Ben Bordelon, President and CEO
welcomes honored family members of Heroes Class
of United States Coast Guard fast response cutters
at the World War II Museum in New Orleans.
I am happy and humbled to be taking over as President and CEO of the company that I have loved all my life. Fishing with my grandfather, Donald Bollinger, near the family marsh near Leeville, Louisiana gave me a lot of time to hear stories about his vision as well as his personal and business life. He began the company in 1946 and understood that the oil and gas business was going to explode in growth after World War II. And it did. The maritime industry would need machine shops, new construction and repair yards. He began small but he was ready.
Donald’s son, Boysie, followed in his dad’s footsteps during the ‘80’s and has grown the company with a strong focus on military cutters as well as innovative building and repair for oil and gas. In a planned transition that occurred on December 23, 2014, I am especially excited to assume the leadership of Bollinger Shipyards.
Partnering with members of the Chouest family from Galliano, Louisiana, we have acquired all of the assets and stock of Bollinger. I look forward to building on the values set out by my grandfather all those years ago. With a commitment to our customers, a deep appreciation for our workers, a strong focus on safety, the clean environment and quality service, we will grow this company as we build on a great base.