After close to 40 years of working on Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Vice President and General Manager Todd Thayse is calling it a career. Thayse has worked at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding for 37 years, including 10 years in his current role. The news comes at a busy time for the local shipyard that welcomed the S.S. Badger on Thursday, launched the first U.S. flagged Great Lakes Bulk Carrier in Nearly 40 years on October 28th, and announced it was contracted to build another 5,500 cubic meter LNG bunker barge on Wednesday. Bay Shipbuilding also held a ribbon-cutting earlier this week for its new state-of-the-art fabrication buildings as it prepares to help Marinette Marine build a first-in-class frigate for the U.S. Navy. Thayse will remain at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding through mid-January to help his replacement, Craig Perciaville, transition into his role. Perciavalle comes to Sturgeon Bay from Austal USA in Mobile, Ala where he became familiar with the shipbuilding and repair industry.