Singapore: Austal has announced that Michael Little has joined Austal as Regional Service Manager – Asia. Based in Singapore, Little will be responsible for Austal’s support offering in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines and for developing relationships in the broader region.
Little has considerable experience in the Asia-Pacific ship repair industry and direct expertise supporting US Navy operations in the region. His addition follows Austal’s recent acquisition of Darwin-based Hydraulink NT and its associated business KM Engineering (“HKME”), and further signals Austal’s commitment to supporting US Navy operations in Asia-Pacific, where Austal expects many of its Mobile-built Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) to operate.
Little joins Austal from SES Marine Services, a subsidiary of Sembawang Shipyard. Prior to joining Sembawang, Little served 20 years in the US Navy. [09/10/12]