Long time vice president of Trinity Yachts to help shape the future of Harvey Gulf
William S. Smith III (Billy) has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Trinity Yachts effective immediately. The announcement was made today by Shane Guidry, president and CEO of Harvey Gulf International Marine
Smith previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at Trinity Yachts and Gulf Coast Shipyard
Group (GCSG), a position which was eliminated upon the purchase of the companies by Harvey Gulf on June 25, 2015.
Smith is a founding member and current board member of the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), a member and former vice chairman of United States Superyacht Association (USSA). He is also a founding board member of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association of Louisiana.
“With the purchase of Trinity Yachts and Gulf Coast Shipyard Group
, Harvey Gulf is well positioned to grow, and I look forward to bringing my skills, interests and relationships to help the company further define and strengthen its luxury yacht division,” Smith said. “Working with Harvey Gulf allows me to offer the most environmentally-friendly vessels in the industry, especially the most recent delivery of the country’s first dual-fueled LNG-powered offshore supply vessel.”
Smith’s main office will be at the Trinity Yachts location in New Orleans.