Mr. Kong joined IRI in 2010 as a Fleet Operations Manager and in August 2022 he was promoted to Vice President, Fleet Operations. Prior to joining IRI Mr. Kong served over 20 years of active duty as an officer in the USCG’s naval engineering field. After his time with the USCG, Mr. Kong entered the private sector as Senior Principal Engineer at General Dynamics Information Technology and, most recently, Senior Reliability Engineer at The McHenry Management Group. Mr. Kong holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Marine Engineering from the USCG Academy.