NEW YORK — The Atlantic Boat Yard has hired a new leader to help it take over its operations, a senior official confirmed Tuesday.
The announcement came in a statement by the Atlantic Boatyard, a New York-based company that has been operating the U.S. Navy’s only marine tugboatyard for more than 50 years.
The hiring, by the company, is a surprise for many who had hoped for a new chief executive.
It comes after months of speculation that the Atlantic would be sold, or that the new CEO would be a new, younger boss.
The company has been working with President Donald Trump’s administration to create an infrastructure bank and set up a new operations center in the U, which will allow the new owner to start building the infrastructure for the future of the tugboatyards operations.
The Atlantic announced its new CEO, Mark C. Horsley, on April 2, the same day the new president took office.
In the statement, Horsleys leadership will be “a world class facility that will bring together a diverse workforce and create an atmosphere that is conducive to the growth and success of our business.”
It is not clear when Horskins new job will start.
Atlantic is a major supplier of commercial fishing vessels and the Navy has been seeking a buyer for its marine tugboats since 2015.
It was also a topic of speculation during the transition of Trump’s team from former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon to Trump’s pick to lead the Navy, former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.