Austal USA has appointed two senior members of Austal Ships to Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. to join Bill Pfister, vice president of Marketing and Administration.
In order to manage the production of vessels in the shortly to be completed 360 x 93 x 72-ft. (109.7 x 28.3 x 21.9 m) high fully enclosed construction hall, Simon Thornton has been appointed vice president of Operations. Simon, who has been with the company since 1998, has extensive experience in aluminium shipbuilding and project management spanning 25 years.
Chris Pemberton joins the team as vice president of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Austal Ships in 1994, Pemberton worked in technical sales and marketing for Saab Aircraft and British Aerospace.