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David joined Ferguson Marine as Head of Production in 2017, returning to the shipyard where he spent 23 years working for Ferguson Shipbuilders firstly as an Apprentice Shipwright then progressing to the role of Ship Manager.
His experience also includes 12 years at BAE Systems, the latter 6 years as Production Manager.
Throughout his career David has been responsible for full vessel launch management, sub-contractor management, the outfit of vessels from cradle to grave, dimension control scope of work, statistical control, quality control, heavy lifts and unit erection, sea trials, docking, project management, cost schedule, and SHE.
David joined Ferguson Marine in January 2018 as Head of Quality and Governance and also heads up the ship repair and deployable resource business. He brings over 22 years of experience in the marine sector and is a Marine Surveyor and Chartered Engineer with a First Class BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering.
David spent the majority of his early career working in ship design, construction and commissioning both on Merchant and Naval ship contracts at various UK shipyards. David joined Ferguson Marine from Lloyds Register EMEA classification society where he was the Lead Surveyor Scotland, responsible for existing ship and new construction classification and statutory surveys within the LR fleet.
David has over 30 years of experience in shipbuilding and marine fabrication for offshore energy, including both oil & gas and renewables. Initially from a technical background in ship design, having managed a design office catering for newbuild vessels and major conversions, he moved into project management working on FPSOs and Ultra Deepwater Drillships before being appointed Project Manager for newbuild ferry contracts.
Since 2003, David has been Head of Sales in two of the UK’s leading commercial shipbuilders including Ferguson Marine, where he joined in early 2018.