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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Northrop Grumman News

David Sullivan (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Hires Sullivan in VP Role

David Sullivan has joined Crowley Maritime Corp. as vice president, business development and capture management, government services.Sullivan will be based in Jacksonville and report to Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley SOLUTIONS. Sullivan will lead Crowley’s government business development team to strategically identify the needs of government and military customers and provide them with solutions using the company’s wide-ranging suite of services.

Photo: Gladding Hearn

US Boatbuilding: Exports Buoy Bottom Lines

Market conditions dampen some future prospects, but domestic yards have proven that they can compete overseas, and will do so again when the time is right. These are ‘interesting’ times for U.S. shipbuilders. The tail end of one of the biggest boom cycles seen in the last 50 years also finds some builders at the pointy end of once-fat backorder books and searching for new sources of business. This point in the cycle, however, also provides ample proof that U.S. yards can do more than produce expensive blue water Jones Act hulls for the domestic markets.

Chris Deegan (Photo: Gibbs & Cox)

Deegan Named President of Gibbs & Cox

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. (G&C) Chairman Ned Daffan announced today the appointment of Chris Deegan as President and Chief Executive, effective immediately. Deegan, previously Vice President of G&C's Engineering Group, will replace Rick Biben, who is retiring but will remain on the G&C Board of Directors. Deegan spent nearly 28 years in the Navy's acquisition and cost engineering communities, leading nuclear submarine, ship and combat systems programs prior to joining Gibbs & Cox in 2013.

Andrew Ward (Photo: APAC)

Transas Names Ward APAC Sales VP

As a part of its global restructure, Tranas has announced that Andrew Ward has joined the team as the Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific. Ward  succeeds Johan Gustavsson, who moves into the newly created role of a Vice President 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).

Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager

MAR Incorporated has named John Delia the Program manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, succeeding Bill Schmidt who retired in December 2015. Delia was most recently with BAE Systems where he served as a Program 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.

Christopher D. Kastner (Photo: HII)

Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today a number of changes across its leadership team. HII’s Board of Directors has elected Christopher D. Kastner to succeed Barbara A. Niland as the company’s chief financial officer and corporate vice president, business management, effective with Niland’s retirement on March 1, 2016. Furthermore Philip Luna, corporate vice president and president, UniversalPegasus International (UPI), a subsidiary of HII, has been promoted to the HII senior executive team, effective immediately.

Karen Velkey (HII photo)

HII Names New VP, Benefits and Compensation

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has promoted Karen Velkey to the position of corporate vice president, benefits and compensation, effectively immediately. She reports to corporate vice president and chief human resources officer Bill Ermatinger. In her new position, Velkey has responsibility for formulating and maintaining competitive benefit and compensation programs for HII, including executive compensation, salary and wage administration, incentives, deferred compensation, health and welfare insurance and retirement benefits.

Frigate Combat System

Lockheed Welcomes US Plan to Use Its Combat System for Frigates

Lockheed Martin Corp on Friday welcomed the U.S. Navy's decision to use Lockheed's integrated combat system for future frigate-class ships to be built beginning in fiscal 2019, saying it would allow greater commonality across the entire Navy fleet. "It's great news," Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ships and Systems at Lockheed, told Reuters in a telephone interview. Neither the Navy nor Lockheed provided an estimate for the value of the combat system, but North said each system accounted for less than 10 percent of the cost of the ship.

Virginia-class submarines are equipped with acoustic sensors to help track ships. U.S. Navy photo

Harris Receives $15 Million Contract to Provide Acoustic Sensors

Harris Corp received a $15 million, 4 year follow-on contract to provide acoustic sensors for installation on the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines. The sensors are designed to facilitate data sharing between the LWWAA system and the submarine’s combat platform for monitoring of ships and other vessels. Jim Brunelle, director of undersea systems business at Harris, said the 10 new systems will accompany the 18 acoustic assemblies Harris has already delivered to the Navy for use on its submarines.

Mike Petters (Photo: HII)

Coast Guard Foundation to Honor HII’s Petters

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that its 35th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard will honor Mike Petters of Huntington Ingalls Industries for his long time support of the Foundation and its mission. Keynote speakers will include Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, captain of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ US Airlines flight 1549 and Admiral Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Master of Ceremonies will be Gus Rosendale, news anchor with NBC 4 New York.

Irwin F. Edenzon (center) accepts the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award from Rep. Randy Forbes (left) and James H. Offutt, national president of the Navy League of the United States, Tuesday night in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo courtesy of the Navy League of the United States

Navy League Honors Retired Ingalls President

Irwin F. Edenzon, the retired president of Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, accepted the Navy League of the United States' Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award last night. The Navy League presented the award at the annual Sea-Air-Space Black Tie Reception and Banquet at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Nimitz award honors an industry leader who has made a major contribution to the nation's maritime strength or enhanced national security.

