Austal is a global defense prime contractor and a designer and manufacturer of defense and commercial ships. For more than 25 years Austal has been a leader in the design, construction and maintenance of revolutionary ships for Governments, Navies and Ferry operators around the world. More than 250 vessels have been delivered in that time.

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Extended Team Members

Executive Control Board Representative: Tom Perrine

NSRP Shipyard Delegate: Shawn Wilber

Major Initiative Team Leads

      At Large: Tony Ardito

      BP&IT: Patrick Hilgendorf

Technical POCs

Workforce Development Panel Chair: Ryan Lee

Recent Projects

  • Dynamic Change Awareness (Participant)
  • Leveraging Detail Design Data in Weight Engineering Phase 2 (Participant)
  • Ship Knowledge Management (Participant)

Completed Projects

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integration with CAD (Participant)
  • Evaluation of State of the Art GMAW Welding Technologies for Aluminum (Participant)
  • 2nd Tier Design III/Ship Design Enhancement 3 (Participant)
  • Panel Line Optimization through Panel Line Scheduling 2 (Participant)


For more information on these and other projects, click through to Project Portfolio