The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture and marine engineering consulting firm announced new leadership changes. The Glosten Associates Board of Directors elected John L.R. Edgar, III, as President effective January 1, 2011. Edgar will serve as Glosten’s fourth President since its founding in 1958. William L. Hurley, Jr., having served as President since 2001, will serve as Chairman of the Board.
Edgar, a graduate of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, joined Glosten in 1988. Throughout his career he has been a resource for creative design solutions and has been responsible for delivery of many of the firm’s most complex projects. Over the last few years as Director of Engineering and most recently as Vice President, Edgar has focused on reinforcing the firm’s engineering structure and processes.
Since joining The Glosten Associates in 1977, Bill Hurley has specialized in vessel design and construction while building close ties throughout the marine industry. During his tenure as President, Glosten doubled in size, increased its range of services, and expanded into new national and international markets.
Hurley will continue to be closely involved in the firm, both as Chairman and supporting and executing strategic business initiatives.
In addition, Kenneth R. Lane, PE, has joined the firm as Director of Production Services. In this role, he will enhance the firm’s production design capabilities, focusing on current projects and existing client needs. Lane has 30 years of marine industry experience in vessel design, ranging from concept through detail design and construction. Lane has a BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and he completed the University of Washington short course in Ship Production Technology. Ken is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Washington and Oregon.