(MOBILE, Ala.) — Silver Ships has promoted Jason Powers to the role of chief operating officer (COO). Previously, Powers held the role of director of business development.
As COO, Powers will direct daily production operations alongside the executive team and report directly to CEO Steven Clarke. Powers’ responsibilities will include organizational leadership, process optimization, cost management, performance management and continuous improvement. This includes leading, directing and managing all project management and production activities in coordination with the engineering, purchasing and accounting departments.
Powers is tasked with maximizing operational efficiency and developing a performance reporting system that accurately measures progress against quantifiable objectives for each unit.
“As chief operating officer I am striving to update business processes to continually improve the product we deliver and further empower one of the best workforces in the industry. I’ve been a part of the Silver Ships’ team for more than 25 years and I am excited to step into this position,” said Powers.
During his tenure at Silver Ships, Powers has been integral in developing most of the business processes that have aided the company’s growth. He has been an exemplary team leader dedicated to building quality, durable and versatile boats for Silver Ships’ customers.
Powers played an essential role in leading the sales team as well as developing relationships with marine vendors that outfit Silver Ships workboats. During his tenure in sales, he worked within many marine sectors including fire rescue, law enforcement and hydrographic surveying. Most recently in 2022, Powers worked closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Venice, La., to build and deliver Tobin, Silver Ships’ largest marine surveying vessel in the Endeavor series.
– Silver Ships