OUR TEAM

SHORE BASE TEAM & TRAINING

The shore based team is one with a mix of highly qualified and experienced staff. This was achieved both through the use of strict criteria in selection and regular training of the current staff. Training is undertaken on a continuous basis and includes participation in public and private educational programmes as well as International Forums, postgraduate training and seminars.

GEORGE A. MYLONAS
Chief Executive Officer


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) MSc (Hons) in Ocean Engineering – Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Shipping & Shipbuilding Management.
Twenty five (25) years of service in Hellenic Navy as a carrier officer, out of which eight (8) years sea service.
Since 1989 in Shipping Industry at Management positions.
CEO of Avin International since 2003.

MICHAEL S. ANDROULAKAKIS
Fleet Management Division Manager


National Technical University of Athens, Dipl.Ing / MSc in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture and further post-graduate studies in Ship Design and Optimisation.
Joined Avin International in 1985 and worked two (2) years at sea onboard general cargo ships and since 1987 at the head office in various positions as technical superintendent, new buildings manager and technical manager and since year 2000 as Fleet Management Division Manager.

Captain SOTIRIS A. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS
Fleet Operations Division Manager


Holder of Master Class A certificate.
Bachelor’s degree in Economics after successful graduation from the “National and Kapodistrian University of Athens”.
Ten (10) years sea service onboard tanker vessels as Deck Officer.
Joined Avin International in 1999 as a Tanker Operator and since 2011 as Manager of the Fleet Operations Division.

Captain STYLIANOS V. DAFERMOS
DPA/HSQE & Vetting Manager/Training Officer


Holder of Master Class A certificate.
Master Mariner with eighteen (18) years experience on board Company’s fleet tanker vessels.
Joined Avin International in 1984 and since 2003 at the head office as Marine Superintendent and since year 2007 at Management positions.


Captain PAVLOS G. XAGORARIS
Marine Manager


Holder of Master Class A certificate.
Master Mariner with seventeen (17) years experience on board Company’s fleet tanker vessels.
Joined Avin International in 1985 and since 2003 at the head office as Tanker Operator and since year 2006 at Management positions.


JOHN M. TRAMPAKLOS
Insurance & Claims Manager


Solicitor
University College London LLM (1996)
University College London LLB (1994)
Georgetown University USA, BSFS (1990)
Joined Avin in June 2007 and has held similar positions in shipping companies


GEORGE M. SKORDIAS
Chief Financial Officer


MSc (Econ) in Marine Policy, London School of Economics, UK
Ptychion in Business Administration, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Held various positions in Finance, Shipping and Oil & Gas. First joined Avin International in 1998

SHIP BOARD TEAM & TRAINING

All of our vessels are manned primarily by experienced Greek officers providing a high level of skill and seamanship. Our officers are typically recruited as cadets from the various maritime academies and usually spend their whole career with Avin. Officers and Crew are also trained at the Greek Merchant
Marine Ministry Education Center, participate in Helmepa courses and also take part in various”in-house” seminars held by AVIN International’s own Training Office. We ensure that our officers are constantly updated in the latest trends concerning environmental safety, navigational and technological issues. On board, training is also carried out within a planned scheme in accordance with the company’s rigorous training policy. This includes various drills as well as approved computer based training, always in accordance with the International (SOLAS, STCW, ISM CODE/S.M.S) and National requirements.