Northrop Grumman Appoints Three VPs at Shipbuilding Sector

Monday, June 16, 2008
Rick Spaulding, vice president of planning for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the appointment of three vice presidents at its Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Gulf Coast Operations.  Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, the newly-formed sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is made up of the former Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and shipbuilding sectors.

Kevin Amis has been appointed vice president of operations, Dennis Gallimore has been named vice president of engineering and integrated logistics support, and Rick Spaulding has been appointed vice president of planning. Amis, a graduate, will be responsible for leading all craft employees, including trades, and education and training. His responsibilities will also include the , all manufacturing disciplines, including maintenance and upkeep of facilities in all gulf coast shipyards in , Avondale, , and Tallulah. Amis earned a bachelor's degree in technology management from in 1993. He also earned an associate's degree in welding technology from . Amis has been with Northrop Grumman since 1982 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in waterfront operations and program management. He most recently served as program manager for the National Security Cutter.

Gallimore will be responsible for all ship engineering and design efforts for the operations, including the development of integrated logistical support products. He will also serve as the lead for integrating engineering-related work between the company's and facilities.

Spaulding will be responsible for the development and management of project plans and schedules for all product lines. He will also manage production control, production engineering and industrial engineering, and labor resource and capacity planning for the facilities

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