Dave Bolcar

Vice President, Virginia-Class Submarine Construction

Dave Bolcar

Dave Bolcar is vice president of Virginia-Class Submarine Construction for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, located in Newport News, Va. Named to this position in 2017, he is responsible for all aspects of the Virginia-Class Construction Programs.

Bolcar began his shipbuilding career in 1988 as an engineer in the Los Angeles-Class Submarine Design Division. Since then, he has held several positions of increasing responsibility including manager in Gerald R. Ford-Class Component Engineering, manager in Columbia Propulsion Engineering, and director of Submarine Engineering. Most recently, he was responsible for all aspects of Newport News Shipbuilding’s Columbia-Class Submarine Program including design, engineering, program management, planning and construction.

Bolcar earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


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Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. NNS also provides fleet services for naval ships and recently expanded its nuclear and manufacturing expertise into Department of Energy and alternative energy business ventures. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, the shipyard’s vast facilities span more than 550 acres along two miles of waterfront on the historic James River. It is the largest industrial employer in Virginia, employing more than 23,000 people, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. For more information, please visit www.huntingtoningalls.com.

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