Company Founder & President, Allen Engebretsen, brings to Bay Welding a lifetime of experience in Alaska‘s fisheries and is an expert in the design and fabrication of both fiberglass and aluminum vessels.  Known to be relentless in his pursuit of perfection, Allen personally oversees and inspects all aspects of vessel construction and design. Allen’s wife, Linda Engebretsen, is the company Secretary and Treasurer and handles all financial aspects.

General Manager, Eric Engebretsen, is in charge of the operations, production scheduling, materials management, and technical design.  Born and raised in the commercial fisheries, Eric is an ABYC Certified Marine Electrical Technician. Eric utilizes his commercial fishing history and ABYC training to stay one step ahead of corrosion and vibration in the installation of electronics and vessel wiring.

Ian Weatherly is Shop Floor Manager and welding quality control administrator.  Ian is also in charge of general hull and cabin fabrication.  Allen, Eric, and Ian also design and oversee installation of all mechanical, propulsion, and plumbing systems.

Drawing upon the local workforce, Bay Welding takes pride in hiring employees who have practical experience in maritime fields.  Employing an average of 20 workers, Bay Welding’s employees have a diverse variety of specialization and are all precision oriented.