For over 25 years, shipyard operations manager Reuben K. Byrd has used an effective hands-on approach to management that results in higher productivity and revenues. Reuben K. Byrd began his career as a Project Manager for Atlantic Marine, Inc. in 1984 and advanced to executive positions of increasing responsibility. During the course of his career, Reuben K. Byrd seized many opportunities for professional development, enrolling in management and leadership courses and completing specialized training through trade organizations. Reuben K. Byrd has earned certificates from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Marine Port Engineers of New York, and The American Waterways Operators, a trade association for the U.S. tugboat, towboat, and barge industry. In 2000 Reuben K. Byrd joined the boat building company American Offshore Industries, Inc. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Byrd successfully managed $1.5 million in revenue during the company’s second year before selling the enterprise in 2004. Reuben K. Byrd has also served in supervisory roles for Lyon Shipyard, Inc., Tampa Ship, LLC, and Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Inc. Currently Reuben K. Byrd excels as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited, a busy marina located in the Bahamas. A competent machinist, general manager, and financial controller, Reuben K. Byrd also possesses skills in interpersonal communication, motivational leadership, and quality control, making him an ideal professional for his position. Since joining Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited in 2009, Reuben K. Byrd has succeeded in raising productivity levels by 10% and annual revenue by 22%. In his leisure time, Reuben K. Byrd enjoys golf, water sports, fishing, and reading. His favorite books include Blue Ocean Strategy and The One Minute Manager. Reuben K. Byrd donates to several charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Inc., The Humane Society of the United States, and UNICEF.