Candidates for Vice President
CAPT Joseph L. Johnson, USN (Ret.)
Following graduation from Loyola Blakefield High School, in Towson, MD, entered the United States Naval Academy and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science; and, in 1989 earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. On active duty: served in USS Joseph Hewes (FF 1078) as Damage Control Assistant; USS Thorn (DD 988) as Operations Officer and Chief Engineer; and USS Thomas S Gates (CG 51) as Operations Officer. Qualifications include Surface Warfare Officer, Engineering Officer of the Watch (Gas Turbine), and Command at Sea Qualified. As a reserve officer: commanded the Fleet Support Training (FST) Detachment and Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Norfolk Detachment Ten; Executive Officer of the following units: Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2), OPNAV N3/N5, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Detachment 106 and Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) - Norfolk. Final assignment was Senior Naval Directorate Lead (SNDL) for J9, NR USJFCOM Detachment 206.
In the Defense Industry since 1995, have been employed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) since 1998 and am currently a Program Management Senior Director. Have extensive experience in shipboard combat, command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C5I) systems engineering management and design, as well as systems integration and interoperability. Since 2010, have been leading a team of 130 Engineers from over fifteen Companies, as the Program Manager for SAIC's Engineering Support Services contract with PEO IWS 1/7/9.
Perspective Statement: Following active duty while starting my career in the Defense Sector, I was introduced to ASNE by way of serving on the Combat Systems Symposium Committee as a Session Aide. Since 1995, I have continuously served on the Combat Systems Committee, rising up to become the National Committee Chair (Chairman since 2005); and, have witnessed the Symposium evolve into a relevant, viable, and valuable event that has become the model Symposium in terms of organization and execution. Currently serving on the ASNE National Council (2016). My goals and objectives are in line with the Society's Long Range Strategic Plan, with an emphasis in three main areas: (1) increasing membership by making ASNE the "society of choice", especially by recruiting and retaining younger engineers, (2) increasing ASNE relevancy to the Navy and her Sailors by providing an extensive portfolio of education, training, experiences and mentoring opportunities, and (3) increasing the value of all symposia and ASNE sponsored events for Students, Sailors and our Industry Partners. The Society is poised to move to the next level and I look forward to contributing and enabling our success.
CAPT John Preisel, USN (Ret.)
CAPT John Preisel, USN (Ret.) served in various engineering and ship design assignments in NAVSEA Headquarters, its field activities, and on the OPNAV Staff. Key assignments include Director of Ship R&D, and Director Surface Ship Design & Systems Engineering in NAVSEA. He was Commander of the Carderock Division from 1997 to 2000. After his naval career, he joined Ingalls Shipbuilding in their R&D department and was soon assigned to the shipbuilders' DDG 1000 team as Deputy Technical Director. He became the Ingalls Technical Director for USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) during the design and early construction phases. He is currently with Alion Science and Technology, where he supports advanced shipboard power and energy programs in the Electric Ships Office, PMS 320. CAPT Preisel qualified as a surface warfare officer in USS Newman K. Perry (DD 883) and as an engineering duty officer at the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, and holds the degree of Mechanical Engineer and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He maintains registration as a professional engineer in South Carolina. He is a member of ASNE (currently serving on Council), SNAME, ASME, U.S. Naval Institute, and Sigma Xi (associate member).
Perspective Statement: ASNE must strive to become the "go to" professional society for the broad multi-disciplinary profession of Naval Engineering. It should be a key part of naval engineers' professional development throughout their careers. The Society should continue to review its broad professional scope and services for relevance to the members to ensure inclusive coverage of all aspects of our profession in the Journal, symposia, professional development, and meetings. We are building on a solid foundation. ASNE is well positioned to provide a forum during this exciting period of change and innovation which requires evolving skills and approaches.
CAPT Greg Sanford, USN (Ret.)
