American Salvage Association elects new officers

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — The American Salvage Association (ASA) elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on Sept. 21 in Stamford, Conn. Todd Schauer of Resolve Marine Group was elected president, succeeding Paul Hankins of Donjon Marine Co. Inc., who served as president from 2013-2015. Jim Elliott of T&T Marine Salvage Inc. was elected vice president, and David DeVilbiss of Global Diving & Salvage Inc. was named secretary-treasurer.

“Paul’s contributions to the ASA through many years of service including his leadership and vision as president are extremely commendable and appreciated by all members. We look forward to Paul’s continued direct involvement in the organization and we are relieved that he is never more than a phone call away,” said Schauer.

In addition, James Calhoun (T&T Salvage), Samina Mahmood (Ardent) and George Wittich (American Marine Corp.) were elected to ASA’s Executive Committee as general member representatives. John Cameron (Southeast Ocean Response Services Inc.) was re-elected chairman of the Associate Membership Committee, and will serve on the Executive Committee in that capacity.

“It is an exciting time as the ASA continues to expand throughout North and South America. Our organization remains extremely relevant and is a resounding voice for the salvage industry in these dynamic times,” Schauer said.

By Professional Mariner Staff