Harley Marine appoints two new vice presidents

(SEATTLE) — Harley Marine Services has appointed Don Martin as vice president and general counsel and Steve Carlson as vice president of engineering.

"The expansion of our management team reflects the accelerated pace of growth across the organization," said Harley Franco, chief executive officer of Harley Marine Services. "Don and Steve represent our ongoing commitment to our customers, employees and investors to ensure Harley Marine's recent and projected growth is supported by a team of seasoned executives. We expect to do big things in the coming years and we're building a world-class team to support those activities."

Before joining Harley Marine, Martin was the 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. Before Delta Western, Martin served as the director of U.S.-flag shipping for ConocoPhillips and held previous positions with Crowley Maritime Corp., Exxon Shipping Co. and Olympic Tug & Barge (a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services). His marine experience includes positions from second officer through captain, with commercial and legal work in shoreside senior management positions. Martin attended the University of Washington and California Maritime Academy and holds a juris doctorate degree from the University of Puget Sound.

Carlson joins Harley Marine Services from Alaska Marine Lines (AML), where he served as general manager of marine engineering. Before joining AML, he held senior leadership positions with Kvichak Marine and the U.S. 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 more than 1,700 vessels. Carlson 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 U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of Washington.

By Professional Mariner Staff