Freeman Marine appoints marine industry veteran Peter White as operations manager for the Gold Beach Plant
GOLD BEACH, Ore. – May 27, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) Freeman Marine, part of AdvanTec Global Innovations and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial, military-grade marine doors, windows, hatches and port lights, has added Peter White to its operations management team at the Gold Beach manufacturing plant. White will be responsible primarily for cast and fabricated products among other projects in this role.
“Peter has a long, rich history in the marine industry and is well-versed with our solutions as an end user and a business client. Prior to joining Freeman Marine, Peter was general manager at Palmer Johnson Yachts Ltd., one of AdvanTec’s key clients for many years. He brings that unique end-user perspective that will be key to evaluating and improvising product features, manufacturing processes and new product development, ” said Dom DiDia, operations director for Freeman Marine.
“Peter has built everything from crew boats to luxury yachts and has a proven track record in managing engineering designs and quality control systems to complex contracts and class approvals quintessential to success in the business. His experience and manufacturing insight will significantly impact our ability to manufacture, deliver and innovate our offering, ” added DiDia.
A graduate in mechanical engineering, White has worked in managerial/leadership positions at renowned marine and shipping companies such as Austal, Palmer Johnson Yachts, Derecktor Shipyards and Broward Marine. Not surprisingly, he is passionate about boating and diving but also loves motorcycling and watching car and bike TV shows.
Joining White in his new endeavor is wife Sue White who has been appointed as the new purchasing manager. She has also worked in the marine industry for many years in various office management and purchasing roles overseeing contracts, new and service builds and warranty work. White loves beaches, chocolates and football. Now grandparents, the Whites love their grandchildren and enjoy spending time with their family.
Both Whites report to DiDia and have relocated to the wonderful coastal town of Gold Beach, Ore.
About Freeman Marine
Freeman Marine began in 1975 servicing commercial vessels and luxury yachts. Freeman’s first product, an aluminum watertight cast hatch, featuring a unique patented sealing mechanism, has become the industry standard.
Today, Freeman Marine provides a broad range of cast and fabricated closures for yacht, commercial and security markets, as well as for civil engineering projects. Freeman’s projects range from one-off custom designs to multi-vessel productions.
Freeman Marine is an ISO 9001:2008 registered firm with an 85, 000-square foot integrated fabrication facility. It operates following lean manufacturing techniques. The company has a full fabrication facility including heavy lifting capabilities for large fabrication projects.
About AdvanTec Global Innovations
AdvanTec Global Innovations (www.advantecglobal.com) is a family of companies, many that have been serving customers around the globe for more than 50 years. AdvanTec’s breadth of products and services is vast, with capabilities across land- and sea-based structural manufacturing and fabrication. AdvanTec’s family of brands include: Advanced Bending Technologies; Advanced Flow Systems; Diamond Sea Glaze; Freeman Marine; Manly Marine; Pacific Coast Marine; RM MachineWorks; Steelhead Marine; and Surround Technologies. AdvanTec Global Innovations is headquartered in Canada.