ORE Seminar:Pacific Shipyards International, Project Management in Ship Repair

February 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Meeting, Please see description for Meeting ID and Passcode

Pacific Shipyards International is a locally owned and operated full-service shipyard in Hawaii, with long-standing roots to the region dating back to 1944. PSI is a substantial and integral part of the Navy’s efforts to maintain the active surface ships and submarines which are home ported in Pearl Harbor. Our customers include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association, University of Hawaii, and many commercial marine operators and contractors. PSI’s new shipyard facility, located within 5.3 miles of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) and adjacent to downtown Honolulu, berths a newly constructed dry dock built to ABS and NAVSEA Standards that can support docking of vessels up to 7,500 LT and 450 ft in length. Innovative facility strategies have been deployed to increase operational effectiveness, excellence, and drive long-term risk reductions. In this seminar, Troy will be discussing various activities at PSI, notably the role of Project Managers. Project Managers in construction, specifically military and commercial ship repair in our case, must act in an empowering, yet demanding fashion, maintaining relationships with many stakeholders that include customer project managers, military officers, contracting officers, company executives, and production personnel. Oftentimes the best project managers in the ship repair industry are degreed engineers who possess a keen eye for detail, have technical know-how, and the ability to work effectively and provide leadership to drive a diverse team toward a common goal. Please join us in this seminar to learn about PSI and the unique world of project management in ship repair! Presenter Bio: Troy Keipper is Vice President of Programs for Pacific Shipyards International (PSI). His responsibility at PSI includes oversight of the Contracts, Project Managers, and Estimating Departments. Troy has a background in technical engineering and program management working with engineers, scientists, and tradespeople of all levels. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a graduate of the University of Michigan. Troy’s previous positions include Naval Architect, Project Engineer, Director, and most recently the Chief Operating Officer for a former sister-company to Pacific Shipyards. Troy holds patents in the field of hydrodynamic research and is a published author in various technical journals. Troy is an accomplished marathoner and Ironman athlete; but these days he simply enjoys playing on the beach, jogging, and riding beach cruisers with his family. Troy Keipper, PE Programs Vice President Pacific Shipyards International (PSI)

Event Sponsor
Ocean & Resources Engineering, Mānoa Campus

More Information
(808) 956-7572, http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/ore/event/seminar_210217/

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