together with YANMAR America and its honored guests on November 16, 2016 to officially break ground on the new YANMAR America Training and Experience Center located in Acworth, Ga. “Customer service is a top priority for our company,” said Kengo Shibata, General Manager of the Global Customer Support Division with YANMAR Co., Ltd. in reference to the need for the new facility during his speech to those in attendance at the ceremony. YANMAR America has invested $20 million to acquire the 50-plus acres of land in Cherokee County to build its new 50…

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HII Make New Executive Appointments

Huntington Ingalls Industries announces new executive appointments for Investor Relations and Internal Audit. HII appoint Dwayne Blake corporate vice president, investor relations, and Scott Stabler corporate vice president, internal audit, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Blake, formerly the corporate vice president, internal audit, is replacing Andy Green, who is leaving the corporate staff for a position at HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division (NNS). Blake's responsibilities will…

'Bourbon Sirocco': Photo credit Bourbon

Bourbon's Two New Offshore FSIV's

FSIV (Fast Support Intervention Vessels) 'Bourbon Sirocco' delivered & 'Bourbon Shamal' soon to be delivered. Designed by Piriou Ingénierie and Mauric Design, and built by the Piriou SEAS shipyard in Vietnam, this brand new series relies on the solid experience both companies have and on their long-term partnership with Bourbon, which in 2004 resulted in the very first FSIV (Fast Support Intervention Vessels) series in the BOURBON fleet; currently numbering 30 such vessels. These ships provide rapid assistance and can simultaneously carry urgent supplies and intervention teams.

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Ship Intelligence 101

The Rolls-Royce portfolio of equipment and services extends well beyond the engine room, leveraging decades of experience in myriad business sectors. The words ‘Rolls-Royce’ can roll right off your tongue, and when they do, the average person in the maritime space probably thinks first of big, powerful, and environmentally-correct marine engines. That might have rung true just two decades ago, but today, that visual doesn’t give justice to what the firm has evolved to become. That’s also where Jay McFadyen, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President for Ship Intelligence, comes in.

Marco Wirén: Photo credit Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Appoint Marco Wirén CFO & Executive V-P

Marco Wirén appointed Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President & member of the Wärtsilä Corporation Board of Management. Mr Wirén (47), M.Sc. (Econ.) has broad-ranging experience of financial management and international business management. He currently works as Executive Vice President and CFO in the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB, having held that position since 2008. Prior to joining SSAB as Vice President Business control in 2007, Wirén held several managerial positions…