Friday, October 9, 2015

Harley Marine Adds Execs

By Mark Edward Nero

Seattle-based Harley Marine Services announced Oct. 7 that it is adding two members to its management team: it has named Don Martin to the position of Vice President & General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering.

Carlson joins Harley Marine Services from Alaska Marine Lines, where he served as General Manager of Marine Engineering. Prior to joining AML, he held senior leadership positions with Kvichak Marine and the US Coast Guard.

Carlson retired from the Coast Guard at the rank of captain after 24 years of service, with his last assignment being Chief of the Office of Naval Engineering where he oversaw engineering and logistics support to the entire Coast Guard fleet of over 230 ships and 1,500 boats.

He has advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Michigan, an executive development program certificate from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree from the US Coast Guard Academy.

He is also a licensed professional engineer in Washington state.

Martin joins Harley Marine after a stint as Vice President and General Counsel for Delta Western and Hawaii Petroleum where he oversaw all aspects of safety, risk management and regulatory compliance for the fuel distribution companies.

Prior to Delta Western, he was the Director of US Flag Shipping for ConocoPhillips and previously held positions with Crowley Maritime, Exxon Shipping and Olympic Tug & Barge, a subsidiary of Harley Marine.

He attended the University of Washington, the California Maritime Academy, and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Puget Sound.