George S. Jones is vice president of Operations for Ingalls Shipbuilding, headquartered in Pascagoula, Miss. Named to this position in 2015; George is responsible for manufacturing operations for all Ingalls programs, including U.S. Navy surface combatants, amphibious programs and U.S. Coast Guard programs. He is also responsible for strengthening leadership at every level of management, maintaining positive relationships with our union partners and leading the innovation strategies and modernization efforts for the facility.
George leads all aspects of ship construction from start of fabrication, achievement of critical milestones, through testing, trials, and delivery as well as meeting cost and schedule commitments. He is responsible for ensuring the success of our craft employees, including education, training (including the Apprentice Program), capital expenditures, manufacturing, facilities, waterfront support, transportation and maintenance.
Prior to being named to this position, George was the director of Production, responsible for optimizing cost and schedule, leading performance improvements and driving production strategies across the portfolio. He has served in various craft and program leadership roles including: craft director of Hull; site manager of Tallulah; and ship program manager for both William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and America (LHA 6) where he led both teams in successful ship deliveries.
George is a lifelong resident of Jackson County and began his career with Ingalls in 1984 as an apprentice and achieved journeyman status in Shipfitting, Welding, Electrical and Joiner/Insulator. He was named 1986 Overall Apprentice of the Year. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Capella University.
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