CAPT Greg Sanford, USN (Ret.) has been an ASNE member since 1982, and has participated in various ASNE Sections (Tidewater, Flagship, Puget Sound, Jacksonville) as his career moved him around the country. He served as Chair of the ASNE Puget Sound Section in 2000-2001. Originally from Spokane, WA, he graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Idaho, and a commission as ensign in the Navy. After nine years as a surface warfare officer, he was selected for the engineering duty officer community and was assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School, where he received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He spent the rest of his naval career maintaining, operating, or inspecting Navy ships — especially aircraft carriers. CAPT Sanford’s service included multiple tours of duty onboard ships, in shipyards, at Naval Sea Systems Command, and with the Board of Inspection and Survey (InSurv) — highlights included engineer officer of USS Forrestal (CV 59), Supervisor of Shipbuilding Puget Sound, and the final military deputy at InSurv. Frequently, these assignments included supervising hundreds of personnel and managing millions of dollars of budget. CAPT Sanford retired after 30 years of service in July 2002. Following his military career, he served an additional 12 years as the civilian technical deputy for President, Board of Inspection and Survey, ultimately retiring in October 2014. He remains active with the ASNE Tidewater section, and currently is a member of the ASNE national council.
Perspective Statement: I would consider it an honor to serve as a Vice President on ASNE’s National Council. Throughout my ASNE membership over the past 30+ years, I’ve always been thoroughly impressed by the leadership of ASNE, its focus on global naval engineering issues, and its continuing attempt to communicate these issues to the greater naval engineering community, both nationally and internationally. I would be happy to help continue these efforts, as well as the recruitment of younger participants in our fine Society. The majority of my career has been spent facing the challenges of naval engineering — both new construction and ship maintenance. This expertise, plus my personal interest in fiscal responsibility of our resources (whether taxpayer dollars or the ASNE operating budget), is an asset that I believe can be beneficially used on the ASNE Council.
Candidates for Council
CAPT Joseph Bradley, USN (Ret.)
Joe Bradley has had an extensive career in ship operations, maintenance, repair and organizational design. Repeatedly called upon to start new activities for the United States Navy, he successfully met a succession of unique challenges. Respected for his technical skill, leadership, innovative solutions and focus on personnel and organization development, he led the initiatives that resulted in the broad adoption of Theory of Constraints within the Navy's ship maintenance community, efforts to improve quality performance, and developed educational programs to improve individual and organizational performance. He is currently a Principal Engineer with Patrona Corporation, working on a reliability model for a yet to be built ship class.
Joe's research has led to the creation of a wholly new approach to the creation, development, assessment and transformation of competency models, a vital management element in any large technical organization seeking long term viability. He is currently working on research in complex system governance. Joe was a co-recipient of the Jimmie Hamilton award from the American Society of Naval Engineers for best paper in 2011, he holds a Ph. D. from Old Dominion University, the professional degree of Mechanical Engineer and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Cooper Union.
Perspective Statement: ASNE is the pre-imminent organization in the field of ship design, repair and modernization. I have had the opportunity over the past several years to work closely with the Global Shipbuilding Executive Summit and efforts to improve the flexibility of surface ships. ASNE is a forum where academia, industry and government can meet, exchange knowledge and ideas and essentially improve our national defense. A strong ASNE will only help in the coming challenges and I believe it to be a personal responsibility to help the organization to the best of my abilities. Thus my response to the request to serve is YES.
