Signal International names two to VP posts

Signal International Inc. is pleased to announce the recent promotions of Michael R. Cook to Vice President of Contracts and Technical Support and Andrew P. Veith to Vice President of Engineering for Signal International.

 “Our ongoing growth can be attributed to the efforts of a dedicated team of people,” stated Dick Marler, the Mobile, Ala.-based company’s CEO and president, in a company press release. “The promotion of these two managers underscores Signal’s commitment to a culture of excellence at every level of the organization, with emphasis on quality, safety, and engineering technology.”

Cook will be responsible for the company’s award-winning safety program, its quality management program and contracts management, including pre-contract review, negotiation and contract administration.

Cook possesses over 32 years of technical and management experience in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. He previously held the position of vice president of operations for Signal Ship Repair, managing the overall day-to-day operations. Cook’s experience includes several management positions at Bender Shipbuilding with progressive responsibility and numerous training courses.

Veith will oversee the engineering efforts of all the Signal yards in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. Since joining the organization in Feb 2010, Veith has held positions as engineering manager of Signal Ship Repair and most recently, director of engineering for Signal International.

Prior to joining Signal, Veith served in various positions in the engineering department at Bender Shipbuilding, from chief marine engineer to engineering department manager. He holds a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.