 Alan Lytle (Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman)

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.

William Ebbs (left) and  Andrew Hicks (right). (Photos: HII)

Two Executive Changes at HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that William Ebbs has taken on the new role of vice president, federal policy, and Andrew Hicks has been promoted to vice president, legislative affairs. Both will report to Mitchell B. Waldman, corporate vice president, government and customer relations. "Will and Andrew have been important members of our legislative team and have tremendous experience working with Congress and the executive branch of the government," Waldman said.

Brett B. Lambert (Photo courtesy: Northrop Grumman)

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.

Mark Mahoney (Photo courtesy: WR Systems)

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.

Brian Kim

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.

Northrop Grumman Sponsors Jubilee Sailing Trust

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is among the sponsors of  the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities, including injured and recovering servicemen and women, through the challenge and adventure of tall ship sailing. As part of its sponsorship, Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit replaced the navigational electronics on the Lord Nelson, one of JST's two tall ships. This update included the main gyro compass system originally fitted in 1985.

Bharat Amin (HII photo)

Amin Named VP, CIO at Newport News Shipbuilding

Bharat Amin has been appointed vice president and chief information officer for the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, the company announced. In his new position, Amin will oversee the shipyard's strategic direction and 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.

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.

Northrop Grumman Sponsors Maritime RobotX Challenge

Northrop Grumman Corporation is expanding its support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across the globe by sponsoring the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore, Oct. 20-26. Bringing together 15 teams of university students from five countries (United States, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia), RobotX challenges each team to develop and test a highly-capable unmanned surface vessel (USV). In addition to the company's sponsorship of the RobotX competition, two Northrop Grumman employees are serving as mentors and judges.

(Photo: Northrop Grumman)

Mine Detection Robot Performs in Bahrain

As the demand for naval technology rapidly escalates globally, the Middle East remains a hotspot for investment and innovation. To this end, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, announced the successful demonstration of an unmanned mine-hunting mission. In the demonstration, the Mine Hunting Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MHU) was used in tandem with Northrop Grumman's AQS-24A Mine Detecting Sensor System in the Arabian Gulf.

Northrop Grumman Corporation presented the 2014 Elmer A. Sperry Junior Navigator of the Year Award to Midshipman Robert Francisco Yerkes-Medina in ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy. The award was presented by Jeff Holloway (right), director of the company's Charlottesville, Virginia, campus and an academy graduate. (Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman)

Midshipman Named Northrop Grumman Navigator of the Year

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently presented the 2014 Elmer A. Sperry Junior Navigator of the Year Award for 2014 to Midshipman Robert Francisco Yerkes-Medina in ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy. The award recognizes a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated outstanding navigation skills and knowledge during his or her four years at the academy and is part of a naval support tradition at Northrop Grumman. This is the fifth year the company has sponsored the award.

Mike Petters, president and chief executive officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries (Photo courtesy of HII)

HII’s Petters Honored by Navy League

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Mike Petters, its president and CEO, was honored by the Navy League of the United States New York Council at a dinner last night in New York City. Petters was awarded the Rear Admiral John J. Bergen Leadership in Industry Award for his leadership of HII and the company's achievement in designing and building the ships that help maintain the sea power that assures the United Sates' security and economic prosperity. He was one of five individuals recognized by the Navy League.

Charles Volk

Volk Honored with Kershner Award

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Charles Volk was recently awarded the Kershner Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Institute of Navigation's Position Location and Navigation Symposium. The Kershner Award was established in honor of Richard B. Kershner, the lead developer of the world's first navigation satellite system. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant technical contributions to the modern era of electronic navigation through navigation and positioning equipment, systems or practices.

Northrop Grumman Offers Engineering Scholarships

Individual $10,000 scholarships to be awarded over four years to one student from each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City . Applications are now being accepted for the 12th annual Northrop Grumman Corporation Engineering Scholars competition, which will provide  $240,000 in college scholarships across Maryland this year to promising high school seniors interested in studying engineering. "Through this unique scholarship program, Northrop Grumman remains dedicated to encouraging Maryland's brightest students to pursue a career in engineering," said Gloria A.

Brian Cuccias

Cuccias to Succeed Edenzon as Ingalls President

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Irwin F. Edenzon will retire on Dec. 1, 2014. Edenzon is currently corporate vice president and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Although Edenzon will not officially retire until December 2014, he will step down as president on March 31, 2014, and the HII Board of Directors has elected Brian Cuccias to succeed Edenzon in the position of corporate vice president and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, effective April 1, 2014.

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