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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Elliott Bay Design Group News

Matt Nani (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Appoints Nani as Project Manager

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) hired Matt Nani to join its team of naval architects and engineers as a Project Manager.  He will be responsible for the initiation, management and execution of diverse projects and will be based in the Seattle, WA office.Nani brings with him 11 years of experience in the marine industry including work with an operator, class society and consulting firm.   Nani is a licensed professional engineer in Washington and Texas, and he received a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans.

Catherine (Kate) Hale, EBDG

EBDG Opens East Coast Office

Expansion Strengthens Client Access and Relationship Management.Elliott Bay Design Group proudly announces the opening of its new East Coast office in New York. The office will provide professional engineering and naval architecture services as well as waterfront development expertise to clients on the East Coast and is a springboard for future growth in the region. "This is an exciting time for EBDG and marks a major milestone in our 30-year history," states Christina Villiott, VP of Sales & Marketing.

Julie Schoenberg (Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group)

EBDG Names Schoenberg HR Manager

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired Julie Schoenberg as the new Human Resources Manager. She will be responsible for the firm’s HR function, working from the Seattle office.Schoenberg joins the team with a thorough working knowledge of human resources within the marine industry. Her background has focused on compliance, HRIS, employee and labor relations, onboarding, and performance evaluations. She received a BA in Human Relations and Women's Studies with a minor in Finance from Washington State University.

Moser, Marine Engineer Photo: © Elliot Bay Design Group

EBDG Adds Technical Staff to Seattle Office

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has added two marine professionals to the Seattle office. Alina joined EBDG as a contractor in 2017 and is now a full-time naval architect. She is a broadly skilled engineer and researcher with experience in vessel repair, design and analysis, material planning, construction management, regulatory compliance and inspection. Alina will be responsible for the design, construction and repair of vessels, ensuring that a safe, economic and seaworthy design is produced.

Robert Ekse (Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group)

Ekse Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Robert Ekse has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's team of naval architects and engineers as a project manager. He will be responsible for the initiation, management and execution of diverse projects and will be based in the Seattle office.   Ekse has 27 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within the marine industry, having worked for operators and shipyards along the West Coast.

Eric Coleman (Photo: EBDG)

Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Eric Coleman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's team of naval architects and engineers, bringing with him six years of marine experience. Coleman’s experience is broad, with an emphasis on preliminary and detail design work of aluminum and steel vessels. He has worked on a wide variety of commercial vessels and charter yachts up to 210 feet in length. His background includes hands-on shipyard experience, comprising production oversight, class and regulatory compliance, and designing for production.

Image: EBDG

Gullickson Joins EBDG

Stephanie Gullickson joins Elliott Bay Design Group's Seattle office as the Marketing Manager. She brings 12 years of experience within the maritime industry including management, marketing, sales, event planning and administrative support. Stephanie will be responsible for the development of policies, processes, and procedures to ensure consistent and effective company-wide marketing efforts in order to successfully garner new business opportunities. Stephanie graduated from…

Elizabeth Allen (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Adds HR Manager and Naval Architect

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired two additional professionals at its Seattle office: Elizabeth Allen as Human Resources Manager, and Bradley Olson as Naval Architect. Allen brings more than 11 years of experience to her role as EBDG's new Human Resources Manager, with extensive experience in strategic planning, benefits administration, career development and training programs. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Washington. The firm’s newest Naval Architect, Olson, returns to EBDG after his 2015 internship.

Will Ayers (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Hires Chief Electrical Engineer

Will Ayers has accepted a position as Chief Electrical Engineer with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) of Seattle. He brings to his role over a decade's worth of experience in marine electrical engineering, which includes extensive use of USCG and class society rules, and all aspects of electrical drawing development with a focus on large, passenger vessels. Ayers brings to EBDG experience in high voltage engineering and control and monitoring systems. He is highly proficient in onelines…

John D. Reeves (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Adds Senior Engineer/Project Manager

Capt. John D. Reeves has joined Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) as senior engineer and project manager. Reeves is a licensed professional engineer and mariner who spent 22 years leading high-performance teams and directing engineering, maintenance, safety and operations for the U.S. Coast Guard. During that time, he distinguished himself as a trusted mentor and teacher sharing an extensive background that includes 13 years at sea working in engineering and operations, five years as a port engineer and manager of four industrial repair facilities…

Jim Cole (Photo: EBDG)

EBDG Remembers James A. Cole

EBDG announced the passing of Jim Cole. Over the span of a half century, Jim distinguished himself as among the best in his field, demonstrating extensive expertise in the design of a variety of vessel types ranging from ferries, innovative tugs and his beloved fishing boats. Jim earned a degree in Industrial Design from the University of Washington in 1957 entering Seattle's marine industry during the crab-boat boom of the 1960s, and gaining experience in Tacoma during the era of large tuna seiners. He would soon return to Seattle where he worked at Foss Shipyard for nearly 20 years.

From left: David Kaysen, Trygve Reid and Rex Sutherlin (Photos: EBDG)

EBDG’s Gulf Coast Office Adds Three New Hires

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has added three new marine engineers to its Gulf Coast office: Senior Naval Architect David Kaysen, Marine Engineer Trygve Reid and Marine Engineer Rex Sutherlin. David Kaysen brings over 25 years of naval architecture experience to his position at EBDG. His technical and project management experience includes work with the U.S. Navy, USCG, NOAA and commercial ships. He earned a BS in engineering science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Science in ocean engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

EBDG Designed Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced that the new freight and passenger ferry it designed for the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) will be built at Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana. “Conrad Shipyard is proud to have been selected along with EBDG to deliver this vessel," said Terry Frickey, C.O.O. of Conrad Shipyard. "Both companies are steeped in a rich tradition of quality and integrity.

Peter Tarabochia

Tarabochia Joins EBDG as CFO

Elliott Bay Design Group hired Peter Tarabochia as its new Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Tarabochia, formerly of Vigor Industrial, brings more than a decade of experience to his new role as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Throughout his career, he has played a vital role as an experienced financial leader for a number of fortune 500 enterprises. His background includes expertise in managing essential business and financial analysis combined with operational considerations to improve efficiency and profitability.

Coastal Inspiration (Photo courtesy of BC Ferries)

For Ferries, Commercial Light at End of Regulatory Tunnel

A review of the ferry industry’s latest challenges and opportunities attracted a record 340 delegates to Vancouver last week for the 39th annual Interferry conference. The global trade association event exposed a string of concerns – notably over punitive safety and environmental regulations – but also highlighted the financial potential of new routes, onboard shopping incentives and the use of LNG fuel. Alongside sessions on the future of the industry, Canada-based CEO Len Roueche outlined a vision for maintaining Interferry’s influential lobbying role among politicians and regulators.

Global Pilot (Photo courtesy of Elliott Bay Design Group)

Vigor Delivers Tank EBDG Barge to Maxum Petroleum

The Seattle divisions of Vigor Fab and Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) today announced that the 15,000-barrel tank barge Global Pilot has been delivered to Maxum Petroleum. Designed to balance performance with fabrication cost, the 15,000-barrel tank barge features a recessed machinery space aft for improved visibility and a state-of-the-art tankerman’s office. It also has dimensionally identical cargo tanks, corrugated plate tank bulkheads, and plate seams arranged to maximize material usage of standard 8-foot and 10-foot plates.

Moving Ahead with MLC: the true course to compliance.

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) impacts  the world’s 1.3 million mariners in one way or another. In a nutshell, MLC embraces fundamental principles found in other international labor conventions and applies to all ships entering member port states, as well as to all flag state signatories. Entering into force on 20 August 2013, one year after registering 30 ratifications of countries representing over 33 per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships, the convention today has been ratified by more than 60 states, representing 80 percent of global shipping.

