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Downey HewittGallagher Drees Marshall Morris belief in the value and concept of a operations, ? rst as COO and then as

Hurtigruten Appoints Downey public education, coupled with a life president. In 2014, Drees was promot- as Americas President

Hurtigruten has appointed John of achievement for the global water- ed to vice president – Mercury global

Downey as President for the Ameri- front was the perfect match for the operations. Drees earned a bachelor’s cas, based in its Seattle regional 128 year old academy’s values and degree in business management from headquarters. A seasoned executive, mission set. Making it all possible, in the University of Wisconsin, and an

Downey has extensive senior-level ex- part, were industry sponsors such as MBA from Marquette University. perience building and managing mar- Clean Harbors Corporation, the Mar-

Ecochlor Names Marshall ket-leading businesses. Most recently, shall Islands Registry, the American

VP of Business Development he worked at Amazon. He earned his Bureau of Shipping, Able Services,

MBA at Northwestern University’s Kelliher Group/Morgan Stanley, in- Ecochlor announced Andrew Mar-

Kellogg School of Management, and dustry icon Gerhard Kurz, McAllister shall as its new Vice President of Busi- his BA in Economics and Psychology Towing and Transportation, Moran ness Development. Prior to joining

Towing, Noragh Analytics, Norton Ecochlor, Andrew led several other also from Northwestern.

Rose Fulbright, Poten & Partners, marine and technology companies. He

Ridgebury Tankers, Scorpio Tank- also served as Secretary on the Board

ACR Electronics Con rms ers, Seward & Kissel, GT Wilkinson of Directors of the Ballastwater Man-

Leadership Appointment at

Companies and scores of additional ufacturers Equipment Association

Ocean Signal, UML

ACR Electronics announced a new donors. The Medal was ? rst awarded (BEMA) and was elected as Fellow of appointment for its brands Ocean in 1995. On Monday night, six previ- the Institute of Marine Engineering,

Signal and United Moulders Limited ous Emery Rice Medal recipients were Science and Technology (IMarEST). (UML). James Hewitt, previously in attendance. MMA President ADM

WheelHouse Promotes

Director of Sales for ACR and Ocean Fran McDonald recognized each in

Morris to VP, Operations

Signal products in the EMEA and turn, including the inaugural Emery

APAC regions, has been promoted to Rice medal recipient, Admiral Wil- WheelHouse Technologies recently

General Manager, Ocean Signal and liam Bud Flanagan. announced the promotion of Ian

UML. Hewitt has been managing the Morris to Vice President of Op-

Brunswick Names Drees sales and marketing efforts for Ocean erations. Morris started with Wheel-

President at Mercury Marine

Signal since 2011 and was promoted House over six years ago in a part time to Director of Sales for ACR and Brunswick Corporation promoted position and his role has grown in tan-

Ocean Signal in May 2018. Christopher Drees to president – ma- dem with the company’s growth. rine parts and accessories, to presi- dent – Mercury Marine. Drees joined

MMA’s Maritime Crowley Leaders on the Move

Person of the Year

Mercury Marine in 1998, and during Crowley Maritime Corporation an-

IRI’s William Gallagher in April his ? rst eight years, held a variety of nounced that Michael Roberts will headlined the Massachusetts Mari- positions within the Company, and as be returning to Washington, D.C., time Academy’s annual presentation general manager of the Mercury pro- to serve as the company’s senior vice of the Emery Rice Medal at the Plaza peller business. From 2006 through president for government relations.

Hotel in New York City. Gallagher’s 2014, Drees led Mercury’s Attwood Roberts’ career in Washington spans 53 MN

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