Nordic Tugs makes executive appointments

BURLINGTON, Wash. – The Nordic Tugs board of directors has appointed three key employees to newly created executive positions, the company said in a press release yesterday. David Goehring, Joe Franett and Paul Johnson received the promotions in recognition for their outstanding performance and to more properly align their roles with their job responsibilities.

David Goehring is now the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Nordic Tugs. He will be responsible for overseeing all day-to-day company functions, including manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, finance, sales and marketing, human resources, customer service/warranty and administration. Goehring joined the company in 1996 and served as the company controller until his promotion in 2006 to vice president and chief financial officer.

Joe Franett was promoted to vice president of operations, where his primary responsibility will be to oversee the company’s operations, including the sea trial program, engineering, product development, quality assurance, European Union and NMMA certification and safety and environmental compliance. In his eight-year tenure with the company, Franett has been human resource director, production manager and operations manager.

Paul Johnson was appointed vice president of production and will be responsible for the company’s production operations, including construction, production planning and scheduling, training programs and facilities planning. Johnson joined the company nearly three years ago as production manager.

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