Lockport, LA., February 7, 2006 - As Bollinger Lockport
New Construction (BLN) continues to grow, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces
changes to its managerial staff. "As we begin 2006 with several large programs
that will carry us into the next several years, I want to ensure that we stay on
the forefront as the most advanced ship construction company. These changes are
a reflection of these managers’ hard work and dedication to the company as well
as their vast knowledge and experience.” said Chris Bollinger, executive vice
president of Bollinger’s new construction division.
Dennis Fanguy has been appointed to the position of vice president of quality
management system where his responsibilities will encompass the programs in
quality assurance/quality control, process improvement, accuracy control and
test and trial groups for BLN, as well as the company’s ISO program.
has been with Bollinger for twenty-one years. He headed the design team for 115
patrol boats built by Bollinger for the U.S. Coast Guard. He also headed the
team that designed the only fleet of U.S. Navy Fast Patrol boats ever built,
which were also constructed at Bollinger.
is a graduate of the University of New Orleans in Electrical Engineering. He
serves on the Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research
Program. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the American Bureau of
Shipping for both the small vessels and steel vessel committees, and is active
in the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA).
René Leonard has been appointed director of engineering and commercial programs.
His responsibilities will include all design efforts for all new construction
facilities, as well as the commercial construction programs at BLN.
has been with Bollinger for sixteen years. He earned a BS Degree in Naval
Architecture and Marine Engineering and MS Degree in Engineering Management from
the University of New Orleans. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects
and Marine Engineers and the Project Management Institute (PMI). René is a
certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through PMI.
Daniel Richardel has been appointed director of production for Bollinger
Lockport New Construction. His duties will include directing, coordinating and
providing support to all departments, craft superintendents and foremen in the
administration of all new construction programs at the Lockport
Richardel has been with Bollinger for nine years as project engineer,
program manager and recently as administrative operations manager. He holds a
degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Nicholls State University and
is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., owns and operates 13 shipyards strategically
located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of
Mexico, Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is a leading
provider of new construction and other services to offshore energy, commercial
and government marine markets and is the largest vessel repair/conversion
company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 40 dry-docks in Louisiana