Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Dave Williams sector
vice president of engineering for its Ship Systems sector.
Williams joined Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
in 1988. He has
held positions with increasing levels of responsibility, including
section manager of Marine Technical, chief marine engineer, and
technical director of DD 21 Gold Team
. He served as vice president of
Programs and Producibility within the Engineering organization
this new assignment. Williams has participated in the design and
construction of various ship classes including LHD, SA'AR 5, and DDG.
Williams previously served as chief engineer of Lockheed
Shipbuilding for the second source design and construction of the
Landing Craft Air Cushion. Other positions include chief engineer and
general manager of Janoush Marine
and design and development engineer
for Sperry Vickers Marine Hydraulics
Williams joined then-Ingalls Shipbuilding (now Northrop
Grumman Ship Systems) in 1973 after earning a bachelor's degree from
Mississippi State University
in mechanical engineering. At Ingalls, he
participated in the design and construction of the DD963, LHA 1, and CG
47 class ships.