Larry Rigdon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rigdon Marine
, announced the appointment of Jim Whitley
as Director of Technical Services. Mr. Whitely will be responsible for vessel engineering, new construction, maintenance and repair, vessel documentation, and regulatory compliance.
“With over twenty five years of offshore marine experience, Jim possesses a vast knowledge of shipyard management, engineering, and new construction,” Rigdon said. “His comprehensive oversight of the technical operations of our vessels, including maintenance and repair, will provide a safe environment for our crews and an operating fleet of the highest quality for our customers.”
Whitley earned his Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. He previously worked for Rigdon Marine as an independent contractor, overseeing the engineering support and onsite management of the construction of the company’s ten GPA 640 class platform support vessels in Mobile, Alabama.