by tocle on January 23rd, 2013 - Comments Off
A&P Falmouth has appointed 55-year-old Steve Jones as the new Operations Director at the yard.
Steve has held a number of important positions within the shiprepair and shipbuilding industry. He began his career doing a four-year apprenticeship with Cammell Laird on Merseyside.
On leaving Cammell Laird Steve joined the Wilton-Fijenoord shipyard in Holland where he remained for two years gaining experience working in a Continental yard. Then came a change of career direction with the first of two four year appointments working for the Australian company Dunlop-Olympic.
Returning to the UK in 1994 Steve worked for Coastlines Industries on the Mersey where he was employed as a foreman steelworker then progressing to a ship manager until 2001 when the yard closed. After a spell as Head of Production at Northwestern Shiprepair on Merseyside Steve accepted a post as Production Manager with the Grand Bahamas Shipyard where many of the world’s top cruise ships dock for repairs. Delighted to be back in the UK and living in Cornwall Steve relishes the challenge that the Falmouth yard will bring.