Horizon appoints new VP Business Development

John Hotz John Hotz

MARCH 15, 2017 — John Hotz has joined Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, as Vice President of Business Development.

Mr. Hotz has worked within the Commercial and Government Marine Industry throughout his entire 27-year career. He has a very strong and diverse background in business development and has worked for several well-known boat builders both domestically and internationally.

"The can-do approach to exciting projects was apparent as soon as I started talking with Horizon," said Mr. Hotz. "Horizon's family atmosphere is a perfect fit for me and I'm excited to be part of the team."

"We are very happy to have John onboard and are confident he will provide tremendous value to our organization," said Travis R. Short, President of Horizon Shipbuilding. "John will focus on growing Horizon's core competencies in the global marketplace and continue to build on the momentum we have been able to secure internationally. Horizon is a very diverse and flexible company that has demonstrated the ability to quickly produce and deliver complex boats up to 300 ft. John will help foster and develop new relationships and strengthen ties with our existing customer base. In addition to maintaining our presence in our current markets, John will strongly pursue refit and refurbishment work as well."




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