David Chatham

Vice President, Engineering

David Chatham, VP of Engineering at Swiftships, is a highly experienced leader with a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Over nearly 30 years in the industry, he has excelled in integrated shipboard machinery installations, naval architecture, ocean engineering, and mechanical/electrical engineering.

In his role, David guides the engineering team, ensuring projects align with organizational goals. He prioritizes cost-effectiveness and quality, managing budgets and resource allocation efficiently. His expertise extends to project planning, and overseeing processes from concept to production. David also directs vessel design, collaborates with suppliers, and addresses warranty issues, emphasizing compliance and client satisfaction.

As a mentor, David is committed to developing his team, fostering growth and professional excellence. With a proven track record, he brings valuable industry knowledge, driving innovation and productivity within Swiftships’ engineering team.