Todd Thayse

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Todd Thayse

Vice President and General Manager

Todd Thayse is the Vice President and General Manager of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. Todd possesses 37 years of experience in the maritime construction and repair industry, working with clients from all over the world as well as vendors and suppliers from the Great Lakes region and beyond. He 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 industries. He has overseen projects that have produced U.S. Coast Guard Icebreakers, Articulated Tugs and Barges (ATBs), Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs), Dredges, Passenger Ferries and, most recently, modular construction for the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.

Todd began his career with Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin building military vessels for the U.S. government including wooden minesweepers, aluminum gun boats and yard patrol boats.

Todd has since spent the last 37 years working in a wide variety of capacities across multiple disciplines at Bay Shipbuilding, now known as Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. His experience began as a light metal production boilermaker, where he advanced to become Foreman and the head of the light metal and insulating department. He then became Assistant Manager and Manager of Commercial Ship Repair Services until 2001 when he was named Director of Ship Repair Services and Major Conversion. In 2012, Todd Thayse was named Vice President and General Manager, the role he continues to serve in to this day.

Todd received his initial training at Northeast Wisconsin Technical Colleague in metals fabrication and layout. He is a state certified trainer and former project manager in asbestos abatement. Todd received additional leadership training through the University of Kansas, UW-Madison Extension and Manitowoc Company


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