Dr. Norbert Doerry
Dr. Norbert Doerry, CAPT, USN (Ret.) graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a degree in electrical engineering and graduated from MIT with degrees in naval engineering and electrical engineering, and computer science. Dr. Doerry served as a naval officer for 26 years (23 as an engineering duty officer) with tours as a division officer on USS Deyo (DD 989), Technical Director for the Integrated Power System (IPS), the ONR "More Electric" Project Officer, Project Officer for aircraft carriers, Ship Design Manager, Assistant Acquisition Manager, and Technical Director for surface ship design. Following retirement from the Navy, Dr. Doerry returned as a Navy civilian. He is currently the technical director of the SEA 05 Technology Group, responsible for facilitating the transition of technology into the fleet. Dr. Doerry led the design teams for the USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) in 2013 and for the Small Surface Combatant Task Force (SSCTF) in 2014. Dr. Doerry has authored/co-authored over 55 technical papers and articles on naval electrical power systems and ship design. He also participated in the development of over ten industry and military standards. He received the 2006 and 2015 ASNE "Jimmie" Hamilton Awards for best paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal, and the SNAME CAPT Joseph H. Linnard Prize for best paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting. He additionally was awarded the 2008 ASNE Gold Medal Award, an Acquisition Excellence Award in 2014 from the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition) for his work on the ACV, and the Superior Civilian Service Award from the Secretary of the Navy in 2014 for his work on the SSCTF. He co-chaired the ASNE Day technical papers committee for three years, served as the symposium chair for the ASNE and SNAME Joint Electric Ship Design Symposium as well as on the planning committee for the 2017 Design Sciences Series: Set-Based Design. He currently is an associate editor for the Naval Engineers Journal. In addition to being a life member of ASNE, Dr. Doerry is a SNAME fellow and senior member of IEEE.
Perspective Statement: As a member of the ASNE Council my primary goals are to ensure ASNE fulfills its purposes as described in Article III of the Bylaws, remains relevant and provides value to its members and the naval engineering community.
LT Alexandria Fell, USCG
My name is Alexandria Fell and I grew up in Westminster, CO. Both of my parents are retired Army, so even at a young age I knew I wanted to give back and serve my country. I was initially interested in marine biology which lead me to the Coast Guard Academy for college. However, half way through my sophomore year and after taking a couple of engineering courses, I discovered a love for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and graduated with a B.S. in 2013.
After graduation, I was stationed on the CGC Rush and later Sherman as a Student Engineer. Followed by a tour at the Surface Forces Logistics Center planning drydocks for the Coast Guard's small boat fleet. I was picked for the Graduate School program this fall where I plan on continuing my education majoring in Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering. I will also be taking the Professional Engineers test this April for Naval Architecture.
Perspective Statement: The world is changing every single day. People are moving more and more towards social media and things that once were held as stable are not as stable any more. I think that ASNE along with other brands need to evolve in order to match where people are spending their time and to show it's importance to a younger generation. I'd like to serve on the National Council because ASNE is still very valuable and has a lot to offer and I believe I could help.
CAPT Glenn Hofert, USN (Ret.)
Glenn has over 31-years of public and private, foreign and domestic ship maintenance and modernization experience. He has served as the Director of West Coast Operations for Q.E.D. Systems, Inc. since 2012, where he ensures corporate technical and quality standards are maintained and contractual cost and schedule requirements are met for all ship planning, engineering, logistics and technical services provided by Q.E.D. Systems, Inc. in the western region. While in uniform his senior tours included: Assistant Deputy Commander for Industrial Operations in the Naval Shipyard Management Group at NAVSEA Headquarters; Force Maintenance Officer on the staff of Commander Naval Air Forces; Chief Engineer on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76); Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Waterfront Operations Officer and Business & Strategic Planning Officer; SUPSHIP Newport News Project Officer for the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65); and OIC of the Ship Repair Unit in Naples, Italy.
Glenn holds a Professional Engineer's License in Mechanical Engineering from the state of California. He has a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, an M.B.A. from National University and a Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech. Glenn has served as Chairman for ASNE's San Diego Section for the past 3-years and he served as the Chairman for the recent ASNE Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium (FMMS) 2017 held in the San Diego Convention Center. He has also recently served as the Programs Chair for both FMMS 2015 and Mega Rust 2014. He also served for 4-years on the Port of San Diego Ship Repair Association Board of Directors.
