Students with ASNE Tidewater's ODU Student Chapter toured Fairlead February 22, 2021 at their Portsmouth manufacturing and waterfront facilities. The students were quite taken by the diversity of the company’s strong capabilities, particularly their engineering-driven programs. They witnessed firsthand some of Fairlead’s products at various stages of production and/or testing. The students asked many engaging questions and our Fairlead hosts were very accommodating.
At the end of the tour, Mr. Keith Hubble, Fairlead Senior Engineer and Director of Strategic Product Development, graciously agreed to become a mentor to Neil St. Clair, ODU Student Chapter President. The student mentor process is an important goal of the ODU Chapter this year. We look forward to matching all ODU Chapter students with ASNE mentors before the year is over.
Mr. Joe Kosteczko, Assistant Director of Digital Shipbuilding for ODU’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center (VMASC) and Ms. Jessica Zimmerman (VMASC Communications Coordinator) were also in attendance for the tour. Joe extended an invitation to Fairlead and the ODU students to tour ODU’s VMASC facility. Special thanks to Jessica for capturing many of the photos you see below.