Kevin J. Poitras became President of General Dynamics Electric Boat on May 2, 2012. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President for Engineering, Design and Business Development at Electric Boat since 2010. Poitras began his career at Electric Boat in 1973 as an Engineer in shipyard construction support and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Engineering and Operations departments, including Steel Trade Foreman and General Foreman, Chief Nuclear Test Engineer, Chief of Seawolf Reactor Plant Systems Engineering, Electric Boat's CVN21 Program Manager, Manager of Engineering for Virginia Class fluid systems and Vice President of Engineering and Design Programs.
Joseph E. Chontos
Joseph E. Chontos is Electric Boat's Vice President and General Counsel. He joined Electric Boat in August 2000. Mr. Chontos came to Electric Boat from General Dynamics, which he joined in 1999 as Associate General Counsel. From 1995 to 1999, he was a partner and associate at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C.
Kristin L. Fletcher
Vice President, Business Development and Planning
Kristin Fletcher was appointed Vice President, Business Development and Planning in February 2013. She is responsible for business-development programs, planning, Washington operations, communications / public affairs, AMSEA and Applied Physical Sciences. Ms. Fletcher joined EB in 1984, and has been SSGN Design Program Manager, Astute Program Manager and Director of Strategic Business Development prior to being promoted to Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology, Planning and Communications in July 2007. Before rejoining Electric Boat in 2003, Ms. Fletcher worked in Engineering, Finance, Strategic Planning and Program Management positions for several General Dynamics Business Units including Bath Iron Works, AMSEA, Electric Boat and the Corporate Office.
Peter J. Halvordson
Engineering and Design
Peter J. Halvordson was named Vice President of Engineering in December 2004, assuming responsibility for all engineering and design for Electric Boat. Previously he served as Vice President for Operations since October 2003. Mr. Halvordson joined Electric Boat in 1979 as a Career-Development Shipbuilding Trainee. He progressed through multiple assignments including Foreman in multiple shipyard departments, 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.
Kurt A. Hesch
Virginia Class Program Manager
Kurt A. Hesch was named Vice President and Virginia Class Program Manager on May 7, 2012, with responsibility for construction, final assembly, test and delivery of Virginia Class submarines. This program has repeatedly been cited as one of the top Department of Defense procurement programs. 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.
John D. Holmander
John D. Holmander was named Vice President of Operations on May 28, 2012, responsible for Groton operations, nuclear and sub base operations, test, ship management, facilities and Quonset Point. Previously, he was Vice President Virginia Class Program since November 2005. Mr. Holmander began his career at Electric Boat in February 1976 fabricating hull sections for Ohio Class submarines. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent of Manufacturing, Superintendent of Heavy Fabrication, Site Manager at Electric Boat's Quonset Point facility, and Virginia Class Program Manager.
William P. Lennon
Engineering and Business Programs
Will Lennon was named Vice President for Engineering and Business Programs on May 28, 2012. Previously he was 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 Operations.
John V. Leonard, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer and
Vice President of Finance, Contracts, Strategic Planning and AMSEA
John V. Leonard became the Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of General Dynamics Electric Boat on December 14, 2003, after serving as the Vice President Finance, Contracts, & Estimating. 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, Site Controller at KSO, and Director of Finance & Accounting.
Robert H. Nardone
Human Resources & Administration
Robert H. Nardone was promoted to Vice President Human Resources & Administration, in March, 1996, with responsibility for EEO/affirmative action; salaried employee relations; management development; labor relations; workers' compensation; benefits; medical services, industrial hygiene and safety; plant and fire protection; health and wellness programs; and administration. Mr. Nardone joined Electric Boat in 1977 and has been involved in every facet of the Human Resources organization. His assignments have included Chief of Salary Administration, Manager of Salary Administration and Training, and Director of Salaried Employee Relations.
Robert G. Scheel
Quality and Material
Robert G. Scheel was promoted to Vice President - Quality and Material, in 1999. He is responsible for Electric Boat's quality programs, including nuclear and non-nuclear inspection, radiation control and material acquisition. In addition, he oversees engineering functions that support shipyard construction, materials, welding, environmental management and quality assurance. Mr. Scheel joined Electric Boat in 1979 and has held a variety of positions in welding, materials and nondestructive test engineering; as Manager of Quality Assurance Engineering and Director of Submarine Safety.
Joseph A. Walsh
Maintenance, Modernization and Life Cycle Programs
Joseph A. Walsh became Vice President for Maintenance, Modernization and Life Cycle Programs on May 28, 2012, with responsibility for submarine planning yard and life-cycle support efforts, Naval Base site support and overhaul, maintenance and modernization program management. Previously he was Vice President for Operations. Mr. 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
Michael P. Gresh was named Chief Information Officer on February 11, 2013, with responsibility for EB's information technology infrastructure and business systems and processes, including process engineering. Previously he was Director of Information Technology since August 2008. He began his career at General Dynamics Data Systems Division in 1979 working on development of Electric Boat computer business systems. He joined Electric Boat in 1989 as a Program Chief in the Integrated Manufacturing Systems organization, and has held positions of increasing responsibility including Program Manager of the Integrated Product Development Environment implementation and Manager of Information Technology Business Systems.
Robert A. Hamilton
Thomas N. Plante
Bargaining Units:Kenneth J. Delacruz
Metal Trades Council
Marine Draftsmen's Association
Employee Organizations:Electric Boat Management Association
Electric Boat Athletic Club
Electric Boat Apprentice Alumni Association
Women in Defense New England Shoreline Chapter
Black Engineering Council
Electric Boat Retired Salaried Employees Association