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Austal USA introduces Mr Terry O'Brien, Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs.

November 18, 2013

Austal USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry O’Brien to the position of Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs, effective November 18, 2013.


Terry O'Brien

Austal USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry O’Brien to the position of Vice President of Business Development and External Affairs, effective November 18, 2013.  In this role, he will be responsible for the all of Austal’s Business Development efforts, state and federal legislative activities, as well as coordinating external communications and media relations.


A retired Navy Captain with over 26 years of service, Terry commanded USS Pensacola and the Nassau Amphibious Strike Group during the initial stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Additionally, he had tours with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy, as the Amphibious Brand Head on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University.


Most recently, Terry came from Huntington Ingalls Industries, where for the last 10 years he held various positions in Business Development and Customer Affairs, including Director of Customer Relations, Amphibious Programs. His portfolio included the LPD 17 San Antonio Class and the LHA 6 America Class, where he was instrumental in introducing these two new ship classes to the fleet.  He brings a deep understanding of the shipbuilding industry, significant operational experience and knowledge of the U.S. Navy, and established relationships with senior Navy leadership and at many levels within the Department of Defense and Congress. 


Based in Washington D.C., Terry will provide direct support to Navy and Government officials, while continuing to focus on growing Austal USA’s presence there.


 “I am extremely happy to have Terry O’Brien join the Austal USA team” said Craig Perciavalle, President Austal USA. “His vast experience will be a valuable asset to us as we continue to expand our business and be a leader in the defense shipbuilding industry.”




About Austal

Austal is a global defense prime contractor. The Company designs, constructs and maintains revolutionary platforms such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) for the U.S. Navy, as well as an extensive range of patrol and auxiliary vessels for defense forces and government agencies globally. Austal also designs, installs, integrates and maintains sophisticated communications, radar and command and control systems.


Austal benefits from its position as a world leader in the design, construction and support of customized, high-performance aluminum vessels for the commercial high-speed ferry market, an achievement gained over a period of nearly 25 years.


Austal’s primary facilities comprise a dedicated defense shipyard in Mobile, Alabama; a combined defense and commercial shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia; and a dedicated commercial shipyard in Balamban, Philippines. The Company also provides vessel support services from its facilities in the United States, Australia, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.



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Michelle Bowden, Communications and Marketing Coordinator

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Further Information

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61 8 9410 2564


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