Nicholas Barczak

Barczak Joins Alan C. McClure Associates

Naval architecture and engineering firm Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) announced today that Registered Professional Engineer Nicholas Barczak has joined the ACMA team as a naval architect. Nick received his Masters of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Small Craft Design in 2008 from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He also attended Michigan Technological University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining ACMA, Nick worked as a Naval Architect with Art Anderson Associates and Elliott Bay Design Group.

Jeff Kelton

EBDG Names Kelton Field Liaison Engineer

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the hire of Jeff Kelton as its Field Liaison Engineer in Ketchikan. Kelton is a naval architect with more than 38 years of industry experience. His background encompasses hands-on expertise in shipyards and ship design offices on the West Coast, Gulf Coast and in Japan. His vast experience includes project management, shipyard liaison engineering…

Rachel Walker (left) and Paul Harman

EBDG Adds Two Staff Members

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the hire of two new staff members, one in Seattle and another in New Orleans. Marine Designer Paul Harman has joined the EBDG staff in New Orleans. He previously worked as a contractor in EBDG's Seattle office. Harman brings 15 years of piping design experience to his position with expertise in the design of tank barges and new construction of various commercial vessels.

Bill Summers & Eileen Tausch

US Marine Consultancy EBDG Expands, Employs Marine Engineers

Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) says it has welcomed two new Marine Engineers to its team: William Summers (Bill) in its New Orleans office and Eileen Tausch in its Seattle office. Summers is a seasoned marine professional with more than three decades experience in the offshore and oilfield industry. His varied background encompasses the development and planning of marine engineering vessel modifications and new construction vessel operations. He holds a MBA from Tulane University and a BS in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

David Eubank (Photo courtesy of EBDG)

EBDG Hires Marine Engineer Eubank

Naval Architect and Marine Engineer firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has hired Marine Engineer David Eubank. Eubank joins EBDG with more than two decades of industry experience and a varied background that includes the design and project management of military, passenger and offshore vessels. Eubank has worked on projects ranging from preparing sales proposals for multimillion dollar international contracts to leading design and engineering teams in the development of floatation products for drilling modules.

Jen Ladd (Photo: EBDG)

Ladd Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, announced today that it has hired Jen Ladd to head its human resources department. Ladd, formerly a consultant for the firm, brings more than 18 years of experience to her new role as part-time HR director. As HR Director, Ladd's responsibilities will include the formal establishment of EBDG's human resources department as well as facilitating recruitment and talent acquisition.

David Turner (left) and Mike Wood. Courtesy EBDG

EBDG’s Turner, Wood Earn PMP Designation

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a provider of architectural and engineering services to the marine industry with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, announced that David Turner and Mike Wood have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. David Turner joined Elliott Bay Design Group in August 2010 bringing over 12 years of naval architecture experience to his role. Turner is well versed in applying ABS standards and other regulatory requirements…

Jim Towers

Towers Joins EBDG Engineering Team

Elliott Bay Design Group, a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, has hired seasoned marine professional Jim Towers. Towers, originally hired at the firm in 2000, brings more than 30 years' experience to his role as Senior Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. Tower's extensive skill set includes production engineering and management, shipyard estimating and budget control, CAD design, repair yard engineering and management as well as expertise in the design and construction of offshore and passenger vessels…

Jim Cole

Naval Architect Pens History of Northwest Fishing Vessels

Elliott Bay Design Group's Jim Cole can now add book author to his long list of accomplishments in the field of naval architecture and marine design. Cole's book weaves a fascinating history of the evolution of fishing vessel designs unique to the Pacific Northwest, from the cedar fishing canoes and kayaks built by the Aleuts and other Native tribes to modern commercial fishing vessels including state-of-the-art freezer long liners delivered and launched in 2013. "Drawing on our History" was a true labor of love for Cole…