Outstanding Service and Contribution in the Development of Systems and Planning Applying to Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
The 2018 William M. Kennedy Award
Paul J. Albert
Paul Albert is the retired President and CEO at VT Halter Marine. He joined Halter Marine in 2000 as VP of Production, promoted to Senior VP of Production in 2003, appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and President and CEO in 2016. Retired with 46 years’ experience in commercial and U.S. Navy ship design and construction.
Prior to joining Halter Marine, Mr. Albert was Director of Steel Fabrication and Unit Assembly at Avondale Shipyards. Subsequently, held various positions of increased responsibility including Production Manager, Engineering Section Manager, Design Manager Inside Machinery Spaces and Piping Design Group Supervisor.
Additional positions previously held by Mr. Albert:
McDermott International – Division Manager of McDermott’s TNG shipyard located in Veracruz, Mexico; Operations Manager at the Morgan City and New Iberia shipyard and fabrication facilities. Overall management responsibility for Engineering, Planning and Scheduling, Procurement and Production departments.
Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company – design engineer – system design of shipboard piping systems for U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines.
Mr. Albert served as Chairman of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) and was an Executive Control Board member from 2003 until 2014. He is also a member of the American Bureau of Shipping. Since retirement in 2017, established Albert Marine Consultants LLC in Mobile, Al. and is senior partner providing consulting services to the maritime industry.