Griffin Americas, a division of Griffin Global Group, a marine and offshore travel specialist, announced today the appointment of Judy ā€œJ.P.ā€ Peplinski as CEO.

She will assume this position for all of the North and South America operations for the Griffin Global Group, effective Feb 3.

Peplinski succeeds Bob Westendarp who has decided to step back from his full time role as president and CEO after 22 years with the company.

He will remain active as a significant shareholder, chairman of the Americas board and director of the Griffin Global Group.  

Before joining Griffin, Peplinski held the position of vice president at CWT Energy Services & MOTLI. At CWT, she held various leadership roles including global responsibility and oversight for their Marine & Oilfield Travel Logistics (MOTLI) division, global strategy, safety and security, business development, operations and customer services.