Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Foss Gets New Engineering Director

By Mark Edward Nero

Foss Maritime has promoted Michael Minnig from the position of senior naval architect to the job of Director of Engineering, the company said March 27.

Minnig joined Foss in 2012 with more than 15 years of naval architecture experience in vessel design, shipyard construction support, and project management. He has a background in vessel stability assessment, structural engineering including finite element analysis and three-dimensional modeling, according to Foss.

“Michael brings strong technical skills coupled with extensive industry experience to his new position,” Foss’ Vice President of Technical Services, Mike Magill, said. “Michael’s been a key part of our team and this promotion is well deserved.”

Minnig has previously worked for Washington State Ferries, Guido Perla & Associates, Elliott Bay Design Group, and Ingalls Shipbuilding. He’s a registered Professional Engineer -Mechanical Engineering- in the state of Washington and graduated with a Masters in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Systems Engineering from Texas A&M University.