Last week, the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) announced four CEOs that will join the organization’s Board of Directors:

• Wes Bordelon, chief executive officer, Bordelon Marine
• Stacy Jo Stanley, chief executive officer, Offshore Oil Services Inc.
• David Dantin, chief executive officer Odyssea Marine
• Lasse Petterson, chief executive officer, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock.

With the addition of these four executive leaders, OMSA pays homage to its roots while welcoming expanded opportunities in emerging energy frontiers, organization officials said.

In addition, OMSA announced its 2024 Executive Committee:

• Chairman: Ashton Laborde, president, Laborde Marine
• Vice-chairman: Rob Vosbein Jr., executive vice president and general counsel, Harvey Gulf International Marine.
• Secretary/treasurer: Garrett Rice, president Master Boat Builders
• Immediate past chairman: Otto Candies III, chairman of the board and CEO, Otto Candies LLC.

OMSA officials stated that it is at the forefront of expanding domestic offshore capabilities, advocating for fair and practical laws that promote American ingenuity, quality, and safety offshore. 

Ensuring complete enforcement of the longstanding Jones Act and advocating for the passage of the American Offshore Worker Fairness Act are two policies that are integral to ensuring the American offshore industry is utilized to its full potential. These policies ensure a domestic workforce is readied to meet national needs by ensuring fair opportunities for American mariners.

"I am thrilled to be joining OMSA’s leadership team and work to create a promising future for the American offshore marine industry. Today, the industry is at a crossroads… American energy production is expanding in new ways and it is up to us to make sure we are the ones to see it through," said Wes Bordelon in a prepared statement. "OMSA’s advocacy ensures that American companies can continue to provide state-of-the-art fleets and qualified mariners to an array of industries, from oil and gas to renewables and offshore wind, and I am confident in our ability to prevail.”

Additional new board members touched on the excitement that comes with joining OMSA.

"This industry is integral to the American economy, national security, and, of course, the domestic energy portfolio," Lasse Petterson said. "Thanks in part to OMSA’s leadership, the United States has been able to maintain a strong, capable, and reliable offshore workforce, and I am eager to expand these efforts as opportunities continue to grow and evolve.”

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