Bollinger Announces Promotions

LOCKPORT, La., Bollinger Shipyards President and CEO Ben Bordelon announced the promotions of two key leaders, stating, “We are excited for the future of our company, as we capitalize on the talents of our proven leadership group.I am pleased to announce the promotion of Jerome Eymard to the position of Director of Human Resources, and Rachael Battaglia to the position of General Counsel.”

Jerome Eymard has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and a Master of Business Administration from Nicholls State University, and received his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2012.He joined Bollinger in 1999 and has been an integral component in the HR group’s success.His leadership and management skills have helped him progress within the group and has prepared him well to assume the leadership position.Jerome is uniquely qualified to meet the challenges and opportunities that the future has for our company.

Rachael Battaglia has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nicholls State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University.She has over thirteen years experience in the legal field within the public and private sectors.Rachael joined Bollinger in 2011 as a Staff Attorney, was promoted to Senior Counsel in 2016 and has proven her abilities, skills and overall knowledge in both the government and commercial legal environment. She has been a key contributor in guiding and supporting our Company and managers within the legal aspect of operations.

Bollinger Shipyards LLC ( is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located throughout Louisiana with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region.