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SNAME Annual Banquet to Feature Major Awards and Keynote 

10-13-2010 11:52 AM

SNAME Press Release October 13, 2010 contact: Nancy Ostin   201.499.5057 SNAME Annual Banquet to Feature Major Awards and Keynote Fred Harris of General Dynamics NASSCO to be Banquet Speaker SNAME Annual Meeting November 3-5 in Seattle/Bellevue, WA The SNAME Annual Banquet, held this year on Thursday, November 4, is always a highlight of the SNAME Annual Meeting. Preceded by a hearty and well-attended reception, the banquet is the cornerstone of Annual Meeting activities. The Annual Banquet is the forum for SNAME to honor major award winners and allow a distinguished speaker to share insights on the maritime industry. Good food, fine wine, and the fellowship of SNAME members from around the world compliment this cant-miss event. The 2010 Annual Meeting Banquet Speaker is Fred Harris, President of General Dynamics NASSCO. In 2005, Fred became President of the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. He is credited with developing what is recognized as the second most successful U.S. Navy shipbuilding program, the T-AKE class. Under Fred’s leadership, General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered nine T-AKE ships to date. During this same period, NASSCO signed the largest commercial contract in the company’s history to build nine product tankers. Three major awards will be presented at the SNAME Annual Meeting. The 2010 David W. Taylor Medal will be presented to Peter Tang-Jensen for “fnotable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering." The 2010 Vice Admiral “Jerry” Land Medal will be presented to Joseph J. Cuneo for “outstanding accomplishment in the marine field." The 2010 Davidson Medal will be presented to Apostolos D. Papanikolaou for “outstanding scientific accomplishment in ship research.” SNAME medals and awards will be presented after dinner and followed by the remarks of the Mr. Harris, which will conclude the evening. Annual Banquet tickets are available for purchase through registration for the 2010 Annual Meeting. For more information on the 2010 SNAME Annual Meeting visit The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized non-profit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 8,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Membership is open to all qualified applicants in or associated with the maritime, offshore, and small craft industries

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