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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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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

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

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

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

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

Photo courtesy of The Great Lakes Towing Company

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

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

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

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);

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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