Gibbs & Cox announces new chief operating officer

Gibbs & Cox Inc., a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm, yesterday announced the appointment of Ray Sheldon as the company’s chief operating officer (COO).

In his new role, Mr. Sheldon will be responsible for providing operational oversight and direction of all Gibbs & Cox programmes, and for the on-time delivery of quality naval architecture and engineering products. He will also be responsible for the professional staffing and training of Gibbs & Cox employees to ensure that customers’ requirements are successfully met.

Rick Biben, chief executive of Gibbs & Cox commented, “No other American naval architecture firm can match Gibbs & Cox’s 85 years of naval and commercial ship design and engineering.

“Ray brings decades of invaluable engineering and programmatic experience in direct support of multi billion-dollar customers which will only improve our strong record of technical innovation and superior programme execution.”

Upon joining the firm, Sheldon brings with him many years of marine industry engineering and programme leadership to his new position. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute, and has previously worked at Hyrdonautics Inc., Advanced Marine Enterprises and CDI marine. He has also worked as an engineering consultant.

Sheldon is replacing Bill Post, who is stepping aside after eight years at Gibbs & Cox as the chief operating officer. During his time at the firm, Mr. Post ensured the corporation maintained its position within the market, and helped position it for entry in commercial and international markets. He plans to continue supporting Gibbs & Cox as a part-time employee until his retirement at the end of the year.

Biben continued, “I know Bill’s family will be happy to have more time with him and I greatly appreciate his years of guidance at our company. Gibbs & Cox is poised for exciting growth into new maritime market sec tors thanks to his leadership.”

For more information, visit Gibbs & Cox.

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