Kurt A. Hesch became Sr. Vice President – Programs and Planning, in November 2019. This follows his roles as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President – Engineering and Vice President and Virginia Class Program Manager. In his current role, Hesch is responsible for key functions including Engineering, Supply Chain, Virginia Program and Columbia Program. Hesch received his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1980 and his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1992. He is married with three children, all University of Connecticut graduates (along with two of their spouses).