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Thomas Smillie

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About Thomas Smillie

Thomas Smillie is a seasoned engineering executive with extensive experience in manufacturing, R&D, and the maritime industry, currently serving as VP of Engineering.

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Thomas Smillie is the Vice President of Engineering, known for his diverse expertise in manufacturing, research and development (R&D), leadership, and the maritime sector. He has played a pivotal role in leading ship commissions and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) trials on numerous ships. Prior to his current role, Smillie served as the Head of R&D at a modular manufacturing company, where he significantly contributed to innovation in manufacturing processes. He also founded a maintenance management startup, leveraging his technical skills and industry knowledge to enhance operational efficiencies. Smillie’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Systems from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from Saint Joseph’s College. Additionally, he holds a US Coast Guard Chief Engineer Unlimited license, underscoring his comprehensive understanding and capability in maritime operations.

About Fleetzero

Fleetzero, based in Houston, TX, and operating remotely, is an industrial company focused on building battery-electric cargo ships with significantly higher net margins than traditional fossil fuel ships.

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