Young Brothers, Ltd., and Hawaiian Tug & Barge (YB/HTB) have promoted Gregory R. Patch from Barge Maintenance Superintendent to Marine Maintenance Manager. In his new position, Patch will be responsible for overseeing the daily and long-term maintenance operations for the companies’ 12 tugboats and nine cargo barges, as well as generators and barge ramps.
Patch has served as Barge Maintenance Superintendent since May of last year when he joined the company. At YB/HTB, he has overseen the conversion and overhauls of two cargo barges as well as drydocking repairs and maintenance for two additional barges.
Prior to joining Young Brothers, Ltd. And Hawaiian Tug & Barge, Patch served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years, with much of that time spent in shipyards and marine repair. He has served as the chief of staff for the fleet maintenance officer
, U.S. Pacific Fleet; chief engineer for the board of inspection and survey; and was the last commanding officer for the U.S. Naval Ship Repair
facility in Guam.