A weekly publication of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Newport News | Aug. 24-28, 2009
TOP FIVE PRIORITY: We will develop a sector-wide human capital strategy that will enable effective and efficient execution
of contract commitments and provide for future growth.
2009 MOE Winners Announced
Matt Mulherin, sector vice president and general manager,
Newport News, announed the winners of the 2009 Model of
Excellence (MOE) Awards on Aug. 20. The winners, who will be
honored at a ceremony on Sept. 29 for their exceptional work in
four MOE categories, include:
1,050-Metric Ton Crane Upgrade Craft Excellence
SFA Training Cell Process
Test Steaming of Bush and Vinson
Innovation and Technology
Lead Screw/Tie Rod Restraining E-clip Installation
WSN 7 Alignment
Japan Support Team
Oil System Mist Eliminator
Outreach Initiative with the Newport News Fire Department
Ship Safety Lead
"These employees are taking ownership and setting the example for all of us as we build the best ships in the
world," Mulherin said in a letter announcing the winners. "Their work is especially important as we integrate the
Shipbuilding sector and continue our focus on people, processes and performance."
Mulherin's announcement, which lists the team members' names, can be read in its entirety at: http://sb.northgrum.
COMMITMENT: To take ownership of our future, we will improve our environmental, health and safety performance.
1,000 Shipbuilders Take Part In Safety Week Lunches
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Left: Bernard Arrington (X32) collects a prize at the ESHP "Safety Focus Week" luncheon on Aug. 19. Right:
Kenton Meland (M10) quizzes employees about the Nuclear/Assembly Pipe Shop's safety record at a lunch on Aug.
20. Photos by Ricky Thompson
Newport News' Component Fabrication and Assembly (CFA) Dept. (M10) hosted the third