Houlder focuses on new design business development
Houlder has recruited a new business development director for its design and consultancy services with the aim of growing the company’s capacity for ship design.
Liam Campbell, formerly of Vroon and Ferguson’s shipyard, has joined Houlder’s executive team as business development director for design and consultancy services and is tasked with advising customers on cost saving solutions and the latest in alternative fuel propulsion systems.
“With a vast knowledge of design and construction of various ship types, Liam brings extensive classification experience having worked for DNVGL in senior newbuilding, conversion and operational roles globally,” said Rupert Hare, chief executive officer, Houlder.
“Liam brings unrivalled expertise and experience to us and, importantly, ambition to drive improvements through our industry.”
Mr Campbell joins Houlder from Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd where, in his role as managing director, he steered the company through unprecedented growth.
He completed the design and refurbishment of the facility whilst carrying out the build of three battery hybrid and dual fuel LNG ferries.
Prior to this, Mr Campbell was Vroon Group’s newbuilding manager, in charge of one of Europe’s largest and most diverse newbuild programmes at that time.
Houlder’s naval architecture and engineering teams work with the ferry, cruise, superyacht, offshore energy or defence sectors.
Recent high-profile projects include the new Royal Research Ship (RRS) Sir David Attenborough, CMAL’s Glenn Sannox LNG Dual Fuel Ferry and the recently launched new hybrid ferry for Wightlink, “Victoria of Wight.”
The company provides a range of advisory services to the UK Ministry of Defence’s current new build programmes.
By Anne-Marie Causer
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