Dave Thomas - ChairDave has been an active member of The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) since January 2005. He has served as Assistant Publicity Chairman and Vice Chairman of ASNE Tidewater.
A retired Naval Officer with 26 years of service, Dave served on a destroyer tender, a battleship and numerous amphibious assault ships as both an enlisted sailor, E-1 to E-7 (Chief Electrician's Mate), and as a Commissioned Naval Officer, O-1 to O-5 LDO Surface Ship Engineer. Dave's industry Naval Engineering expertise includes the past five (5) years with BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair in his current role as Director of Shipyard Operations.
|Kathleen Murray - Vice Chair|
Karyn Dukette - TreasurerKaryn Dukette is a native of Annapolis, MD, and has been a member of ASNE since 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from George Mason University in 1990. Karyn has 15 years of experience in government contracting. During her career she has worked in various positions including: Contracts Administrator, Contracts Manager, Subcontracts Administrator, and Accounting Manager. She is currently employed by URS Federal Services, Inc.
Pamela Schools - Secretary
Pam Schools, a native of Fredericksburg, Va, began her Naval engineering career at NAVSEACENLANT as an Old Dominion University (ODU) Electrical Engineering Co-OP with the Major Caliber Gun Branch in 1989. Upon graduating in December 1991 and receiving a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and completion of MK 45 Mod 0 and 1 'C' schools, she worked as a MK 45 tech, CIWS Modernization coordinator, combat system modernization coordinator, and the Modernization coordinator and C5RA/HMERA scheduler/liaison on CNSL staff for NAVSEACENLANT/FTSCLANT from 1992 to 2000. Her next assignment was at Commander Regional Support Group, Norfolk where she established and directed the Mid Atlantic Regional Maintenance and Modernization coordination office (RMMCO) until 2005. She then worked various projects at Combat Direction Systems Activity supporting PEO IWS 1.0 and SEA 05, with her last assignment managing and supervising the Battle Management Organization and Human Machine Interfaces team, LINK 16 team and the System Interface Agents for the SSDS MK 2 Combat Systems. Presently she is at Naval Ship Support Activity Regional Maintenance Center as a liaison on Commander Navy Regional Maintenance Center Engineering staff working Submarine Fleet Technical Support issues.
Ron Spano - Section Councilor
Ron Spano is a past Section
Chairman for the Tidewater
Section and a ASNE member since 1999. A retired Naval Engineering
Officer with 23 years of service. In 1999 he was hired as a U.S. Navy
Engineer in support of
Hinton - ASNE National President
Kathleen Hinton is a past ASNE National President. A member since 1987, Kathleen received her B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Virginia and her MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently the Contracts and Procurement Manager for Metro Machine Corp., a ship repair company based in Norfolk, Virginia. Ms. Hinton is very active in the Tidewater Section and has served on National Committees. She is a National Vice President, chair of the National Audit Committee, and a member of the ASNE/SNAME Strategic Alliance Committee. She received the 2000 Frank G. Law award. She has chaired or co-chaired several Fleet Maintenance Symposia and ASNE Day functions and has been elected to serve in nearly all of the executive business office positions for this Section.
Jeff Brooks- Section Councilor
Rear Admiral Brooks, USN (Ret) began his military career by enlisting in the United
States Navy in 1970. Key assignments included serving onboard
USS Paul Revere (LPA 248) and as a nuclear plant instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in Idaho Falls, Idaho. In December 1976, he received his commission and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri via the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP), and was designated a Surface Warfare Officer.
Rear Admiral Brooks' first commissioned tour was onboard USS Point Defiance (LSD 31) as Deck Officer, Engineering Officer, and Regular Overhaul (ROH) Coordinator. After lateral conversion to the Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) community and graduating from EDO School in January 1980, he was
assigned to Naval Ship Repair Facility, Subic Bay, R.P., as Ship Superintendent and subsequently Assistant Repair Officer. From June 1982 to December 1983, he attended Pennsylvania State University where he graduated with honors with a Masters of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering. He was then assigned from December 1983 to December 1985 to Charleston Naval Shipyard as a ship superintendent and type desk officer.
In January 1986, he reported to USS Cape Cod (AD 43) as Repair Officer, performing nuclear and non-nuclear repairs to Pacific fleet ships. He then served one year (1988-1989) as Force Engineering Officer on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific. From April 1989 through July 1991, he served as Maintenance Officer at Readiness Support Group, San Diego, Calif. From August 1991 through August 1993, Rear Admiral Brooks served as Commanding Officer, Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity, Long Beach, Calif. In September 1993, he reported for duty as Repair Officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Portsmouth, VA.
