ARLINGTON, Va., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of Mr. Jonathan Applequist as Vice President and Group Manager of the Gibbs & Cox (G&C) Maritime Services Group (MSG). In this role, Mr. Applequist will be responsible for management and execution of G&C's government services and support contracts.
MSG provides naval architecture, marine engineering and design services to a broad range of government clients including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency.
"Jonathan brings over 16 years of leadership, marine engineering and naval architect experience that spans platform development, program management and client support," said Chief Executive Rick Biben. "His successes managing customer fiscal and programmatic challenges is critical to G&C's Navy portfolio and industry collaboration."
Previously, Mr. Applequist was the Assistant Vice President and Deputy Group Manager of MSG. In 2010 Mr. Applequist was named the Rosenblatt Young Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Naval Engineers, and also the Young Engineer of the Year by the Washington DC Council of Engineering and Architecture Societies.
Mr. Applequist holds a bachelor's of science in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia and a certified Project Management Professional.
Mr. Applequist has been promoted into his new role as Mr. Frank DeMasi retires. Mr. DeMasi spent 15 years in industry after retiring from the Navy as a captain. In his five years at Gibbs & Cox, he provided outstanding leadership, more than doubling this business area.
About Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
Gibbs & Cox is a global leader in maritime engineering and design, with over 7,000 vessels designed to our standards since 1929. Gibbs & Cox supports military and commercial clients in the U.S. and internationally with all phases of marine design, construction and lifecycle management. Gibbs & Cox's breadth and depth of high performance commercial and military vessel skills are augmented with the acquisition of Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA). DLBA specializes in the technical development of high-performance marine craft. Independent and privately held, Gibbs & Cox is headquartered in Arlington, Va., with offices in Newport News and Chesapeake, Va.; New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New Orleans La., and Washington, D.C..
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