Baker Marine Solutions, Covington, Louisiana announced the appointment of Robert Socha as Vice President Business Development for the Domestic United States and International operations of the company. Mr. Socha joins Baker Marine Solutions (BMS), following a successful 16 years with Bollinger Shipyards as executive vice president marketing and sales, and an earlier productive 18 year career with Tidewater, Inc. in sales for their North America and International operations in West Africa, Middle East and India. The announcement was made by BMS President Jim Baker saying, “Mr. Socha has been in the industry for over 35 years and is well respected, bringing a great deal of industry experience that will add value to our current and future capabilities. His wide-range of responsibilities and background in the marine, oil and gas industry with oil companies, operators and service companies will be an asset as he joins in our company's goals and standards of continually developing a diverse customer base." Baker Marine Solutions, www.bakermarinesolutions.com is a leading provider of marine assurance and consulting services, performing DP assurance, OCIMF- OVID inspections, IMCA CMID inspections, & marine warranty surveys as well as onboard marine representation, and project/ vessel management services for the world markets.