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Pascagoula, MS, August 5, 2015 - VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced today the promotions of Richard A. Zubic (Rick Zubic) to Executive Vice President, Shipbuilding; Rob Mullins to Senior Vice President, Strategy and Estimating; Harry Bell to Vice President, Sales and Marketing; Pawan Agrawal to Vice President Repair; and Phil Adams joins the VT Halter Marine team as Senior Vice President.

“These professionals bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication to our company.  Their promotions reflect the confidence we have in their contribution and to our success here at VT Halter Marine.” said CEO Jack Prendergast.

Rick Zubic, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Shipbuilding.  Zubic has nineteen years of service with VT Halter Marine and forty-two years in the shipbuilding industry. His new responsibilities include Sales, Business Development Estimating and Program Management.

Rob Mullins, Vice President of Program Management and Estimating, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Estimating.  Mullins is a second generation employee of VT Halter Marine shipyards and has over twenty-six years of service.

After retiring with over thirty-one years of Federal service, Phil Adams joins VT Halter Marine as Senior Vice President.  Mr. Adams’ responsibilities include Chief Compliance Officer and Facility Security Officer.

Harry Bell, Director of Sales and Marketing for Repair and Conversion, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Bell has over forty years in the shipbuilding and ship repair business, and has been with VT Halter Marine since March 2014.

Pawan Agrawal, Director Corporate Development has been promoted to Vice President of Repair. Agrawal has been in the marine industry for twenty-five years, of which he’s spent twenty years with VT Halter Marine and Its affiliate, ST Marine.

VT Halter Marine is the marine operations of VT Systems.  Based in Pascagoula, Miss., it is a leader in the design and construction of medium-sized ships in the United States. VT Halter Marine designs, builds and repairs a wide variety of ocean-going vessels such as patrol vessels, oil recovery vessels, oil cargo vessels, ferries, logistic support vessels and survey vessels. Please visit

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit

Media Contacts:    
Merdith S. Foster
Manager, Business Development
VT Halter Marine
Phone:  (1) 228 696 6888
Fax:       (1) 228 696 6899

Kelli Boyer
Director, Human Resources
VT Systems
Phone:  (1) 703 739 2610
Fax:       (1) 703 739 2611