Horizon names John Hotz as VP of business development

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(BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala.) — Horizon Shipbuilding Inc. has appointed John Hotz as the vice president of business development.

Hotz has worked within the commercial and government marine Industry throughout his 27-year career. He has a very strong and diverse background in business development and has worked for several well-known boatbuilders both domestically and internationally.

“The can-do approach to exciting projects was apparent as soon as I started talking with Horizon,” said Hotz. “Horizon’s family atmosphere is a perfect fit for me and I’m excited to be part of the team.”

Travis R. Short, president of Horizon Shipbuilding, said, “We are very happy to have John on board and are confident he will provide tremendous value to our organization. John will focus on growing Horizon’s core competencies in the global marketplace and continue to build on the momentum we have been able to secure internationally. Horizon is a very diverse and flexible company that has demonstrated the ability to quickly produce and deliver complex boats up to 300 feet. John will help foster and develop new relationships and strengthen ties with our existing customer base. In addition to maintaining our presence in our current markets, John will strongly pursue refit and refurbishment work as well.”

For more information about Horizon, visit www.horizonshipbuilding.com and www.gordhead.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff