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of the reactor plant planning yard, propulsion plant engineering activity and standard Navy valve yard. Smith graduated from The Apprentice School in 1988 and earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University. He will report to Mahler.   In addition, Matt Needy, who most recently served as vice president of the Virginia-class submarine program and fleet services, is transferring to vice president of operations, effective immediately. Needy will be responsible for all trade, manufacturing, material logistics and facilities operations. He will report to

Matt Woodruff

Woodruff Named American Maritime Partnership President

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) today announced the election of Matt Woodruff of Kirby Corporation as its new President. He succeeds Thomas A. Allegretti, President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators.   “Leading the American Maritime Partnership – which speaks for the half a million American men and women whose employment depends on the domestic maritime industry – is a great honor. Our vibrant domestic maritime industry is an essential foundation for America’s economic, national, and homeland security,” Woodruff said. “I look forward to

Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Jennifer R. Boykin to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective July 1. She will succeed Matt Mulherin, who announced that he will retire on August 1 after a 36-year career at Newport News Shipbuilding.   Boykin, who will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters effective July 1, currently serves as vice president, engineering and design for Newport News Shipbuilding. Named to this position in 2012, she is responsible for all ship design,

Matt McKinley (Photo: Datum360)

McKinley Named VP at Datum360

Engineering information management company Datum360 has announced the appointment of Matt McKinley to the role of Global Vice President of Business Development.   With prior leadership experience at several major engineering software vendors, including Intergraph, AVEVA, COMOS and most recently Siemens Oil and Gas, McKinley brings with to the role more than 20 years’ experience of providing enterprise solutions to serve the oil and gas industry.    From his home location in Houston, he steps up to this role having previously engaged with Datum360 via his consultancy, 6T

Newport News to Host JAMF Ground-breaking Event

, automated equipment, heavyweight cranes, large transportation doors and specialty paint bays to enable more efficient construction processes, the shipbuilder said.   The event’s scheduled speakers include Newport News Vice Mayor Robert S. Coleman, Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President of Trades Operations Ray Bagley

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1,500 to be Laid Off from Newport News Shipbuilding

 Layoffs at Newport News Shipbuilding could top 1,500 from now through 2016 as the company copes with a temporary drop in work, the company president told employees this week.   In a letter to the workforce, President Matt Mulherin said layoffs will exceed 500 people this year, with more details expected the fall. Next year, job cuts will "likely" exceed 1,000, he said. Those layoffs wil be announced as work drops across the yard.    The cutbacks will hit both salaried and hourly workers. There will also be other cost reduction measures.   The 2015 layoffs will

Matt Jenkins (Photo: Well-Safe Solutions)

Jenkins Joins Well-Safe

Well-Safe Solutions has appointed a director of well abandonment to its growing list of decommissioning experts, bringing the senior team to nine since launching this summer.    Matt Jenkins has joined Well-Safe from Conoco where he led its UK P&A (plug and abandonment) Engineering and Strategy and was pivotal in the Southern North Sea Decommissioning project.    As director of well abandonment at Well-Safe, Jenkins will lead the technical team to design safe and efficient well P&A operations for clients, ensuring the best possible solutions are implemented to mitigate

Jan Flores (Photo: NETSCo)

Flores Named VP at NETSCo

Engineering, design and maritime consulting services provider NETSCo, Inc. has recently promoted Jan Flores to vice president, and welcomed new additions Trish McIntyre as engineering manager and Matt Davidson as junior naval architect/marine engineer.   “In recent years, Jan has been instrumental in the success and growth of NETSCo and I am excited to promote him to this important position,” said Rich Mueller, founder, president and CEO of NETSCo. “Jan’s experience in taking our company goals and vision to new levels has strengthened our status as an industry leader.

