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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS
Susan Grier Buchanan, an ag- ricultural economist and award- winning journalist, died peace-
Carpenter Damen Buese Amin fully after a courageous battle with cancer in New Orleans on
November 22, 2019, surrounded as a member of the company’s Board by her loving family. She was 67.
AWO Promotes Carpenter
After growing up in New Or-
The American Waterways Operators of Directors.
leans, Susan pursued a BA at the executive vice President and chief op-
University of Pennsylvania, fol- erating of? cer Jennifer Carpenter has
HII Promotes Amin lowed by an MS in agricultural been promoted to succeed Tom Alle- Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) economics at Cornell University gretti as the trade association’s presi- named Bharat Amin ¬executive vice and the American University in dent and chief executive of? cer. Alle- president and chief information of-
Cairo. She worked as an econo- gretti has agreed to stay on at AWO ? cer, responsible for establishing the mist for the US Department of to help with the transition. company’s information technology
Agriculture, and wrote a book and digital strategic direction with a on Egyptian wheat policy. Subse- focus on cyber security capabilities.
New CEO at Damen quently she spent many years as a
Amin joins the HII executive team af-
Arnout Damen became CEO of Da- commodities analyst for Knight men Shipyards Group, taking over ter serving as vice president and CIO
Ridder and a senior reporter for for René Berkvens, who has been the for Newport News Shipbuilding di-
Dow Jones newswires. Her arti-
CEO of Damen Shipyards Group vision since 2014. He has previously cles appeared in The Wall Street held various leadership positions at for more than 13 years. Arnout Da-
Journal, Barron’s, and other
BAE Systems Inc., including vice men, a member of the group’s Ex- outlets. Following Hurricane ecutive Board for nine years, will be president and CIO for BAE Systems’
Katrina, Susan made a perma-
Land & Armaments sector.
succeed as Chief Commercial Of? - nent move back to her cherished cer by Jan-Wim Dekker.
Crescent City. A member of the
New CEO at the
Press Club of New Orleans and
Buese Named Evac Group the Louisiana Press Association,
Tapio Kolunsarka has been named she was a reliable, trusted and
Campbell President frequent contributor to Marine-
Campbell Transportation Company CEO of Evac Group. He succeeds
News magazine, on a wide range promoted Kyle Buese to the role of Tomi Gardemeister who has left his post as CEO and President to assume of marine-related topics. We here
President. Buese has been the Ex- at New Wave Media – like her ecutive Vice President of Campbell outside interests. Since 2016 Kolun- family, colleagues and friends
Transportation for the past year. He sarka has been President & CEO of everywhere – mourn her passing will replace Mike Monahan, who is Ramirent, a publicly listed equipment rental and service company. Prior to and will miss her professionalism retiring after eight years as Camp- and advice.
bell President. Monahan will stay on Ramirent, Tapio worked at UPM- 53 www.marinelink.com MN