Matt Olander was named Vice President for Design and Engineering, at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, CT in January of 2021. Matt is responsible for all engineering and design and CONFORM Design at Electric Boat.
Prior to this assignment, Matt Olander assumed the role as the Director of Virginia Program and CONFORM Design. He was responsible for integrating CONFORM, Undersea Dominance, and SubSea Warfare technologies into the Virginia and future attack designs. The result was a more streamlined design organization overseeing VCS Block V, Block VI and Subsea and Seabed Warfare (SSW) design, consolidating these significant design programs under one leader. In this role Matt was also responsible for leading the company’s work on advanced undersea concepts, Independent Research and Development and managing several special programs.
Matt has over 26 years of experience at Electric Boat and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including roles such as developing new capabilities for USS JIMMY CARTER first as Lead Engineer for the original Multi Mission Program design, Program Manager for BRIZO and WATCHTOWER Programs and earlier on as Senior Program Manager for the development of the External Arrangeable Volume. He is the recipient of the General Dynamics Technology Excellence Award in 2004.
Matt graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a MS Mechanical Engineering and from University of Connecticut with a dual BS in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science.