Paul has been an integral member of the Padgett Swann family for nearly two decades. Paul became President of Padgett Swann Machinery in 2005. Prior to 2005, Paul served as Vice President of Padgett Swann from 2000-2005. During his tenure at Padgett Swann, Paul has built an incredible team of talented and dedicated individuals who have worked with Paul to establish Padgett Swann as a leader in the marine and industrial marketplace
Before joining the team at Padgett Swann, Paul gained valuable experience working as a surveyor and as a licensed marine engineer in the Merchant Marine. Paul received a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and an M.B.A. from Webster University.
Brian has been an essential member of the Padgett Swann family since 2011, during which time he has served as Vice President and General Manager of Padgett Swann.
Brian is originally from Annapolis, Maryland and is a third generation Merchant Mariner. He grew up working alongside his father and grandfather, building and repairing boats. This ultimately led to his decision to attend Maine Maritime Academy, where he earned a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering. Following graduation from Maine Maritime Academy, Brian sailed deep sea with the Military Sealift Command in the LMSR and PM3 programs for eight years. Thereafter he transitioned into commercial shipping, where he served as Chief Engineer for a large U.S containership company.
Brian’s vast background in managing large scale machinery operations has enabled him to manage Padgett-Swann’s group of highly skilled employees, and to efficiently and effectively troubleshoot and repair rotating and reciprocating equipment.
James has been a member of the Padgett Swann family since 2012, during which time he has served as the Vice President of Engineering. At Padgett-Swann, James’ primary role is engineering support and sustainability, working closely with the OEMs technical requirements and specifications. While at Padgett Swann, James also helped develop PSM’s quality manual and set the platform for ISO standards and compliance.
Prior to joining Padgett Swann, James compiled over 27 years of sea-going experience as Assistant and Chief Engineer on a variety of deep sea and coastal vessels, including large tankers, specialized dry cargo vessels, trailing hopper dredges and tug/OSV’s . James received a degree in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1980.
David has been a member of the Padgett Swann family since 2015, during which time he has served as Manager of Quality Assurance and Government Services. David currently serves as Manager of Quality Assurance and Government Contracts at Padgett Swann. In this role, David is responsible for overseeing the quality management system, inspection and testing (destructive and nondestructive) and weld procedure development and qualification.
David has over 25 years of experience in heavy industry, overseeing new manufacture and refurbishment of main propulsion shafting for US Navy, Coast Guard and commercial applications for surface and subsurface vessels, navy nuclear forged components, forged valves, forged turbine and generator rotors for the power generation, and for a variety of forged components for general industrial application. David received an undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon University in 1990 and 2001, respectively.
Dylan transitioned into the role as machine shop superintendent in 2014 after proving himself as a natural leader with his calm demeanor. Prior to his time at Padgett Swann, Dylan was the Subcontractor Manager at Tampa Ship and principal field machinist-specializing in advanced field machining and aligning complex shaft line arrangements for commercial ships.
Will has been with Padgett Swann a combined 9 years. He originally apprenticed with Padgett Swann after high school and then followed his father’s footsteps helping run the mechanical services dept. at TAW-Tampa from 2007-2013. At TAW he was the lead pump machinist-specializing in high tolerance shafting, machining and pump installs.
In 2013 Will rejoined Padgett Swann as the Pump Shop Foreman, bringing with him is knowledge of high tolerance machining. Will has helped cultivate the high tolerance environment at Padgett Swann and helped develop the internal standards to which we build all pumps.
Ignacio joined the Padgett Swann team in 2006. Ignacio has a BS in Mechanical Engineering with extensive years of experience in QA and as a journeyman toolmaker.
Joining the Padgett Swann team in 2015, Mike had 20 years’ experience in welding and propeller repair. He apprenticed at Wartsila Defense repairing Large Navy Propulsors prior to joining Padgett Swann.
Alex is a mechanical engineer with more than 15-years’ experience handling specialized and supervisory duties for the maritime and energy industries. His areas of expertise are rotor dynamic, reverse engineering, and energy efficiency. Alejandro holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Zulia University in Venezuela, a Master Degree in Business Administration from Rafael Belloso Chacin University in Venezuela, and a Master degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from Dalarna Universty in Sweden. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Swedish. Alejandro is currently in charge of the laser and scanned reverse engineering duties focusing on pumps and seagoing propulsion systems. Additionally, he provides predictive maintenance customer support based on vibration spectrum analysis and thermography.
Luke Dahlberg graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelors in Mathematics. This education later on helped him evolve into the Predictive/Reliability Maintenance field. After working as a millwright in the mining world, he moved up the ladder as an RCM. Expanding his knowledge in vibration collection and analysis, thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasound. As a Sr. RCM, building programs and training, the predictive maintenance avenue became stronger. Now building and developing programs and solving problems for customers in different industrial/municipal fields is a passion. Vibration, infrared, alignments, balancing, all can become part of any program to lengthen the life of machines. Certified and proven experience to help build programs designed for specific needs.
Alissa Warren was hired as the Purchasing Manager for Padgett Swann September of 2018. She has 25 years of purchasing & management experience and manages all purchasing functions as well as logistics. Alissa previously was serving as the Purchasing Manager for the north American division of a global juice company. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Lakeland, Florida in 2005. Alissa studied mechanical engineering at Delta College and nursing at Louisiana State University.