Wes Bordelon, president and CEO of Lockport, La., based offshore support and subsea services provider Bordelon Marine, reports that the company has promoted Mike Belanger to chief operating officer and Chris Martin to general manager.
“Through the years, Chris and Mike have proven themselves many times over to be highly effective leaders as Bordelon Marine transitioned into a shipbuilder and subsea vessel operator,” said Bordelon. “These promotions are well-earned steps forward for their years of service and meaningful contributions to the success of this company. I look forward to working closely with Chris and Mike in the years ahead as their roles are expanded and Bordelon Marine sets the groundwork for further expansion.”
Belanger, a 40-plus year industry veteran, has served as the company’s general manager for the past 15 years. During his tenure as general manager, the company transitioned from operating utility vessels to opening a shipyard and building three 260 ft DP2 subsea vessels that have been successfully operated by Bordelon Marine for 5-plus years.
Belanger is a military veteran who served seven years as an active-duty Marine and is a third-generation oilfield worker who started working at the age of 15 in various areas including on land rigs and offshore drilling and production, from which he rose to Western/ Central GOM Manager at EPS and Marine Manager for GOM at ASCO.
He is succeeded as general manager by Chris Martin, a 10-plus year industry veteran, who has been with Bordelon Marine for the past nine years in a variety of leadership roles including Director of HSE. During this time, Martin has transformed the HSE department and developed the company’s HSE policies and culture, record, and standing to the level and quality required of a subsea vessel operator.
Martin has previous industry experience with McDermott International Inc. working in a global capacity as HSE Coordinator in Singapore, Brazil, Spain, France, Scotland, and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in UAE. He earned a master’s in engineering degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.