PUBLISHED: 2:47 PM on Thursday, November 30, 2006
Art Anderson Associates Hires New Personnel
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Greg York, Project Manager
Art Anderson Associates recently added to its staff of marine and facilities design personnel by hiring Greg York as a Project Manager and Larry Mizar as a Marine Electrical Engineer. Both will help meet the demands of the firm's current contracts and add to its capacity to take on additional work.

Greg York joins the firm as a Senior Project Manager. He will be responsible for the complete and timely execution of some of the firm's shoreline and upland facilities projects. His initial responsibilities are with the firm's management team for the Port of Bremerton's Marina Expansion and Floating Breakwater project. The project involves expanding the Bremerton Marina to over 270 berths and installing a 1,400-foot state-of-the-art floating breakwater to protect vessels from the wake of passing ferries.

Larry Mizar, Marine Electrical Engineer
York returned to Bremerton after working in Monterey, California, where he was most recently the Navy's Project Manager for the $32 million historic restoration and renovation of Herrmann Hall, transforming the former Del Monte hotel into Bachelor Officer Quarters on the campus of the Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Project Manager for the $1 billion-plus replacement of the Oakland portion of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, where he was part of the management team for the bridge's footings/pier structures. A registered architect, with years of project management experience for general contractors, engineers and government, Mr. York brings an all-around expertise that will be crucial in building the firm's capability to execute future projects.

Larry Mizar has joined the Art Anderson team as a Marine Electrical Engineer, where he will provide support to a number of the firm's marine vessel renovation and repair projects. His initial work will be in support of Art Anderson Associates' contract with Washington State Ferries to provide on-call Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering support to the WSF fleet. He will be working directly with WSF personnel on a number of projects, beginning with a lighting project on the M/V Tacoma.

Larry comes to Art Anderson Associates from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, where he worked for thirty-two years as an Electrical Engineer in a number of different codes over the course of his 35-year career working for the Department of the Navy. Most recently, he wrote technical work documents, prepared specifications and selected materials for procurement to support the overhaul of nuclear ships and submarines. In this role, he was the Safety Advocate for his Branch, Division and the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department and was nominated for the 2004 and 2005 Engineer of the Year in the Safety Category.

Art Anderson Associates is a family-owned business with an international footprint. With a local office in Bremerton, Washington, the firm maintains an additional presence in Portland, Oregon and Sitka, Alaska. Founded in 1957, Art Anderson Associates is entering into its 50th year of providing peace of mind through excellence in engineering to clients across the globe. Services include naval architecture, multi-disciplined marine and facilities engineering, transportation planning, and construction management. For more information about the firm or for employment opportunities, please visit the firm's website at