Veteran Salvage Master Shelby Harris has been named Titan Salvage’s new director of marine operations in Asia.
Shelby will bring more than 15 years of experience responding to large-scale domestic and international salvage and wreck removal projects. He will be based out of the company’s Singapore office and equipment depot, a 45,000-square-foot site west of the city, and report to Titan’s Director of Operations Patrick Keenan.
“Shelby is one of the most experienced, innovative and successful salvage masters in our industry,” said Keenan. “His technical acumen and operational focus will blend perfectly with the commercial expertise of our Asia General Manager Chandran Mathavan. Their leadership will help us become an even more formidable force in the region for both wreck removal and marine emergency response.”
Harris joined Titan in 1998 as a commercial diver shortly after graduating from the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle. He quickly moved up the organization with roles of increasing responsibility to his most current position as salvage master, which he assumed in 2004 after being part of more than a dozen large-scale projects – responding to several wreck removal and emergency response activities throughout the world, including those in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.