Virginia Ship Repair Foundation

VSRF works to build the workforce capability and indusrty image of ship repair in Hampton Roads. Ship Repair contirbutes more than $5 billion to the regional economy, and employs in excess of 40,000 skilled workers. CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE JOBS

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VSRF is always interested in holding meetings at unique locations in order to build on its partnerships and reach in the community. If you have a workforce or education focused program that would benefit from a partnership with our ship repair members, please call Michelle Tomaszewski at 757.233.7034 to schedule a Board meeting at your location.


2014 8th Annual LEGO Ship Repair Design Competition!

In our 8th year, the Annual LEGO Ship Repair design competition impressed all of the judges and 2014 Will be better than ever!! Schools from as far away as Isle of Wight and Glouster, plus schools from both the Southside and Peninsula areas of the region, bring intense competition and creativity to the program!

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2014 8th Annual Tradesmen of the Year Awards!

The 8th Annual Tradesmen of the Year Awards are now open for nominations! 

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American Graduate

VSRA and VSRF volunteers support the WHRO American Graduate program. Learn More...

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Community Programs

VSRF volunteers activily participate in activities for students and the community. From the Elizabeth River Learning Barge to hosting tours for students and teachers, this is a growing part of our outreach.

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Shipyard Careers

VSRF conducts surveys and gathers information on ship repair careers to help prospective workers decide which part of the industry they would like to build a career in. This page is being loaded with links to resources.

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VSRF Board of Directors

Viki Rodriguez

Chairman & DirectorColonna's ShipyardDirector of Human Resources

David Spinazzolo

DirectorMetropolian LaboratoriesChief Executive Officer

Frank Jemmison

Immediate Past Chairman & DirectorW & O Supply, Inc

Chris Murray

DirectorAMSECProduction Manager, NAVSEA Cableway Program

Linda Hyatt

Treasurer & DirectorMarine Hydraulics InternationalDirector of Human Resources

Terry Stead

DirectorTecnico CorporationProduction Manager

Alan Walker

DirectorBAE Systems Norfolk Ship RepairLabor Relations Manager

Richard Merkle

DirectorGeneral Dynamics NASSCO-Earl

Colleen Becker

DirectorMarine Chemist ServiceCertified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional and General Manager

Gary Wyatt

DirectorMfb Marine, LLC

Chris Stuart

DirectorTop Guard SecurityVice President

Kathleen Hinton

DirectorGeneral Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk