Electrical Group General Foreman
US Coast Guard Yard
Ron Viands is General Foreman of the Yard Electrical Group that includes the Electric, Electronics, and Ordnance Shops. He oversees 91 employees who work on the repair and installation of equipment and systems on a variety of Coast Guard vessels that come to the Yard. He is responsible for a busy "road show" schedule accomplishing electrical, electronics, and ordnance installs and repairs, as well as CASREP response, on the Coast Guard fleet world-wide.
Mr. Viands came to the Yard in 1991, starting out as an apprentice and progressing to mechanic, work leader, supervisor in both electronics and electric shops, and to his current position as General Foreman in December 2012.
He is a veteran of the United States Army, specializing in electronic warfare.