Brandon Bollinger, CEO of Gulf Crane Services

Mr. Bollinger began working at Gulf Crane Services at age 15 with a hands-on experience. He has held positions in the shop and as a mechanics helper offshore. Mr. Bollinger gained in-depth valuable knowledge of the pedestal crane services and manufacturing business. After graduating high school, he attended Southeastern Louisiana University, graduating in '2000. Mr. Bollinger earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Mr. Bollinger was responsible in '2004 for cultivating both the Sales and HSE Departments, which have flourished under his direction. Later that year he was promoted to Vice President of Gulf Crane Services.

In '2008, Mr. Bollinger received a promotion as President of Gulf Crane Services. As President, Mr. Bollinger has taken Gulf Crane Services from a small crane repair and service company to a respectable provider of services and products in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Bollinger continues to seek creative ways to enhance customer service and productivity by improving products and services which Gulf Crane Services provides. Mr. Bollinger has taken the company to new heights by adding new customers, services, and employees along the way.

‘2008 to ‘2020 Mr. Bollinger has acquired several new facilities, an enclosed paint and blast building, a seven-acre service facility in Duson, LA. with warehousing, storage, expanded training abilities and offices. Services have expanded to include overseas services, on land and overhead hoist repairing representing over 150 Master Service Agreements with major Oil & Gas Operators / Hiring Clients while diversifying available skills amongst the employee population.

‘2021 to present Mr. Bollinger has taken the leadership role as CEO of the corporation. As a visionary leader following the principles of Christ, he has continued to diversify and expand the company’s capabilities and services. While other companies were unfortunately during the economic crisis of 2019 to 2022 were closing or downsizing, Mr. Bollinger was growing the business. Gulf Crane Services now owns Offshore Equipment Solutions, Patrick Fabricating and Welding, a shared ownership in Thunder Oil Services of Thailand and Seacrane. These acquisitions have increased the employee base from under 100 to 250 employees and growing. Safety, Quality, and a dependable services and knowledgeable employee base continues to move this 41-year-old company forward.

Mr. Bollinger continues to lead this Christian based company with a firm leadership as proven by his father’s Christian guidance and leadership.


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