Two Industry Leaders Join the Vigor Team


By The Maritime Executive 04-24-2018 04:24:00

Vigor is pleased to welcome two well-known names in the maritime industry to its team, Bill Blount and Richard McCreary. Together they bring more than sixty-five years’ experience to Vigor and impressive track records of achievement. 

Mr. McCreary (far left) has a long and rich history in shipbuilding and ship repair. A graduate of the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering, he was Executive VP for VT Halter in Mississippi for five years, CEO of Marinette Marine from 2005 to 2011, and recently finished a six year tour with BAE Systems in Alabama. At Vigor Mr. McCreary will bring his keen strategic insight to the role of VP of Business Development, leading Vigor’s diverse and growing government programs in ship repair and fabrication.  

Mr. Blount has twenty-six years of maritime leadership include serving as the Commercial Manager and later CEO of Donald L. Blount and Associates. After negotiating the sale of DLBA to Gibbs and Cox, he has served there as Vice President for the past two years. Mr. Blount joins Vigor as the Manager of International Business Development for the company’s growing portfolio of high performance military craft and specialized aluminum patrol boats. 

“We’re excited to welcome these two amazing professionals to the Vigor family,” said Frank Foti, Vigor CEO. “Their industry knowledge, relationships and proactive efforts will play an important role in helping us achieve our business expansion goals.” 

About Vigor

Vigor is a values-driven, diversified industrial business operating in eight locations with 2,300 people in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Built around a collection of powerful, unique assets and differentiated capabilities, Vigor excels at handling important and often complex projects in support of our nation’s infrastructure and national defense. With deep respect for people and the planet, Vigor strives to be a positive, regenerative force for good – environmentally, in the lives of its employees and in the community.  Vigor… Industrial Evolution. For more information, visit Vigor.net.

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