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General Dynamics names new head of Marine Systems group

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Falls Church-based General Dynamics Corp. announced that John P. Casey, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, will succeed Phebe N. Novakovic as executive vice president of the corporation’s Marine Systems group.

Novakovic was elected in March by the corporation’s board of directors to be its president and chief operating officer.

In addition, Kevin J. Poitras, senior vice president of engineering, design and business development of Electric Boat, will succeed Casey as president of Electric Boat. The appointments are effective May 2.

Casey, 57, has been president of General Dynamics Electric Boat since October 2003. He joined Electric Boat in 1979 and served in a variety of increasingly responsible operations and management positions, including vice president of operations, before becoming president.

The General Dynamics Marine Systems group includes General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., and Quonset Point, R.I.; and General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego, Calif. These units employ approximately 20,600, and generated net revenue of $6.6 billion in 2011.

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