Matt Rigdon appointed Manager, Sales & Marketing of Rigdon Marine

(HOUSTON, TEXAS – June 17, 2008) — Billy Guice, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC) announced the appointment of Matthew Rigdon to the position of Manager, Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for domestic sales and brokerage, business development and special projects for the company’s ultra-modern fleet of platform support vessels, fast supply vessels and crewboats.
Matt began his career as an Ordinary Seaman aboard a Rigdon 5000 class platform support vessel in 2004. Following his time offshore, where he was initially exposed to the crux of vessel operations, he transitioned to a shore-based position supporting Rigdon Marine’s growing operations until September 2005.  In September of 2005, Matthew accepted a Marketing and Sales Coordinator position with Bourbon Offshore in Marseille, France. After a year in this position he was promoted to Marketing and Sales Manager for the group where he managed the day-to-day commercial operations of Bourbon Offshore’s 200+ offshore support and crew boat fleet covering West Africa, Southeast Asia, North Sea, Middle East and South America.  Matthew held this position until February 2008 when he returned to the United States to assume operations and marketing duties with Rigdon Marine.
“Matthew adds another layer of expertise to our management team,” Billy Guice said. “His knowledge of the offshore industry and international experience, coupled with a strong enthusiasm for this business and for RMC, will yield immediate and immeasurable benefits for our company. I am excited to have Matthew on our sales and marketing team.”

By Professional Mariner Staff