BAE Systems appoints Joseph Campbell to lead ship repair business

(ARLINGTON, Va.) — BAE Systems has named Joseph Campbell as vice president and general manager of the company’s ship repair business, effective Jan. 14.

 Campbell succeeds Bill Clifford, who will retire after a successful 46-year career in the U.S. Navy and the private sector.

“Joe will play a critical role in continuing the excellent reputation we have earned with our Navy customer,” said Erwin Bieber, president of BAE Systems’ Platforms & Services sector. “His past experience and leadership style is a perfect fit that will ensure the team’s future success, continued high performance for our customers, and sustained business growth.”

Campbell will be responsible for leading the strategy, operations and financial and business performance of ship repair, including the commercial shipbuilding operations. He previously served as vice president and director at American Systems Corp., where he was responsible for undersea warfare and naval combatant programs.

Campbell served in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years and was commissioned as an engineering duty officer. Assignments included Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, supervisor of shipbuilding, Newport News, Trident Refit Facility, and Kings Bay. He also completed two staff tours at Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and served as the 101st shipyard commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as well as director of fleet maintenance and deputy commander of logistics, maintenance, and industrial operations, Naval Sea Systems Command.

Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a naval engineer’s degree and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

BAE Systems Inc. is a leading provider of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, and overhaul for the U.S. Navy, government, commercial and private customers. The company operates seven full-service shipyards in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia, and Hawaii, and offers a highly skilled and experienced work force of more than 5,000 employees, eight dry docks, and significant pier space and ship support services. The company also has commercial shipbuilding and module fabrication capabilities at its Mobile, Ala., and Jacksonville, Fla., shipyards.

By Professional Mariner Staff