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February 7, 2006

Management changes at Bollinger

As Bollinger Lockport New Construction (BLN) continues to grow, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has announced changes to its managerial staff.

"As we begin 2006 with several large programs that will carry us into the next several years, I want to ensure that we stay on the forefront as the most advanced ship construction company. These changes are a reflection of these managers' hard work and dedication to the company as well as their vast knowledge and experience." said Chris Bollinger, executive vice president of Bollinger's new construction division.

Dennis Fanguy has been appointed to the position of vice president of quality management system where his responsibilities will encompass the programs in quality assurance / quality control, process improvement, accuracy control and test and trial groups for BLN, as well as the company's ISO program

Fanguy has been with Bollinger for twenty-one years. He headed the design team for 115 patrol boats built by Bollinger for the U.S. Coast Guard. He also headed the team that designed the only fleet of U.S. Navy Fast Patrol boats ever built, which were also constructed at Bollinger.

Fanguy is a graduate of the University of New Orleans in Electrical Engineering. He serves on the Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping for both the small vessels and steel vessel committees, and is active in the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA).

Rene Leonard has been appointed director of engineering and commercial programs.

His responsibilities will include all design efforts for all new construction facilities, as well as the commercial construction programs at BLN.

Leonard has been with Bollinger for sixteen years. He earned a BS Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and MS Degree in Engineering Management from the University of New Orleans. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through PMI.

Daniel Richardel has been appointed director of production for Bollinger Lockport New Construction. His duties will include directing, coordinating and providing support to all departments, craft superintendents and foremen in the administration of all new construction programs at the Lockport facility. Richardel has been with Bollinger for nine years as project engineer, program manager and recently as administrative operations manager. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Nicholls State University and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree

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