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The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) is pleased to announce it latest Education Partner and latest class of Accredited Maritime Port Executives (AMPE) and Maritime Port Executives (MPE) who completed certifications in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Luis A. Ayala Colón Sucrs., Inc., located in the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has received formal designation as an Education Partner of the IAMPE, joining 24 other Port Education Partners of the organization. Accepting the designation was Hernán F. Ayala Rubio, Executive Vice President, of Luis A. Ayala Colón Sucrs., Inc, who also hosted, attended, and welcomed the Maritime Port Executive class.

In addition, the IAMPE is pleased to congratulate its latest certified graduates of the Maritime Port Executive Management Program. Participants earned the Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certification or the Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE). In addition, MPE graduates also received graduate level academic and continuing education credits by the IAMPE’s Academic partners which includes Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, State University of New York Maritime College, Texas Southern University, The University of Memphis, and the Australian Maritime College.

Accredited Maritime Port Executive (AMPE) certifications were awarded to Jurine Scatliffe-George, AMPE – Business Development Manager, British Virgin Islands Port Authority; and Hernán F. Ayala-Rubio, AMPE - Executive Vice President, Luis A. Ayala Colón Sucrs., Inc. Earning Maritime Port Executive (MPE) certifications were Joseph Cranston Jr., MPE – Marine Manager STT/STJ, Virgin Islands Port Authority; Hector L. Agosto Rivera, MPE – Executive Director, Ponce Port Authority; Steve Loubriel, MPE - Principal Officer of the Port Services and Operations Bureau and FSO, Ponce Port Authority; Carlos M. Colon Martinez, MPE - Information Systems Director, Ponce Port Authority; Josuel Figueroa, MPE, Ayudante Especial, Ponce Port Authority; Carlos J. Leon Gaud, MPE - Finance and Budget Director, Ponce Port Authority; Frances DeJesus, MPE - Director of Human Capital and Organizational Development, Ponce Port Authority; Jaime Santiago, MPE – General Manager/ Vice President, McAllister Towing; Andres Santiago Bravo, MPE – General Manager, Petro Caribs; Jacob Wegrzyn, MPE – Vice President of Caribbean, Trailer Bridge, Inc.; and Caterina Ayala Tirado, Luis A. Ayala Colon Sucrs., Inc.

Luis A. Ayala Colón Sucrs., Inc. is the latest Education Partner of the IAMPE, along with 24 other Port Education Partners and 6 Industry Association Partners. Industry Association Partners include the American Association of Port Authorities; Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc.; the Greater Houston Port Bureau; Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators; Maritime Exchange of the Delaware Bay and River; South Carolina Maritime Association; and the North Atlantic Ports Association.

IAMPE Education partners include the Connecticut Port Authority; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Georgia Ports Authority; Port of Alaska; Bruce Oakley, Inc.; Maine Port Authority; Port of Little Rock; Port Milwaukee; Port of Vicksburg; Port of South Louisiana; Port of Morgan City (LA); America’s Central Port; the United States Coast Guard; the US Environmental Protection Agency; Port Tampa Bay; Jacksonville Port Authority; South Carolina Ports Authority; the Transportation General Authority of Saudi Arabia; Maher Terminals; The Port of Virginia; The Mississippi State Port Authority; the World Trade Center New Orleans; Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL); Kean Miller; Luis A. Ayala Colón Sucrs Inc.; the Ponce Port Authority; and the University of Maine School of Law.

The IAMPE is a non-profit industry association that provides professional development for port, terminal, and maritime managers and executives as well as certification for operational personnel worldwide. Programs are reviewed and approved for certification by the IAMPE’s Board of Advisors, comprised of 20 industry professionals. The Association offers professional and accredited programs in Coastal and Inland Port Management and Executive Management, as well as certification programs for Marine Terminal Operator and IMDG/Hazardous Awareness. The Association has over 2,600 alumni worldwide and is the only industry association offering professional certification to port managers worldwide.


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