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BAE Systems Seeks 710 Apprentices for 2015

BAE Systems in the U.K said it will take on 710 apprentices in 2015, the highest intake in the company’s history.   Next year's intake surpasses the record set in the previous year by 142 places and includes 45 places for apprentices who will eventually join companies in BAE Systems' supply chain or work in local engineering companies. The latter are funded under the government's Employer Ownership Program.   The new recruits - two-thirds of whom will be employed in engineering-related roles - will work across 14 of BAE Systems’ aerospace, security and defense sites around

Summer interns Rez Nuru (left) and Alex Rubin (right) working in Portsmouth Naval Base for BAE Systems. (Photo: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems Welcomes Record Number of Paid Interns

More than 140 university students from across the country are being given a unique insight into working life at BAE Systems, as part of the company’s 12-week summer internship program.   At Portsmouth Naval Base and Cowes on the Isle of Wight, 11 interns are currently working across a number of disciplines from HR and finance, through to engineering and supply chain.   Now in its third year, this growing program gives students the opportunity to learn from employees who are experts in their fields and gain insights that can only come from real world experience.   Over a

As part of the San Diego Ship Repair expansion, BAE Systems will purchase a new, additional dry dock, shown here as a rendering of where it would be positioned at the shipyard. It will be the company’s largest dry dock in the United States, measuring 950-feet long and 205-feet wide, with a design lifting capacity of 55,000 tons. (Image courtesy of BAE Systems)

BAE Systems to Expand San Diego Shipyard

BAE Systems announced it will invest approximately $100 million to expand drydocking capabilities at its San Diego shipyard.   The investment, which will include the purchase of a new drydock and a range of infrastructure improvements at the yard, aims to enhance ship repair, maintenance and modernization services the company provides to the U.S. Navy, other government agencies and commercial customers, the company said.   BAE Systems made the announcement today during a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating a new pier at the shipyard along the San Diego waterfront. Scheduled attendees

Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager

MAR Incorporated has named John Delia the Program manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, succeeding Bill Schmidt who retired in December 2015. Delia was most recently with BAE Systems where he served as a Program Manager responsible for the production and development of systems as well as the logistics for the Low Probability of Altimeter (LPIA), Common Data Link (CDL) and F-22 product lines within the Electronic Systems group.   Prior to working at BAE systems he served as a Senior Engineer with Northrop Grumman supporting the

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $139,818,901 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability.  This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Tortuga.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $183,794,039.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy);

Ron Davis (Photo: HII)

HII Hires Davis to Lead Cyber Security Program

;s defense. We look forward to Ron joining our team and putting his extensive cyber experience to work in this very important role.”   Davis joins HII after serving as chief information security officer for Vencore since 2015. Prior to joining Vencore, Davis held several positions at BAE Systems, including director of global cyber security program integration and director of global cyber security operations. As a BAE Systems employee under contract to the federal government, he served as director of IT security at the Department of Treasury and IT security manager at the Department of

HMS Dragon: UK MOD photo

Engineering Jobs Secured by Portsmouth UK Naval Contract

The two-and-a-half-year £70 million  contract will protect around 100 highly skilled engineering jobs at BAE Systems in Portsmouth, the home port of the Royal Navy’s 6 Type 45 destroyers and future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, informs the UK Ministry of Defence. Further jobs will be sustained in the company’s wider supply chain. The contract will ensure the effectiveness of these complex and capable warships is maintained, ensuring they are fit to operate effectively around the world. Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology

Michael Stephen Smith, corporate vice president, business growth. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo

Smith Joins HII Corporate Team

an immediate and positive impact at Huntington Ingalls Industries," Waldman said. Smith graduated from Stanford University and has a background in mergers and acquisitions, business development, and strategy and planning. He previously served in several strategy and development positions for BAE Systems' Land and Armaments Operating Group and Support Solutions sector and as a vice president for nuclear risk at Marsh USA. huntingtoningalls.com  

Michael S. Smith (Photo: HII)

