Kirk J. Meche became President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., a public company trading on the NASDAQ exchange, on January 1, 2013. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. from January 2009 to December 2012, Executive Vice President of Operations of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. from February 2001 until January 2009, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Island, L.L.C. from February 2001 to January 2006, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Marine Fabricators from February 2006 to October 2006. From 1999 to 2001, he served as President of Southport, Inc., and was Project Manager for Gulf Island, L.L.C. from 1996-1999.
Prior to his employment with Gulf Island, Mr. Meche served in various capacities with J. Ray McDermott, Inc., a subsidiary of McDermott International, including Structural Engineer, Hull Engineering Supervisor, and Project Manager from 1985-1996.
A 1980 graduate of Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma, Louisiana, he received his B.S. Degree in Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1985. With a deep rooted sense of commitment to the community, Mr. Meche currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Nicholls State University’s Business College and has served as President of various local non-profit organizations including South Central Industrial Association (SCIA), an organization established in April 1997 as a network for industrial businesses