Executive board

David N. Packhem, Jr.

David Packhem is President and CEO of Hodgdon Defense Composites, LLC (HDC). He began his career with Bath Iron Works Corp. (BIW) in Maine where he was Vice President of Contracts and went on to work in the telecommunications industry as President of Utilities, Inc. and as President and CEO of INFOTECH Solutions Corporation, a software development company he founded with two colleagues. Dave serves on the Board of Directors for Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc. and for Jobs for Maine Graduates.

William E. Haggett

Bill Haggett is a former President and CEO of both Bath Iron Works Corp. (BIW) in Maine and Irving Shipbuilding Ltd., of New Brunswick, Canada. While at BIW, he served a term as President of the Shipbuilders Council of America. Haggett has served as Chairman and CEO of Pineland Farms Natural Meats, Inc. and the Pineland Farms Potato Company. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Maine Winter Sports Center, and recently completed Board terms for Maine Maritime Academy and the Maine Maritime Museum.

Timothy S. Hodgdon

Tim Hodgdon joined Hodgdon Shipbuilding (HS) in 1983 and began a modernization program to the company, which was founded in 1816, by focusing on advanced composites, state of the art technology and unsurpassed quality, making HS one of the most respected yacht builders in the world. In 2004, Tim founded Hodgdon Defense Composites to leverage the company's expertise in advanced composites as well as to diversify the company's business profile.

Habib J. Dagher, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Dagher is Professor of Civil/Structural Engineering at the University of Maine; Bath Iron Works Professor of Structural Engineering and founding Director of the AEWC Advanced Structures & Composites Center - a National Science Foundation funded research center. Dr. Dagher received his Doctorate degree in structural engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds Masters Degrees in Structural Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.

William L. Ball, III

Will Ball served as the 67th Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan, preceded by two years on the President's staff and as an Assistant Secretary of State. Prior to joining the administration, he held senior positions on the U.S. Senate staff serving as chief of staff for Senators John Tower of Texas and Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia. He currently serves as Managing Director of the Loeffler Group, the government affairs practice of Loeffler, Tuggey, Pauerstein and Rosenthal LLP and is president of the Navy Museum Foundation.

ADM Gregory G. Johnson, USN-Ret.

ADM Johnson entered the Navy in October 1968, was commissioned in February, 1969, and designated a Naval Aviator in 1970. He was selected for flag rank in February 1995 and has served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, GEN. Colin L. Powell; Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT/USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group; Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. ADM. Johnson commanded the U.S. Sixth Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe and was then assigned as Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Europe and Joint Force Command, Naples. In 2004, ADM Johnson founded Snow Ridge Associates, which provides strategic counsel and he serves on several private sector boards.

Robert F. Lindyberg, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Lindyberg is Vice-President, Engineering Investigative Services for FDH Engineering in Raleigh, NC, and was previously the Assistant Director of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center at the University of Maine. Dr. Lindyberg received his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Maine, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Union College.