Colonna’s Shipyard promotes three execs

Jordan Webb

Posted on May 25, 2022

Norfolk-based Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. announced Monday it had promoted three executives to senior management positions, effective in July.

CSI has promoted Jordan Webb from vice president of contracts to vice president of shipyard operations; Randall Crutchfield from chief experience officer and executive director of Steel America and Weld America to vice president of industrial operations and facilities; and Chris Marsh from director of trades to executive director of waterfront operations.

“These key promotions along with a strategic organizational realignment reflect our response to the emerging dynamics of the marketplace and demonstrate to our customers and key stakeholders the continuity of experienced leadership within our company,” CSI President and CEO Tom Godfrey said in a statement.

Webb will be responsible for all legacy waterfront business, including its Down River Division ship repair work. He has led the CSI contracts department since 2017. Webb started as a ship superintendent, became a shipyard project manager and contract manager and then served as operations manager of Steel America.

Webb has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Tech and completed his project management professional curriculum through Villanova University.

In his new position, Crutchfield will be responsible for CSI fabrication and machining operations, including off-site welding and machining and capital project planning and execution. He is also vice chair of the CSI Board of Directors. Crutchfield has worked in several departments across CSI and its subsidiaries, including procurement, Down River operations, contracts, project management and facilities.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in international trade and development from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Regent University.

Marsh will now lead enterprise-wide legacy waterfront business and Down River operations and will oversee operations of Colonna’s Shipyard West in San Diego. He was most recently CSI’s director of trades. Before joining CSI, Marsh was production director for General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk for five years.

Marsh is a marine pipefitting and welding apprenticeship graduate of Newport News Shipbuilding and is an American Weld Society certified weld inspector. He is currently studying business management at Old Dominion University with a focus on project management.

Founded in 1875, Colonna’s provides ship repair, marine and industrial machining and steel fabrication. Between its headquarters and its San Diego location, Colonna employs approximately 700 people. In 2020, it received an $800,000 grant for new welding machines through the Small Shipyard Grant Program operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.

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