Robert Heger P.E. – Chief Engineer
Robert Heger, P.E.
Bob is the co-founder of Heger Dry Dock, and with over 45 years of related experience he’s widely considered a “guru” of everything related to floating drydocks. Bob is very well known in the US maritime industry, NAVSEA, NAVFAC & MSC and is the primary author of Heger Dry Dock’s ‘Dockmaster’s Manual’ that is widely used by industry professionals, domestic and international. Bob’s immense expertise related to structural engineering and naval architecture aspects of floating drydock operations, simplicity in his designs, constant improvements to known drydock features through inspections and interactions with drydock operators, and development of new ways-and-means have in many ways revolutionized the drydocking industry over the last few decades. Bob graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered professional engineer in MA and RI. Bob has conducted many Dockmaster training seminars, and has been an expert witness in various types of legal cases involving drydocks.