Jason Marshall joins Metal Shark as EVP of programs

(JEANERETTE, La.) — Louisiana-based boat builder Metal Shark has expanded its executive team with a newly recruited appointment from the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense Naval Surface Warfare Center – Carderock (NSWC).

Jason Marshall joins Metal Shark as executive vice president of programs following a 30-year career with NSWC’s Combatant Craft Division (CCD).

Marshall most recently served as CCD’s in-service systems engineering branch head (2019-2023), managing the team of project managers and systems engineers responsible for the Navy’s sustainment combatant craft, high speed/high performance/advanced vessels, and unmanned surface craft. He also served as CCD’s senior craft design manager from 2007-2019, and naval architect from 1993-2007.

Jason Marshall

Marshall will assume responsibility for the full realm of Metal Shark’s program management efforts, from outward-facing customer interactions to internal systems and programs personnel management, in support of all newbuilds across the company’s three Gulf Coast boatbuilding facilities.

“A steadfast commitment to program management has been vital to Metal Shark’s growth and success over the years, and today we further underscore that commitment with the appointment of Jason Marshall as our new EVP (of) programs,” said company President Nate Geiger. “Jason brings a wealth of technical knowledge and relevant programs experience from the customer’s perspective. Under his stewardship, we will further enhance our ability to efficiently deliver high-quality vessels on time and on budget, while elevating our overall customer experience.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with Jason for nearly 20 years, and am thrilled to welcome him to our team,” said Metal Shark CEO Chris Allard. “I have always viewed Jason as a bright star within the government – a force of nature with a very rare and special combination of technical knowledge, people skills and integrity. He understands the challenges faced by our key military customers more than anyone else I could have hoped to recruit, and there is no one more qualified to take the reins of our program management efforts.”

– Metal Shark

By Rich Miller