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.
Crowley Hires Sullivan in VP Role
identify the needs of government and military customers and provide them with solutions using the company’s wide-ranging suite of services. When contracts are acquired, he will work with Crowley teams to support and ensure success for the new government business.Sullivan comes to Crowley from Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he was a capture strategist tasked with helping the company gain government program contracts of strategic value. He began his career in 1990, serving as the personal aide to U.S. Sen. John D. “Jay” Rockefeller IV (D-WV), before moving on in 1993 to hold various
Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President
Shipbuilding’s president in 2011 and is responsible for all engineering, operations and programs at the division, including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines. Prior to this position, Mulherin served as sector vice president and general manager of site operations for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding – Newport News. He began his career at Newport News Shipbuilding in 1981 as a nuclear test engineer. Since then, he held increasingly responsible positions, including nuclear project manager for Los Angeles-class submarines, director of facilities, director of nuclear engineering
Deegan Named President of Gibbs & Cox
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
Transas Names Ward APAC Sales VP
Global Customer Support. Andrew Ward brings nearly two decades of sales experience in the commercial and defence markets, and in the oil and gas sector. Ward has a BA (Hons) In Business Administration and Marketing and began his career with Litton Marine Systems (now Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine). During 2007 - 2009 Ward worked at the Imtech Marine UK supporting both their commercial business but also development of their naval business, most noticeably the CVF (Carrier Vessel Future) and the RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) Landing Craft Ships. In 2009 Andrew moved
Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager
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 Defense Metrological Satellite Program (DMSP) where he performed extensive data analysis and operations of sensors on satellites. He developed specifications and programs for testing all operating modes of the sensors and collaborated with on-site customers to provide technical
Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries
sciences, will also join the senior executive team in the role of corporate vice president, strategy and development. All three of the new appointments will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters in their new roles. “Barb has been a member of my team since she joined Northrop Grumman Newport News in 2004,” said HII President and CEO Mike Petters, “and was instrumental in HII becoming a publicly traded company in 2011. On a daily basis, and for many years, I’ve relied upon her financial acumen and sound judgment, and she always gives 110 percent to every
HII Names New VP, Benefits and Compensation
compensation, health and welfare insurance and retirement benefits. Velkey joined HII in April 2011 and has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. She most recently served as director, corporate compensation, and previously worked at HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division, Northrop Grumman Corp. and Double G Coatings Company. She holds a bachelor's degree from Millsaps College and an MBA from the University of Montana
Northrop Grumman Hires VP for Undersea Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Alan Lytle vice president, Undersea Systems business unit, for the company's Electronic Systems sector, the company announced today. Lytle will have executive responsibility for all Undersea Systems programs and products, including submarine sensors, unmanned maritime systems, and mine-hunting systems and torpedoes. He will be based at the company's facility in Annapolis effective immediately. Lytle joined the company in 2010 as director, Undersea Systems special defense programs. In 2013, he assumed the role of director, business
Lambert Appointed VP at Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Brett B. Lambert vice president, corporate strategy, effective Jan. 26. He will report to Mark A. Caylor, corporate vice president, president of Enterprise Services and chief strategy officer. Lambert replaces Stanley R. Szemborski who has retired from the company. In this role, Lambert will lead development and implementation of Northrop Grumman's corporate and business focus area strategies, and will serve as the chair of the strategic development council. Lambert joins Northrop Grumman after serving as an executive-in-residence with Renaissance
Mahoney Joins WR Systems as Business Director
WR Systems Ltd. has announced Mark Mahoney as the new Director of Domestic Maritime Business. Mahoney comes to WR from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, where he spent almost 25 years honing his technical maritime expertise in a variety of roles, including marketing, contracts and compliance. His most recent position was Service Manager for the Americas region.
Northrop Grumman Appoints Kim
Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Brian Kim as chief executive for South Korea, effective Feb. 2, 2015. In this new position, he will be responsible for coordinating the corporation's relationship with South Korea, supporting current programs and developing strategies for growth. Kim has more than 30 years of experience working in the aerospace industry in the U.S., South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. He joins Northrop Grumman after five years with Boeing Defense, Space and Security, where he was vice president of business development and country director for South Korea.
Amin Named VP, CIO at Newport News Shipbuilding
will have day-to-day leadership over all information systems at Newport News and the HII corporate office. Amin will assume his new position on Dec. 15 and transition into the job with the help of Leni Kaufman, who will retire from the position on Dec. 31 after 35 years of service that began with Northrop Grumman. Amin joins Newport News after serving as chief information officer for BAE's Land & Armaments division. He is a mechanical engineer with master's degrees in industrial engineering and business administration. Amin also has experience in business processes, technology development
Leavitt tapped to head Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems Business
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) named Todd Leavitt, vice president of the company's Maritime Systems business unit, effective immediately. Leavitt will have executive responsibility for all Maritime Systems programs and products. He will lead all domestic and international programs within the Maritime Systems business area to include naval radars, electronic warfare capabilities, navigation systems, machinery controls, and power and control systems. Leavitt joined the company in 2007 as manager, Surface Navy Futures. In 2010, he was appointed director, Maritime Sensors and Shipboard
Kelvin Hughes Expands International Sales Team
Ralph Bell is the company’s new Regional Sales Manager in North America. Operating from the company’s Washington office, Ralph will be responsible for the Kelvin Hughes range of Naval, Coastal and Security systems. With over 20 years’ business development experience gained with Northrop Grumman, Motorola Solutions and General Dynamics, Ralph has an in-depth knowledge of detection systems for situational awareness applications.
Northrop Grumman Awards Engineering Scholarships
Northrop Grumman Corporation recently announced the winners of its 10th annual Engineering Scholars program in the greater Rolling Meadows community. The program will provide college scholarships this fall to two graduating high school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics. Rick Hallman of Prospect High School and Nicholas Ratajczyk of William Fremd High School each received a merit-based scholarship for their excellent academic achievement and community involvement. The $10,000 scholarships are payable in $2,500 annual installments over four