Todd Thayse is Vice President and General Manager of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Todd has 34-years of experience in vessel construction, repair and conversion, working with clients from all over the world, as well as with vendors and suppliers from the Great Lakes region and beyond.
Mr. Thayse has an extensive background in manufacturing production, material procurement, strategic planning, estimating, budgeting, labor negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as scheduling for both the commercial and governmental shipbuilding markets. He has overseen projects that have produced U.S. Coast Guard Icebreakers, Articulated Tug Barge units (ATBs), Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs), Dredges, Passenger Ferries; and, most recently, modular construction for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is an operating unit of Fincantieri Marine Group, the United States subsidiary of global shipbuilding giant Fincantieri, employing more than 19,000 shipbuilding professionals in 20-shipyards on four continents.