Shipbuilders Council appoints Tom Godfrey as chairman

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) last week appointed Tom Godfrey, president and CEO of Colonna’ shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, as chairman of its board.

The SCA, the national trade association representing the nation’s shipbuilding and repair industry, also named Richard McCreary, vice president and general manager at BAE Systems, as vice chairman.

Outgoing SCA Chairman Frank Foti said Godfrey and McCreary are well qualified to lead the SCA.

“Godfrey and McCreary understand the significant role the shipbuilding and ship repair industry plays in our workforce, and I am confident they will carry a strong voice for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the industry to support their family-wage jobs,” Foti said.

Godfrey said that when U.S. Naval ships are widely deployed around the globe to protect against foreign threats, national security is of the utmost importance.

“The shipbuilding and ship repair industry serves our nation through the highly skilled workforce that maintain and repair our nation’s defense and homeland security vessels,” Godfrey said. “As chairman, I will continue to push our trade association to call on Congress to develop a stable, dependable budget in order to provide the services our men and women need to keep themselves and our nation safe against threats both domestically and abroad.”

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Shipbuilders Council of America 20 F St NW Washington, DC 20001

Colonna's Shipyard, Inc. 400 E Indian River Rd Norfolk, VA 23523

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