Hornblower Marine Services (HMS) is pleased to announce that William Bill Annand, its Director of Marine Operations for Hawaii Superferry
, has been appointed Chairman
of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) High-Speed Subcommittee.
Members of the PVA’s High-Speed Subcommittee include operators, designers, builders, equipment suppliers and regulators of high-speed craft.
As Director of Marine Operations for Hawaii Superferry, Annand presides over the Alakai, the world’s most celebrated high-speed vessel, providing long-awaited passenger ferry service between Honolulu, O’ahu and Maui. Because the vessel has been controversial, Annand is intimately familiar with hot-button issues of concern to the High-Speed side of the passenger vessel industry and its association.
Bill Annand has been active in the marine industry for than 25 years. He joined Hornblower Marine Services in August 2003 as Director of Operations for a high-speed car and passenger ferry service from Rochester, NY to Toronto, Canada. From there he went on to serve as Director of Operations for HMS-Wisconsin, managing the Lake Express
, a high-speed care and passenger ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan.