June 18, 2008
Matt Rigdon moves up at Rigdon Marine
Billy Guice, VP of Sales and Marketing of Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC) has announced the appointment of Matthew Rigdon to the position of Manager, Sales and Marketing.
Matt is the son of Rigdon Marine founder, Chairman and CEO Larry Rigdon.
In his new position he is responsible for domestic sales and brokerage, business development and special projects for the company's fleet of platform support vessels, fast supply vessels and crewboats.
Matt began his career as an Ordinary Seaman aboard a Rigdon 5000 class platform support vessel in 2004. Following his time offshore where he was initially exposed to the crux of vessel operations, he transitioned to a shore based position supporting the growing operations until September 2005. In September of 2005, Matthew accepted a Marketing and Sales Coordinator position with Bourbon Offshore in Marseille, France. After a year in this position he was promoted to Marketing and Sales Manager for the group where he managed the day to day commercial operations of Bourbon Offshore's 200-plus offshore support and crew boat fleet covering West Africa, South East Asia, North Sea, Middle East and South America. He held this position until February 2008 when he returned to the United States to assume operations and marketing duties with Rigdon Marine.