Webb Institute’s Class of 2016 at the 120th Commencement Ceremony. Pictured is, Lauren West, Michael Walker, Cody Stansky, Dylan Przelomski, Kelly O’Brien, llya Mouravieff, Brian Mills, and Jenny Lorenc. Photo credit, Kerri Allegretta (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute Holds 120th Commencement Ceremony

;re going to end up, because the world is not that clear of a blueprint, and your life is not as perfect as the science you have learned over the past four years.”   Additional remarks were made by Webb’s Chairman of the Board, George Campbell Jr., Ph.D., President R. Keith Michel, Dean Matt Werner, and the Class of 2016’s Student Speaker, Zachary Backas.    Backas’ speech touched on the many triumphs and challenges his class encountered throughout their time at Webb, acknowledging that without the support of one another, completing the program would be impossible

Jennifer Dunn (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names Dunn VP of Communications

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has promoted Jennifer Dunn to vice president, communications, effective immediately. She will report directly to HII Executive Vice President and Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and align all external communications with Jerri Dickseski, HII’s executive vice president, communications. Previously serving as director, communications, for Newport News, in this new role Dunn will continue leading the development and execution of the shipyard’s communications strategy to include special events

Mary Cullen (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names Cullen VP of Nuclear Propulsion

.   “Throughout his tenure, Barry has made significant contributions to the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program, earning him the respect of many and the ultimate responsibility of serving as our company’s ‘head nuke,’” said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. “Mary’s expertise, diversity of thought and inclusive leadership style will foster innovative ideas and solutions to continue the division’s strong performance.”   In her new position, Cullen will be responsible for overhaul engineering, reactor services, test

Matt Corbin (Photo: Sparrows)

Corbin Joins Sparrows Group as European Director

Sparrows Group has appointed Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors.   Corbin, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, has held several leadership positions including UK managing director for the subsea division of Aker Solutions and UK regional general manger for GE Oil & Gas.  Most recently, he was supply chain consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and

Keoni Wagner (Photo: Matson)

Matson Appoints Communications Director

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has appointed Keoni Wagner as director of corporate communications, succeeding Jeff Hull, who is retiring from Matson after a 33-year career with the company.   Wagner will report to Matt Cox, president and chief executive officer, and is based at Matson's corporate office in Oakland, Calif.   Wagner most recently served as public information officer and spokesman for Oakland International Airport. Prior to that, he served as vice president of public affairs at Hawaiian Airlines, based in Honolulu. During his more than 20 years at Hawaiian

Michael Butler (Photo: BSS)

Butler Joins BSS as Nonexecutive Chairman

in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) market, following a successful career spanning over 20 years in world class technology based companies. This new appointment will bring extensive market knowledge and expertise to the Senior Management team at BSS, said the company, which also recently welcomed Matt Widdall from investment firm BGF to the board as Non-Executive Director. As President and Chief Operating Officer of Inmarsat from 2000 – 2009, Butler led the satellite network operator as they launched the I4 satellite constellation, introduced a portfolio of broadband services, underwent

Ray Bagley (Photo by Chris Oxley/HII)

Bagley Named VP at Newport News Shipbuilding

job with the help of Danny Hunley, who will retire from the position on Dec. 31 after more than 40 years with the shipyard. "Danny entered our gates in 1974 as a welder trainee, and since that time, he has served in a number of leadership positions," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. "He has been the voice of the craftsman on my staff and will be missed for his dedicated service. He is a true Master Shipbuilder in every way. I believe that Ray will continue to provide a voice on my staff for the waterfront trades. He is committed to creating a work environment that

 Glenn Morgan, vice president of nuclear materials operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS). HII photo

Morgan Promoted to VP for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

operations. "Glenn's proven performance, expansive knowledge, and his more than 26 years of nuclear engineering and operations experience and expertise will continue our effective management of the Savannah River Site and its critical mission," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. Morgan, a North Carolina State graduate who holds a degree in mechanical engineering, has served in leadership positions in support of refueling and overhaul of Navy nuclear power plants. He also has extensive experience with nuclear engineering design, as well as processes and waterfront

Hundreds of Veterans Attend Military2Maritime Event

communities. The domestic maritime industry’s goal is to provide the more than 720,000 servicemen and women out of work with an opportunity to maximize their professional strengths. “We believe the maritime industry is an especially good fit for our nation’s veterans,” said Matt Woodruff with Houston’s Kirby Corporation. “American maritime needs the talent and expertise that current and former members of the armed forces have as the industry continues to experience steady growth. The best part about the Military2Maritime program, for many of the positions available

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