VT Halter Marine CEO to Address WorkBoat Show

Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Ret. Gen. Boyd "Butch" E. King, CEO, VT Halter Marine will deliver a keynote address at the International WorkBoat Show. Mr. King will speak at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 12:30 p.m. Based out of Gulfport, Mississippi, VT Halter Marine is a leader in the design and construction of small- to medium-sized ships in the United States as well international ocean going vessels. A retired Brigadier General who served in the U.S. Army for over 35 years, Mr. King was recently appointed CEO of VT Halter Marine in January 2003. Mr. King's leadership abilities are well illustrated in VT Halter Marine's recent ISO 9001 certification, which was completed within a very short period of time. In his address, King will discuss the current health of VT Halter Marine's U.S. and international shipbuilding, current projects on ocean going and defense vessels, new technology and his vision for the future. "As the head of one of the largest second-tier shipbuilders on the Gulf Coast, we anticipate that Mr. King will provide some insight into what's been happening in the shipbuilding market and what's in store for the industry in 2004" said David Krapf, editor of WorkBoat magazine. In addition to the keynotes, a full conference program will take place throughout the show, featuring sessions on gear and new technology, regulations, finance, and marine management issues.

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