INSIGHTS: Loy Stewart, Jr.

Loy Stewart, Jr. is President, Detyens Shipyards. He is a 1991 graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point where he earned a degree in Marine Engineering. After several months sailing on the Sealift Atlantic, Loy began working at Detyens as a Ship Superintendent and coordinated work on numerous commercial and navy contracts. In 1996, when the Detyens Shipyards were divided into separate profit centers, Loy Jr. was promoted to Profit Center Manager of the Wando facility. In 2002 he was made PCM of the Main Yard in North Charleston and promoted to Executive Vice President in 2003. On October 1, 2004 Loy became the company president and in 2010, he and his two younger brothers purchased Detyens Shipyards from their father becoming the third generation of family ownership. The road from the humble beginnings of the Detyens brand to its current position as a well-respected and prominent shipyard and repair facility has been anything but easy. Along the way, this Charleston, South Carolina-based business has built a tradition of quality workmanship at a reasonable price. Family owned and operated since its inception, the company has continually emphasized customer service, family values and safety in the workplace. Loy Stewart, Jr. lives the Detyens Creed – “Customer before Company, Employee before Owner, Family before Self, and Safety Above All” – every day. Listen in this month as he weighs in on the complicated and competitive world of ship repair.One of the key st....

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