Jayson Robinson Named Vice President of Vigor Fabrication

Long-time Vigor leader to take helm of Complex and Marine Fabrication

March 12, 2024

Jayson Robinson has been named Vigor’s Vice President of Fabrication, taking the helm of the complex and marine fabrication divisions with facilities in Clackamas and Portland, Oregon, as well as Vancouver, Washington. Robinson joined Vigor, a Titan company, as the director of quality in 2018 and has been serving as the assistant vice president since last fall. He will assume the responsibility of maintaining and growing Vigor's highly-skilled team and positioning the company in its key end markets, including nuclear, aerospace, infrastructure and marine vessels.

“Jayson has been a key part of several highly-successful projects at Vigor during his tenure,” said Titan CEO Jim Marcotuli. “His leadership and expertise will be critical as we enter a period of potential growth for this part of our business. The combination of our industry-leading ship repair business with our immense fabrication capability helps make Titan a more competitive and sustainable player in each of our markets.”

Robinson takes over a department that has recently added leaders to other key positions, including Kit Brown as head of the Complex Fabrication team. Vigor Fab has seen several major successes in recent years, such as the completion of the prototype for the Maneuver Support Vehicle Light (MSV-L), as well as on-time delivery of one of our most complex bridge projects completed to date.

Prior to Vigor, Robinson served as general manager at Marks Brothers, Inc. for eight years, where he led the implementation of the company’s strategic plan, entry into new end markets and growth. From 2002-2011 he was president and general manager of NDE Professionals, Inc., a consulting business where he supported operational leadership for several companies, as well as leading a trade school. His experience training new entrants into the trades will be key as Vigor works with industry peers in addressing a worker shortage.

Robinson has worked in the industry since 1996 and currently owns multiple industry certifications. He begins his role immediately and will be based at Vigor’s Clackamas facility.

Vigor’s fabrication unit features an array of capabilities which has led to successful projects in multiple end markets. In the last year, the team has completed the MSV(L) prototype; completed sections of the Portal Bridge linking New Jersey and New York City, and the Yamhill Bridge in Oregon; and continued work in the nuclear and aerospace industries. This work supports U.S. national defense as well as infrastructure and commerce, a far-reaching impact in addition to the hundreds of family wage jobs provided in the Portland region.


About Vigor

Vigor is a values-driven, diversified industrial business operating in six locations with 1,800 people in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Built around a collection of powerful, unique assets and differentiated capabilities, Vigor excels at specialized shipbuilding, ship repair and handling important, complex projects in support of energy generation, our nation’s infrastructure and national defense. With deep respect for people and the planet, Vigor strives to be a positive, regenerative force for good – environmentally, in the lives of its employees and in the community. Vigor … Industrial Evolution. For more information, visit vigor.net.

About Titan Acquisition Holdings

A family of bicoastal leaders in ship repair, ship modernization, marine and complex fabrication services, Titan Acquisition Holdings was formed in 2019. Titan is the parent company of Vigor, operating in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska; MHI Holdings, based in Norfolk, Virginia; and Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD) in California. Notable Titan family customers include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command, Maritime Administration, U.S. Army, local and state ferry systems, and commercial ship owners.