General Dynamics

Leadership Team

Jeffrey S. Geiger
President

Jeffrey S. Geiger became president of General Dynamics Electric Boat on Nov. 4, 2013. Previously, Geiger was president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a position he assumed in April 2009. Geiger joined Bath in 1984 and worked his way through key management positions. Geiger earned a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Michigan in 1983 and was awarded a master's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of Michigan in 1984. He is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Geiger is a recipient of the Rosenblatt - Michigan award for outstanding leadership in Naval Engineering, and the University of Michigan Alumni Society Merit Award.


Kurt A. Hesch
Chief Operating Officer

Kurt A. Hesch was named Chief Operating Officer in August 2016, and is responsible overseeing critical operational functions that include engineering and operations for Electric Boat. Before that, he served as Vice President for Engineering and Design, and Vice President for the Virginia Class Program. He began his career at Electric Boat in 1980 as a structural engineer working the Ohio-Class SSBN program. Since then, Mr. Hesch has worked in positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering and Program Management.


Michael J. Askew
Vice President and General Counsel

Michael J. Askew was appointed Vice President and General Counsel of General Dynamics Electric Boat in January 2014. He oversees the legal and export compliance functions. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Counsel at General Dynamics NASSCO from 2012 to 2014. Askew first joined Electric Boat in 2009 as Senior Assistant General Counsel responsible for contract matters.


Kenneth C. Blomstedt
Vice President
Quality and Radiological Controls

Kenneth C. Blomstedt was named Vice President of Quality and Radiological Controls in August 2016. He joined Electric Boat in 1979, and in 1996 was named Manager of Virginia-Class Mechanical Engineering and Design. Blomstedt was also Director of Electric Boat’s Virginia-Class Program, with responsibility for engineering-contract performance and sales, Design for Affordability and the Virginia Payload Module (VPM) program, and most recently was Vice President of the Virginia Class Program.


Sean Davies
Vice President
Quonset Point Operations

Sean Davies became Vice President of Quonset Point Operations in August 2016, responsible for all site operations, including submarine module manufacturing and outfitting. He began his career at Electric Boat in 1997 as a structural engineer and has since worked in positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering, Program Management, and Operations. Davies earned a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering from North Carolina A&T State University in 1996 and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2001.


T. Blair Decker
Vice President
Supply Chain, Materials and Strategic Sourcing

T. Blair Decker became Vice President of Supply Chain, Materials, and Strategic Sourcing in August 2016. He was previously Vice President for Quality and Material. Decker joined the company in 1979 as an associate buyer and was appointed Director of Material Acquisition in 2002. He has been instrumental in developing the procurement strategies that have helped secure the Virginia-Class Submarine Program's reputation as one of the nation's most successful shipbuilding programs. Decker is a member of the Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council's Senior Executive Board of Advisors and is a member of the GD Corporate Supply Chain Management Council.


Maura M. Dunn
Vice President
Human Resources & Administration

Maura M. Dunn was named Vice President of Human Resources & Administration in May 2014. She is responsible for Safety & Industrial Hygiene; Security & Administration; Labor Relations; Staffing & Site Administration; Salary Administration & Employee Relations; Health, Wellness & Disability Benefits; and Training. Most recently, she was vice president of Human Resources & Administration at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Previously, she was with KBR/Halliburton, serving as chief operating officer of the Infrastructure Americas business unit and vice president of Global Strategy & Marketing for the Operations and Maintenance business unit.


Terence J. Fedors
Vice President
Engineering and Design

Terence J. Fedors was named Vice President of Engineering and Design in August 2016, and is responsible for all engineering and design for Electric Boat. Prior to this assignment, he was Program Director for the Moored Training Ship Program, overseeing the conversion of two Los Angeles-class submarines into training platforms for U.S. Navy sailors entering the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programs. Joining Electric Boat in 1986 as an engineer on the Seawolf Class Program, Fedors has had numerous positions of increasing responsibility, including Manager of Human Resources and Manager of Design and Engineering overseeing development of structures for the Virginia-class submarine, SSGN conversion and Seawolf SSN23 Port Payload programs.


Peter J. Halvordson
Vice President
Groton Operations

Peter J. Halvordson was named Vice President of Groton Operations in August 2016, responsible for Groton operations, test, ship management, facilities, and operations at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Halvordson joined Electric Boat in 1979 and progressed through multiple assignments including Manager of Planning and Production Control and General Superintendent of shipyard installation trades. He also worked in the Virginia-Class program office, the Seawolf program office and on the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) Multi Mission Platform. He has also served as Vice President of Engineering and Design and Vice President for Operations.


William P. Lennon
Vice President
Ohio Replacement Program

Will Lennon was named Vice President, Ohio Replacement Program in August 2016. He previously served as Vice President of Engineering and Design Programs and Vice President of Maintenance, Modernization and Life-Cycle Programs. Mr. Lennon began his career at Electric Boat in 1981 as a Test Engineer, and has served as Chief Test Engineer, Virginia-Class Design Program Manager, Virginia-Class Program Manager, Director of Nuclear and Submarine Base Operations, and Vice President of Operations.


John V. Leonard, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer and
Vice President of Finance, Contracts and Strategic Planning

John V. Leonard, Jr. is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, with responsibility for finance, contracts and estimating, and AMSEA. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance at General Dynamics Land Systems. Mr. Leonard joined Electric Boat in 1980 as a Financial Analyst and has held positions of increasing responsibility including Chief of Subcontract Audit, Manager of Material Finance, Manager of Engineering Finance and Director of Finance & Accounting.


Kenneth M. Perry
Vice President
Program Integration and Concept Development

Kenneth M. Perry joined Electric Boat as Vice President of Program Integration and Concept Development on Feb. 25, 2015. Perry serves as a key Electric Boat contact with Navy senior leadership, Pentagon officials, industry groups and academic institutions, and is working to develop and implement engineering, construction and operational concepts that improve the company’s strategic position. A career submarine officer who retired from the U.S. Navy as a rear admiral after more than 30 years of service, Perry is responsible for the company’s Washington operations, submarine concept formulation, and internal research and development investment. He also shares oversight of strategic planning.


Joseph A. Walsh
Vice President
Virginia and Moored Training Ship Programs

Joseph A. Walsh became Vice President of the Virginia and Moored Training Ship Programs in August 2016, with responsibilities that include construction, final assembly, test and delivery of Virginia Class submarines, which is cited as one of the top Department of Defense programs. Previously, Mr. Walsh was Vice President for Nuclear and Modernization Programs, and Vice President for Operations. Walsh joined Electric Boat in September 2009 after a distinguished 32-year naval career, retiring as a Rear Admiral.


Michael P. Gresh
Chief Information Officer

Thomas N. Plante
Director
Strategic Planning

Larry Runkle
Director
Maintenance and Modernization



Bargaining Units:

Kenneth J. Delacruz
President
Metal Trades Council
AFL-CIO

Bill Louis
President
Marine Draftsmen's Association
UAW/571

David Keith
President
Patternmakers

Employee Organizations:

Electric Boat Management Association
Timothy K. Ryan
President

Electric Boat Athletic Club
Mary Sedotti
President

Electric Boat Apprentice Alumni Association
Steven Carson
President

Women IN Defense New England Shoreline Chapter
Virginia M. Andrea
President

Black Engineering Council
Tolu Fayanjuola
President

Electric Boat Retired Salaried Employees Association
Kevin Murphy
President