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Tommy Linden (Photo: BHGI)

Bristol Harbor Group Hires Linden

engineering practice as a naval architect. Linden graduated from Webb Institute with a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During his time at Webb, he interned at BHGI, as well as the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Eagle Bulk, Newport News Shipbuilding, and General Dynamics Electric Boat.Linden is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).Bristol, R.I. based BHGI is a full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and consulting firm specializing in commercial vessel design and

Brandi Smith has been named program director of the Columbia-class submarine program Newport News Shipbuilding. (HII photo)

Smith Named Director of Columbia-class Sub Program

Brandi Smith has been named program director of the Newport News Columbia-class submarine program.Smith will be responsible for leading the company’s construction activities for the U.S. Navy’s new class of ballistic-missile submarines, as well as maintaining strong relationships with General Dynamics Electric Boat and Navy customers. She will report to Jason Ward, Newport News vice president for Columbia-class submarine construction.Smith began her career at Newport News in 2002 as an engineer in the carrier overhaul program. She has held positions of increasing responsibility throughout

Kevin Graney was named president of General Dynamics Electric Boat. Photo: General Dynamics

Graney Name President General Dynamics Electric Boat

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) appointed General Dynamics NASSCO president Kevin Graney as president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, effective October 1. David J. Carver, NASSCO’s vice president and general manager of repair, will succeed Graney as president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  Jeffrey S. Geiger, who has served as president of Electric Boat since 2013, will retire effective September 30.Graney began his shipbuilding career with General Dynamics Electric Boat in 1995 as a senior engineer for the Virginia-class submarine program and worked in various leadership roles at General

Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

, working for International Paint Company in New York, N.Y. as a Sales and Technical Representative. He secured the first tanker in the industry that was fully coated with epoxy for Keystone/Shell at Bethlehem Steel in Maryland.  He later introduced epoxy shop primers to Bethlehem Steel and General Dynamics and landed other new customer accounts, thereby earning the nickname of “Epoxy Joe” in the Marine Coating Industry.From 1967-1970 he worked for Mobil Chemical in New York and Tokyo, Japan, as Far East Marine and Industrial Manager, where he organized and directed the coating of twelve

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ASL Hires Taillefer

and fleet uses —often in high tempo naval and military operations. Taillefer has extensive operational experience in applying his expertise and knowledge in the oceanographic tactical domain. He spearheaded operational oceanography, acoustic modeling and decisional technologies with DND, General Dynamics (GD) Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) since the early 1990s.  At GD Canada, his work spanned from coordination and installation of sonar systems aboard Swedish warships at two Swedish shipyards (Karlskrona and Muskö Naval Base), worked on the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone (MHP)

Mark Lamarre has been named CEO of Seaspan Shipyards. (Photo: Seaspan Shipyards)

Lamarre Named CEO at Seaspan Shipyards

ASC PTY LTD, where he led a $600 million shipbuilding division of ASC engaged in the engineering, construction, activation and post-delivery support of Naval surface combatants to the Australian Navy. Previously, Mr. Lamarre worked at Bath Iron Works, the $1.2 billion shipbuilding business unit of General Dynamics Corporation, where he spent 24 years in increasingly senior roles, responsible for areas such as production engineering, planning, procurement, material control and operations, among others. Mr. Lamarre holds an MBA from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and a Bachelor of Art

Stuart Halley  (Photo: Mercury Racing

Mercury Racing Names Halley as GM

; Product Planning, a role he has held since 2011.During that time, Halley and his team were integral to the success of many of Mercury’s outboard platforms including the 150hp FourStroke, the 75-115hp FourStroke and the new 3.4L V-6 platform.Prior to working at Mercury, Halley was employed at General Dynamics and Lockheed in Ft. Worth, Texas and was involved with the F-16 National Aero-Space Plane (X-30) and F-22 aircraft programs. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University

Jim Corr (Photo: Seaspan)

Vancouver Shipyards Promotes Corr to VP

direction on network planning, detail planning and production control, as well as estimating for new ship construction.    planning/scheduling, Integrated Master Scheduling, Lean Six Sigma, engineering planning, process development and pre-production processes. He joined the company from General Dynamics BIW where he worked as the Senior Director and Vice President of Planning responsible for all aspects of the production, repair, life cycle support, planning, engineering and data on the DDG1000 and DDG51 Destroyer Programs.   With a background in major government procurement projects

Webb Institute’s Class of 2017 throwing their caps in the air after the 121st Commencement Ceremony. (Photo: Jonathan Wang, Webb Institute student, Class of 2020)

Webb Institute Class of 2017 Turns Tassels

of areas, such as excellence in thesis and mathematics.    Following commencement, Webb’s Class of 2017 will spread out across the country and the world to begin graduate work or start their professional careers in the marine industry for employers such as Carnival Cruise Line, General Dynamics Electric Boat and Cruise Lines International Association.   

