In his new role Mund will head marine engineering and design initiatives for all five of the companies that make up the AdvanTec Marine family: Diamond Sea Glaze; Freeman Marine; Manly Marine; Pacific Coast Marine; and Steelhead Marine.
“Andrew brings not only his incredible talent and experience, but a passionate and collaborative spirit,” said Darren Loken, AdvanTec’s marine division president. “From his early life adventures at sea, to his extensive education in every classical realm of the engineering disciplines, he is an intuitive creator and leader for the marine industry.”
Prior to his appointment Mund has worked as a naval architect for a number of builders, whilst amassing professional qualifications and attaining membership to various industry bodies. These include the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, The International Propeller Club of the United States, and his U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer License. Recent project contributions include a 105.16m Pipe Lay Vessel for McDermott; Nordhavn Yachts' 36.75m explorer vessel, Aurora; and Palmer Johnson's recently launched Lady M.
“It permeates all I do,” Mr. Mund said. “I believe the experiences I’ve had - working in a shipyard or helping in my family’s fishing business when I was young - have proven vital”.
Mund will be based at AdvanTec Marine’s Gulf Coast sales and design office near Mobile, Alabama.