Southwest Shipyard L.P. announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Scott Theriot as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective August 12, 2020.

Scott brings over thirty years of marine industry and executive leadership experience in the new construction and repair of vessels in the Gulf Coast region. Scott has held senior operational, sales, and executive leadership roles in several marketplace leading companies including Conrad Shipyard Industries, Bollinger Shipyards, Leevac Industries and ST Engineering/Halter Offshore.

“The Board would like to welcome Scott as our next CEO” said Hank Hilliard, Southwest Shipyard’s Chairman of the Board. “Scott has extensive industry knowledge and experience as well as a proven track record of building strong sales and operational teams that can meet and exceed our clients’ expectations for high quality, on schedule products and services.  Scott’s ability to lead and execute at a high level fits perfectly with the Southwest culture.  Additionally, the Board would like to thank Read Boles who has served as interim President and CEO since February, 2020 and welcome him back to his advisory role to the Board of Directors”

“I am honored and energized by the opportunity to assume the leadership role for Southwest Shipyard L.P”. said Scott. “I am excited to build upon Southwest Shipyard’s marine industry historical legacy and ensure that the company’s tradition of supporting our customers with a focus on superior quality and performance continues.”

About Southwest Shipyard

Southwest Shipyard provides gas freeing and cleaning services, topside and major repairs, surface preparation and painting, major conversion and new construction services to the entire commercial and governmental industry. The company operates four ISO certified shipyards in the Texas Gulf Coast region with easy access to the entire Gulf Coast. For more information on the company, visit Southwest Shipyard L.P’s website at