Irving Shipbuilding Announces New President: Dirk Lesko to Join Company in September 2022￼
Dirk Lesko has been appointed as President of Irving Shipbuilding Inc, effective September 1, 2022.
In April 2022, Mr. Lesko retired from his positions as both Vice President of the General Dynamics Corporation and as the 15th President of Bath Iron Works (BIW). This marked 5 years as President of BIW. Known for being one of the US Navy’s primary military shipbuilders, BIW has built ships across a span of 140 years.
A 32-year BIW employee and third generation shipbuilder, Mr. Lesko held leadership positions including Vice President DDG 1000 Program, Vice President Surface Combatants and General Manager. He also served as Chairman of the General Dynamics Engineering and Technology Council.
From the University of Maine, Mr. Lesko earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
“We are very pleased that Dirk Lesko is joining us as President. He brings extensive experience in military shipbuilding which will continue to enhance Irving Shipbuilding as Canada’s Combatant Shipbuilder,” commented Jim Irving, Co-CEO of J.D. Irving, Limited.
It was also announced that Ross Langley, Vice Chairman of Irving Shipbuilding, will continue as interim President until Mr. Lesko joins the company on September 1, 2022.