Jensen Maritime has grown over the past 52 years to become a recognized leader in vessel design and marine engineering. Twelve years ago, Johan Sperling joined the company as a naval architect.
When European space giant Astrium acquired Vizada Group and its Marlink brand in late 2011, it instantly became the global leader in satellite communications for the maritime industry. Its choice of a Managing Director for the new unit was easy – Olsen had been running Marlink for the last five years.
Since joining the company in 1992 as a sales trainee, Christensen has played a key role in VIKING’s transformation from a regional life raft business to a global player offering a complete range of safety equipment to the marine and offshore industries.
For 20 years boatracs has provided reliable information solutions to the maritime industry. Under the leadership of President & CEO Irwin Rodrigues, the company has an enviable record of growing its business and generating savings for customers. Here’s Irwin with more on where he’s been and where he’s going.
Bergen, Norway- based TTS is a leading global provider of cargo-handling equipment for the marine and offshore industries. Here is CEO Johannes Neteland on leadership, strategic planning, and his company’s future role in the maritime industry.
Carolyn Horgan became President of the Blue & Gold Fleet in May and will become President of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) next February. The two events are the latest milestones in the nearly 40-year career of a remarkable woman, whose first job was answering phones for the Red & White Fleet on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
Roy Norum bought 50 percent of PG Marine Group from founder Per Gjerdrum when the company was at a crossroads that could have led to failure. Gjerdrum had established the offshore pump company in 1982 and built a solid reputation for technology, competence and creativity. However, he never took the company beyond Norway, and times were changing.
Bill Johnson, Director of the Port of Miami, has a hard time deciding when the workday stops and non-work time begins. Interviewed during the holiday period, always a frenetic time for Miami – the busiest cruise port in the world – he explained that he can look out the window from his breakfast table and see the activity in the port, a short distance from the high-rise where he lives.