Kevin Mooney has over 37 years of leadership and management experience in both private industry and the U.S. Navy. His 20-year Navy career included an assignment as Commanding Officer of a forward deployed nuclear attack submarine. Over the past 17 years, he led Irving Shipbuilding as President and held executive positions at General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego. Mooney has also served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Advisors of Workshops for Warriors, a non-profit organization providing manufacturing skills training to transitioning members of the Armed Forces.
Ron Rabago serves as Senior Vice President of Program Management for VT Halter on the U.S. Coast Guard's Polar Security Cutter Program. He served more than 36 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, achieving the rank of Rear Admiral (0-8). His last assignments were as the Coast Guard's Chief of Acquisition and Chief Engineer. Other assignments of note include commanding the Coast Guard's only shipyard and command of a 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter. After leaving active duty, Rabago worked for more than five years as an independent consultant in the private sector, supporting numerous companies doing business with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense. Rabago is a licensed Professional Engineer with a bachelor's degree in ocean engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a master's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering and mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.
Birdon Group CEO & Inside Director
Jamie became Managing Director and major shareholder of Birdon in 2008 and President of Birdon America in 2011. Following the steady growth of the Birdon Group, Jamie took on the broader role of CEO in 2014. His drive and leadership stems from firsthand knowledge of the business and his dedication to customer service. Since completing an engineering apprenticeship with Cummins in 1995, Jamie has been involved in all levels of the business, from hands-on project delivery to operations management and strategic leadership.