Austal USA appoints John “Dugan” Shipway as Outside Director to board of directors
has appointed retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John “Dugan” Shipway as an outside
director on Austal USA’s board of directors.
retired in March 2009 as president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a
position he held for six years. That same year, the Navy League of the United
States honored him with the 2009 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz award for
exemplary leadership in the maritime defense industry.
pleased to have Dugan join the Board,” said Joe Rella, Austal USA president and
chief operating officer, in a company press release. “As we grow to become a
major naval shipyard, we look forward to tapping into his many years of
of Bath Iron Works, Austal says, Shipway oversaw management reforms that
resulted in eliminating more than 1.5 million labor hours from the cost of
building an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer and improving labor
He served 35
years in the Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral. He last served as director of
Strategic Systems Programs. During his military career, he was responsible for
several submarine and weapons programs.
Upon his retirement
from the Navy he joined General Dynamics Electric Boat and held the position of
vice president for full submarine support until he was promoted to president of
Bath Iron Works.
serves on the board of the Australian Submarine and Shipbuilding Co. He holds a
bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering.
Shipway and his wife, the former Lynn Doe of Harvard, Mass., live in Bath,