Carleen Lyden Walker joins Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Board of Directors by Peter Buescher

Carleen Lyden Walker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Marketing & Communications, LLC has been elected to Gibbs & Cox, Inc.'s Board of Directors effective June 20th, 2017.

"Ms. Walker is an important addition to the Board.  Her marketing and communications experience in the commercial maritime industry will position Gibbs & Cox for new markets such as Maritime Environmental compliance," said President and Chief Executive Chris Deegan.

In her 40 years of professional experience, including over 25 years in shipping, she helped her clients develop business, reorganize and reposition their corporations, improve strategic planning, and manage sales.  She has provided market and financial analysis, corporate communications initiatives (advertising, public relations, and crisis media management), product and services development, and event management.  She also co-founded the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association NAMEPA, the Merchant Marine Policy Coalition, and the Consortium for International Maritime Heritage.

"I am honored to have been elected to the Gibbs & Cox Board of Directors, which has a proud and long history in the commercial maritime industry," says Walker. "Their focus on market expansion into the commercial and environmental compliance markets is timed perfectly for the needs of the larger OEM and shipping industry." 

Walker graduated from Wellesley College, and studied at Cornell School of Business Administration.  In 2016, she was appointed an IMO Maritime Ambassador.

William Landay Named Member of Gibbs & Cox Board of Directors by Peter Buescher

William Landay, global adviser at Avascent International, has been appointed to serve on Gibbs & Cox‘s board of directors.

Landay, a retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral, currently serves as a senior adviser at the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies and as a member of the board of directors at VT Halter Marine, Metron and WE LANDAY Consulting.

He has over 35 years of experience and held various leadership roles in the Navy including program executive officer for the Navy’s littoral and mine warfare programs.

The Navy veteran was previously director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency where he managed a $400 billion Defense Department project that provided defense technologies, equipment, training and various services to other countries.

Landay also previously served as a commanding officer of USS Aquila and USS Paul Hamilton, PEO at the Program Executive Office for Ships and chief of naval research at the Office of Naval Research.

Chris Deegan speaks at ASNE's Mission Engineering and Analysis conference by Peter Buescher

G&C President Chris Deegan taking questions as part of ASNE’s Mission Engineering and Analysis II conference at the University of Mary Washington's Dahlgren, VA campus. Chris' discussion, “Affordable Future Surface Combatants: Challenging the Ship Design & Construction Paradigm" emphasized the economies and operational benefits the Navy can potentially achieve by designing common and/or existing ship architectures into Future Surface Combatant programs.

Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop by Peter Buescher


DLBA recently completed a design of a 16-foot rowing/sailing skiff for the Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop.  Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop is a nonprofit organization that uses wooden boatbuilding and other nautical-related activities to help at-risk youth develop the life skills that lead to a successful future. Progress on the skiff is progressing nicely, and the boat is to be dedicated during the TWBW open house on Sunday, May 7, at their facility in Norfolk


Onboard the Research Vessel R/V Pelican by Peter Buescher

Onboard the Research Vessel R/V Pelican during the UNOLS Research Vessels Operators Committee (RVOC) Meeting in New Orleans. The vessel is owned and operated by Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). Thank you Joe Malbrough with LUMCON for hosting a tour for our Gulf Coast SNAME members.


Arlington, Va. – Gibbs & Cox, Inc., one of the world’s leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firms, will be among the more than 200 exhibitors at the 52nd annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition taking place April 3 – 5, 2017, at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD.

Gibbs & Cox will highlight our maritime architecture engineers and innovation at Booth 1230, where SAS attendees can learn more about the company’s employment opportunities and design and engineering.

Visitors to the booth also can drop off their business cards for a chance to win a copy of A Man and His Ship: America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States. A winner will be selected each day of SAS. The biography of G&C co-founder William Francis Gibbs was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2012 by the Wall Street Journal.

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the United States and continues to be an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support.

Hull 488 IPA by Peter Buescher

This past Saturday our Newport News neighbor, Tradition Brewing unveiled their Hull 488 IPA, named for Gibbs & Cox's own SS United States delivered as hull 488 from Newport News Shipbuilding in 1952. Still the world's fastest cruise ship to transit the Atlantic!

G&C Attends PEO IWS Small Business Industry Day by Peter Buescher

G&C recently attended the PEO IWS Small Business Industry Day and toured the PEO IWS War Room, which highlights the 2015-2045 Surface Navy Combat Power Plan. Flexibility and modularity of future ship designs will be critical to make the future fleet affordable and adaptable to future threats.