Appointment Reinforces Association’s Drive to Address Challenges Facing New Ship Construction and Maintenance
Thomaston, CT, October 31, 2017 – Ward Leonard, a diversified industrial technology company that provides high-efficiency electrical rotating equipment solutions to Industrial, Oil & Gas and Military customers worldwide, is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Berger has been selected to be the next president of the Marine Machinery Association (MMA). The appointment was formalized at MMA’s annual meeting October 16-18, in Biloxi, MS.
Berger has been a member of MMA’s executive board for the past three years, and was most recently the organization’s vice president. He is currently Business Development Manager at Ward Leonard, and focuses on their military motor and controller solutions.
“Bill’s involvement in MMA has played a great role in Ward Leonard’s voice being heard within the Navy and US Coast Guard, as well as throughout the shipyards that are building and maintaining vessels for these customers,” said Jon Carter, CEO of Ward Leonard. “We are all extremely proud of Bill’s achievement, and stand behind his efforts to continually improve the way the Navy and Coast Guard build and maintain their ships.”
“The MMA is looking to strengthen our member companies’ capabilities and to address the problems facing new ship construction and maintenance,” said John Rhattigan, MMA’s Chairman. “Bill’s involvement on our executive committee, and his thought leadership at our association meetings gives me confidence he will help our organization continue to grow.”
The Marine Machinery Association is the industry trade association that serves the interests of the American companies that supply products, systems and services to the world’s shipyards. In addition to holding monthly meetings at member companies and customer locations to discuss emerging issues and plan for future events, the MMA hosts two bi-annual meetings. The Spring and Fall Meetings provide a one-of-a-kind forum for the Navy, Coast Guard, shipyards and industry to exchange ideas and views on issues impacting the marine industry.