Gibbs & Cox Names Chris Deegan as President and Chief Executive

ARLINGTON, Va., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Gibbs & Cox, Inc. (G&C) Chairman Ned Daffan announced today the appointment of Chris Deegan as President and Chief Executive, effective immediately. Mr. Deegan previously served as Vice President of G&C’s Engineering Group.

“Chris has delivered exceptional results in every job associated with maritime engineering and program management,” said Mr. Daffan. “He is a perfect reflection of Gibbs & Cox’s legendary corporate commitment to excellence.”

Deegan will replace Rick Biben, who is retiring but will remain on the G&C Board of Directors. Mr. Biben came to G&C in 2010, after senior executive positions at SAIC, CSC (now CSRA), Anteon (now General Dynamics), and Northrop Grumman.

“Rick brought diverse, top-level corporate executive expertise to G&C just as we embarked on a major growth initiative,” said Mr. Daffan. “With his direction, G&C expanded into new markets and reclaimed markets G&C had supported earlier in our history.” 

Under Mr. Biben’s leadership:

Mr. Deegan spent nearly 28 years in the Navy’s acquisition and cost engineering communities, leading nuclear submarine, ship and combat systems programs prior to joining Gibbs & Cox in 2013.  His last ten years with the Navy were as a member of the Senior Executive Service supporting NAVSEA and Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems. 

Mr. Deegan earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University, a Master’s of Science in Engineering from the Catholic University of America.  He was selected as a Brookings Institute Fellow in 1997, serving on the staff of Congressman John Murtha. He was cited as NAVSEA Engineer of the Year in 1993, is a certified Program Management Professional, and a licensed Professional Engineer (Naval Architecture).

About Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
Gibbs & Cox Inc. is a global leader in maritime engineering and design, with over 8,000 vessels built to our designs since 1929. Gibbs & Cox supports military and commercial clients in the U.S. and internationally with all phases of marine design as well as construction and lifecycle management. Gibbs & Cox’s breadth and depth of high performance commercial and military vessel skills are augmented with the acquisition of Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA).  DLBA specializes in the technical development of high-performance marine craft.  Independent and privately held, Gibbs & Cox is headquartered in Arlington, VA, with offices in Newport News and Chesapeake, VA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; New Orleans LA., and Washington, D.C.. Learn more at


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