July 12, 2005
NASSCO reorganizes production team
Janice Grace, senior VP of operations at General Dynamics subsidiary NASSCO says: "We have reorganized our production team to put in place a strong operations management group that is focused on continuous improvement, to help assure NASSCO's continued success into the future."
Steve Stroebel has been promoted to Vice President of Material, a new position. Stroebel, 50, most recently had been Director, Materials with additional responsibility for the Purchasing Department. He began his career in 1976, serving as a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy until 1981. After graduate school, he joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1983 as a management information systems consultant. He joined NASSCO in 1991 in the company's information systems department and subsequently held management positions in Manufacturing Systems and Production Control. In 1998 he was promoted to Director, Production Control and Warehousing. Stroebel earned a bachelor's degree in operations analysis in 1976 from the United States Naval Academy and a master's of business administration in 1983 from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Bob Hillstrom has been promoted to Vice President of Production, filling a vacant position. Hillstrom, 47, has over 25 years of shipbuilding experience in production and engineering disciplines. Hillstrom began his career at NASSCO in 1980, serving in various production management positions. He became Director of the Steel Department in 2004. He has managed NASSCO's Assembly, Steel Erection and Rigging Departments. Hillstrom earned a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan in 1980. He also earned a master's of business administration with an emphasis in production and operations management from San Diego State University in 1986.
Steven Davison has been promoted to Vice President, Operations Support, a new position. Davison, 44, joined NASSCO in 1995 and was appointed Director, Planning and Facilities Engineering in 2003 after holding various management positions in both production and pre-production departments. His most recent position was Director, Ground Outfitting and Outfit Trades. Davison started his shipbuilding career in 1979 as a sponsored student with Harland & Wolff Limited in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His career with H&W included management experience in marine slow-speed two-stroke diesel engine manufacture, commercial shipbuilding production management, planning and offshore engineering project management and construction. Davison graduated from The Queen's University of Belfast in June 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers at the University of California, San Diego.