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OFFICE OPENING CEREMONY IN MARINETTE, WI

MARINETTE, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 24, 2018—Trident Maritime Systems (“Trident”), a leading provider of turnkey marine systems and solutions for government and commercial vessel new construction, retrofit and repair both in the U.S. and internationally, is pleased to announce the opening of their new office and warehouse in Marinette, Wisconsin, USA.

 

On August 29, 2018, Trident will host an office opening ceremony with invited guests from Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), and other local community and business leaders.

 

In partnership with Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Trident provides turnkey engineering, outfitting, HVAC, and insulation solutions for the Freedom Class LCS program.

 

As FMM turns to the future of US Navy surface combatants with the FFG(X) program, Trident serves as the Electric and Propulsion System Integrator on Fincantieri’s design team. In addition to their role as the EPSI, Trident is supporting FMM in their effort to offer enhanced living conditions for both officers and crew without compromising mission readiness. Specifically, Trident provides habitability, HVAC, and other mechanical and electrical solutions for this important program.

 

The new office in Marinette will provide a strategic location to better support FMM on current and future work. Trident’s nearly 140 shipbuilders and professional staff that call Marinette home are appreciative of the opportunities afforded by the strategic partnership with FMM.

 

“We look forward to furthering our roots in the local community and continuing to bring the highest level of service and commitment to Fincantieri and the Navy,” said Trip Mullen, Trident’s Vice President of Production.

 

TRIDENT MARITIME SYSTEMS COMPLETES THE ACQUISITION OF NEWSYSTEM srl

NEW YORK—JUNE 4, 2018—Trident Maritime Systems (“Trident”), a portfolio company of an investment affiliate of J.F. Lehman & Company, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Newsystem srl (“Newsystem”).

 

Trident is a leading provider of turnkey marine systems and solutions for government and commercial vessel new construction, retrofit and repair both in the U.S. and internationally.

 

Newsystem is a provider of outfitting systems and solutions for the cruise ship new construction market.  The company is located near Bergamo, Italy and operates in shipyards throughout Italy.

 

“Since our acquisition of the company in 2011, Trident has demonstrated strong growth by diversifying and expanding its specialized systems and solutions offering and geographic footprint.  Newsystem is Trident’s seventh add-on acquisition and represents another successful step in executing this element of Trident’s strategy,” said Alex Harman, Partner at J.F. Lehman & Company.

 

Tom Eccles, Chief Executive Officer of Trident, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Newsystem to the Trident family. The addition of Newsystem demonstrates our commitment to the Italian cruise ship new construction market and will allow us to better serve our customers.”

SEASPAN SHIPYARDS

LAUNCHES FIRST LARGE, NON-COMBATANT

OFFSHORE FISHERIES SCIENCE VESSEL (OFSV)

MONTREAL— DECEMBER 8, 2017—Trident Maritime Systems is pleased to congratulate Seaspan Shipyards, the Government of Canada and its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), and the Canadian Coast Guard on the launch of the first OFSV. This ship will be used as a means to better understand the health of fish and their ocean environment.

 

From Montreal, Trident was responsible for the complete joiner interior of the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel including the walls, ceilings, doors, deck covering and interior furnishings. We provided specialty equipment for the food service areas and lab equipment. We also manufactured the exterior weathertight and watertight doors and hatches.

 

Trident's Chief Executive Officer, Tom Eccles, stated, “Trident Maritime Systems is delighted to have worked with Seaspan Shipyards and proud to have contributed to the construction of this vessel.”

 

“Seaspan Shipyards is honored to work with suppliers from across Canada as we deliver on our commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy,” noted Brian Carter, President and CEO of Seaspan Shipyards. “Launching this ship demonstrates that shipbuilding is back in Canada—and companies from coast to coast are benefiting from this work.”

TRIDENT MARITIME SYSTEMS EARNS

SAFETY RECOGNITION FOR SHIPBUILDING / REPAIR

 

SIGNAL MUTUAL DEEMS MARINE OUTFITTER INDUSTRY SAFETY LEADER

PASCAGOULA, MS + SAN DIEGO, CA — MARCH 7, 2017 — Trident Maritime Systems, America’s largest and oldest provider of turnkey marine outfitting solutions, has been recognized with the 2016 Industry Leader Safety Award in the shipbuilding/repair category by Signal Mutual, the largest self-insured provider of longshore workers’ compensation benefits in the United States.

 

The safety award is based on six criteria, including no fatalities in the last three membership years, and declining frequency of claims, with the last two full years at or below the average rate for the entire mutual. In addition, at least one executive team member from the winning organization must have attended one of Signal’s Executive Safety Leadership courses.

 

According to Gunther Hoock, vice president of safety resources for Signal Administration, Inc., earning the award is a remarkable accomplishment for the recipient. “The safety award is only bestowed when all of our strict criteria for safety are met,” Hoock explained. “Safety excellence doesn’t happen by accident. It takes enormous commitment and awareness from all employees, backed by executive involvement and support. We are extremely impressed with Trident’s dedication to operational safety in shipbuilding and repair, and by the organization’s outstanding safety record.”

 

Trident has been a member of Signal Mutual for many years. “We are extremely proud of our crews and their safety practices and are excited to earn this award from Signal,” said Tim Steele, Trident’s director of safety and quality. “Safety is our number one priority at Trident. We know it takes enormous effort and attention on the part of our crews to maintain an award-winning safety record. The entire Trident family is proud of this award.”

 

Two award presentations are scheduled for later this spring at Trident locations in Pascagoula, Mississippi and San Diego, California.

 

About Trident Maritime Systems

 

Trident Maritime Systems is America’s oldest and largest provider of turnkey marine outfitting solutions. Trident specializes in marine outfitting, system integration, and electromechanical solutions and automation. The global company serves shipbuilders and owners in the cruise, military, offshore

oil + gas and commercial ship markets. From Brazil to West Africa, Italy to Indonesia, if there’s a military, cruise, commercial or oil + gas project in a shipyard, there’s a good chance Trident is working on it.

TRIDENT MARITIME SYSTEMS NAMED

MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

 

MARINE OUTFITTER HONORED BY SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

SAN DIEGO, CA — MARCH 1, 2017 — Trident Maritime Systems, America’s largest and oldest provider of turnkey marine outfitting solutions, has been named the 2016 Manufacturing Industry Business of the Year by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. Trident’s Naval Repair Division, an active and longstanding member of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, was recognized for its work with El Cajon Valley High School (ECVHS) and its Metal Masters Pathway program.

 

The ECVHS Metal Masters program gives students the opportunity to explore possible careers in manufacturing and welding. The program serves approximately 180 students per year, and ECVHS is the only public education program in San Diego county that provides American Welding Society Certification. Over the past 30 years, the program has credentialed thousands of certified welders.

 

To provide better opportunities for students in the two-year program, Trident designed a customized education program focused on the marine sector, including expanded hands-on training, increased post-secondary credentials for students, an advisory board and Linked Learning, integrating industry standards and work-based learning into the curriculum.

 

Trident provided more than 450 hours of staff commitment from six employees, mentoring, internships, onsite tours, hands-on projects, materials and job offers directly after graduation. Over the past two years, 19 students took and passed certifications for the specialized marine welding sector. All 19 accepted job offers from Trident.

 

“I felt comfortable my first day on the job,” said one Metal Masters Pathway graduate. “On the class tour, I already saw the shop in production, toured some ships and met some of the workers. At 18 years old, I have a career with salary and benefits.”

 

“We are proud to support ECHVS in this important program,” said Marcel Becker, general manager of Trident’s Naval Repair Division and a former chair of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce board. “Youth-based unemployment is a growing epidemic in our country. As engaged corporate citizens, we are delighted to mentor and cultivate the next generation of Team Trident. Getting a job means these students have a promising future, which affects them, their families and our entire San Diego community.”

 

President and CEO of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Eric Lund explained that the award honored the business with the best record of customer service, ethics, community involvement and Chamber participation and support in the manufacturing industry sector. “This award was voted on by more than 200 of our members,” Lund said. “Through Trident’s involvement with ECVHS, Trident has contributed to workforce development, improved grades and attendance, and income mobility. We are pleased to honor Trident for its vital work with ECVHS.”

 

Trident’s efforts were also recognized in a nomination for an award from the US Chamber of Commerce.

 

About Trident Maritime Systems

 

Trident Maritime Systems is America’s oldest and largest provider of turnkey marine outfitting solutions. Trident specializes in marine outfitting, system integration, and electromechanical solutions and automation. The global company serves shipbuilders and owners in the cruise, military, offshore

oil + gas and commercial ship markets. From Brazil to West Africa, Italy to Indonesia, if there’s a military, cruise, commercial or oil + gas project in a shipyard, there’s a good chance Trident is working on it.

 

TT-LINE ROPAX VESSEL

SCRUBBER INSTALLATION COMPLETED

GDYNIA, POLAND Four hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems, manufactured by Italian firm, Ecospray Technologies, have been installed by Trident Maritime Systems on Peter Pan, the German-owned TT-Line premium RoPax ferry on January 10, 2017.

 

The scope of work includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trident also completed a second turnkey installation of four hybrid scrubbers on Peter Pan's sister vessel Nils Holgersson in Landskrona, Sweden between December 2015 and January 2016.

 

Peter Pan and Nils Holgersson are two of TT-Line’s premium RoPax ferries, operating between Trelleborg, Sweden and Travemünde, Germany. The vessels were built in 2001 with a capacity of 744 passengers.

