Jack O'Connell

Senior Editor

Jack Oconnell

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In 2006 Jack retired from Seabulk International, where he was Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. He previously worked for 20 years at W.R. Grace & Co., where he was Director of Public Affairs and chief speechwriter for J. Peter Grace.

Jim Baker, Founder & President, Baker Marine Solutions

Published Nov 15, 2022 8:41 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

Okay, tell us about yourself – your background and education. I’ve been around boats, on and off, most of my adult...

Upgrades & Downgrades: Workboats Rising

Published Nov 14, 2022 10:51 AM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

It’s been a long time since we last visited the offshore workboat market, and for good reason. Nothing but bad news. Plungin...

Executive Achievement: Rajan Vasudevan, Founder & CEO, OceanManager

Published Sep 18, 2022 5:22 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

“Transforming Maritime Oceanwide” through digital solutions was entrepreneur Vasudevan’s ambitious vision in fou...

Cruising is Back, Just in Time for Debt-Laden Cruise Companies

Published Jul 17, 2022 2:28 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Cruise Ships

It was a grand show, the first in-person reunion in three years of cruise industry professionals from around the world. Three days...

Executive Achievement: Hal Hockema, Chairman of Hockema Group

Published Jul 10, 2022 2:51 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

Entrepreneur Hockema endorsed the “work from home” lifestyle long before it became fashionable, founding his boutique...

Executive Achievement: Alfonso Castillero, COO, Liberian Registry

Published May 26, 2022 9:40 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

Having previously run the world’s largest ship registry – Panama – Alfonso Castillero came to the Liberian Regis...

Executive Achievement: Rodger Rees, Port Director, Galveston Wharves

Published Mar 15, 2022 1:50 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Ports

Tell us about yourself – your background and education.     I graduated from East Tennessee State University wit...

Profile: John Kozel, President, SIMS Pump Valve Company

Published Dec 26, 2021 4:23 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

In a market dominated by China, this 101-year-old U.S. company stands out. Its pumps, impellers and pump parts don’t corrode...

Low Profile

Published Sep 27, 2021 10:58 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

When Ralph Ellison wrote Invisible Man back in 1952, he might as well have been talking about the shipping industry. In describing...

Christian Demere, President & CEO, Colonial Group

Published Sep 26, 2021 10:37 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

Congratulations on your appointment as President & CEO last December! Were you groomed from the beginning to someday take over...

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