Perspective Statement: I would be honored to serve as one of your elected council members on the ASNE National Council. ASNE San Diego has been working hard on increasing student, Fleet, SYSCOM and other DOD services participation in our local events, as well as increasing total ASNE membership in support of our ASNE long term goals. I hope to continue supporting these efforts on the national stage as one of your elected National Council members.
SES Robert Keane, DoN (Ret.)
Bob Keane is President of Ship Design USA, Inc., a consulting firm he formed in 2003 following 35 years of designing just about every type of naval ship at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). During 21 years as a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, he served in senior leadership positions as the U.S. Navy's Chief Naval Architect, Chief of Ship Design, Director of Ship Survivability, and Director of Hull Form Design & Ship Hydrodynamics. His NAVSEA-led Design Teams successfully completed over 35 major naval ship Contract Designs which contributed to the acquisition of about 200 naval ships.
Bob was born in Baltimore, a "stone's throw" from the shipyard where his father worked for 43 years. He has a B.E.S. from Johns Hopkins University in mechanical engineering and Master's degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology in hydrodynamics and the University of Michigan in naval architecture & marine engineering. Bob is a Life member and former VP of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), a Life Fellow and former VP of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), Chair of the SNAME Ship Design Committee, well published in many journals and a plank holder of the Navy's Center for Innovation in Ship Design. Bob has received a number of honorary awards including the Secretary of Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, National Academy of Sciences Gibbs Brothers Medal, SNAME Rear Admiral Taylor Medal, and ASNE Captain Saunders Award.
Perspective Statement: ASNE has a wealth of intellectual capital in its members. We need to find more ways in addition to conferences and the highly professional Naval Engineers Journal to share this intellectual capital with more of our members, thus increasing the value of membership in ASNE especially for younger engineers. This needs to be the thrust of a major new membership drive. When I served on the Council from 2009-12, we initiated a three-year monthly seminar series on "Staying Out of the Ditches" - Ship Design and Acquisition Lessons Learned. ASNE was also a member of the NAVSEA Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) with a number of major Naval Engineering universities and the Warfare Centers. We need to take better advantage of the latest information technologies such as webinars and capture more of the intellectual capital for the wide range of technical disciplines in Naval Engineering for use in continuing education and career development initiatives.
CAPT Joseph J. Luckard, USN (Ret.)
Captain Joseph J. Luckard, USN (Ret.) is the Chief Operating Officer for Commissioning Solutions Global (CommSolGlobal), a private contractor supporting the Navy for Engineering Services. He is also a consultant providing, Naval Ship Life Cycle support services. Applying over 50 years of experience over the entire Naval Ship Life Cycle (including Research & Development, Preliminary Design, Acquisition, Construction, Ship Operations, Maintenance & Modernization, and Inactivation/Disposal), plus operational, planning, contracting, and policy related issues. He has served about 40 years with the Navy (Military & Civilian positions), and over 10 years in private industry. He has been a proactive member of ASNE at the local and national level, since he was a Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. He was the recipient for the ASNE Frank G. Law Award for 2015, for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through his longtime dedication and service. He was the Chairman of three different ASNE Sections (Flagship-Washington, DC area, Golden Gate-San Francisco, CA area, and San Diego-CA/West Coast area). He was the Chairman of the Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposiums for 2011, 2013, and 2015. He is presently, and has been, the ASNE Region V Council Representative since 2005. This Region V, now encompasses the entire West Coast, Hawaii, and Alaska. He is a member, since 2012, of the Global Shipbuilding Executive Summit (GSES)/Joint Flexible Ship Initiative.
