Craig Perciavalle, President of Austal, February 18, 2014
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Craig Perciavalle is President of Austal USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian shipbuilding company, Austal Limited. Austal USA is America’s largest aluminum shipbuilding company, currently employing over 4,000 employees, from 800 employees in just 5 years, in Mobile, Alabama. Austal is a ground-breaking national leader in shipbuilding. Austal is to shipbuilding what Mercedes is to the automotive manufacturing in this state.
Mr. Perciavalle joined Austal USA in 2007 from Jeffboat, Inc., located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he was the Director of Quality Control, Program Management and Production Control.
Mr. Perciavalle has 20 years of experience in the shipbuilding and repair industry and has worked at several Gulf Coast shipyards, including: Bender Shipbuilding & Repair in Mobile, Alabama; Atlantic Marine in both Mobile, Alabama and Jacksonville, Florida; and Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana. Mr. Perciavalle has held various senior management positions successfully overseeing commercial and government new construction and repair programs of diverse vessel types; most recently the Joint High-Speed Vessel (JHSV) and Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), both high-speed aluminum vessels presently being built by Austal for the US Navy.
Currently, Mr. Perciavalle serves as an Executive Control Board Member of the National Shipbuilding and Research Program (NSRP) focusing on reducing the cost of acquiring, operating and maintaining Navy ships.
Mr. Perciavalle is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering Systems. He served as a commissioned officer in the US Navy Reserve.
Mr. Perciavalle lives in Baldwin County, Alabama, with his wife and two children.
He will speak on the vital role of Austal and their production of the LCS and JHSV.