Candidate for Section Chair 2022-2024
Ms. Allison Cardarelli
Allison Cardarelli is the branch manager for the Automation and Controls Research & Development branch (Code 321) at Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) with ten years of engineering experience. Allison earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rowan University and began her career with Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division in 2012 as an In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) for Solid Waste Equipment. As an ISEA, Allison supported and led modernization projects, shipboard equipment grooms/overhauls, troubleshooting assistance, new construction acquisitions and inspections/testing, INSURV trials, ILS development & updates, MRP development for the Solid Waste test site, Solid Waste management practice studies, and test & operational procedures development.
Allison earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Drexel University and a Certificate in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley Campus/Philadelphia Navy Yard in 2020, and she shifted her focus to pursuing management positions. Allison was competitively selected for two rotational branch head positions, with the Energy Conversion R&D branch (Code 325) and the Automation and Controls R&D branch (Code 321), and she was selected as the permanent branch head for Code 321 in August 2020. Allison provides supervision, leadership, mentorship and programmatic guidance support to thirty-five branch personnel. Her responsibilities include performing organizational, administrative and financial management, providing technical leadership and oversight, performing supervisory functions, and aligning branch strategic plans and goals with command goals and policies.
Allison has been an active member of ASNE and the Delaware Valley (DV) Section and has served on the DV Section board as the Membership Chair since 2019. Allison has supported the re-invigoration of the ASNE DV section through strategic planning, process improvement, and the development of section goals that align with national objectives. Allison has led, organized, facilitated and promoted events that encourage networking, knowledge sharing, communication and collaboration between government and private industry, like ASNE DV Tech Talks, networking events and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives. Allison is also a member of the ASNE Scholarship Committee and reviews applications to provide recommendations for award of Society Scholarships. In addition to ASNE, Allison also supports NSWCPD Lean-In Circles, multiple Employee Resource Groups and STEM outreach events, including Girl Scout Camps and the Delaware Valley Science Fair.
Candidate for Section Vice Chair 2022-2024
Mrs. Patricia McGinn
Patricia McGinn is a professional engineer who has nineteen years of experience in mechanical engineering including fourteen years in the military marine industry. Her experience is in fluid mechanics specializing in propulsion, piping systems and military marine design. Mrs. McGinn currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of the Machinery Division in the Engineering Services Group of Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Her responsibilities include coordinating and executing full technical reviews of ship piping system, propulsion, and electrical design deliverables prior to delivery to prime contractors or direct to the client. Mrs. McGinn's responsibilities also include facilitating technical mentorship with the seventy-five engineers under her purview. Mrs. McGinn is also responsible for technical scoping and management of both commercial and navy ship piping system designs. Mrs. McGinn currently serves as deputy program manager for engineering services out of NSWCPD. Her responsibilities include, client relations, estimating, PO&AM generation and tracking, project cost control, scheduling, issuing of job orders and subcontractor management. In addition to her NSWCPD support responsibilities, Mrs. McGinn serves as Deputy Technical Director for the FFG-62 Constellation Program. Her responsibilities include coordinating and executing full technical development and design of ship auxiliary piping systems, electrical systems, and propulsion. She is responsible for developing and issuing functional design and detail design packages including functional drawings, pressure drop calculations and technical reports for Mechanical and Electrical systems. She is responsible for a team of twenty engineers, including staffing projections, schedule development and resource allocation. She has held previous roles at Gibbs & Cox Inc. from mechanical engineer all the way to Assistant Department Manager of the Machinery Department. Mrs. McGinn was one of the authors, with her NSWCPD counter-parts, on a Technical Paper discussing the development and testing of a gas turbine engine combustion air inlet protection shroud for USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle which was published by ASME for the 2018 Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air. Mrs. McGinn received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. She is actively engaged in professional societies including ASME, ASNE, Women in Defense Liberty Chapter, and Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River & Bay.