2017 SHIPPINGInsight Speakers


2017 SHIPPINGInsight Honorary Conference Chairman

wilsonHonorary Conference Chairman – Captain Michael Wilson, President & COO (America), Laurin Maritime

At Laurin Maritime (America), Michael Wilson oversees the commercial management and ship management for the LM fleet of tankers for chemicals and oil, including time charters, own tonnage and time-chartered tonnage. Prior to being named president, Wilson worked for Laurin Maritime in Sweden and was a chief officer for Johnson Line AB.

2017 SHIPPINGInsight Keynote & Guest Speakers

Lois-Zabrocky_0115C-WebConference Keynote Speaker Day 1 – Lois K. Zabrocky, President & CEO, International Seaways Inc.

Lois K. Zabrocky is the first President and Chief Executive Officer of International Seaways, one of the largest tanker companies worldwide. The Company owns and operates a fleet of 57 vessels, including one ULCC, eight VLCCs, two Suezmaxes, eight Aframaxes/LR2s, 12 Panamaxes/LR1s and 20 MR tankers. Through joint ventures, it has ownership interests in four liquefied natural gas carriers and two floating storage and offloading service vessels. Before assuming leadership for International Seaways, Zabrocky served as Senior Vice President for OSG’S International Flag strategic business unit, with responsibility for commercial management and oversight of fleet operations. Previously she was Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for OSG’s international flag crude, products and gas businesses. Zabrocky began her maritime career sailing as third mate aboard a U.S. flag chemical tanker. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds a Third Mate’s license.

Angus CampbellSession Keynote Speaker – Angus Campbell, Corporate Director Energy Projects, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

At Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Angus Campbell is responsible for supporting the achievement of Schulte Group business growth objectives in the energy sector through maximising the identification, progression and conversion of natural gas fuel projects.



Frank_ColesSession Keynote Speaker – Frank Coles, CEO, Transas

Frank Coles started his career as a merchant navy deck officer and qualified as a Master Mariner, Class One after 12 years at sea. After leaving the sea, Coles gained an LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs from Cardiff University, Wales and spent 5 years practicing maritime law. In 1995, he joined Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping (PB) as Operations Director for 50 ships. After PB decided to invest in Rydex, a company specializing in maritime communications, Coles became the CEO of a newly acquired enterprise. After that he joined Sperry Marine as a Vice President of Business Development and Information Technology. In September 1999 Coles became COO of Globe Wireless LLC. In 2003 he was appointed CEO, President and a member of the Board. In 2011 Coles joined Inmarsat as the Director GX Maritime, and in December 2011 he was appointed the President of the Inmarsat Maritime business unit. In September 2015, Coles joined Transas as the CEO and member of the Board of Directors. His key aim at Transas is to create an ecosystem of harmonized integrated solutions in safety, navigation, training and ship operation, that will enhance ship and shore integration.

ClaudpierreSession Keynote Speaker – Martial Claudepierre, LNG Business Development Director, Bureau Veritas Marine

Martial Claudepierre is at the position of LNG Business Development Manager in Bureau Veritas Marine, with the primary role of providing technical and managerial leadership in the development of LNG as fuel projects, rules and associated services. He was also involved as IACS Project Team manager for LNG bunkering guidelines and is in charge of a consultancy project on LNG propulsion.  Claudepierre was previously manager of the FP7 project Ulysses on innovative energy efficiency systems and has a Master Engineer Degree in Naval Shipbuilding. Prior to joining Bureau Veritas in 2006, he has been working for more than 15 years with experience oversea in Singapore, in Chantiers de l’Atlantique and DCNS in France and started his career in the French Military Navy as a mechanical engineer.

mark darley photo (2) croppedSession Keynote Speaker – Mark Darley, President of Americas Marine, Lloyd’s Register

Based in Houston and responsible for Lloyd’s Registers Business across the Americas, Mark Darley, a Naval Architect, has worked with Lloyd’s Register for 17 years in various roles across Asia, Europe the Middle East and now in the Americas. Prior to his current role, he was VP of Lloyd’s Register in South Asia responsible for their marine business from India to Indonesia.  Prior to that, Darley was London Marine Business Manager responsible for Lloyd’s Register’s key marine business relationships in the U.K.

Andy Davis - Transport Assurance Practice Director1Guest Speaker – Andy Davis, Transport Assurance Practice Director, NCC Group

Andy Davis joined NCC Group in 2010 as Research Director. In his role as Transport Assurance Practice Director his team delivers a comprehensive suite of cyber security and assurance services to Automotive, Maritime, Rail and Aerospace sectors across the globe. Davis has over 25 years’ experience in cyber security gained from working in various Government departments and high profile roles in a range of security consulting firms.

