The Shipbuilders Council of America
(SCA) selected Harvey B. Walpert
to be the first ever Director Emeritus of SCA in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the maritime industry. Bruce Croushore, Vice President of Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, AL and past Chairman of SCA, presented the award during the SCA Fall Meeting in Amelia Island, FL on September 29, 2005.
Mr. Walpert’s shipbuilding experience includes 22 years at Electric Boat Corporation, a division of General Dynamics (GD)
, and 22 years at Halter Marine Group (currently VT Halter Marine, Inc.). He has served in his current position as a Senior Defense Advisor for Bender for more than 5 years.
He is past Chairman of SCA, Southeast Shipyard Association, American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), National Shipyard Association (NSA), National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), ECB and has served as a member of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) Board of Directors. He is a past President of the Greater New Orleans Council of the Navy League and for several years was the shipbuilding expert on the Navy League’s Maritime Policy Committee. He is also a founding member of the Maritime Cabotage Task Force (MCTF) and has served on industry panels for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Maritime Administration (MarAd).
SCA President Allen Walker commented, “For the past 50 years, Harvey Walpert has dedicated his professional career to the betterment of the maritime industry. The Council is honored to have him become our first director emeritus.”
A native of Baltimore, MD, Mr. Walpert earned a bachelors degree from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Columbia University. He and his wife Ann are the proud parents of four children and nine grandchildren.