- July 6, 2012
Sunovia Energy Technologies hires CFO, promotes community manager
Sarasota's Sunovia Energy Technologies has appointed Jacqueline O'Sullivan as the company's new chief financial officer. The company also promoted Michelle Stout to the newly created position of manager of community initiatives and diversity. O'Sullivan and Stout will report directly to Sunovia Energy Technologies' CEO Mel Interiano.
“With over 20 years experience in finance and administration, Jacqueline O'Sullivan brings a comprehensive knowledge of accounting and financial management principles,” Interiano says in a press release. “Her diverse business background and her ability to analyze and translate financial information into intelligence that supports our goals and objectives will be invaluable to our company as it enters a period of expansive growth.”
Stout will develop and implement Sunovia Energy Technologies' community outreach, contributions and diversity initiatives. In addition, she will continue in her customer service and executive administrative roles at the company.
Versatile Packagers enters haircare industry
Tampa-based contract packaging company, Versatile Packagers has reached a deal with hair-care company Vogue International for Versatile to provide warehousing, point of purchase displays, club store packaging, and combination/variety-pack packaging services.
“Vogue's brands are sold at the world's largest retailers, both domestically throughout the U.S. and globally in 27 foreign countries,” Rick Shave, CEO of Versatile Packagers, says in a press release. “We've learned so much about the industry already just from being a part of their products' packaging and displays.”
AFS Janitorial sells stake in Provident Security Inc.
Tampa-based janitorial and facility services company AFS Janitorial has sold its equity stake in Provident Security Inc. ASFJ partnered with Provident Security in August 2011 to provide its customers with increased building services and to offer a security option.
“Our partnership with Provident Security was mutually beneficial in the sense that we were able to blend our products to benefit our customers,” Bryson Raver, AFS Janitorial director of operations, says in a press release. “We are confident that AFSJ's future partnerships will have the same ability to benefit customers and experience success.”
Along with its janitorial services, AFSJ also offers exterior building services through its sister company, AFS Florida, as well as asphalt maintenance through ABC Paving & Seal Coating. With its three Florida offices, AFSJ currently services more than 500 facilities throughout Florida.
Island Travel & Tours offering second Cuba flight
Tampa's Island Travel & Tours Ltd. announced it will offer a new Wednesday nonstop air charter flight between Tampa International Airport and Havana, Cuba, starting July 4. That flight is in addition to the company's existing Saturday flights to Cuba.
“Currently, all of our Sunday flights are sold out through the end of July,” Bill Hauf, president of Island Travel & Tours, says in a press release. “We are excited about this new additional service because this new Wednesday flight will also provide more options for group travel by Tampa Bay's, colleges, universities, religious groups, business organizations, cultural institutions, agricultural companies and many other organizations that can legally travel to Cuba.”
Odyssey Marine Exploration hires JBR Recovery Limited
Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration has executed a contract with JBR Recovery Limited to support the logistics, refining and monetization of the expected silver cargoes from the S.S. Gairsoppa and S.S. Mantola.
Both the Gairsoppa and Mantola projects are being conducted under contract with the UK Department for Transport. Odyssey will retain 80% of the net salvaged value of the cargoes after expenses.
After a competitive bid process, Odyssey selected JBR, one of Europe's top silver recovery and precious metal recycling specialists, to provide a range of services for what could be the largest precious metal recovery conducted in the deep ocean.
“By partnering with JBR, we are able to streamline logistics to securely transport, store, and refine potentially over 240 tons of silver,” Mark Gordon, Odyssey president and chief operating officer, says in a press release. “Working with JBR allows for this phase of the project to be completely executed in the UK which will produce a variety of time, cost and processing efficiencies.”
Optimum Mobile Imaging lands two imaging deals
Tampa-based Optimum Mobile Imaging LLC, a subsidiary of IMD Cos. Inc., has been selected as the exclusive imaging provider to two large medical clinics in the Southwest United States.
Imaging services at both clinics started in June and are expected to significantly impact the company's finances starting in the third quarter.
The names of the two medical clinics were not released.
“The anticipated revenue from these two contracts could easily double the company revenue on an annual basis,” Bruce Collett, director of OMI Corp. says in a press release.