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Ryan Smith (Photo: Fincantieri Marine Systems North America)

Smith Named CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems N.A.

This week marked the start of new leadership at Chesapeake-based Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, as Ryan W. Smith assumed the position as CEO for the company.Smith brings over 15 years of experience in program management and engineering roles with Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, as well as project management and lifecycle consulting services for major defense contractors and ship repair organizations focusing primarily on support of U.S. Navy programs. Smith brings over a decade of waterfront management experience at multiple ports to help lead the expansion into total ship sustainment.

Nine Hunter Class Frigates will be built in Adelaide by a workforce of more than 2,400. (Image: BAE Systems)

Ship Jobs to Fuel South Australian Recovery

a decade and was also where six Collins Class submarines were built for the Royal Australian Navy and have undergone ongoing sustainment.It is also expected to be the construction site for 12 Attack Class Submarines from 2024, creating thousands more jobs.ASC Shipbuilding has become a subsidiary of BAE Systems throughout the Hunter Frigate build process before ownership is returned to the Commonwealth at the completion of the project.ASC Shipbuilding Managing Director Craig Lockhart said while 70% of Osborne’s staff were working from home and social distancing measures were in place, shipbuilding

Bharat Amin (Photo: HII)

Amin to Spearhead HII Digital Strategy

stakeholders. In recognition of the critical importance of these efforts, I am announcing the appointment of Bharat.”Amin joins the HII executive team after serving as vice president and CIO for Newport News Shipbuilding division since 2014. He has previously held various leadership positions at BAE Systems Inc., including vice president and CIO for BAE Systems’ Land & Armaments sector.Amin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, as well as a master’s degree in industrial engineering and an Executive MBA in International Business

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Cammell Laird Recruits 20 New Apprentices

suppliers at peak times.”Graham said this year’s in-take is drawn from the Merseyside region and is aged between 16 and 27.“We want to issue a positive message built around Cammell Laird’s future order book with customers like the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, the Royal Navy and BAE Systems – we have lots of work over the next ten years (see work pipeline below),” he said. “But there is a skills gap on Merseyside and in the maritime industry. We cannot find all the people and skills we need so we are having to invest into training the next generation hence why we

BAE $26B Frigate Deal: Local University Sees Opportunity

The University of Tasmania welcomed the announcement of BAE Systems as the successful tender for $25.8 billion SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Brigid Heywood said enormous benefits would flow to Australian industry as a result of the deal to build a new fleet of nine navy frigates, particularly with a 65 to 70 per cent Australian industry content target in the contract. “The University of Tasmania, primarily through our specialist institute the Australian Maritime College, enjoys a longstanding collaborative relationship with BAE Systems

Richard McCreary (left) and Bill Blount (Photos: Vigor)

Vigor Hires McCreary, Blount in Leadership Roles

Vigor’s growing government programs in ship repair and fabrication. He brings to the role long history in shipbuilding and ship repair, having serves as Executive VP for VT Halter in Mississippi for five years, CEO of Marinette Marine from 2005 to 2011, and recently finished a six year tour with BAE Systems in Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering. Blount joins Vigor as the Manager of International Business Development for the company’s portfolio of military craft and specialized aluminum patrol boats. He has 26 years of maritime

BAE Systems Names Wolstenholme MD in the UK

Andrew Wolstenholme OBE will join BAE Systems plc from May 24, 2018, in a newly-created role on the Executive Committee as Group Managing Director, Maritime and Land UK.   Wolstenholme will be responsible for BAE Systems’ Maritime and Land UK sectors and will report directly to Chief Executive, Charles Woodburn.   Wolstenholme joins BAE Systems from Crossrail Ltd., where he led Europe's largest infrastructure project for the last seven years. He has extensive experience in business leadership and delivering major engineering projects in the U.K., Asia and North America, including

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

vice president, corporate development, nuclear and environmental services, where he was responsible for executing the growth strategy in commercial and government nuclear markets. In 2016, he became HII’s executive vice president, strategy and development. 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. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s in engineering management.   With this

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

Steve Roth, President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Makes Leadership Moves

, while exercising full authority to manage and administer all facets of the VSY business. Paul joined the company in April 2014 as Director – Ship Construction and was promoted shortly thereafter to Vice President – Engineering. Prior to joining VSY, he spent the majority of his career at BAE Systems in Melbourne, Australia, where he held various executive management roles. He has more than 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

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

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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

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

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

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

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