 

• Project management

• 3D scanning and engineering

• Electrical work including integration with the existing system

• Installation of the scrubber towers and Ecospray equipment

• Installation of GRE piping

• Fabrication and installation of sea chest

• Fabrication of holding tanks

• Fabrication of steel structure for pump room

 

TRIDENT MARITIME SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES

ACQUISITION OF

 CALLENBERG TECHNOLOGY GROUP

OCTOBER 3, 2016 Trident Maritime Systems, LLC (“Trident”) today announced today the completion of the acquisition of Callenberg Technology Group (“Callenberg”), previously a subsidiary of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS.

 

Callenberg designs, assembles, integrates, and supports HVAC, electrical energy management, and insulation systems for commercial and government vessels around the world. Callenberg is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and employs approximately 900 employees in

14 countries.

 

Trident is a leading independent provider of turnkey marine joiner, distributed systems, electro-mechanical, and power, propulsion and control systems and solutions for government and commercial customers both in the U.S. and internationally.

 

Tom Eccles, Chief Executive Officer of Trident, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Callenberg and its employees to the Trident family. The addition of Callenberg adds a highly complementary set of systems and capabilities to the Trident platform which will ultimately allow us to better serve our customers. This acquisition also significantly strengthens our presence internationally and improves our ability to support our global customers.”

 

THOMPSON NAMED TRIDENT MANAGING DIRECTOR

February 4, 2016  I am pleased to announce that on January 1, 2016 Paul Thompson accepted the position of Managing Director of Trident Maritime Systems, Power, Propulsion and Controls sector.  Paul will report to Joe Mullen, the Chief Operating Officer of Trident. As many of you know, Paul accepted a position as Vice President of Distributed Systems at the IMECO Division in 2014. He joined us from GE Power Conversion’s North America Marine Organization.

 

During his time at GE he had growing responsibilities in technical, sales and business leadership areas. Upon his departure he was their leading executive in the North America region. He successfully grew the business to be the market leader in Integrated Power Systems in the government sector and navigated that company through several transitions of ownership. His accomplishments include the Power, Propulsion and Controls solutions on USCGC Healy, T-AKE, MLP, LHD-8, LHA-6 + 7, DDG-1000 and Canada’s AOPS program. Over his short time with our company, Paul has been a lead for the Distributed Systems and then Power Systems Product Group, and has been working to grow our Trident portfolio of business on future platforms such at T-AO(x) and OPC.

 

Paul is tasked with growing the Power, Propulsion and Controls footprint in a coordinated fashion with all sectors of Trident. 2016 will be a challenging year for our business. We can only achieve the objectives of our business as one team.

MULLEN NAMED TRIDENT COO

JANUARY 26, 2016 I am pleased to announce that effective immediately Joe Mullen has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer for Trident Maritime Systems. Joe will continue to execute his responsibilities as President of the Trident USJ Division in addition to his role as COO. Joe will continue to report directly to me.

 

As many of you know, Joe accepted a position as Vice President of Business Development at US Joiner LLC in 2007, following 20 years as the President of a successful privately held land based construction and manufacturing company roughly the size of US Joiner. Over his time with our companies, Joe has assumed increasing levels of responsibility. He became Executive Vice President of US Joiner prior to the acquisition of the company by JF Lehman in 2011. He became President of US Joiner a year later. When we reorganized the business into Trident Maritime Systems, Joe was named President of the

USJ Division.

 

During his tenure with the company, revenues and profits in his portion of the business continued to grow substantially. This growth is notable given the challenging business environment we faced over that time. In addition, Joe led the efforts to diversify the USJ division into the oil and gas market, the cruise market—both new construction and revitalization—and the US Navy maintenance, repair and overhaul sector. The USJ Division expansion included the penetration of additional markets in the United States and internationally. Over this period, the USJ Division acquired and integrated three companies and started the Baltec Marine business.

 

Joe will be tasked with accelerating the integration of the divisions into Trident Maritime Systems. We must move quickly to harness the tremendous value that Trident Maritime Systems can offer our customers and this realignment will help ensure that our customers see us as one company.

 

2016 will be a challenging year for our business. We can only achieve the objectives of our business as one team. I will hold Joe accountable for oversight of all daily operations of Trident, cultivation of additional teamwork, and achievement of Trident targets. The leaders of the other divisions will now report to Joe.  In his role, he will work closely with the other divisions to ensure that each division accomplishes its financial and operational objectives.

 

Please join me in congratulating Joe on his new role.

Tom Eccles

Chief Executive Officer, Trident Maritime Systems

 

LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP LCS 11 SIOUX CITY LAUNCH

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The Littoral Combat Ship LCS 11 Sioux City launched from the Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin on January 30, 2016. Trident is proud to have provided all of the ship’s interior outfitting and HVAC system.

The Littoral Combat Ship LCS 11 Sioux City launched from the Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin on January 30, 2016. Trident is proud to have provided all of the ship’s interior outfitting and HVAC system.

 

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