Freeman Marine added Peter White to its operations management team at its manufacturing plant in Gold Beach, Ore.
Freeman is a manufacturer of commercial, military-grade marine doors, windows, hatches and port lights and is part of AdvanTec Global Innovations. White will be primarily responsible for cast and fabricated products, among other projects.
“Peter has a long, rich history in the marine industry and is well versed with our solutions as an end user and a business client. Prior to joining Freeman Marine, Peter was general manager at Palmer Johnson Yachts Ltd., one of AdvanTec’s key clients for many years. He brings that unique end-user perspective that will be key to evaluating and improvising product features, manufacturing processes and new product development,” Freeman Marine operations director Dom DiDia said in a statement.
“Peter has built everything from crew boats to luxury yachts and has a proven track record in managing engineering designs and quality-control systems to complex contracts and class approvals quintessential to success in the business. His experience and manufacturing insight will significantly impact our ability to manufacture, deliver and innovate our offering,” DiDia added.
A graduate in mechanical engineering, White has worked in managerial/leadership positions at marine and shipping companies such as Austal, Palmer Johnson Yachts, Derecktor Shipyards and Broward Marine.
Joining him is his wife, Sue, who has been named the new purchasing manager. She also has worked in the marine industry for many years in office management and purchasing roles, overseeing contracts, new and service builds and warranty work.