With more than 20 years of engineering and maritime experience, Mr. McGee will oversee vessel design from preliminary conceptual design to complete Coast Guard and regulatory approvals.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding currently has on staff five naval architects and two engineers.
"McGee's experience in various positions with the U.S. Coast Guard, including Hull Division Chief at the Marine Safety Center and former Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, is a valuable asset we look forward to having on our team," said Charles A. Robertson, President and CEO. "His rock solid reputation in the maritime industry will be critical for the retention and expansion of our customer base."
Mr. McGee holds a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a master's of science in both naval architecture and marine engineering as well as aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan.
Chesapeake Shipbuilding designs and builds steel and aluminum commercial vessels primarily between 100 and 400 feet. The shipyard has upgraded its production capacity significantly in recent years, by acquiring additional land, building two new hull fabrication buildings and investing in additional automated equipment.