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Newport News Names New Leaders for Its Submarine Programs

president of Columbia-class submarine construction. Dave Bolcar, who served as vice president of all submarine construction, encompassing both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs, has assumed the role of vice president of Virginia-class submarine construction.Both leaders will report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’ vice president of Navy programs.“These changes reflect the significant growth and opportunities our submarine programs bring to the business,” said Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. “The Virginia-class program is one of our largest programs

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Newport News Promotes Two

positions of increasing responsibility, including manager in Ford-class component engineering and Columbia-class propulsion engineering, and director of submarine engineering. Bolcar earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He will continue to report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’ vice president of Navy programs.   Effective immediately, Smith is vice president of fleet support programs, with responsibility for both submarine and aircraft carrier fleet support, including Gerald R. Ford-class fleet support work. Smith most recently served as program

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Leadership Changes at Newport News Shipbuilding

.   Mike Shawcross, who currently serves as Newport News’ vice president, CVN 79 and CVN 80 (Enterprise) aircraft carrier construction, will lead the Enterprise and CVN 81 programs. The changes are effective July 1.   Southall will report to Boykin; Hicks and Shawcross will report to Ken Mahler, Newport News’ vice president, Navy programs.   Hicks will be responsible for program management, planning and construction for John F. Kennedy. A 26-year shipbuilding veteran, Hicks most recently served as Newport News’ facilities director. He began his career in submarine engineerin

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