New Naval Architecture Firm Of Guarino & Cox Formed In New Orleans

The formation of Guarino & Cox, Inc., a consulting naval architectural marine design firm, was announced recently in New Orleans by its two principals, Salvadore J. Guarino and Gregory Cox, both formerly with Halter Marine, Inc.

Mr. Guarino, president of the new company, said the firm has the engineering capabilities for all types of marine equipment but that they intend to concentrate on the design and engineering of vessels for the workboat and fishing industries, including high-speed vessels such as crewboats, naval vessels and yachts. Although both Mr. Guarino and Mr. Cox have been involved extensively in advanced marine technology programs in the past, vice president Cox said that they would focus on practical, costeffective designs for the vessel owner and builder.

Mr. Guarino, until recently vice president of engineering at Halter, served in various capacities during his 20 years with the company, including sales, marketing, and estimating. Mr. Cox had held the positions of chief naval architect and head of the hull structure group at Halter Marine.

The two naval architects bring with them more than 29 years of experience in the small vessel design field, and have been instrumental in the design of many Halter Marine vessels, some of which have set the standards for modern workboats in the offshore oil and gas support industry.

Guarino & Cox, Inc. has offices at 4445 San Marco Road, New Orleans, La. 70129; telephone number is (504) 254-1277.

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