Florin Nicolae - Eng.D Professor
Florin Nicolae speaks from two decades of all-round experience in the Maritime/Naval sector, having faced numerous challenges acting as a hands-on management official. His comprehensive proven track record in the Academic world in conjunction with real-life experience working with experts from all ranks and backgrounds make him a great promoter of a networking based vision.
In addition to didactic activities, Florin is the manager of various partnerships between the academic environment and the economic sector leveraging his connections to facilitate the insertion of graduates in the labor market helping this way enable the most important cluster prerogatives : a highly specialized Romanian workforce and innovation.
Paul Burlacu - Eng.D Professor
Paul Burlacu holds a Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with strong knowledge and competences in software programming and Internet cloud interaction. This rare skills in conjunction with an extensive Maritime Industry experience place him at the forefront of naval research and innovation.
Besides the research activity, Paul heads the Engineering Department at the Naval Academy, position that gives him important prerogatives in relation with other Naval Institutions. This is a stepping stone in the process of cluster development, because of the connections being made between people involved and the results emerged from their collaboration. Paul combines a strict perspective with a personal and straightforward style to break down issues and find the best solution every time.
Ovidiu Acomi, MBA - Marine Manager
With marine and nautical engineering degrees, maritime safety master’s degree and an Oil&Gas management MBA in the UK, Ovidiu Acomi gradually moved from ship maintenance and operation into asset management roles in the offshore Oil&Gas sector.
Following which, Ovidiu moved in London and carried out accident investigations and consulting on behalf of Hull & Machinery Underwriters, P&I clubs, owners, managers, charterers and shipyards. His work has assisted for London Arbitration and High Court litigations. While in London, Ovidiu gained recognition as Chartered Manager, Chartered Engineer, Project Management Professional and Asset Management Professional.
Since 2017, Ovidiu has dedicated to developing people and organizations. He taught professional and academic courses, carried out international EFQM assessments, managed various projects and consulted SMEs. Ovidiu is also a keynote speaker, mentor and executive coach.
Relu Afloarei ChEng - Principal Surveyor
Relu Afloarei, is a Science graduate in Naval Electromechanics. He gained, since 1986 when he started his journey, extensive experience in the Maritime Industry with both offshore and onshore roles.
After a rewarding career sailing all ranks, up to and including Chief Engineer, with some of the most dynamic Shipping Companies in the world, Relu joined Germanischer Lloyd in 2008 as a Trainee Surveyor.
Since then, he gradually moved up the ladder reaching Principal Surveyor with DNV GL in 2014 and gaining considerable experience in the construction, operation, management and maintenance of a group of ships (Container Vessels, Oil and LPG Tankers) also as Technical Superintendent
Offering comprehensive surveying and consultancy services, Relu helps clients by quantifying damage and repairs, helping to settle liability disputes and claims.
Traian Brailoiu - Head of IT
From concentrated to large objectives, covering design, programming, implement and service – on one side, or business development – on another side, Traian Brailoiu spearheaded activity in various multinational companies as IT Director.
Traian is also an experienced Independent Consultant, used to the European Business Environment with emphasis on implementing ERP's ( Enterprise Resource Planning ), CRM's (Customer Relationship Management), Oracle & MySQL, and customized software solutions.
Romeo Bosneagu - PhD Naval Engineer
Romeo Boşneagu PhD, (Navy Captain retired), naval engineer with MSc. in Naval Engineering, and PhD in Geography at University of Bucharest, 2004.
Professor at Tomis University Constanta and Associate Professor at Naval Academy of Constanta. A long career in the Romanian Navy, and in the maritime higher education, with more than 27 years active presence as professor.
Chief of the Romanian Maritime Hydrographic Directorate, between 2007-2010. Teaching activity in the field of navigation, ship management, meteorology, climatology, environmental protection, and maritime geography.
Romeo Bosneagu PhD participated in more then 11 national and international contracts, grants and research projects, as director, scientific researcher and expert.