Marinette Marine Corp.’s new leader is very familiar with Navy vessels, which will be an asset to him as the company completes a contract to build up to 10 littoral combat ships for the U.S. Navy with an estimated value of $3.6 billion.
On Monday, Fincantieri Marine Group named Charles Goddard to the role of president and chief executive officer for Marinette Marine. He replaces Richard McCreary, who left the company earlier this month.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with 30 years of experience within ship systems engineering and program management, Goddard comes to Marinette Marine from Lockheed Martin where he was director of Aegis Program Integration and the lead for the Combat Systems Engineering Agent (CSEA) capture effort.
“Goddard’s broad experience in domestic and international program management, coupled with his demonstrated leadership, knowledge and experience, will serve us very well,” says Alberto Maestrini, executive vice president for Fincantieri’s Naval Vessels business unit.
In addition to graduating from Annapolis, Goddard also has a master’s degree in in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the recipient of the Gold Medal for exceptional technical and program leadership from the American Society of Naval Engineers.