Dave Thomas
Chairman
Vice President and General Manager, BAESystems Norfolk Ship Repair

Dave Thomas is Vice President and General Manager of, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair.  In his role, Dave leads the operation of a 1000+ employee workforce, 109 acre facility, 5 piers, 2 floating dry-docks and shops in support of government/commercial ship maintenance and modernization.

Dave has been with BAE Systems, Norfolk Ship Repair since June 2006.  Prior to pursuing a career in the private sector ship repair industry, Dave served on active duty in the US Navy for twenty-six years including tours on USS PUGET SOUND (AD-38), USS IOWA (BB-61), USS ASHLAND (LSD-48), Chief Engineer tours on USS GUAM (LPH-9), USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20) and  USS NASSAU (LHA-4)  His shore assignments include two tours as Repair Officer, Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity Norfolk and Production Officer for Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance.

Dave and his wife live in Virginia Beach and have two grown sons.