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Gulf Island Fabrication appoints Kirk J. Meche CEO

Gulf Island Fabrication announced the appointment of Kirk J. Meche as the company's new CEO and president effective January 1, 2013. Meche will replace Kerry J. Chauvin, who will step down as CEO and chairman of the board on January 1, 2013 due to his health. John P. Laborde, a member of the company's board since 1997, will assume the role of chairman of the board. The company expects to enter into an agreement with Chauvin pursuant to which Chauvin will serve as a consultant to the board and management following his resignation.