(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards President and CEO Ben Bordelon has announced a key internal promotion designed to enhance the strategic value of the company. "I am pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Remont to vice president and general manager of our Lockport New Construction division (BLN). His leadership will add value to our fast response cutter program and to our relationship with the United States Coast Guard.”
Bordelon went on to say, "Chris joined Bollinger in May 2014 as director of program management overseeing all aspects of program management at BLN. Since that time, he has proven himself to be a key resource in solidifying relationships with our customers and in achieving our divisional objectives. Chris’ extensive background in government programs combined with his familiarity with our manufacturing processes makes him the obvious choice to lead our efforts at BLN.”
Bordelon also recently announced three other promotions at Bollinger. "We will be strengthening our position in the market by developing our team from within and capitalizing on the talents of our proven leadership group. I am pleased to announce the promotions of Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps.”
Martinez has accepted the position of executive vice president of the Repair Division. Martinez began his Bollinger career in 1996 and has steadily assumed roles of increasing responsibility since. In 2006, he was promoted to division general manager for Bollinger Morgan City (BMC), and assumed responsibility for Bollinger Amelia Repair (BAR) in 2008. He was named vice president and general manager of BMC and BAR in 2012. Tim’s knowledge of Bollinger’s repair market and customer base combined with his strong leadership style and total commitment to safety, quality and customer service will be an asset to the entire Repair Division.
Scott Theriot has been promoted to executive vice president of sales and marketing. He has been a contributing member of Bollinger’s senior management team for 25 years. Since 2008, he has served as the vice president and general manager of Bollinger Lockport New Construction (BLN). He brings to the table proven leadership and a strong knowledge of the company’s markets for both repair and new construction that will benefit and support marketing and customer relations efforts.
Corey Phelps has accepted the position of general manager of Bollinger Morgan City (BMC) and Bollinger Amelia Repair (BAR). He joined Bollinger in 2003 as an assistant estimating/project coordinator and has since risen steadily through the ranks. In 2012, he was promoted to operations manager for BMC and BAR, a position that has prepared him well for his new opportunity. His proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities will serve him well as he takes his new leadership role with the repair divisions in Amelia.
Bollinger Shipyards (www.bollingershipyards.com) is a leading designer and builder of offshore oilfield support vessels, oceangoing double hull barges, tugboats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and barges, fast military patrol boats and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with 30 dry docks in Louisiana and Texas.