Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New Changes at Maritime Firm

Hockema Whalen Myers Associates, Inc. kicked off 2021 with the announcement of a new name and management changes to the company, which specialized in engineering and consulting services, naval architecture and marine engineering.

The longtime West Coast firm - which has offices in Seattle, Washington, and Bend, Oregon - has been renamed Hockema Group, Inc. effective Jan. 1.

The company also announced changes in leadership. Founder Hal Hockema will ease back on day-to-day management and continue on a part-time basis as an advisor.

John Myers will serve as company president and managing principal. Michael Minnig will take on Myer’s former vice president and senior principal role, while Craig Pomeroy is the principal naval architect.

Julie Hockema, who will ease into part-time work, will stay on as business manager and bookkeeper, the company said. Shannon Potter joined the company last year as administrative manager.

Michael Whalen, who sold his company Fisker‐Andersen & Whalen to Hal and Julie Hockema in 2004 and stayed on as senior principal, retired last year, but will remain involved with the company.