Vigor CEO to address Pacific Marine Expo

Frank Foti, president and CEO of Vigor Industrial, will deliver the Boatyard Day Keynote Address Thursday at the 2013 Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle.

His talk, entitled “Resurgence of the Pacific Northwest Maritime Industry,” will be at 3 p.m. at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Foti will discuss training the next generation of maritime workers, reinvesting in marine infrastructure and opportunities on the horizon, including the revitalization of the commercial fishing fleet.

Pacific Marine Expo, the West Coast’s premier commercial marine trade show, runs from Nov. 20-22. Keynote attendance is free for all registered Expo visitors. To register and for further information, visit

“Over the past 18 years, Frank Foti has led the company’s transformation from a single, struggling shipyard to a thriving, increasingly diversified industrial company with 2,000 employees, seven locations and more than $500 million in annual revenue,” said Bruce Buls, technical editor for WorkBoat magazine, which is sponsoring the Expo along with National Fisherman magazine.

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