David Miller, formerly of Bandera Ltd. and Rybovich, was named vice president of operations for Largo, Florida-based Nautical Structures.
“David comes to us with a wealth of manufacturing and large vessel systems expertise,” company president Colin Kiley said in a statement.
Miller was most recently managing director at Bandera, where he had full responsibility for AkzoNobel’s UK headquarters, including oversight of a $5.1 million HVAC system and window upgrade, a project that earned the company the 2015 Environment and Energy Award.
At Rybovich, Miller served as director, with full responsibility for improving operations for the company’s two marine refit yards specializing in super-megayachts. Miller oversaw 130 trade employees and $50 million in annual sales at Rybovich.
“I’m excited, not only to work alongside Colin and the rest of the team, but to be part of the success story that I know Nautical Structures will continue to be,” Miller said. “The potential here is unlimited. The Nautical Structures team members are hungry and they want to make a difference; they’re incredibly talented and motived, they have the right attitude and they’re committed to working hard to make this organization grow very rapidly.”
“There’s a tremendous opportunity to improve our process with the introduction of Lean technology tools,” Miller said. “I’m committed to helping Nautical Structures become more efficient, and at the same time allow us to give the customer a quality product with superior delivery turnaround.”
“David’s manufacturing and operational expertise will bring Nautical Structures to a new level of production and cost efficiency, as well improve the overall quality of our varied product lines,” Kiley said. “We’re moving aggressively to expand our business in the service and refit markets, so David’s experience at Rybovich will be especially valuable to our team and to our customers.”