VT Halter Marine Inc. announced the appointment of Cliffe F. Laborde to its board of directors. Laborde is owner and co-manager of Laborde Marine Services, LLC, and Laborde Brothers Crewboats, LLC.
Laborde previously held the position of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary to Tidewater Inc. until June 2007. Prior to his appointment at Tidewater, Laborde was one of four founding partners of the firm Gelpi, Sullivan, Carroll & Laborde, where his practice primarily involved maritime defense litigation. He has chaired and served on numerous boards throughout the New Orleans business community and civic-based organizations.