New CEO at Kvaerner Philadelphia

David E. Meehan was appointed President & CEO of the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, replacing Gunnar Skjelbred, who has headed the yard since 2002. The Philadelphia yard recently delivered its first newbuild ship, Matson's container vessel Manukai.

"Key priorities will be to continue to improve the cost base and productivity, while at the same time working closely with potential customers to secure new shipbuilding contracts," Meehan said.

Other changes in the senior management have recently taken place to further emphasize the new focus at the yard.

Meehan has 24 years experience from hands-on installation, supervision and management of heavy industrial projects in the United States and overseas. With a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, Meehan was vice president and general manager of Aker Kvaerner Pittsburgh's business unit until he joined Kvaerner Philadelphia.

Skjelbred will return to Norway to take on another management position within Aker Kvaerner Yards.

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