Leadership Team

Dave Carver, President of NASSCO

David Carver, President

David Carver became president of General Dynamics NASSCO and a vice president of the General Dynamics Corporation in October 2019.

Carver began his maritime career in 1986 at M. Rosenblatt & Sons as a junior engineer. He joined NASSCO in October 1987, as a management trainee. Carver worked in many departments throughout NASSCO including Quality Assurance, Test and Trials, Repair Planning, Repair Contracts and Repair Production. He also served as a ship manager for several ships in repair and new construction and served as the director of Repair Administration prior to becoming the vice president of Repair at NASSCO in July 2008. In November 2013, Carver was named vice president and general manager of Repair.

Carver holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point).

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Peter Bollenbecker, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

In 2016, Peter Bollenbecker was appointed to the position of vice president of Finance and chief financial officer for NASSCO. Since 2003, Peter served as NASSCO’s senior director and controller with additional responsibilities as assistant treasurer and officer. In these roles, Peter maintained responsibility for all finance, accounting, audit and risk management activities, and workers’ compensation operations.

Debora Burke, Vice President and General Counsel

Debora Burke became General Dynamics NASSCO’s vice president and general counsel in August of 2019.  She oversees NASSCO’s legal, export, environmental engineering and contracts functions.

Debora began her career at NASSCO in 2007 as associate general counsel, where she had primary oversight for all litigation matters and provided advice and counsel to support business operations. She was promoted to senior director, Human Resources in 2014, and to vice president, Human Resources in 2017. Debora received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law and an executive masters in Human Resource Management from Cornell University. 

William Cuddy, Vice President of Operations

William Cuddy became vice president of Operations in January 2016. He oversees the manufacturing execution of NASSCO’s ship construction programs, testing and facilities. He is also the president of NASSCO’s manufacturing and warehousing operation in Mexicali, Mexico. He had previously served as NASSCO’s vice president of Supply Chain Management since January 2013. In this role, he was responsible for the procurement of all material and services for new construction shipbuilding programs. Additionally, he managed the logistics and warehousing activities for the entire shipyard.

Steve Davison, Vice President of Pre-Production Operations

Steve Davison was named vice president of Pre-Production Operations in June 2005. He oversees planning, production control, build strategy and operations analysis, information systems, transportation and tool control for NASSCO. Previously he was director of Planning and Facilities Engineering.

Stephen Eckberg, Vice President of Programs and Business Development

Stephen Eckberg became vice president of Programs and Business Development for General Dynamics NASSCO in November 2018. He is responsible for the company’s new construction program management, business development and strategic planning activities. He previously served as NASSCO’s director of Government Programs.

Bill Hale, Vice President of Engineering

Bill Hale was named vice president of Engineering in January 2017. Bill brings 39 years of ship design and construction experience to this assignment. In his 37 years with NASSCO, he has served in leadership positions in Engineering, Operations, Program Development, Contracts, and Program Management. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute, and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Kevin Mooney, Vice President of Supply Chain and Ships Management

Kevin Mooney became vice president of Supply Chain and Ships Management for General Dynamics NASSCO in January 2016. He is responsible for the procurement of material and services for new construction and repair programs, while also managing logistics, warehousing and ship management activities. He had previously served as NASSCO’s vice president of Operations since November 2013.