General Dynamics Announces Managerial Changes
General Dynamics announced yesterday that Jeffrey S. Geiger, president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, will become president of General Dynamics Electric Boat effective November 4, 2013, following the retirement of Kevin J. Poitras. Geiger will continue reporting to John P. Casey, executive vice president of Marine Systems for General Dynamics.
In addition, Frederick J. Harris will remain as president of General Dynamics NASSCO and will also serve as president of Bath Iron Works. Bath Iron Works and NASSCO will remain as wholly owned and separate General Dynamics subsidiaries. Michael J. Mulligan, president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, will remain a vice president of the corporation and will become vice president and general manager of Bath Iron Works; Kevin M. Graney, currently vice president of operations at NASSCO, will become vice president and general manager of NASSCO. Mulligan and Graney will report to Harris; Harris will continue reporting to Casey.
In announcing the changes Casey said, “Kevin Poitras has demonstrated his capabilities over a 40-year career with Electric Boat. We appreciate his many accomplishments and his dedicated service, and wish him well in retirement.”
Casey continued, “This transition is an opportunity for us to review how General Dynamics’ surface-ship businesses operate, to ensure we are capturing all possible efficiencies as we support our primary customer, the U.S. Navy.
“Fred Harris, as president of NASSCO over the past seven years, has led his team in identifying and implementing creative ways to cost-effectively deliver state-of-the-art surface vessels. I’m confident that he, Mike Mulligan, Kevin Graney and the teams at Bath Iron Works and NASSCO will find new opportunities to gain additional efficiencies across these already high-performance organizations,” Casey said.
Press Release, September 19, 2013; Image: GDBIW