A native of New York, NY, after graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S. Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering) he initially served as a shipboard Line Officer in: USS DUPONT (DD-941) as Damage Control Assistant and Repair Officer, USS BOXER (LPH-4) as Boiler Officer, and USS HASSAYAMPA (AO-145) as Engineer Officer. During this period, he also served with the U.S. Marines, as an Advisor & Team Leader for Naval Gunfire & Artillery Spotter Teams. After which he attended graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning the Professional Engineer Degree - Naval Architect. After which he became an Engineering Duty Officer. After MIT, he was a R&D Naval Architect at the Navy's David W. Taylor R&D Center at Carderock, MD, working with high performance craft (hydrofoils, air-cushion vehicles, Surface Effect Ships, and SWATH ships). CAPT Luckard then began his extensive service in the Naval Sea Systems Command, included positions as Assistant Program Manager for the Guided Missile Frigates (FFG-7 OLIVER HAZARD PERRY Class) built at the Todd Pacific Yards and at Bath Iron Works. He then served as Lead Ship Production Manager for the ARLEIGH BURKE Destroyer (DDG-51) Program. He was subsequently selected for a NAVSEA executive development program, in which he was assigned different senior positions in government for a three year period. These included, among others: Staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RD&A); Congressional Fellowship on a Senate Staff, supporting the Senate Armed Services Committee; Defense Systems Management College - Executive Management Course; Harvard Business School-Program for Management Development; and the Staff of Commander Surface Force Pacific (N43). He was then selected as the Director of the NAVSEA field activity-Planning and Engineering for Repairs and Alterations (PERA)-Pacific Office. That provided Advanced Planning & Package Preparation for all CNO Ship Availabilities, for public & private shipyards, on the West Coast. In his last position while with the Navy, he served on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO-Ship Maintenance & Industrial Base Policy, N43), as the Lead for Ship Maintenance Policy. He then transitioned from government service and started a private sector career with Noesis, Inc., a government support contractor, as the West Coast Business Development & Engineering Manager, setting up a West Coast office. Subsequently he accepted a position with General Atomics (GA)-San Diego in the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) Program Office, as the Ship Integration Lead for GA, serving in that position from initial development and submittal of proposal to the Navy, until production and delivery of ship set for installation in Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). Since January 2013, CAPT Luckard has been the Chief Operating Officer of CommSolGlobal, supporting the Navy in the San Diego, CA area for Engineering Services. In addition, he provides consulting services in Naval Ship Life Cycle support efforts.
Perspective Statement: As a Council Member and Life Member of our society, I will foster the ideals I have experienced and followed over my career: Mentor and be mentored, take advantage of all networking opportunities, develop and expand professional development opportunities for all members, develop ideas to gain new members, and maintain the interest and retain our current members. Our Society has lost too many members during the last few years. One initiative, as a member of the Membership Committee is to develop customized "elevator speeches" for the different potential members new members, considering their needs and benefits. Keying in and getting the interest of military, government, and private industry personnel. A second initiative, to maintain the interest of our present senior members, engineers & managers, fostering the obligation to recruit, and mentor new members, to preserve our Society. As a member of the Long Range Planning Committee, work with the ASNE President, Vice Presidents, and other Council Members on ways to improve the financial status of our Society, to ensure its future longevity. A third initiative, is to continue efforts to rejuvenate interest of ASNE members in reforming
the inactive Section, in the Northwest-Puget Sound area, and Chapters at the ED School, and the Naval Post-Graduate School.
