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.


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
Virginia Class Program Manager

Kenneth C. Blomstedt was named Vice President and Virginia Class Program Manager in December 2014, 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 joined Electric Boat in 1979, and in 1996 was named Manager of Virginia-Class Mechanical Engineering and Design. Most recently, Blomstedt was 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.


T. Blair Decker
Vice President
Quality and Material

T. Blair Decker became Vice President - Quality and Material on June 30, 2014. 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 the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is Chair 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.


Kristin L. Fletcher
Vice President
Business Development, Communications and Planning

Kristin Fletcher was appointed Vice President, Business Development, Communications and Planning in February 2013. She is responsible for business-development programs, planning, Washington operations, communications / public affairs, AMSEA and Applied Physical Sciences. Fletcher joined Electric Boat 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, she worked in Engineering, Finance, Strategic Planning and Program Management positions for several General Dynamics business units and functions.


Peter J. Halvordson
Vice President
Operations

Peter J. Halvordson was named Vice President of Operations in December 2014, responsible for Groton operations, test, ship management, facilities, the Quonset Point facility as well as operations at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Most recently, he was Vice President of Engineering and Design and before that, served as Vice President for Operations from October 2003 to December 2004. 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.


Kurt A. Hesch
Vice President
Engineering and Design

Kurt A. Hesch was named Vice President of Engineering and Design in December 2014, and is responsible for all engineering and design for Electric Boat. Before that, he served as Vice President and Virginia-Class Program Manager, overseeing construction, final assembly, test and delivery of Virginia-Class submarines. 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.


William P. Lennon
Vice President
Engineering and Design Programs

Will Lennon was named Vice President for Engineering and Design 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 of Operations.


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

John V. Leonard became the Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Electric Boat on December 14, 2003, after serving as the Vice President Finance, Contracts and 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 and Director of Finance & Accounting.


Joseph A. Walsh
Vice President
Nuclear and Modernization Programs

Joseph A. Walsh is Vice President for Nuclear and Modernization Programs, with responsibility for submarine planning-yard and life-cycle support efforts, Naval Submarine Base site support and overhaul, maintenance and modernization program management. He also oversees the company's nuclear operations, nuclear test, fueling operations, and nuclear overhaul and repair engineering. Previously he was 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


Timothy M. Boulay
Director of Communications


Thomas N. Plante
Director
Strategic Planning



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
Jim Roy
President

Electric Boat Athletic Club
Mary Sedotti
President

Electric Boat Apprentice Alumni Association
Steven Carson
President

Women in Defense New England Shoreline Chapter
Courtney Murphy
President

Black Engineering Council
Tolu Fayanjuola
President

Electric Boat Retired Salaried Employees Association
Neil Ruenzel
President