Thomas Dyer

Thomas Dyer - Headway Marine LLC



Thomas Dyer
Headway Marine LLC
2547 Perkins Lane West
Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 618-8632

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Thomas Dyer
Headway Marine LLC

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(206) 618-8632


During a shipbuilding, naval architecture, and heavy lift engineering career spanning over 40 years, Tom Dyer has developed a broad knowledge of the shipbuilding business, and of the technology and operation of workboats and pleasure craft. He has managed heavy industrial contracts. He has put his knowledge to work as an expert in more than forty disputes, representing shipyards, vessel owners, and seaman; both plaintiffs and defendants.

Growing up in his father's shipyard at the mouth of the Columbia River, Tom received: 
·        BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford
·        Commission as a naval reserve officer
·        MS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from MIT.
·        Fulbright Scholarship to study in Holland
After naval service, Tom worked his way through the shipbuilding ranks as a naval architect, estimator, superintendent, project manager, new construction program manager, shipyard general manager, and finally as president and owner of a small yard. He has also served briefly as a principal in a leading naval architecture firm, and was engineering vice president for a heavy lift contractor. He holds a Professional Engineer's license in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
 
Tom has overseen the construction of 28 steel and aluminum vessels, and supervised innumerable vessel repairs and major conversions. He has managed heavy industrial construction projects and the lifting, transport, and seafastening of oversized marine cargos. Tom is familiar with all aspects of shipyard operations and business, as well as the engineering, construction, conversion and maintenance of fishing vessels, tugs, barges, ferries, pilot boats, sailing and powered pleasure craft, and of aluminum, wood, and steel hulls. With 50 years of experience in operating and maintaining wooden pleasure boats, both sail and power, Tom has made voyages in sailboats, fishing vessels, tugs, pilot boats, and naval and merchant ships.

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