Austal USA launched Chris Orlowski as the corporate’s vp of engineering, main a staff of greater than 350 engineers, naval architects, designers, and different engineering help employees. 

Orlowski has greater than 30 years of program and techniques engineering management expertise throughout the protection business. He got here to Austal USA from Northrup Grumman’s CIO Workplace – Mission Methods – the place he was the director of engineering and manufacturing techniques and infrastructure. He led a staff of 250 workers centered on designing, growing, and deploying engineering and manufacturing options to help and advance product growth.  Orlowski was a member of the Northrup Grumman staff for over 20 years holding numerous management positions within the firm’s digital techniques, shipbuilding, know-how providers, enterprise providers, and mission techniques divisions. His engineering and program management expertise has been in help of worldwide and U.S. Navy shipbuilding applications to incorporate plane carriers, submarines, destroyers, and littoral fight ships.  

Orlowski holds a PhD in techniques engineering from George Washington College. He obtained a grasp’s in techniques engineering and a bachelor’s in ocean engineering from Virginia Tech.  He’s a graduate of the Govt Program on the College of Virginia’s Darden College of Enterprise.