Bryan Nichols Joins Growing Vigor Shipyard Sales Team
Bryan Nichols is joining VIGOR Industrial
as a sales representative for the company, which builds, repairs and modernizes
commercial fishing and cargo vessels, ferries and military ships at six
locations in the Pacific Northwest. Nichols had been sales and marketing manager
at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island, Wash.
VIGOR is an exciting next step for me,” Nichols said in a company press release.
“I’ve been learning or selling boatbuilding and repair all my life. I now get to
team with the largest shipyards in the region to bring more projects, more jobs
and a stronger maritime community to the Pacific Northwest.”
led his prior firm, which was family owned until 2008, in the sale, estimating
and contract negotiations for more than 35 vessels. He worked not only with
commercial customers but also the U.S. Navy, the federal Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency and other government clients. He served on the board
of directors of the Passenger Vessel Association and chaired that group’s
will represent VIGOR and its new-build and fabrication division, US Fab. He will
be based in the company’s Seattle office on the former Todd Pacific Harbor
Island yard, and will be part of VIGOR’s growing sales team, led by Vince
Piscitello, VIGOR’s vice president for sales, marketing and business
which is privately owned, runs major shipbuilding and repair facilities in
Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, Everett and Port Angeles, Wash., as well as the 60-acre
Swan Island shipyard center in Portland, Ore.