Mr. David Norris
Mr. Dave Norris has greater than 43 years of experience in the ship repair industry. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in January 2008 after 35 years and 5 months of service as an electrical zone manager, engineering technician, electrical supervisor, electrical shipboard systems test mechanic, electrician, and electrical apprentice. After retiring from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, he retired from BAE Systems, Norfolk Ship Repair, serving 8 years and 3 months as project manager, production planning operations manager, planning manager, lead ship superintendent, and ship superintendent. In addition, he is a master electrician and was co-owner of an electrical contracting business. He has an A.A.S in management and an A.S. in business administration. A member of ASNE since March 2011, he is currently an ASNE national councilor and section councilor for Tidewater Section. Mr. Norris was the ASNE Tidewater Section Chairman for the 2014-2015 program year and had served as Vice Chairman and Secretary also. He has been very active in ASNE, as a member of the 2012, 2014, and 2016 FMMS Planning Committees, manned the exhibit booth during numerous symposia and assisted the Publicity Chairman with various setups and preparations. In the past, he has set up several ASNE tours, prepared write ups for the monthly newsletter, written ASNE Tidewater Section news articles for the Naval Engineers Journal, and, representing ASNE, served as a judge at the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair and the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair. Dave was also a part of a writing team, and co-authored technical papers which were published and presented at ASNE FMMS 2014 and at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Propeller and Shafting Symposium 2015. Dave has also been a member of SNAME, PMI (Project Management Institute), and USNI (United States Naval Institute).
Perspective Statement: With drastic changes in the business world and our economy over the past several years, massive challenges are ever present to our great Society. These changes created adverse effects on our membership, the number of our symposia, and our financial situation. There have been many positive changes and new ideas, such as the growth of our continuing education program, to combat and overcome these challenges, but there is still much work to be done to continue to move forward, grow, and maintain our Society. As National Councilor, I would continue to strive to address, evaluate, mitigate, support, and assist with suggesting and implementing new approaches, ideas, additions, and changes, while always honoring and maintaining the reasons, purposes, principles, and ethics that are the foundation of ASNE.
CDR Angel Salinas, USN (Ret.)
Angel Salinas is a retired Naval Officer employed at CACI as Senior Principal Systems Engineer. For the last year Angel has been providing the PEO IWS Ship Future Systems & Integration team technical support with the combat system modularity initiatives & power system integration for high energy weapon systems on the future surface combatant. While in uniform Angel served in various organizations in many roles: programmatic, technical and on the waterfront. As the Acting Director & Deputy Director for In-Service Division (SEA05D5) he oversaw the day-to-day operations of a technical team of Ship Design Managers and Technical Warrant Holders who supported PEO Ships, PEO LCS, & PEO IWS to maintain Surface Ship Fleet Readiness and address technical engineering issues. As the DDG 51 Post Delivery Branch Head (PMS400D6) he managed all aspects from planning to solicitation to execution of 14-week repair availabilities for 14 new construction DDG ship. On the Waterfront as the Commander Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One Material Readiness Department Head (LCSRON N4) he managed the maintenance support teams for both LCS variants in San Diego.
With over 20 years as a military-trained leader (Surface Warfare Officer/Engineering Duty Officer), Angel has been successful at building & leading high-performance teams in demanding, technically & sophisticated environments. Expert at managing large, multi-location projects, managing pre- and post-project issues, and initiating change. Angel has an MS in Naval & Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School (1999) and a BS in Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University (1992). Angel resides in Stafford VA with his spouse (Brenda) and his three children (Jessica, Joshua & Julia).
Perspective Statement: I have been a ANSE member since 2003 and was fortunate as result of different duty stations to have been involved with a handful of charters and sections over the years. I have served on the Flagship Section as the NAVSEA Liaison Representative and late last year volunteered to serve as the chair of the National Membership Committee. I'm committed to helping our society continue to develop the strategies and facilitate the means that will enable us to execute our founding purposes and maintain relevance as we grow our membership and continue to be the leading professional engineering society for our civilian workforce as well as for our military engineering officers.
Mr. Andrew Vasquez
Having served 22 years active duty, a former enlisted senior chief, then commissioned, I have had a wide range of duty stations from a Tin-Can Destroyer (USS Vogelgesang DD-862) which everything was manually operated to a modern Fast Frigate which was completely automated, where everything was monitored. Once Commissioned, having served as the Boilers Officer on the Mighty Mo, USS Missouri BB-63 to Chief Engineer on an Amphibious ship (USS Austin LPD-4). Having shore duty assignments at Surface Warfare Officers School Newport, SIMA Newport to Assault Craft Unit 2 Maintenance Officer. All of which during I have always had dynamic people I have had the pleasure of working with, and for on my duty stations. Knowing the most important item to me was taking care of your people, and recognizing their accomplishments.
