Martin Landtman, a longtime veteran of the maritime industry with more than three decades of experience in shipbuilding and technical operations, has been named senior vice president – marine operations at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines.

In this capacity, Landtman will oversee all aspects of marine operations for the line’s 22-vessel fleet, including technical operations, safety, environmental and quality assurance, marine operations, budgeting, deck and engine manning and training, port operations, maritime legal and medical services.

Landtman will begin his new position on Feb. 1, 2011, reporting to Ruben Rodriguez, Carnival’s executive vice president of ship operations.  Landtman replaces Brendan Corrigan, who is retiring after 33 years with Carnival but will remain with the company during the transition process.

Prior to being named to his new position at Carnival, Landtman spent two years as president of Aker Yards/STX Finland, Inc., one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, and five years as senior vice president at Teollisuuden Voima Oy (TVO), a privately owned electric company in Finland.

He also spent nine years serving in senior management positions at Kvaerner Masa-Yards, a leading Helsinki-based shipbuilder, and three years as president of Kvaerner Warnow Werft GmbH, a Rostock, Germany-based shipbuilder. Landtman also spent 10 years at Wartsila Shipyards in Helsinki, holding a number of technical operations posts, including head of machinery design.  

“Martin brings extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of shipbuilding and technical operations and will be a tremendous asset to Carnival’s marine operations team,” said Rodriguez.  “I would also like to offer our sincere thanks and appreciation to Brendan Corrigan for his 33 years of service to Carnival and offer our best wishes in his retirement,” he added.