Bollinger Shipyards has promoted Christian Pierce to Director of Engineering.
The promotion was announced on Thursday afternoon in a news release sent by the company.
In his new role, Pierce will lead the engineering department in all facets of engineering – both on government and also commercial programs. He will also be responsible for the execution of functional and design engineering compliant with customer requirements.
The announcement was made by Bollinger President and CEO Ben Bordelon, who said the move will be great for the local ship building company.
“Christian’s sound technical expertise and experience coupled with his solid management and leadership capabilities make him an excellent fit in leading our engineering team into the future," Bordelon said.
Since joining Bollinger in 2017, Pierce has been the Lead Engineer and Engineering Manager, in which he was responsible for supervising and directing the naval architecture, marine, electrical, electronics and outfitting engineering disciplines in execution of Bollinger's design programs.
Pierce has more than 20 years of shipyard experience and has held various positions of authority from Principle Naval Architect to Engineering Manager.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from UNO.