Derecktor Shipyards announced that it named Richard Steady chief operating officer. Steady will be based in Dania, Fla.
“We are fortunate to have such a highly regarded and qualified maritime industry executive join our company,” president Paul Derecktor said in a statement.
Steady will oversee operations at Derecktor’s Florida and New York yards, including new builds, refits and service.
Steady’s previous roles include director of government and regulatory affairs with Maritrans and director of marine services at Weeks Marine. He also served as executive vice president of American Marine Corp.
“As we open our new yard in Fort Pierce and continue improving our other facilities, the timing is right for someone with Richard’s talents to help steer us forward,” Derecktor said.
“I am excited about joining the team at Derecktor and being a part of the effort to grow the organization to ensure another 75 years of success,” Steady said.