VADM Richard W. Hunt, USN (Ret)
President, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Fincantieri Marine Group
BioThe Board of Directors of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corporation named retired Navy 3-star admiral Richard W. Hunt as the president in July 2019.
Vice Adm. Hunt is a 1975 University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate who served nearly 38 years as a surface warfare officer in the Navy. During that time Hunt deployed on numerous ships and with various commands, with command tours on USS Crommelin (FFG 37) 1993-1995, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) 1999-2001, and Carrier Strike Group Six/John F Kennedy Strike Group in 2005. Hunt also served as the commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in 2006-2007. After a tour as the commander of Third Fleet from 2009-2011, he spent the next year as the commander of surface forces in the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and then became Director of the Navy Staff at the Pentagon, where he retired in November of 2013.
After his Navy career, Hunt worked for several years at Raytheon as the Vice President of U.S. Business Development. He transitioned to Chief Strategy Officer at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in April 2018.
Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, global Italian leader in cruise ship design, reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high-complexity ferries to mega yachts, as well as production of systems and component equipment for mechanical and electrical segments, from cruise ship interiors solutions, electronic and software systems, to infrastructures and maritime constructions, as well as after-sales services.
With over 230 years of history and more than 7,000 ships built, Fincantieri maintains its know-how, expertise and management centres in Italy, here employing 10,000 workers and creating around 90,000 jobs, which double worldwide thanks to a production network of 18 shipyards operating in four continents and with over 20,000 employees.