February 24, 2010
Chris Pemberton named GM - Austal Service
Austal has appointed Chris Pemberton to the position of General Manager -- Austal Service.
Mr. Pemberton previously held senior positions within the shipbuilder's sales and marketing team and brings to the role more than 15 years experience in the aluminum vessel industry.
The appointment comes during a period of significant growth for Austal Service, which is now an established global provider of in-service support and an important business unit within Austal.
Drawing on Austal's expertise in the design and manufacture of over 200 aluminum vessels, Austal Service delivers tailored vessel support packages aimed at maximizing operational performance of commercial, defense/government and private vessels.
In addition to warranty support of all new Austal vessels, Austal Service offers long term maintenance contracts, refit and repair, spare parts sales, consulting, ship management and training to not only Austal clients but also the wider maritime community.
Recent growth has seen Austal Service establish dedicated service hubs in countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Oman, Egypt and Trinidad and Tobago.