Speakers & Moderators

Wajdi Abdmessih, President, Seahawk Services

Todd Allen, Regional Manager, NAVTOR

Amit Basu, VP & Chief Information Officer, International Seaways

Rajnish Behel, VP Technical, Eagle Bulk Shipping

Trevor Bevans, Senior VP, Accuritas Global Solutions

Hans Bieli, Regional Technical Manager, ABB North America

Stasu Bizzarro, President, Weather Routing Inc. (WRI)

Ian Bowles, Sales Manager, JRC/Alphatron

Capt. Donald Carroll, Senior VP Group Operations, M.T. Maritime Management (USA)

Sarah Carter, Vice President, Gnostech

Jeffrey Chandler, Regional Sales Manager, Marlink

Paul Comyns, VP Global Marketing, Intellian

Nick Confuorto, President & COO, CR Ocean Engineering

Gordon Cooper, Business Development Manager, Future Care

Anthony DiMare, CEO, Nautilus Labs

Ricky Dixon, Director of Sales, Ecochlor

Jonathan Dowsett, Senior Fleet Performance Manager, Eagle Bulk Shipping

Greg Doyle, Fleet Director, Seabulk Tankers

Vinit Duggal, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, Intelsat

Michael Edgerton, VP, Hudson/Trident

James Espino, President, Gnostech

Kostas Fatolas, Lead Chemist, Marichem/Marigases

Fred Finger, VP & General Manager, American Roll-On Roll-Off

Jan Flores, Senior Business Development Manager, NETSCo

Daniel Giani, Regional Chief Executive, Bureau Veritas

Peter Hadjipateras, Corporate Development Manager, Dorian LPG

Jan Hanson, Director, Global Business Development, Sperry Marine

Tom Hazen, Sales Engineer, Hyde Marine

Capt. Tom Hudson, Ops. Superintendent, Tankers, Mitsui OSK Bulk Shipping USA

Kevin Humphreys, Business Development Mgr./Marine Solutions & Services, Wärtsilä

Steve Huvane, Marine Consultant, Heidmar

Håkon Jørgensen, Director Digitalization, R&D & Technology, MacGregor Group

Bradley J. Kerr, Director of Sales & Marketing, Detyens Shipyards

Tom Kirk, Director of Environmental Performance, ABS

Christos Koukis, Mechanical & Marine Engineer, MSc, Sales Mgr., ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions (represented by American Ship Repair)

Terje Kristiansen, ShipNet

Capt Mark Lane, Senior VP Operations, Excelerate Energy

John LaRese, ExxonMobil

Leonidas Lavdas, Fleet Director, Marine Operations, Celebrity Cruises

Alexis Lemon-Zakou, Operations Manager, Genco Shipping & Trade

Andrew Marshall, CEO, Coldharbour Marine (represented by American Ship Repair)

Leif Melhus, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Ecochlor

Jukka Merenluoto, Ecosystem Lead, ONE SEA

Kit Moller, Senior Operations Manager Tankers, d’Amico Shipping USA

Karl Munson, Operations Manager, Clipper Bulk

Capt. Mohan Muppidi, Senior VP, Fleet Management Inc.

Raghvan Narasimhan, VP Technical, Diamond S Shipping

Bill Nugent, Head of Ship Operations, International Seaways

Palmar Olafsson, Regional Director, Marorka

Erny Otterspoor, VP & Technical Director, TBS Ship Management (Roymar)

Elias Pantelaros, Manager Engineering & Purchasing, Colonial Navigation Co.

Hans Paul, Area Manager Americas, VAF Instruments

Paul Pedersen, Managing Director, Goltens

Anthony J. Queenan, Vice President Sales, Americas, Marlink

John Ramage
, COO, Marshall Islands Registry

Mark Riggio, Senior Market Manager, Hyde Marine

Rafael Riva, VP Business Development, Americas, Lloyd’s Register

Asad Salameh, President, World-Link Communications

Mike Sarisky, Account & Technical Manager, Chevron Marine

Mikhail Shapiro, Marine Fuels Manager, Glencore Ltd. Marine Fuels

Capt. Lakhbir Sidhu, Fleet Manager, Heidmar

Ravi Singh, Chief Technical Officer, Northern Fund Management America

Ryan Smith, Commercial Sales Manager, KVH

Jim Stanka, President, Envirocleanse

Anthony Teo, Technology & LNG Business Development Director, DNV GL

Gary Van Tassel, Senior VP, Engineering & Compliance, Argent Marine

Roby Thomas, Fleet Manager, Gener8 Maritime Management

Monique Vermeire, Fuels Technologist, Chevron Marine

Dr. Vis, Director, Viswa Group

Ed Waryas, Director, KNOT Offshore Partners

Jan Wilhelmsen, VP Commercial Shipping, ENIRAM

Ian Workman, Account Manager, VPS