Bollinger Shipyards taps Brent Blackburn as Director of Engineering
Bollinger Shipyards announces the promotion of Brent Blackburn to Director of Engineering. President and CEO Ben Bordelon made the announcement, stating "Brent has been a key contributor to Bollinger’s success in leading our proposal and estimating efforts on the major governments programs the Company has pursued over the years. His leadership and management skills will assist in guiding the continuous success of our engineering department,” the shipbuilder said in a press release.
Blackburn has over 16 years of experience in the U.S. shipbuilding and maritime industry. He joined Bollinger in 2004 working in various key engineering, estimating, and proposal roles mainly focusing on the company’s government programs. Blackburn’s career began as a Project Engineer in Bollinger’s engineering group and rose steadily through the engineering and technical design departments. In 2014, he was promoted to Technical Manager, a position that solidified and proved his abilities, skills, and overall knowledge in managing projects and priorities.
Bollinger Shipyards is a leading designer and builder of offshore oil field support vessels, ocean-going double hull barges, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and barges, fast military patrol boats and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston 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 with a total of 29 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.