August 10, 2010
Gibbs & Cox names new Chief Executive and President
Rick Biben has been elected Chief Executive and President of naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
Mr. Biben, who was elected unanimously by the firm's Board, will assume the position on August 16. He succeeds Kevin Moak, who will remain on the Board in the role of Non-Executive Chairman, building on more than 32 years of service to the firm.
Declaring that Gibbs & Cox has "the insight and capabilities to help the U.S. Navy meet pressing defense priorities with solutions that balance capability and cost," Mr. Biben, said "I am honored to lead the unparalleled technical and programmatic talent supporting this well-respected, trusted and dynamic company."
Prior to joining Gibbs & Cox, Mr. Biben served as Senior Vice President and Operations Manager of SAIC's Integrated Systems and Solutions Operations Center. He led the unit to a 17 percent annual growth rate over the past two years. Since January 2009, he led the unit to realize $1.2 billion in contract awards, including over $300 million in new business contracts. Before SAIC, Mr. Biben served in progressively more responsible business leadership roles at CSC, running its West Coast naval operations. Prior to CSC, he spent more than four years as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Anteon's Applied Technology Division. He has also served in senior leadership roles during his nearly 19 years with Northrop Grumman companies.
Mr. Moak said, "Backed by more than 80 years of success, Gibbs & Cox envisions a new era of growth under Rick's leadership. We will continue to focus on engineering and design services to support programs for our Navy customers, as well as collaboration with key industry partners. We're pleased to welcome Rick to Gibbs & Cox."