of Marine Technology adds RADM Gordon G. Piché USCG (Ret.)
as Dean of Naval
23, 2013, Eastport, ME: Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology,
the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat & Yacht
Council (ABYC), welcomes RADM Gordon G. Piché USCG (Ret.) as Dean of Naval
Architecture. Piché was also elected to Westlawn’s Board of Directors.
Piché is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, with a BSE in general
engineering. He holds an MSE in naval architecture and marine engineering and
an MSE in engineering mechanics from the University of Michigan.
has already contributed highly important technical reviews to Westlawn’s new
general structural engineering text as well as to a new aluminum text that is
in the drafting phase, and to the student technical reference manual,” said
Dave Gerr, Westlawn Director. “It’s invaluable to have someone with his
expertise and background on our team.”
RADM Gordon G. Piché, USCG (Ret.)
his 34-year career before retiring from the United States Coast Guard (USCG),
Piché served as the assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy,
Commanding Officer of the Marine Safety Offices in Honolulu, HI and Cleveland,
OH and Commander of the Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific. He
also served at Coast Guard Headquarters as Chief of the Merchant Marine
Technical Division, manager of the Fishing Vessel Safety Task Force, and led US
delegations to the International Maritime Organization in London.
retirement, Piché served as a consulting naval architect for industry and
government including The Port of Milwaukee, The Ocean Development Corporation
in Miami, FL, and as the Consultant Naval Architect to the George Washington
University Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management Project Team for
The Washington State Ferries Risk Assessment.
To learn more about
Westlawn, please call (207) 853-6600 or visit www.westlawn.edu.
in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine
Technology is the only nationally accredited distance-learning school of
small-craft design in the United States. Westlawn is accredited by
the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), in Washington DC, and is listed
as an accredited school by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council
for Higher Education Accreditation. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate
of the American Boat and Yacht Council, the mission of the
Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is:
· To provide our
students with the skills and knowledge required to build a rewarding career in
the profession of yacht and small-craft naval architecture via distance
· To support continued
growth of the recreational and small-craft marine community through the
development of well-trained, safety-oriented, boat designers developing better
products for the benefit of the boating public.
· To provide continuing
education to marine-industry professionals.
learn more about Westlawn, please call (207) 853-6600 or visit the Westlawn
website at: www.westlawn.edu.