HII Names Smith VP, Strategy and Development

work with the Department of Energy as well as commercial nuclear and environmental services.   He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s in engineering management. Before joining HII, Smith worked for BAE Systems, where he served as sector vice president, business development, strategy and planning, for the Support Solutions sector. Prior to BAE, he worked at Marsh USA, Inc. as a leader for the company’s nuclear risk practice and then as vice president for insurance services.   Smith also

Joseph Campbell (Image: BAE Systems)

Campbell to Lead BAE Systems’ Ship Repair Business

BAE Systems has named Joseph Campbell as vice president and general manager of the company’s Ship Repair business, effective Jan. 14.   Campbell succeeds Bill Clifford, who will retire after a successful 46-year career in the U.S. Navy and the private sector.   Campbell will be responsible for leading the strategy, operations and financial and business performance of Ship Repair, including the commercial shipbuilding operations. He previously served as vice president and director at American Systems Corporation, where he was responsible for undersea warfare and naval combatant

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Appoints Brennan

, and contracts and subcontracts in support of new vessel construction at VSY.   Brennan has more than 27 years of experience in the shipbuilding and heavy project construction industries, and has worked on a number of major military procurement programs with Aircraft Carrier Alliance, BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions Inc. as well as Saint John Shipbuilding Limited. Prior to this, he practiced law for five years in Toronto, Ontario.   He joins the company from General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada where he served as Chief Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In that role

Peter McIntosh

McIntosh Named CTruk Chairman

. Aside from his role as Executive Director of VT Group PLC, highlights of McIntosh’s career include COO of Marine Current Turbines, now wholly owned by Siemens PLC, CEO of the U.K.’s Aircraft Carrier Alliance, MD of VT Shipbuilding and MD of Fleet Support Ltd, a joint venture between BAE Systems and VT Group at Portsmouth Naval Base. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights and a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. ctruk.com  

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Great Lakes Shipyard Hires Skeeter as GM

structures and jackup drilling rigs.   Prior to joining Great Lakes Shipyard, Skeeter spent seven years working at shipyards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and previously worked for Newport News Shipbuilding and NORSHIPCO (Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation), a subsidiary of BAE Systems Ship Repair. Skeeter holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology from University of Miami.   The addition of Skeeter takes place as the Shipyard continues work on the construction

Jeff McCray (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries to Open Australian Office

shipbuilding capabilities.”   McCray has extensive experience in international defense and advising companies entering the international arena. Prior to joining HII, he was the vice president for sales for Symetrica Inc. From 1999-2014, he held several business development positions for BAE Systems, including vice president, international business development, in Asia and Europe. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, where he earned a master’s degree in internationa

Ian Edward Ross (Photo: GBSL)

Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives

industry with 43 years of experience in ship repair, ship conversion, new building project management, estimating, contract management, operations and engineering management.    Prior to joining GBSL he held several middle and senior level management positions at Atlantic Marine and BAE Systems Florida and Alabama Shipyards in the U.S.    Throughout his career Chuck has been responsible for the implementation of corporate strategies by leading the pursuit of new business opportunities, as well as startup and continual improvements in new ship building and ship repair operations

Vancouver Shipyards (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Appoints Three to its Executive Team

responsible for engineering and design on new ship construction, in addition to the development and maintenance of engineering standards and engineering governance for Vancouver Shipyards (VSY). Prior to joining VSY as Director of Ship Construction in 2013, he spent the majority of his career at BAE Systems in Melbourne, Australia, where he held various executive management roles. He has 20 years of experience in the shipbuilding and heavy project construction industries, and has worked on a number of major shipbuilding programs including the ANZAC Frigate, Air Warfare Destroyer and Landing Helicopter

Christopher D. Kastner (Photo: HII)

Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries

at HII, including the development and integration of strategic planning efforts as well as the analysis and entrance into markets where HII can leverage its engineering and construction competencies. Smith joined HII in 2014 in the role of corporate vice president, business growth. He came from BAE Systems, where he worked for 10 years—most recently as sector vice president, business development, strategy and planning, for the Support Solutions sector. Prior to BAE, he worked at Marsh USA, Inc. as a leader for the company’s nuclear risk practice and then as vice president for insurance

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