Joe Mayhall. Photo courtesy Bollinger Shipyards. Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., has named Joe Mayhall vice president of commercial business development, the company announced this week.

A veteran of new construction and ship repair sales, Mayhall has overseen bluewater ship repair and new construction sales in the oilfield and passenger vessel markets as well as coordinating advertising and marketing. He comes to Bollinger from Signal International, where he served as vice president, sales and marketing.

“I am pleased to announce the addition of Joe Mayhall to the Bollinger family of employees,” said Bollinger President and CEO Ben Bordelon. “In his new role of vice cresident, commercial business development, Joe will have commercial sales and marketing responsibilities for Bollinger as well as Tampa Ship. Joe brings to the table 23 years as a solid contributor in shipyard sales and marketing. His knowledge and understanding of the industry will open new doors and new markets for Bollinger as well as expand on our existing new construction and repair efforts. Joe is a strong addition to our team and I am excited to see his impact on our business.”

Bollinger Shipyards is a leading designer and builder of offshore oil field support vessels, ocean-going double hull barges, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and barges, fast military patrol boats and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 29 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.