John McCarthy.

John McCarthy Named CEO of Seaspan Shipyards

North Vancouver-based Seaspan Shipyards announced Sept. 20 that the board of directors of its parent corporation, the Washington Companies, has appointed John McCarthy as CEO of the shipyards, effective immediately.

He succeeds Mark Lamarre, who assumes a new role as president and CEO of the Washington Companies, following the planned retirement of his predecessor. 

McCarthy has been a part of the senior leadership team with Seaspan since 2018 and brings more than 36 years of experience in shipbuilding, repair and overhaul and as a senior leader at American and international shipyards.

As Seaspan’s chief program officer for four years, McCarthy oversaw all new construction.

“I am excited and honored to lead Seaspan Shipyards forward in this exciting and critical time for our company as we continue to build, repair and modernize ships both for Canada’s national needs and for our other important customers,” McCarthy said in a statement. “I have tremendous regard for Seaspan’s proud history and look forward to continuing to work with our incredibly talented team across our three shipyards and our government partners.”

“On behalf of the entire Seaspan Shipyards team, we thank Mark Lamarre for his outstanding leadership and the significant contributions he has made through this important period for our company,” McCarthy continued. “Mark has been instrumental in driving a culture of continuous improvement and putting our shipyards on the successful trajectory we are on today. I would also like to personally thank him for his guidance and friendship and look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”  

Anthony Peña.

Anthony Peña Named PNWA’s New Government Relations Manager

The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association announced in mid-September that Anthony Peña has been selected as the association’s new government relations manager.

Peña, who joined the organization on Sept. 6, brings federal and regional experience, as well an understanding of many issues and projects in PNWA’s portfolio, according to the waterways association.

For more than two years, he served as U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s Southwest Washington representative and outreach director. Before that, Peña worked for Washington State Senator Annette Cleveland, and was labor and political organizer for Working America AFL-CIO for three years.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University, where he also served as president of the Association of Student Planners. He’s also a graduate of the Institute for a Democratic Future, which connects the upcoming generation of Democratic civic leaders across Washington state.

“PNWA is very excited to welcome Anthony and looks forward to introducing him to PNWA’s members and colleagues at our annual convention in Vancouver in October,” the organization said in a statement.  

Louise Tricoire.

Louise Tricoire Named Vice President of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels

Louise Tricoire was announced in September as the new vice president of TotalEnergies Marine Fuels, replacing outgoing Vice President Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet who left to take up a new role within the TotalEnergies organization in Paris.

During a 20-year career with TotalEnergies, she held a number of key positions, including vice president in commercial development and strategy and ventures, in the fields of LNG, fuel marketing and other downstream marketing activities.

In 2021, she was appointed VP customer line CO2 in the newly created OneTech Branch of TotalEnergies, building on all TotalEnergies’ consolidated technical expertise to accelerate the development and implementation of the best solutions to decarbonize its sites, as well as to scale up the technical team dedicated to TotalEnergies’ Carbon Capture & Storage development.

“I am delighted to be embarking on the start of a very exciting new chapter …,” Tricoire said in a statement.

“The major investments we have made in LNG bunkering infrastructure and our progress in various collaborations towards scaling up new marine fuels of the future will continue apace—encapsulated by the launch of the Brassavola LNG bunker barge in Singapore later this year, which will expand our LNG bunkering network to be able to serve our shipping customers in key Europe and Asia bunker hubs,” she said in a statement.

“In cooperation with the different branches across TotalEnergies and together with our customers and industry partners, we will also continue the work that is much needed to accelerate the pace of development for lower-carbon energies for shipping, including bioLNG, advanced biofuels, e-ammonia, e-methanol etc.,” she continued.

“Our recent and growing portfolio of successful biofuel trials across different segments of the shipping industry highlights our commitment to scale up these new solutions across the short and long-term, and I am looking forward to working closely with the team to further build on our position and reputation as a worldwide leader in marine fuels,” she said.

Tricoire, who began her career in 1997 as a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, is a graduate of Centrale Paris’ engineering school in France.  

Lisa Edvardsen Haugan.

Kongsberg Maritime Appoints New President

Lisa Edvardsen Haugan is expected to take over as the new president of Norwegian marine technology Kongsberg Maritime on Nov. 1, the company announced this month. She would take the reins from Egil Haugsdal, who has led Kongsberg Maritime since 2016. 

“Under Egil’s leadership over the past six years, Kongsberg Maritime has doubled its size and strengthened its world-leading position within areas such as green shipping, underwater technology and offshore wind,” Geir Håøy, CEO of Kongsberg Maritime parent company Kongsberg Gruppen, said. “Egil will step into a new management role in the Group, which will be announced shortly.”

Haugan is a familiar face within the company, who was involved in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA’s defense and civil business areas and served as EVP Finance at Kongsberg Maritime and Finance Director at Kongsberg Protech Systems. She currently leads Kongsberg Maritime’s Deck Machinery & Motion Control division.

Haugan was instrumental in the integration and restructuring of Commercial Marine, a business unit acquired in 2019 from Rolls-Royce, which happens to be Kongsberg Gruppen’s largest acquisition to date.

“She has held several key roles in Kongsberg and has made a true difference to the company for many years,” Håøy said. “Lisa has extensive international experience and knows the Kongsberg Group and our industries by heart. Among the highly talented candidates eligible for this role, I must admit that I am satisfied that we found the best candidate from within our own ranks.”

Kongsberg Maritime, which has more than 7,000 employees throughout 32 countries, has locations in Seattle and multiple other U.S. locations.  

Lisa LoManto Aurichio.

CII Executive Director Named Among Best Businesswomen

Lisa LoManto Aurichio, president of BSY Associates Inc., the business-to-business marketing communications agency specializing in supply chain, logistics and other industry business, has been named among the Best 50 New Jersey Women in Business for 2022 by NJBiz Magazine.

LoManto Aurichio is also the executive director of the Containerization & Intermodal Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes industry awareness, preserves the history of intermodalism.

She was presented with the award at a gala event in Somerset, NJ on Oct. 26.

The Best 50 Women in Business program recognizes women business leaders who are influential in their companies, industries and communities and shaping the economic future of New Jersey. Aurichio is a New Jersey native.

Cranford, NJ-based BSY Associates was founded in the state nearly 50 years ago by Barbara Spector Yeninas, who coincidentally received the same award in 2007. 

A 30-year marketing communications veteran, Aurichio is agency lead, managing client relationships, building new business and overseeing writers, designers, publicists, strategists, event planners and digital marketing and social media specialists.

She also succeeded Yeninas as executive director of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute.

LoManto Aurichio received her master’s degree in communication from William Paterson University and a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of South Carolina.  

Katherine Barrios.

Xeneta Chief Marketing Officer Receives Annual Women in Supply Chain Award

Xeneta, an ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics platform, announced in late September that its chief marketing officer, Katherine Barrios, has been named a recipient of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award.

The accolade honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship and examples set a foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain network.

With Xeneta, Barrios leads the company’s marketing and customer success teams. She joined the company in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience in B2B tech product marketing and management, demand generation, enterprise sales, and PR/communication experience from various software industries.

“She has positioned Xeneta as a leader in the ocean and air freight industry and transitioned the company from a start-up to a scale-up through three funding rounds,” the company said in a statement.

Xeneta is the creator of one of the world’s larger ocean and air freight benchmarking and market analytics platforms.

Founded in 2019, the Women in Supply Chain Award recognizes individuals from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing and procurement divisions, and more, who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet current and future challenges.

Women currently occupy only 21% of VP and senior director supply chain roles, according to industry data.  

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