Bollinger Names Bowen VP Government Relations

press release
Friday, August 10, 2012
Charles "Skip" Bowen

Bollinger announces the appointment of Charles "Skip" Bowen as Vice President Government Relations.


Mr. Bowen joined Bollinger in April 2011 as Program Manager for the FRC “Sentinel” Class Patrol Boat building program at Bollinger’s Lockport facility, following a very successful 32 year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, from 2006 to 2010.  As the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Skip served as a senior advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard.
 

The Vice President Government Relations is based at the corporate office in Lockport, Louisiana reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Bollinger Shipyards New Construction, Chris Bollinger.  Bowen’s duties include interfacing with current Coast Guard customers and assisting with Coast Guard, Navy, and other government agency customer outreach.  He will serve on Bollinger’s quality, production, and business development management teams providing valuable insight to customer requirements, fleet introduction of Bollinger products, training and lifetime logistic support.
 

Mr. Bowen graduated with distinction from the U. S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and has been awarded numerous awards and medals, including the Distinguished Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, four Commendation Medals and three Achievement medals.  He holds a BS degree from Excelsior College, an MBA from Touro University International, and a Project Management Professional certification from PMI.      
 

Chris Bollinger, Executive Vice President of New Construction for Bollinger Shipyards said, "Skip's extensive Coast Guard experience and proven leadership abilities have proven invaluable as we have built the first Fast Response Cutters. In the future, his in-depth understanding of what the Government customer needs will prove even more valuable as we look toward the Coast Guard’s future Offshore Patrol Cutter contract and other potential Government programs.
 

SUGGESTED PHOTO CAPTION:  Bollinger announces the appointment of Charles “Skip” Bowen as Vice President Government Relations.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

MOL & Viken in Shuttle Tanker Ownership J/V

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) says it has decided to establish a ship-owning joint venture with Norway's Viken Shipping AS  to participate in a shuttle tanker project.

Cruise Ship Gets Within 298-miles of the N. Pole

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises say that their expedition ship 'Hanseatic' has set a new record for passenger ships in the Northeast Passage, when the 122.8-metre-long ship reached the northernmost point at 85°,

MNZ & AMSA Award McMurdo COSPAS-SARSAT Contract

McMurdo Group’s Techno-Sciences Inc. says it has been chosen by the Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) to deploy their next-generation

Shipbuilding

Newbuilding Orders: Summer Lethargy Lingers

Despite some anticipation in increased activity as the summer holidays come to an end, there are just two orders to report this week both focused on the more specialised markets,

Van Oord Orders Subsea Rock Installation Vessel

Van Oord has ordered a new subsea rock installation vessel. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Shanghai will build the vessel at its Ningbo yard in China. The vessel will be delivered in 2016.

ClassNK Head Attends KOTC Delivery Ceremony

Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK attended the delivery ceremony for the M/T Al Yarmouk, constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.

Government Update

Shell CEO: US Should Export Oil, Embrace Global Markets

The head of energy company Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that U.S. policymakers should lift the crude oil export ban because allowing the shipments would make global energy system more stable.

Polar Code Afoot

The IMO is on the verge of adopting the Polar Code, something that is important and long overdue. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations,

Algeria in Talks to Export Crude to Venezuela

Algeria is in talks to export crude oil to fellow OPEC member Venezuela, Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi said on Tuesday, confirming a Reuters report. Last week,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1846 sec (5 req/sec)