; Sierra Nevada Corp. will build a
130,000-square-foot facility at
Huntsville Executive Airport in
Huntsville, Ala., for military fixed-wing aircraft modifications and upgrades and, later, some rotary-wing
upgrades as well.
; Kratos Defense & Security
Solutions Inc. is consolidating certain facilities of its Modular System
Division (MSD) in a restructuring
move, which will result in the closing of Kratos’ Charleston Marine
Container manufacturing plant in
South Carolina. The facility consolidation is being driven by the need
to improve MSD manufacturing
efficiencies, operational performance, profit margins and cash flow,
the company said.
; SeeByte and ASV have formed a
commercial partnership to collaborate to bring new advanced capabilities and solutions to the field of
; The Boeing board of directors
elected its chief executive officer
(CEO), Dennis A. Muilenburg, as
chairman, succeeding W. James
“Jim” McNerney Jr., who has retired.
The board also selected Leanne Caret
president and CEO of the Defense,
Space & Security business, succeeding Chris Chadwick, who is retiring.
Caret previously led that unit’s Global
Services & Support business. Ed Do-lanski, president and CEO of Boeing
subsidiary Aviall, succeeds Caret.
; Egil Haugsdal has been selected
to take over as president of
Kongsberg Maritime. Haugsdal currently
leads Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies and will assume his new
position after a short period of
overlap with current president
Geir Håøy, who will assume the
position of CEO of Kongsberg in
; BAE Systems plc, the parent
company of the U.S.-based BAE
Systems Inc., hired Charles Woodburn for a newly created position of
chief operating officer. Woodburn
has been CEO of Expro, an oil business based in the United Kingdom.
; Huntington Ingalls Industries
(HII) named Michael S. Smith
corporate vice president for strategy and
development. He succeeds
Christopher D. Kastner, who succeeded
Barbara A. Niland as corporate vice
president and chief financial officer.
Smith, a former surface warfare officer, joined HII in 2014 as corporate
vice president, business growth.
; SAFE Boats International LLC
selected retired Vice Adm. William
E. Landay III as director of its board.
Landay, a former chief of naval
research, served as director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
; Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary
of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings
Inc. selected Scott Ward as vice president, Engineering, to succeed on
April 4 Dr. Marvin Young, who is
retiring. Ward most recently served
as director of the Engines & Motors
team for United Launch Alliance.
; Seatronics Ltd. recruited
Ja-nelle Pence as vice president for
the company’s U.S. region, responsible for managing and developing
Seatronics’ long-term partnerships
with the remotely operated vehicle
and survey community in the Gulf
; Systems Planning and Analysis
Inc. named Dr. William Vantine as
its next president and CEO and a
member of its board of directors.
Most recently, he served as the president and CEO of the Los Alamos
; JMH Group named retired Army
Lt. Gen. Paul E. Blackwell president
to replace Peter McElroy, who is
moving to the role of CEO. Blackwell served as senior adviser since
2014 on matters of contracting, military affairs and solution development strategy.
; Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken joined
the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments as its new president and CEO. Mahnken, a Navy
Reserve officer, previously taught
strategy at the U.S. Naval War
College and Johns Hopkins School
of Advanced International Studies.
; Chemring Group appointed
retired Army Col. Steven F. Cummings as vice president, Global
Business Development and Strategy.
Cummings joined Chemring in
2015 as vice president, Business
Development and Strategy.
; EdgeTech selected John DeMille
as its product line sales engineer. A
retired Navy deep-sea diver, he most
recently worked with Marine Sonic
Technology and was involved with
the side-scan sonar product line.
; Dynasafe appointed Chas Reid as
international marine services director. Reid has 27 years of experience
in explosive ordnance disposal. ;
Reporting by Megan Scully of CQ Roll
Call. Managing Editor Richard R. Burgess
and John C. Marcario contributed to this
; The last name of Marine
Corps Cpl. Michael P. Ryder
was incorrect in the headline
and caption of his Profile
in Service feature in the
The corrected feature has
been rerun as the “In My Own
Words” in this issue. Please
see page 62.
; Edward Whitman should
have been listed as a coauthor, along with Norman
Polmar, of “Hunters and Killers Volume 1: Anti-Submarine
Warfare from 1776 to 1943”
in the Ship’s Library section
of the February-March