Thursday, October 20, 2011

VIGOR Names Quigley as Top Exec of US Fab Division

Everett Shipyard president Kevin Quigley has been named president of VIGOR Industrial’s US Fab division.

Quigley will oversee all of VIGOR’s new ship construction including ferries, advanced Coast Guard cutters, barges, fishing and cargo vessels. As US Fab president, he also will direct the company’s growing land-based and alternative energy fabrication projects.

As the fabrication division of VIGOR Industrial, US Fab builds marine and non-maritime projects in its indoor and outdoor facilities in Seattle and Portland, Ore., with additional resources in other VIGOR yards across the Pacific Northwest.

The privately owned VIGOR owns and operates major shipbuilding, repair and metal fabrication facilities in Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, Everett and Port Angeles, Washington, as well as the 60-acre Swan Island shipyard center in Portland, Oregon.
"The people who’ve built this company have been building ships for nearly a hundred years," Quigley said. "I’m looking forward to building on those past achievements with them and to building a great future together."

Prior to assuming his new leadership role at US Fab, Quigley was president and chief of day-to-day operations at Everett Shipyard, a VIGOR unit since February 2011. He previously served as co-president of and head of global business development for Teledesic, a satellite joint venture of Bill Gates and Craig McCaw.