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46 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News ? Februaryry 2013 Sulzer Sworn in at SLSDC Dr. Arthur H. Sulzer, Captain USN(ret), President of Arthur H. Sulzer Associates, Inc., was nominat- ed by President Obama in July, 2012 to a Þ ve-year position on the Saint Lawrence Seaway Advisory Board. He was conÞ rmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn-in January 2013. Dr. Sulzer is a local resi- dent of Glen Mills Pa. He is the Þ rst resident of the State of Pennsylvania to be appointed to the St. Lawrence Seaway Board since 1958. Captain Sulzer earned a B.S. in Marine Transpor- tation and an M.S. in Transportation Management & Maintenance from the State University of New York Maritime College. He received an M.B.A. in Finance from Hofstra University and EdD. from the University of Pennsylvania. Vehviläinen Named President, CEO at Cargotec Cargotec?s Board of Directors appointed Mika Ve- hviläinen (M.Sc. (Econ.), 52, as Cargotec?s new President and CEO, starting March 1, 2013. Tapio Hakakari, Cargotec?s Vice Chairman of the Board, will continue as the interim President and CEO until February 28, 2013. ASSA Appoints Hepburn President The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Associa- tion Board of Directors appointed Rick Hepburn, PE, CAPT, USN (Ret) as the second President of ASSA. Hepburn will work to achieve the ASSA vision to strengthen the capability within the U.S. for domestically producing the parts and equip-ment necessary for shipbuilding. ASSA will continue to work closely with the U.S. Congress, Navy, Coast Guard, Shipyards and other maritime stakeholders. Hepburn will continue as President of Hepburn and Sons LLC, an engineering con-sulting Þ rm offering support to Government and DoD Contractors in the Þ elds of naval engineer- ing, technology transition, system engineering, quality assessment, and ship design support. Giani Appointed BV Regional Chief Bureau Veritas appointed Daniel Giani to regional chief executive of the marine division in the U.S. and Canada, responsible for: proÞ t and loss ac- countability; identifying growth opportunities; providing technical support and quality monitor- ing for all marine and offshore endeavors; and ensuring compliance to division guidelines and procedures.Vigor Acquires New Floating Drydock Vigor Industrial reached an agreement with Daoda Marine Heavy Industry Company (DDHI) to pur- chase a new ß oating drydock for $40m. At 960 ft. long, with an inside width of 186 ft. and a lifting capacity of 80,000 long tons, it will reportedly be the largest ß oating drydock in the United States. ?We decided now is the time to buy because de- mand to service large vessels is growing and large drydock capacity in proximity to the U.S. West Coast has diminished,? said Frank Foti, CEO, Vigor Industrial. This new capacity will allow Vigor to service the incoming generation of the US Navy?s Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo/ammunition ships. The drydock will be large enough to service private vessels includ- ing post-Panamax cargo ships and cruise ships. The increased capacity will also help Vigor meet growing demand from the Arctic as oil and gas ex- ploration and other ship operators take advantage of longer ice-free summers. It will be delivered by March 2014. NEWSPEOPLE & COMPANIES Dr. Arthur Sulzer is sworn in. at SLSDC.Vehviläinen HepburnFotiMR #2 (42-49).indd 46MR #2 (42-49).indd 462/4/2013 11:35:19 AM2/4/2013 11:35:19 AM

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