Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firms, announced the appointment of Frank DeMasi to Deputy Director of its Government Services Group. In this role, DeMasi will carry out strategic initiatives to expand the group’s core expertise to provide life cycle design and engineering support services that meet the evolving needs of U.S. naval and maritime defense customers.
“Spanning 29 years of military service and 10 years of senior management with SAIC, Frank brings an impressive legacy of proven business results, leadership and dedication,” said Rick Biben, Chief Executive, Gibbs & Cox. “On our path to achieving our growth objectives and commitment to our defense customers, Frank will be an outstanding asset to our team.”
Prior to joining Gibbs & Cox, DeMasi served ten years at SAIC as Vice President and Deputy Operations Manager of the Defense Engineering and Management Solutions operation. During that time, he helped grow the organization from $80M to $298M, by concentrating on providing services to the U.S. Department of Defense, particularly the U.S. Navy. He also led a team of 1,100 design engineers, IT specialists, trainers and defense analysts into successful system engineering and system integration awards from the Naval Sea System Command, Naval Surface Warfare Centers and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.
A retired Captain of the U.S. Navy with 29 years of service, DeMasi is a recognized marine propulsion engineer and Combat Systems/C4ISR specialist. He commanded three surface ships, USS NORMANDY (CG60) during Operation Deliberate Force where NORMANDY was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for a short notice TLAM strike into Bosnia; USS HAWES (FFG53), the first U.S. warship to visit the former soviet bloc countries along the Baltic Sea and USS INFLICT (MSO456) during Operation Ernest Will where he was awarded the Bronze Star with combat “V” for operations in the Persian Gulf.
“Gibbs & Cox has supported naval and maritime customers on major ship design, research development programs and engineering support services for more than 80 years,” said DeMasi. “In this new era of naval defense and warfare, I am honored to work with such distinguished colleagues and partners to provide defense customers innovative design, construction and life cycle services that balance their capability and cost requirements.”
DeMasi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mansfield State University, a Master of Science degree from Golden Gate University and was a Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program.