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Experienced Leadership at Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Mr. James D. Irving, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Irving Shipbuilding Inc, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin M. McCoy as President of Irving Shipbuilding Inc.  Mr. McCoy will assume his new role on August 6, 2013.

Mr. McCoy has just completed a 36-year career in the U.S. Navy rising to the rank of Vice Admiral.  He has extensive ship repair and shipbuilding experience including command of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.  

Additionally, he served as the Chief Engineer of the U.S. Navy from 2005-2008, and as Commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the last five years.  In that capacity, he led an organization of 60,000 personnel and a budget of over $30B and was responsible for the design, procurement, construction oversight, maintenance, modernization, and engineering support of the U.S. Navy’s fleet of submarines, surface ships, aircraft carriers, and weapon systems. 

Mr. McCoy holds graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. 

Mr. McCoy and his wife Theresa have three daughters.

Irving Shipbuilding is part of the J.D. Irving, Limited Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company’s primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding was selected in 2011 as Canada’s Combatant Shipbuilder under the merit-based National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and is in the early stages of a 30-year military shipbuilding program.  It is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Kevin M. McCoy