Frederick J. Harris ’67 picture

Frederick J. Harris ’67

President  |  General Dynamics – National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO)


  • U.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1967 (E)
  • M.B.A., Babson College, 1972

Career Highlights:

  • U.S. Merchant Marine service, licensed Chief Engineer
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat
    – Engineering and Program Management – OHIO, SEAWOLF and VIRGINIA Class Submarine Programs
    – Vice President – Programs – VIRGINIA, SSN23 MMP, CVN21, OHIO Class SSGN Conversion, UK ASTUTE, Submarine Repair, Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • General Dynamics NASSCO – T-AKE and Jones Act Product Carriers
  • Author of numerous technical articles in professional journals

Distinguished Service:

  • Developed and implemented the Design Build Process, revolutionizing naval shipbuilding
  • David Packard Award, New Attack Submarine, 1998
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, MMA, 2000
  • SUNAME William M. Kennedy Award, 2002
  • Vice Chair, American Heart Association Heart Walk, 1997-2002
  • Fund Raising Team Leader, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 1992-2000
  • Chairman, United Way 2002 Fundraising Campaign, Southern Connecticut