Bollinger VP Larry Vauclin to retire after 52 years in the shipyard industry

 Larry Vauclin, Bollinger Shipyards Inc.’s Vice President Central Division, is retiring after a 52-year career in the shipyard industry.

“Larry has been a critical part of the growth of Bollinger over the past 16 years, and a mentor to many in the shipyard industry over his 52-year career,” says Bollinger Executive Vice President Ben Bordelon in a company press release. “His attention to detail, hard work and focus on client satisfaction have helped create a solid foundation for us going forward. Larry's stamp will forever be a part of the Bollinger family history.”

Vauclin started his shipyard career in Houma, La., in 1960 with Main Iron Works working as a supervisor until leaving to help start Quality Shipyard in 1969 as yard superintendent, working his way up to executive vice president/general manager for new construction and repair.

Vauclin’s career at Bollinger started in 1996 as vice president and general manager of the Larose facility and included additional Bollinger locations in Amelia for new construction and repair operations. In 2006 Vauclin became the vice president central division, which covered three of Bollinger’s central Louisiana repair and conversion facilities.

Vauclin has been instrumental in the success of Bollinger’s repair and conversion facilities, leading these facilities with his vast knowledge of the industry, the company says, adding that he’s contributed to Bollinger being named one of the safest shipyards in America.