ARLINGTON, Va., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, today announced the appointment of Ray Sheldon as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mr. Sheldon will be responsible for providing operational oversight and direction of all Gibbs & Cox programs, and for the on-time delivery of quality naval architecture and engineering products. He will also be responsible for the composition of professional staff and the training of Gibbs & Cox employees to ensure optimal depth and flexibility to meet customers' emerging program requirements.
"No other American naval architecture firm can match Gibbs & Cox's 85 years of naval and commercial ship design and engineering," said Rick Biben, Gibbs & Cox Chief Executive. "Ray brings decades of invaluable engineering and programmatic experience in direct support of multiple billion-dollar customers which will only improve our strong record of technical innovation and superior program execution."
Mr. Sheldon brings many years of marine industry engineering and program leadership experience to his new position within Gibbs & Cox. Following his graduation from Webb Institute where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Mr. Sheldon worked at Hyrdonautics, Inc. where he directed hydrodynamic testing and evaluation. He then joined Advanced Marine Enterprises, which was ultimately acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Mr. Sheldon's final position at CSC was Vice President of CSC's Advanced Marine Center which provided program management, engineering services, IT solutions and training systems to the U.S. Navy. After leaving CSC in 2013, he worked briefly as an engineering consultant and then joined CDI Marine as Vice President of Operations for the National Capitol Region before joining Gibbs & Cox.
Mr. Sheldon is replacing Bill Post, who is stepping aside after eight years at Gibbs & Cox as the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Post has ensured the corporation maintained its long-standing market dominance and helped position it for entry into commercial and international markets. He plans to continue supporting Gibbs & Cox as a part time employee until his retirement at the end of the year.
"I know Bill's family will be happy to have more time with him and I greatly appreciate his years of guidance at our company," said Mr. Biben. "Gibbs & Cox is poised for exciting growth into new maritime market sectors thanks to his leadership."
About Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
Gibbs & Cox is a global leader in maritime engineering and design, with nearly 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. Independent and privately held, Gibbs & Cox is headquartered in Arlington, VA, with offices in New Orleans, LA; Newport News, VA; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington, DC.
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