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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

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Appoints Brennan

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, he was responsible for export/import, anti-bribery and trade restrictions compliance, intellectual property and licensing matters, design and management of procurement terms and conditions

Jeff Brooks

SCA Appoints Senior Defense Advisor

the Navy’s Aircraft Carrier and Submarine construction programs. Upon his retirement from the Navy in 2008, Brooks joined Earl Industries as Chief Operating Officer where he directed daily operations and led the strategic planning for Earl's five divisions. Upon Earl’s acquisition by General Dynamics NASSCO in October 2012, he was appointed Senior General Manager, responsible for ship repair operations at NASSCO-Norfolk and NASSCO-Earl Industries. He led the consolidation of the two shipyards in 2015 and also established a new operation in Bremerton, Washington in support of aircraft carrier

Zachary Gilfus and Marissa Stutzman (Photos: BHGI)

Bristol Harbor Group Announces Two New Hires

the end of August as a naval architect and marine engineer. Gilfus graduated this past spring from Webb Institute with a Bachelor’s of Science in naval architecture and marine engineering. During his time at Webb, Gilfus interned at four different companies including Carnival Cruise Lines and General Dynamics NASSCO. He was given the American Bureau of Shipping Stevenson Taylor Award for best thesis. Zach passed the fundamentals of engineering exam in the spring of 2015 and was recently approved as a New York State Engineer in Training.   Stutzman joined BHGI as a mechanical engineer in June

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General Dynamics Makes Executive Changes

  General Dynamics stated that Larry R. Flynn, president of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., has informed the corporation of his intention to retire on June 30, for health reasons. Mark L. Burns, president of Product Support for Gulfstream, will succeed Flynn as president of Gulfstream. Phebe N. Novakovic expressed the company's support of Flynn's decision and appreciation for his service. "Larry Flynn has made significant contributions to General Dynamics and Gulfstream during his long career, most recently with the introduction of three new aircraft in 2014. Under his leadership, he has

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson is Info Systems-Tech Gr. EVP at General Dynamics

  The board of directors of General Dynamics has elected S. Daniel Johnson to be executive vice president, Information Systems and Technology, effective January 1, 2015, to succeed David K. Heebner, who has informed the company of his intention to retire on December 31, 2014. Johnson will also continue in his role as president of General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics. In announcing the board's action, Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "David Heebner has had an exemplary career at General Dynamics, having served in

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