Paul Hankins, formerly President of Donjon-SMIT, LLC, has joined Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., Hillside, N.J., as Vice President of Operations-Salvage & Engineering Division. His primary duties will involve Donjon's U.S. Navy Salvage Services Contract, as well as its U.S. Coast Guard Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA).
"Donjon is pleased to welcome Paul to the Donjon team and we look forward to his expertise and management experience to help bolster our marine salvage activities," said John A. Witte, Jr., Executive Vice President, Donjon Marine Co., Inc.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Hankins has more than 22 years of management and supervisory experience with the federal government and private industry, including a distinguished career in emergency response management with the both the U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, after serving in the U.S. Navy.
Prior to joining Donjon-SMIT, Mr. Hankins was Deputy Assistant Administrator, Intermodal Programs Office with the Transportation Security Administration. Mr. Hankins has participated in more than 30 major emergency responses and national/regional area security exercises throughout the nation and was one of the principal authors of the National Incident Management System published by the Department of Homeland Security. He spent more than seven years at a national oil spill contingency plans and preparedness review level, representing the Department of Defense on the National Response Team.
He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he received a degree in Naval Architecture and The George Washington University, where he received a Master's Degree in Environmental Management. He and his wife, Holly, have three children, Keith, Ian and Anne.
November 9, 2011