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Megayacht News Leadership Series: Bill Tripp, Tripp Design

Bill Tripp’s career as a yacht designer started in the offices of his father, Bill Tripp, Sr., a respected American naval architect. “I was an office brat,” says Tripp. “But I never felt any pressure to become a designer, just example.” Tripp graduated with a degree in naval architecture from the University of Michigan in Continue reading

Megayacht News Leadership Series: Perry van Oossanen, Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Peter (Piet in Dutch) van Oossanen founded Van Oossanen & Associates in 1992. In 2011 the company was renamed Van Oossanen Naval Architects, and in January 2012 his son Perry van Oossanen, together with Niels Moerke, were appointed directors in charge of the daily running of the company. Perry is responsible for the naval architecture Continue reading

Megayacht News Leadership Series: Michele Gavino, Baglietto

From his resume, Michele Gavino might seem like an unlikely candidate to run a shipyard. After attaining his degree in aeronautical engineering, Gavino held successive positions as plant manager at the beer brewer Birra Peroni, quality manager at helicopter manufacturer AugustaWestland, and general manager of the Societa Europea Autocaravan. Most recently, he was chief operations Continue reading