Happy Labor Day

[Post by Chuck Krugh, September 2, 2022] Next Monday is Labor Day, and I want everyone to enjoy time off this long weekend with family and friends. Next Monday also marks three months since I started here at Bath Iron Works. It has been an amazing experience so far, not only in terms of working Read More >

Standing Apart

[Post by Chuck Krugh, August 26, 2022] What makes a company stand apart not only from the competition but also in the eyes of their customer? I believe three qualities play key roles in making a company stand apart: leadership, process discipline and can-do attitude. I want to spend some time over the next several Read More >

Our Reputation Is On the Line

[Post by Chuck Krugh, August 22, 2022] As a leader, I hate reading or hearing about my team in a negative light. I especially don’t like to see it in the press. But last weekend, a podcast that analyzes the shipbuilding industry discussed the state of naval shipbuilding and took a look at our competitors Read More >

Have Integrity

[Post by Chuck Krugh, August 5, 2022] “Have Integrity” is the fourth of five expectations I detailed in our town hall meetings during my first week at BIW. As some of you have noted, during the all hands meetings it was the first item on my list. I changed the order when I was challenged Read More >

Meet Your Schedule Commitments

[Post by Chuck Krugh, July 29, 2022] This week, I would like to discuss what I mean by “Meet your schedule commitments.” This is the third blog where I’m diving a little more deeply into the expectations I laid out in our all-hands meetings during my first week at BIW. The first two expectations were Read More >

Do It Right the First Time

[Post by Chuck Krugh, July 22, 2022] Starting with last week’s blog, I’ve been discussing the expectations I laid out in our all-hands meetings during my first week at BIW. Last week, I addressed my first expectation, “Work Safe,” because safety is most important in all we do. This week I want to cover what Read More >

Work Safe

[Post by Chuck Krugh, July 15, 2022] In the next series of blog articles, I want to provide more details about the expectations I talked about with all of you my first week here and in my first blog. It is important that my expectations are clear and that we all understand what they are. Read More >

Welcome Ray Steen, New VP of HR

[Post by Chuck Krugh, July 8, 2022] Yesterday we announced that Ray Steen will be joining the BIW team as Vice President, Human Resources on June 18. Ray has a strong background in organizational development, labor relations, continuous improvement and team building. These skills and his long experience as an HR professional will help us Read More >

Happy and Safe Fourth of July Holiday

[Post by Chuck Krugh, June 30, 2022] As we approach the Fourth of July holiday weekend, it’s a great time to be mindful about safety. This can be one of the most dangerous holidays. The fireworks and festivities that accompany Independence Day at home or at camp create conditions that can lead to injury, especially Read More >