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Dave Gerr
207-853-6600, x50
dgerr@westlawn.edu

 

Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology adds RADM Gordon G. Piché USCG (Ret.)

as Dean of Naval Architecture

 

October 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. 

 

“Gordon 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.)

 

During 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.

 

Following 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.

 

 

Founded 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 learning.

·       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.

 

To learn more about Westlawn, please call (207) 853-6600 or visit the Westlawn website at: www.westlawn.edu.