Garry Mercer, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Garry Mercer is a native of south Mississippi. He graduated from Moss Point High School and then attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Later he graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering Technology. He has been in the shipbuilding industry for over 20 years. In the last 7 years Garry has managed Ingalls Apprentice Program which currently has over 750 registered apprentices in 15 programs.
He also serves as the President of the American Apprenticeship Roundtable, and is a member of the Mississippi State Workforce Investment Board. He also serves on the Industrial Trades Advisory Committee for the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council, and is a board member for both the Southeastern Employment and Training Association and Central Gulf Industrial Alliance.