April 12, 2010
Richard "Dick" Marler, CEO, President and Chairman, Signal International
In the April 2010 issue of Marine Log, we interview Richard "Dick" Marler, CEO, President and Chairman of Signal International, LLC, Mobile, Ala. With shipyards in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, Signal International has built its reputation on offshore drilling rig overhaul, repair, upgrade and conversion. Signal has also supported U.S. ship construction, most recently building modules for the LPD amphibious assault ship program and has added heavy deck barge construction to it line of business. Signal has two yards in Pascagoula, Miss., two in Orange, Tex., and recently purchased part of the assets of Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., in Mobile, Ala.
While his name might not be on the door, Marler is the driving force behind Signal's success. We spoke to him about what the acquisition of Bender, now renamed Signal Ship Repair, means for the company, as well as his outlook for the ship repair market in the near term.
You can listen to a podcast of the interview HERE.
For the complete story, see the April 2010 issue of Marine Log