Electric Boat’s Davies named among 16 winners in PBN Manufacturing Awards program

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Electric Boat Vice President of Operations and Quonset Point Facility General Manager Sean Davies has been honored in the category of Strategic Leadership in the Providence Business News’ seventh annual Manufacturing Awards program.

According to Electric Boat, Davies became manager of the Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown in 2013 and has been with Electric Boat for more than 15 years holding various engineering and program positions. The North Kingstown facility employs over 4,500 workers, making Electric Boat one of the largest employers in the state.

Recently, General Dynamics Corp. – Electric Boat’s parent company – was awarded a multiyear $22.2 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to build Virginia-class submarines. The contract is expected to increase jobs at Electric Boat by 1,500 by the year 2025, according to Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.

Electric Boat was also featured in PBN’s inaugural A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island in 2018.

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Davies is one of 16 winning individuals, companies and programs chosen from several applications for the program. They will be recognized during a dinner on March 19, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence.

The other companies and programs being honored are:

  • Pure Haven LLC, for Excellence at a Small Manufacturer
  • Yushin America Inc., for Excellence at a Mid-Size Manufacturer
  • Igus Inc., for Excellence at a Large Manufacturer
  • Blount Fine Foods Corp., for Excellence at an Enterprise Manufacturer
  • SquadLocker Inc., for Emerging Manufacturer
  • Creative Conners Inc., for Product Innovation & Design
  • Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, for Excellence in Green Manufacturing
  • Hitachi Cable America Inc. – High Performance Medical Solutions Division, for Excellence in Lean Manufacturing
  • National Marker Co., for Supply Chain Management
  • Cooley Group, for Excellence in Exporting
  • New England Institute of Technology Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute, for Workforce Development & Productivity
  • Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc., for Outstanding Safety Performance
  • Amgen Inc., for Collaboration in Manufacturing
  • Tedor Pharma Inc., for Family Owned Business
  • John H. Chafee Center for International Business, for Manufacturing Champion

Polaris MEP is the presenting sponsor for the seventh annual PBN Manufacturing Awards. Amgen; Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC (blumshapiro); Cox Business and Gallo|Thomas Insurance Agency Inc. are the partner sponsors. For more information about attending the March 19 event, click here.

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at Bessette@PBN.com. You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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