Environmental Speaker Series Presents: Modern Aluminum Vessel Construction

Including Hybrid and Zero Emissions

An enormous ship emerges from the All American Marine facility in Bellingham, Washington. The ship is painted black and decorated with red Coast Salish symbols.

Event Details




Online: Zoom

In-Person at WWU:
Academic West, Room 204



Brought to you by:

College of the Environment, Salish Sea Institute, The Foundation for WWU & Alumni


Join Ron Willie, president and COO of local boat builder All American Marine, as he describes the modern construction techniques and features incorporated into new aluminum vessels built by AMM. Features discussed will include catamarans, hydrofoils, hybrid boats and the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered passenger vessel.

The Environmental Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30pm in Academic Instructional Center West, room 204. Join us at WWU or online on Zoom!


Ron Willie is a white male. He has a salt and pepper circle beard and wears glasses and a pale blue shirt with All American Marine logo.

Ron Willie, Speaker

Ron Wille is the president and COO of All American Marine (AAM), bringing decades of leadership and maritime experience to his role. Joining AAM in 2018, Ron quickly became an integral part of the team with his knowledge of the marketplace, operational experience and strong customer relationships. Prior to joining AAM, he had a decades long working relationship as an AAM customer, managing a large passenger vessel operation in Alaska which included three AAM hydrofoil-assisted catamarans. Ron's extensive maritime background includes commercial ship assist and towing operations in Southcentral Alaska on tugboats. He is a licensed merchant mariner and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oakland University. Ron's comprehensive expertise and strategic vision make him an invaluable leader for AAM, ensuring continued success in the maritime industry.

Accommodations and Other Details

Contact The Foundation for WWU & Alumni for this event if you have questions or need disability accommodations by calling (360) 650-3353 or emailing Alumni@wwu.edu

Advance notice for disability accommodations and special needs is greatly appreciated. Please indicate your special needs on the registration form.

There will be auto-captions available for the Zoom webinar.

Limited paid parking is available in the C lots at the south end of campus and in lots 6V and 7G at the north end of campus. Western provides comprehensive parking details—including lot locations, applicable fees, and campus map. Please note that parking in the C lot and 12A by Fairhaven College is free after 4:30pm on weekdays and all hours on weekends.