Fred Harris (File photo: General Dynamics)

Harris Joins J.F. Lehman Operating Executive Board

Frederick J. Harris, recently retired president of General Dynamics NASSCO and Bath Iron Works shipyards, has joined the operating executive board (OEB) of private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company. The OEB is a group of industry and government executives with significant experience in the firm’s target industries. Through key relationships and sector-specific knowledge, OEB members contribute to sourcing and evaluating transactions, advising on portfolio company strategy and recruiting senior level portfolio company management. A recognized leader in the maritime industry, Harris

In August 2015 General Dynamics NASSCO launched Perla del Caribe, the second ship in a series of natural gas powered containerships for TOTE (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

US Shipyards: Building for America, Jobs for Americans

in labor income, and $10.7 billion in gross domestic product, or GDP, to the national economy. These are well paying jobs with opportunity for advancement.    Many of these shipyards build not only commercial vessels but also ships used by the U.S. Department of Defense. Case in point: General Dynamics, NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego recently built the world’s first containerships that run on natural gas, and is now building a series of vessels for the Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base program. It is a compelling example of a strong domestic U.S. shipbuilding industry producing vessels

On Wednesday, January 25, General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), began construction on a fifth ship for the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. (Image: General Dynamics NASSCO/USN)

Marine Business Helps Power GD Forward

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) reported fourth-quarter 2016 earnings from continuing operations of $807 million, a 5.6 percent increase over fourth-quarter 2015, on revenue of $8.2 billion. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $2.62 compared to $2.40 in the year-ago quarter, a 9.2 percent increase.  Full-year earnings from continuing operations were $3.1 billion, a 3.3 percent increase from 2015 on revenue of $31.4 billion. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were up 8.7 percent at $9.87 compared to $9.08 in 2015.    “The quarter is solid

Fred Harris (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

Fred Harris to Retire

Ubiquitous General Dynamics Leader Fred Harris to Step Down January 1, 2017; Dirk Lesko to Lead Bath Iron Works; Kevin Graney to Lead NASSCO General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) said that in the wake the retirement of Frederick J. Harris  effective January 1, 2017, Dirk A. Lesko will be a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, and Kevin M. Graney will be a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  “Dirk and Kevin are seasoned leaders with proven track records of managing complex shipbuildi

Jennifer Lorenc (Photo: Bristol Harbor Group)

Bristol Harbor Group Hires Lorenc

Architect in August of this year. She is a recent graduate of Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y., where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. During her time at Webb, Lorenc completed five internships. A few of the companies she interned at include, General Dynamics, Electric Boat, where she worked in the shipyard as part of an electrical crew on Submarine Command and Control Systems Module (CCSM) and Matson, Inc., where she sailed aboard the M/V Manoa, a Matson containership as an engine cadet. Other companies included ECS Federal, Inc., JMS Naval Architects

General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched tanker Constitution on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

California: A Strong Shipbuilding State

Fifth in the nation for direct employment, California shipbuilding and repair industry supports nearly 35,000 jobs; Maritime Administrator highlights economic importance of shipyard industry for California while on tour at NASSCO  Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) member General Dynamics NASSCO hosted U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen for a tour of the San Diego shipyard, where SEACOR Constitution – a 610-foot tank ship launched this weekend. While on the tour, Administrator Jaenichen shared data from a report by the U.S. Maritime Administration

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

Systems Specialist, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. 24. Dr. Thomas Wakeman III, Research Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology 25. Robert Wellner, Executive Vice President, Liberty Global Logistics LLC 26. Thomas Wetherald, Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning, General Dynamics-NASSCO 27. Lisa Wieland, Port Director, Massachusetts Port Authority 28. Brian Wright, President & Chief Executive Officer, Owensboro Riverport Authority   Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members  29. CAPT James Jenkins, USCG, Senior Maritime Safety and Security Advisor to the Secretary

Chris Deegan (Photo: Gibbs & Cox)

Deegan Named President of Gibbs & Cox

of Congressman John Murtha. He was cited as NAVSEA Engineer of the Year in 1993, is a certified Program Management Professional, and a licensed Professional Engineer (Naval Architecture).   Biben came to G&C in 2010, after senior executive positions at SAIC, CSC (now CSRA), Anteon (now General Dynamics) and Northrop Grumman

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