Hendry Marine Industries announced the appointment of Richard McCreary as President of Gulf Marine Repair effective January 31, 2022. Richard brings a wealth of executive level leadership experience in the ship repair and construction industry.

Richard comes to Gulf Marine Repair from Vigor Works, LLC, where he was Vice President of Business Development responsible for cultivating commercial relationships and providing market analysis in the ship repair and fabrication business lines. He has also held executive positions at BAE Systems, Marinette Marine Corporation, VT Halter Marine, and other shipbuilders in a career spanning five decades.

Richard McCreary
Richard McCreary

“As a legacy company with a long history of success, Hendry Marine highly values those with a proven track record in the industry,” said Kelly Hendry, President of Hendry Marine Industries. “Richard has the right experience, proving over a long career in shipbuilding and repair that he has what it takes to lead.”

“I am excited to join the Hendry team, which I’ve respected for a long time,” said McCreary. “The firm has a tradition of strong leadership, and I look forward to building on its legacy of success.”

McCreary will succeed the retiring John Gallagher, who had served as President since 2019.