b'MEMBER NEWS:RON WILLE APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF ALL AMERICAN MARINER on Wille has been named president of PVA Associate member All American Marine(AAM),aBellingham,WA-basedshipbuilder.Willesnewrolewas announcedinFebruarybythecompanys Board of Directors and owners. Owner Matt MullettwillcontinuetoserveasCEOand special advisor to the management team. Wille became an integral part of the AAM team in 2018 as the Business Development Manager. Previously,hehadadecade-longbusiness relationship with AAM while working at PVA Vessel member Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward, AK. His past maritime experience managing anddirectinglargecompanyoperationshas suitedhimforthenewrole.Hismaritime Marina in New York and the private clubs career also includes experience on tugboats inN ew name, new year, new vessel builtdock in New Jersey.Southcentral Alaska.and delivered. Brix Marine (formerly ArmstrongMarineUSA),PortThe water taxi carries a U.S. Coast Guard During my initial interview with Matt MullettAngeles, WA, has delivered a new water taxi, certifi cateofinspection(COI)for30 he indicated he is always considering the futureLibertyNationalI,toaNewJersey-basedpassengers and 2 crew, and features Helm and how the business can be taken to the nextgolf club after a successful launch and seaMaster electronic steering, an aft second level, Wille said. In this situation, the futuretrialsinPortAngelesHarbor.Thevesselstation,spaciouswalkthroughcabin, will mean a decreased day-to-day role for himowner selected the Brix Marine design lastNorthernLights12kWgenerator,and at AAM as he pursues additional time with hisyear and will utilize the planing catamaranGarmin/Furunonavigationequipment. family and his many other interests. Matt hasto transport passengers between North Cove had a tremendously successful business career and has built not only a thriving business but an exceptional team here at AAM.Inadditiontobeingalicensedmerchant mariner,WilleholdsaBachelorofScience inBusinessAdministrationfromOakland University in Rochester, MI.AsPresidentofAllAmericanMarine, Willewillcontinuetoexplorenewbusiness opportunities,overseestaff ,andincrease hisroleinvesselcontracting.Workingwith theAAMteam,hewilloverseenewhires andmaintainingandbuildinguponthe commitment to high workplace standards, and continue to build upon AAMs culture. MARCH 2021 39 MEMBER NEWS'