EBDG New SNAME Fellows

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) announced that Douglas Wolff and James Cole have been named Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Fellows.

Doug Wolff joined EBDG in 1992 and serves as Vice President of Staff Operations.  He has a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Washington, Oregon, North Carolina and Louisiana.

For over 30 years, Doug has applied his engineering expertise to new vessel design, modifications and construction liaison.  He is one of the firm's workboat experts, having extensive experience designing barges, ATBs, tugs, towboats and research vessels.  He has authored numerous papers on vessel design, with a particular focus on tugboats, towboats and ATBs.  He also chronicled the design process of the Island Home in his paper, Traditions and Innovation: The Design of the Ferry Island Home.

Jim Cole began his career in the U.S. Coast Guard and is a 55-year veteran of the marine industry.  He has a BA in Industrial Design from the University of Washington.  He joined EBDG in 1993 and has worked with every type of commercial vessel.  As EBDG's cost estimator, Jim develops estimates for new vessel construction, conversions and retrofits.

In addition to Jim's many published papers on vessel design, he also authored works on cost estimating and managing a new construction project.  His paper, The Ship Docking Module (SDM): Design, Construction, and Evaluation, detailed the evolution and design challenges of that major project.  Jim is a noted artist and maritime historian, and conducts extensive research for historical data.  In preparation for writing a series of articles on the development of fishing vessels in the Pacific Northwest, Jim documented the oral histories of numerous members of the fishing and shipbuilding community.


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