Executive Profiles

Kevin Amis, EVP for Operations at VT Halter Marine

Kevin Amis

EVP for Operations

VT Halter Marine

Kevin Amis, EVP for Operations at VT Halter Marine

Kevin Amis is VT Halter Marine’s executive vice president for operations, a role he has held since October 2019. He is in charge of engineering, supply chain management, production, production control and quality at the company.

Amis has more than 30 years of experience in the shipbuilding and marine industry. Throughout his career, he held various leadership positions in the U.S. Navy and commercial shipping sector.  

During Amis’ tenure as EVP, the company received a one-year $39.9M contract option to develop and construct an additional mobile berthing barge for the U.S. Navy. The agency exercised an option on a $244M deal to acquire the fourth Auxiliary Personnel Lighter–Small 67 Class vessel.

The original agreement, which the service branch awarded in September 2018, requires VT Halter Marine to build and provide the first two APLs before yearend. The award consists of options for the construction of four extra barges, with the third barge scheduled for delivery later this year and the fourth in the middle of 2021.

The APL platform can be hauled to shipyards and bases to shelter crewmembers engaged in certain fleet requirements and inter deployment training cycles. Each vessel is made to house more than 600 people and includes multiple facilities such as offices, classrooms, medical treatment stations and recreation sites.

Amis started his career at Ingalls Shipbuilding, where he spent 33 years serving different roles in expanding responsibilities. His most recent position was vice president for facilities, maintenance, craft training and apprentice school. 

Prior to joining Halter Marine, he was a shipbuilding consultant for nearly five years. He held various positions of responsibility in the trades divisions, human resources, quality, welding engineering and program management.

Amis graduated from Morehead State University with an associate’s degree in applied science in welding technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in technology management from Saint Leo University. He is likewise a welding graduate from the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School.

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