John Dane, III, chairman of United States Marine Inc. (USMI) recently announced the
appointments of Timothy Hunt to president and Bryant Bernhard, PE as chief technology officer. Hunt has over 24 years of experience in the marine industry and 12 years with USMI. 

“Tim has my support, and that of the USMI employees, as he assumes this important role of leadership at USMI,” Dane said in a statement announcing the changes.

To facilitate Hunt’s appointment, Bryant Bernhard, PE, will assume the new position of innovations efforts as the chief technology officer. This change will ensure continued innovation at USMI, according to Dane. “In all my years in the marine business, Bryant has stood out as one of the smartest and hardest working people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His contributions to USMI from his 13-year role as president will benefit our customers for years to come,” Dane said. 

Headquartered in Gulfport, Miss., with a maintenance/repair facility in Chesapeake, Va., USMI has designed and built military, patrol and special warfare boats ranging in length from 21' to 130', constructed of high-performance composites or aluminum. USMI is a fully integrated manufacturer capable of designing, building, and testing boats in house. A total service commitment is attained by delivering the most capable and rugged boats to customers, followed by unprecedented support after delivery, Dane said.