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Willard Marine to Present at High Speed Boat Operations Forum in Portugal

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Beck BobbyAnaheim, Calif.May 1, 2015 – Willard Marine, a leading manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass commercial and military boats, will present at the High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, next week. The HSBO Forum gathers professionals from around the world to discuss new development, research, technology, operational procedures and equipment for high speed boating.

Willard Marine Director of Sales, Bob Beck, will present Operational Risk Management procedures and a method to evaluate risk using a customary U.S. Coast Guard model. Beck will also discuss procedures used by the U.S. Coast Guard in their daily operations for risk assessment, and conduct an exercise in evaluating a casualty scenario on a small rigid inflatable boat.

Beck has more than 24 years of experience in the U.S. Coast Guard where he held several ranks and also acted as the Supervisor of Coast Guard Units managing personnel, budgets and maintenance contracts. Before joining Willard Marine, Beck represented another boat manufacturer for more than a decade as the Coast Guard Customer Support Manager, Director of the Maritime Training Academy and Chief Operating Officer.

The HSBO Forum takes place at the Champalimaud Auditorium in Portugal, May 4-6, and Beck will be speaking Tuesday, May 5 at 11:10 a.m.

Since its founding in 1957, Willard Marine has developed world-class watercraft for the U.S. military, Department of Homeland Security, foreign governments, law enforcement agencies, search and rescue organizations and commercial operations. Willard Marine is the exclusive builder of commercial vessels originally designed by SeaArk Marine and Crystaliner. ISO 9001:2008 certified and the sole American manufacturer of SOLAS rescue boats, Willard Marine is based in California and has facilities in Maryland and Virginia.

Contact:         Karen Jacquelin                               
                        Willard Marine, Inc.                        
                        +1 (714) 666-2150 ext. 213               


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