VP Federal Services
Jim has over 20 years of experience in directing large-scale engineering and maintenance programs in mission-critical must-win situations in naval programs. Well-regarded for bringing a highly coveted blend of business acumen and systems operations technical expertise to the decision-making process.
Before joining GBS, Jim served as Director of Operations for ORBIS, Inc in Philadelphia, responsible for technical services business development, proposals, and strategic planning for growth. Prior to ORBIS, Jim completed over 38 years at the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) — now operating as Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division. Jim began his engineering career as an In-Service Engineer for HM&E systems and equipment. He spent 15 years working instrumentation & sensor systems on HM&E equipment, focused on ship modernization, systems alterations and complex maintenance programs. He spent the last 23 years in progressive leadership positions, eventually serving as Aircraft Carrier Division Head where he was responsible for building and oversight of Aircraft Carrier programs and personnel. Jim expanded the customer base and complexity of programs supporting In-Service Engineering, Nuclear Refueling and Complex Overhaul, New Construction and Modernization areas. Jim participated in the Aircraft Carrier In Service Engineering Task Force that made significant changes to improve engineering support and provide early identification of system deficiencies for the Navy.
Jim brings an outstanding personal reputation and deep expertise built over decades of success within the complex programs managed by NSWC in Philadelphia. His understanding of this critical customer / agency and the many related US Navy engineering agencies and activities are of great value to GBS. Jim holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Widener University.