Neilson Appointed Academic Dean at Webb

Friday, February 18, 2011

Webb Institute announced the appointment of Mr. Richard P. Neilson as its next Academic Dean.  Neilson will assume responsibility for the academic program on July 1 of this year, succeeding Dr. Roger H. Compton, Dean since 1998.
Mr. Neilson, a 1970 graduate of Webb, returns to his alma mater after a long and distinguished career in the marine industry.  Immediately after graduation he worked for the United States Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., in the Design Branch of their Naval Engineering Division.  From 1974 to 1979 he was with Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company and then with Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock as a naval architect in the Tanker Product Group and as Supervisor of Structural Engineering. In 1979 Mr. Neilson returned to Webb, where he was Professor of Naval Architecture and Ship Design for  seven years.  In 1981 he also completed a Master of Science in Engineering degree from Pennsylvania

State University.  In 1987 he returned to Newport News Shipbuilding, where in the next nine years he served as Manager of the Surface Ship Research and Development Group and then as Manager of the Commercial Ship Design and Ship Repair Engineering Group. In the fifteen years prior to his accepting the Dean’s position at Webb Institute, Mr. Neilson worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), both here and abroad.  He served in a number of capacities,

including Director of Technology and Business Development with ABS Americas and Vice-President of Engineering for ABS Europe’s offices in London, Hamburg, Piraeus, and Genoa.  From 2005 through 2010 he was Vice-President, Marine Technology. The Webb community looks forward to welcoming Rick and his wife, Denise, to the Webb campus.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Henriksen Unveils Strongest SOLAS Boat Lifting Hook

H Henriksen of Norway has received SOLAS certification for a new off-load single-point boat lifting hook capable of holding up to 22.5-tonnes. The quick release

S&P Raises Steamship Mutual outlook to Positive

Poor’s has revised its outlook on Steamship Mutual to Positive from Stable. The A- financial strength rating has been reaffirmed. In their announcement Standard

SSA Welcomes Decision To Extend BEO

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has welcomed the decision by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry to extend the Competition (Block Exemption

Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1010 sec (10 req/sec)