"Advancing and changing with the times, always progressing to make it better". "Doing it right the first time, instead of wrong six times" Those were the words of my best friend and Mentor, the late Rear Admiral David P. Donohue used in what he believed, and has proven to be words to the wise. He was the one who groomed me, and introduced me to the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). He opened my eyes to the importance of what an impact ASNE has on numerous levels. He taught me to be actively involved, and by doing so people will understand you can get more done working together as a team. That has been my driving force, and by being so involved with ASNE I continually have grown, and learned the tremendous levels of our organization. Going from being regular member, to getting directly involved in committees for events from MACC, FMMS, BUILD A BOAT, ASNE DAY, to MEGA-RUST. Serving on many committees, making a difference, even to the point of being the Vice Chairman to Chairman of the Tidewater section of ASNE with a follow on to section council.
Perspective Statement: I was honored to be nominated for ASNE National Council member position and would look forward to re-engaging at a National level of ASNE. Being so directly involved with the senior leadership at the Navy's waterfront, and seeing many of the ways that ASNE impacts our direction, I would significantly add to the many members and organizations the comprise of our membership. Together we can grow, unite and take on many of the challengers and obstacles we will encounter as a team. I would like to ask you for your vote for ASNE National Council member for 2018.
CAPT Bruce Woodruff, USN (Ret.)
Captain Bruce Woodruff, USN (Ret) served as an Engineering Duty Officer and is currently President of the Richmond Consulting Group based in Metro Richmond. Company focus is on the contractual and technical aspects of the design, construction, and maintenance of Navy and Coast Guard ships. Qualified as steam propulsion Chief Engineer, he is an expert witness supporting asbestos plaintiff victims in Mesothelioma litigation for Navy/USCG and merchant ship crew members and shipyard workers. The support continues with numerous law firms nationwide. He has been retained for shipyard and ship owner claims involving Navy and commercial shipbuilding and repair. Clients have included General Dynamics, U.S. Navy, L-3 Corp, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Department of Justice, NAVSEA, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
He was Vice President/ Division General Manager for the Turbine Manufacturing Division of ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Power Generation. His command tours included two as a Major Program Manager and one as Commanding Officer, Supship Pascagoula. He was the NAVSEA PM for both the Aegis Cruiser (CG-47) Class (PMS-400) and for the 55 ship Guided Missile Frigate (FFG-7) Class (PMS-399). A Qualified Surface Warfare Officer, other tours included Norfolk and Boston Naval Shipyards, Repair Officer on USS Puget Sound (AD-38), US Naval Destroyer School (SWOS), and USS J.A. Furer (DEG-6) and USS Davis (DD-937). He is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). Captain Woodruff has been a member of ASNE since 1967 and is a member of SNAME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He has published ASNE papers on shipyard methods improvement, surface ship construction/repair and for SNAME on a novel propulsion plant design. He received the BS with distinction at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and holds graduate degrees of Ocean Engineer and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He attended the Executive Program at the Darden Business School at UVA.
Perspective Statement: I would like to serve again on the National Council to assist in finding a way to tell our story to high school and college students about Naval Engineering, Marine (Mechanical) Engineering, and Naval Architecture. I have taught as an adjunct ME professor at a local university and also gave a presentation about Navy shipbuilding at another university. Today's students do not have a clue about how great and rewarding our profession is. Consider for a moment all of the engineering disciplines involved in the design and maintenance of our Navy ships and USCG cutters so evident in the shops at our public and private construction and repair shipyards. I envision a 20-30 page PowerPoint presentation that the ASNE Council would review and ask for volunteers to fan out in their districts and offer a short, strong, and basic description of Naval Engineering.