Bollinger names Richardel vice president-general manager of Marine Fabricators unit


(LOCKPORT, La.) — Bollinger Shipyards announces that Daniel "Danny" Richardel has been named vice president-general manager of Bollinger Marine Fabricators of Amelia, La.

Ben Bordelon, Bollinger's chief operating officer, made the announcement, stating "Danny has been an integral component of Bollinger's success in the many commercial and government programs we have completed over the years. His leadership and management skills will help guide the success of our Marine Fabricators facility for many years to come. Danny will also continue Bollinger’s commitment to safety in the shipyard’s operations."

Richardel has been with Bollinger for 17 years, working in various operational positions. He was the project engineer for the U.S. Army Barge Derrick program, program manager for the USCG Marine Protector Class program, and was most recently the operations manager of Bollinger's Lockport New Construction Division where he coordinates the USCG Fast Response Cutter program. Richardel has also effectively managed Bollinger's commercial new construction program. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology and a master of business administration from Nicholls State University.

Bollinger Shipyards Inc. ( is a leading designer and builder of ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, 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 is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 dry docks in Louisiana and Texas. 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.

By Professional Mariner Staff