From June 1995 to November 1997, he served as the Deputy, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News, VA. In November 1997, he reported as Director of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Management Group (SEA 04X1), Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. From May 1999 to August 2001, he served as Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News, VA, responsible for the U.S. Navy's Aircraft Carrier and Submarine ship construction and refueling programs at Newport News Shipbuilding. It was during this tour that he was selected for Rear Admiral.
He reported in September 2001 for duty as Deputy Chief of Staff for Fleet Maintenance on the staff of Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet. In September 2003, he reported to his current assignment as the Director, Fleet Maintenance on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Rear Admiral Brooks was selected for his second star in May 2005.
His awards include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation (three awards), and the Battle Efficiency Ribbon (two awards) in addition to various campaign and service awards. He is a registered professional engineer.
Orzali - Section Councilor
Rear Admiral John Clarke Orzalli is the son of a retired Navy Captain. He graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering in June 1978. Following transfer to the Engineering Duty Officer community, Rear Admiral Orzalli served as the Ocean Engineering Planning Officer, then Deputy Production Resources Officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard followed by a tour in the Operations Department, then Engineering and Planning Officer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Rear Admiral Orzalli served on the Staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics. He was the 45th Shipyard Commander at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. During his command tour he assumed additional duties in establishing the Northwest Regional Maintenance Center. Rear Admiral Orzalli previously served as the Deputy Director, Fleet Readiness Division, OPNAV (N43B), in Washington, DC. Rear Admiral Orzalli is currently the Commander, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center. Rear Admiral Orzalli holds Naval Engineer and Masters of Materials Science and Engineering degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Systems Management from Golden Gate University.
Weber - National Awards Committee
Ray Weber is a retired Naval Officer with 24 years of service, he served extensively in the AEGIS ship program particularly on DDG 51 Class ships. His work in industry includes 15 years with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works where he served as Director of Fleet Service and Manager of all BIW’s Navy Homeport Operational Facilities. In 2004 he joined BAE Systems Ship Repair where he is the Director of AEGIS Programs.
Charles Pfeifer -
National Ways & Means Committee
Captain Paul F. Siebeking - Region III Councilor
D'Amato - National Councilor and Programs Chair
Mike D’Amato is a native of Staten Island, NY. He graduated from State University of New York Maritime College with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering in 1983 and later earned a Masters in Business Administration from New Hampshire College.
Mike has 25 years of civil service and industry experience proudly supporting the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard in the areas of ship construction, design, engineering, maintenance, modernization and life-cycle sustainment. Following graduation from NY Maritime in 1983, he began his career at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in various engineering assignments. These included waterfront production support for propulsion and auxiliary systems on several aircraft carrier complex overhauls, development of condition-based maintenance programs, and an off-site position at Supervisor of Shipbuilding Bath, Maine, to help incorporate life-cycle planning considerations into the design of DDG-51 USS Arleigh Burke Class destroyers.
Mike joined Bath Iron Works (BIW) in 1988 and helped establish their first planning yard life-cycle contract for the DDG-51 Class two years prior to lead ship delivery, and later expanded the contract to include support for FFG-7 Class ships. He held several positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, design and engineering management over a nine year span at the shipyard in Bath, during which time he also attained his master’s degree in Business Administration. He continued his professional development with that of BIW’s life-cycle programs through two off-site assignments. The first being four years in Washington DC as principal liaison to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the PEO-Ships Program Office, followed by six years managing their fleet support operations in Norfolk, Virginia. As Norfolk Operations Manager, Mike was responsible for planning yard and new construction warranty support on 26 ships stationed in the homeport.
In June 2006, Mike made a career change after 18 years at BIW to join AMSEC LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding which specializes in fleet maintenance, modernization and related technical and logistics services. He is a Senior Consulting Manager at AMSEC, with a focus on corporate business development and strategic campaigns.
affiliation with the American Society of Naval Engineers began with his
transition to the Norfolk
area and the waterfront maintenance community in 2000. His
engagement with the Tidewater Section
grew in parallel with, and proved very supportive of, his professional
within the fleet maintenance community. He has served ASNE as Chairman
Fleet Maintenance Symposium 2007; Tidewater Section Chairman, Vice
Secretary; Papers Committee Chair for FMS-03 and ASNE Day 2005; and
serves as National Councilor, Tidewater Section Councilor, and a member
of the Long-Range
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