Art Anderson Associates
, has named Ralph E. Duncan, PE, vice president of marine and Sean M. Hoynes, PE,
vice president of facilities. Each will be responsible for customer
relationship management, program management, resource planning and allocation, contract
compliance, quality assurance, personnel supervision, marketing, sales and
The promotions, the Bremerton, Wash.-based multidisciplinary
engineering services firm says, reflect a crystallization
of the company’s marine and facilities market sectors and position the company
for sustained growth in the new economy.
Duncan will take responsibility for the
firm’s naval architecture and marine engineering programs, including ferry and
vessel fleet engineering support, new vessel design, shipyard support, ”Greening
the Fleet” initiatives and U.S. Navy research programs. Hoynes will lead the
company’s facilities architecture and engineering practice, which includes
facility renovation, new facility design, construction management and
waterfront infrastructure design.
Ralph Duncan is a professional engineer with
more than 30 years of diverse experience in the marine industry. A retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer,
he has held positions in ship repair and production, marine cost estimating,
vessel operations, vessel inspection, marine salvage, vessel engineering and
new vessel design. In more than 12 years with Art Anderson Associates, Duncan
has played an instrumental role in both new design and modification projects
for marine vessels, the company says.
Current marine work under his supervision includes
shipyard support for the mid-body extension of the Kitsap Transit Admiral Pete
and design of a new Admiral Pete sistership, refurbishment of the AMHS ferry
Tustumena, ongoing fleet engineering services for NOAA, principal investigator for
U.S. Navy Small Business Innovation Research projects, and multiple Floating
Surface Collector fish passage facilities being deployed by various electrical
utilities at hydroelectric dams.
Sean Hoynes, a professional mechanical
engineer, has been with Art Anderson Associates since he initially joined the
firm as a student intern from the University of Washington. His career with the firm has spanned over 30
years, with assignments varying from aircraft carrier ventilation design in his
early years to managing the company’s engineering and architectural practice
for past three years.
Hoynes has designed and managed a wide variety
of landside, waterfront and marine projects over these years. Current program responsibilities
include leading multiple projects in support of U.S. Navy strategic missile
facilities, design/build services for military installations and other
government facilities including a current BEQ project at Bangor, and ferry
facilities including terminals and maintenance facilities.
Hoynes’ other current projects include a
ferry maintenance facility for the City of Vallejo’s Baylink ferry system,
ferry terminal work for Kitsap Transit, and improvements at the Bremerton
School District’s West Sound Technical Skills Center.
Duncan and Hoynes have most recently been
Talent Team leaders for their respective work groups.
“As professional engineers and architects,
making our clients and their projects successful is our number one
priority. These guys are champions at
bridging that gap between client objectives and our professional staff,” said
Rob Henry, president of Art Anderson Associates, in a company press release. “These
two moves position the Art Anderson Associates Team to focus on our mission of
delivering conspicuous value beyond engineering to our clients and
extraordinary value beyond compensation to our employees.”