Colonna’s Shipyard names new CEO and president

(NORFOLK, Va.) — The board of directors of Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. (CSI) on Tuesday announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Godfrey will retire effective Dec. 31. Randall Crutchfield has been named to replace Godfrey as the company’s CEO.

Crutchfield is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer. Additionally, Jordan Webb, currently executive vice president of shipyard operations, will become president and general manager. Both appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2024.

Tom Godfrey

“Randall and Jordan have progressed through the ranks of our company and represent the new breed of maritime executives who adopt technology, embrace innovation and manage collaboratively,” said Godfrey, who will remain with CSI to advise on special projects. “They are part of the next generation of maritime industry leaders who will guide Colonna’s Shipyard into the future.”

Prior to serving as EVP/COO, Crutchfield was vice president of industrial operations and facilities. He has additional experience working in several departments across CSI and its subsidiaries, including procurement, Down River operations, contracts, project management and facilities.

Randall Crutchfield

Crutchfield holds a bachelor’s degree in international trade and development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration degree from Regent University.

Webb was most recently executive vice president of shipyard operations. In that role, he was responsible for all legacy waterfront business, including Down River ship repair work. Webb has held a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility across the spectrum of company activities to include ship superintendent, shipyard project and contracts manager, and operations manager of Steel America.

Jordan Webb

Webb earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and completed his project management professional curriculum through Villanova University.

“It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of Tom Godfrey, a respected industry leader who has been the driving force behind the growth and success the company has enjoyed during his 30 years of leadership. I look forward to working with Jordan and the dedicated team of managers here at Colonna’s as we commit to continuing Tom’s legacy of professional excellence,” said Crutchfield.

– Colonna’s Shipyard

By Professional Mariner Staff