NSWC Names New NAVSSES Executive Director

Friday, May 10, 2002
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Commander Rear Adm. Mike Mathis and Technical Director Mary Lacey announced the selection and pending appointment to the senior executive service of Donald Collins as Executive Director of Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) in Philadelphia and Deputy Executive Director, NSWC Carderock, Md. The NAVSSES executive director develops overall policy and directs strategic and tactical planning. A native of Philadelphia, Collins earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University in 1967 and did graduate work at Drexel University, beginning his career in Philadelphia as an electronics engineer in the Measurement Technologies Department in 1974. In 1982, he was selected as the DDG-51 Program Manager and was named head of the Programs and Platforms Department in 1989. In this assignment he was responsible for managing all major programs and platforms coordination, alteration engineering management, test operations, and enabling technology development, including support for "Smart Ship." Collins was selected to lead Code 90 in 1998, managing all machinery life cycle engineering for the Carderock Division. Collins will also continue in his present capacity as Director for Machinery Engineering where he is the technical consultant and advisor in the areas of ship, submarine, and vehicle machinery systems to a broad range of organizations and individuals. Source: NAVSEA News Wire

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