Rick Spaulding is vice president, Central Planning and Process Excellence, for Ingalls Shipbuilding. In this role Rick is responsible for all planning, scheduling and process improvement activities at Ingalls. This includes plan and schedule development for all product lines, build strategy development, production control, production and industrial engineering, labor resource and capacity planning.
Prior to this assignment, Rick served as director of Central Planning for Newport News Shipbuilding, where he spent 25 years, holding a range of assignments, including submarine design and planning, steel manufacturing, naval and commercial ship repair, commercial ship construction, planning, scheduling, labor resource, capacity and capital planning.
Rick joined the company after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1983, with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
He has been a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) since 1982, has been Chair of the SNAME Ship Production Committee since 2001 and is a member of the Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program.
Rick and his wife, Karen, have four children and reside in Mobile, Alabama.
Updated April 24, 2019
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