Saint John Shipbuilding Appoints Snyders VP And Manager, Shipbuilding Div.

J.K. Irving, chairman and chief executive officer of Saint John Shipbuilding Limited, has announced the appointment of Gilbert J. Snyders as vice-president and general manager of the Shipbuilding Division.

Mr. Snyders brings extensive experience in management to Saint John Shipbuilding. Formerly vice-president of Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette, Wise., Mr. Snyders led an organization which recently delivered 14 vessels ahead of schedule and under budget. As construction manager with Newport News Shipbuilding of Virginia, Mr. Snyders organized a workforce of more than 1,500 tradesmen for the successful construction of five nuclear-powered cruisers.

Mr. Snyders holds a BSE in marine engineering and naval architecture from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Executive Program of the University of Virginia's Graduate School of Business Administration.

Saint John Shipbuilding Limited has program management for the Canadian Patrol Frigate Program ($3.85 billion) with three of the six new City Class frigates to be built at the Saint John Shipbuilding yard, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Saint John Shipbuilding is the lead yard for the program.

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