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Bellingham Marine Appoints Rasmussen and Engen to Key Positions

BMI1503_NWAppointmentsBellingham, WA – Bellingham Marine, leading dock designer and marina builder, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Rasmussen as General Manager of Bellingham Marine’s Northwest Division, located in Washington State.  Mr. Rasmussen will oversee the day to day operations of the Division including manufacturing and general contracting activities.

Mr. Rasmussen was hired by Bellingham Marine as a Project Manager. “Rob has quickly proven to be a tremendous asset to our Northwest team,” said Everett Babbitt, President and CEO of Bellingham Marine.  “His strong leadership skills and engineering and project management experience are well suited for ensuring the company’s high standards for product quality, customer satisfaction, and project delivery are met.”

Prior to joining Bellingham Marine, Rob worked for one of the U.S.’s top construction companies, Granite Construction for eight years, after spending ten years with a highly regarded local contractor, Strider Construction.

Following the appointment of Mr. Rasmussen, Jim Engen, 20-year employee of Bellingham Marine was promoted to the position of Manager of Project Development.  Mr. Engen has held numerous leadership positions within the company including, most recently, Operations Manager and Senior Estimator.

“We are extremely excited to have Jim in this key position,” said Jesse Ellenz, Vice President of Special Projects and former General Manager of Bellingham’s Northwest Division. “Jim’s level of technical knowledge, dedication, and customer service will strengthen the Company’s ability to provide technical assistance to meet each of our client’s needs.”

In his new role, Mr. Engen will be responsible for sales of marina and other precast products, marina assessment, contract development, engineering management and project coordination.

“The dynamics of this new, multi-talented leadership team will have a tremendous impact on the overall growth and sustainability of the Northwest Division and the Bellingham Marine company as a whole,” said Babbitt.  “I am highly confident that these new appointments will allow us to continue to serve our customers with the high quality service and technical expertise that the company is known worldwide for.”

As the world’s leading marina design-build construction company, Bellingham Marine specializes in floating dock, floating platform and floating wave attenuation systems for marinas worldwide. The company also produces other specialized precast concrete products and dry storage systems for the upland storage of boats.