Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac welcomes Kevin Herman as naval architect

Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac welcomed Kevin Herman as the new Naval Architect for the Four Winns, Scarab, Glastron and Wellcraft boat brands.

Herman has worked several positions within the marine industry. From 1993–1996, working as an architect at Tidewater Naval Architects, Herman completed surveys, reports and calculations for bodies such as the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping. Then, throughout his stay with Donald L. Blount and Associates from 1996–2001, Herman planned hull design engineering that consisted of hull lines development, hydrostatics, trim and stability, performance, and ABS style structural calculations. Since then, Herman has risen through the ranks at the Michigan Wheel beginning as a senior naval architect in 2001 to achieving vice president of engineering in 2013. Throughout this time period, Herman has successfully handled multiple duties from administrative, research and development, and project implementation.

Alongside his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, Herman has strong technical and computer skills with extensive knowledge in CAD and modeling software.

Herman has accepted Tom Wenstadt’s responsibilities and will be the direct contact for future development. He will continue to work closely with Christophe Lavigne, VP of engineering and customer service.

“With his expertise in engineering and administration, Kevin is a great fit within the Groupe Beneateau, Cadillac branch,” the company said in a statement. “We are very pleased to have Kevin join our team and are very excited to see how the future will unfold. Please join us in welcoming Kevin as one of our own within the industry.”

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