ABOUT US

In 2006, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through its Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, awarded a $750,000 grant to the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) to assist shipbuilders affected by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast.

While the overall purpose of the grant was to address the critical shortage of technically skilled workers available to Gulf Coast shipbuilders and other industry issues, one of the four major goals was to establish a membership-based, regional cooperative group of shipbuilding and ship repair companies, suppliers, educational institutions, and economic developers as a non-profit Gulf Coast Shipbuilders Consortium.

 

Members of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC) celebrated the official formation of the association at GSSC's charter member meeting December 14, 2006, at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gautier, MS.

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Date

Established

Current

52

Members

5

States

Represented

OUR BOARD

GSSC'S Board of Directors is made of industry leaders from Gulf Coast shipyards, education, and others who support the industry and are passionate about workforce development for craft professionals working in the shipbuilding and repair industry.

 

Ron Pierce, Chairman

Owner/CEO

WESCO

Mark Scott, President

Business Operations Manager for Talent Management

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Jerome Eymard, Vice President

Director of Human Resources

Bollinger Shipyards

Audrey Kennedy, Secretary

Program Manager

GSSC

Napoleon Bracy, Jr.

Manager of Diversity, Inclusion, & Affirmative Action

Austal USA

Ryan Blythe

Founder

Georgie Trade School

Danny Burgess

Business Development

HKA Staffing Solutions

Michael Haughton

Director of HSE

Gulf Copper

Bobby Lamb

Manager, Ingalls Apprentice School and Future Workforce Programs

Ingalls Shipbuilding

Mike Leleux

Sales Representative

VT Halter Marine

P.O. Box 96

Woodstock, AL 35188-0096    

info@gsship.org  |  205.215.0207

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MIKE LELEUX

BOARD MEMBER

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