Nichols Taps Higgins as COO

press release
Monday, September 10, 2012
Gavin Higgins, Chief Operating Officer at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders.

Gavin Higgins has joined Nichols Brothers Boat Builders as Chief Operating Officer (COO).


Gavin Higgins has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. Gavin’s duties will include oversight of Engineering, Production, Project Management, Purchasing and Facilities. He will be working with the current team for the successful delivery of two tugs and superstructure for the new Washington State Ferries currently under construction at the Freeland facility. In the long term Gavin will continue to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, lower costs and increase profitability.
 

Most recently Gavin has been with Irving Shipbuilding, Inc. as General Manager, Shelburne Ship Repair, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. Shelburne Ship Repair operates the largest marine railway in the Americas and services a variety of Canadian Naval, Canadian Coast Guard and commercial vessels.
 

Previously, Gavin worked for Derecktor Shipyards Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he was involved in all aspects of shipbuilding and ship repair on yachts and commercial vessels. Notable new construction projects included ferries for the Argentinian operator, Buquebus, the Woods Hole Steamship Authority and the Alaska Marine Highways. Additionally, recent projects included the largest yacht built in the United States and an LNG assist tug for the operator Reinauer.
 

Gavin, a Naval Architect, completed his training at Southampton College in Southampton, England. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut, which he completed in 2007. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the U.K. and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (FRINA). Gavin has been a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in the U.S. since 1983. The American Bureau of Shipping also named Gavin to their committee on small vessels.
 

“I am excited about joining the Nichols team and look forward to future success with the company”, says Gavin about joining Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. “We are very pleased to have Gavin come on board with us here at Nichols and look forward to having his experience as part of our team” said Matt Nichols, CEO Nichols Brothers Boat Builders.
 

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders specializes in steel and aluminum vessel construction and repair. Nichols Brothers is located in Freeland, Washington, manufacturing all types of workboats and passenger vessels since 1964. Visit NBBB on the web at www.nicholsboats.com to learn more about the company

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ZF Celebrating 100th Anniversary

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of ZF Friedrichshafen AG   Zahnradfabrik GmbH was founded in 1915, and through a 100-year history has developed

Signal Ship Repair Achieves OSHA Milestone

Signal International announced that on December 31, 2014, the Signal Ship Repair Operations located in Mobile, Alabama achieved one full year and worked 387,926 manhours,

Evergreen to Charter 11 Containerships

Evergreen Group signed time charter agreements with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (Shoei) to charter a total of 11 18,000 TEU vessels, which include the six units of

Shipbuilding

DSME Building 5 Icebreaking LNGCs for Yamal

Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is building five large Arctic Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs), for which it has LNG ordered

Ecochlor BWTS Chosen for 8 New Bulkers

Times Navigation, Inc. has selected Ecochlor, Inc. to provide ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for installation on a fleet of eight new CROWN63 (63,500 DWT)

Signal Ship Repair Achieves OSHA Milestone

Signal International announced that on December 31, 2014, the Signal Ship Repair Operations located in Mobile, Alabama achieved one full year and worked 387,926 manhours,

Ship Repair & Conversion

Signal Ship Repair Achieves OSHA Milestone

Signal International announced that on December 31, 2014, the Signal Ship Repair Operations located in Mobile, Alabama achieved one full year and worked 387,926 manhours,

SKF Expands Electric Motor Repair Network

Electric motors are among the highest in reliability incident reports, said SKF Canada, noting that for many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual

Naval Architecture

DSME Building 5 Icebreaking LNGCs for Yamal

Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) is building five large Arctic Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs), for which it has LNG ordered

GTT to Exhibit at Euromaritime

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), will exhibit at Euromaritime,

‘Landmark Year’ for RS in 2014

For Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), 2014 marked the 101st year of its activities. The classification society said 2014 also marked a landmark year,

People in the News

New Iranian Ambassador Visits IMO

Mohammad Hassan Habibollahzedeh, the new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to IMO, visited IMO Headquarters January 28.   There,

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Arrested in Florida

An Ohio man who recovered as much as $400 million in gold from a shipwreck has been arrested in Florida after two years on the run and was scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday.

WCI to Honor Sens. Alexander and Vitter

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) to honor Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator David Vitter with Leadership Service Awards; Washington Meetings and Waterways Seminar

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
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: 0.3489 sec (3 req/sec)