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Charles Behrle Joins BMT Designers & Planners as President


 BMT Designers & Planners, Inc, a subsidiary of the BMT Group, has announced that Charles (Charlie) Behrle has joined the Arlington, VA-based technical and management consultancy as President. He brings with him more than 25 years of leadership and management experience in ship design, construction, maintenance and the program management of ship programs in the defense industry.

"I am pleased to join a company of BMT Designers and Planners stature in the maritime services industry," says Mr Behrle. "The company is poised to meet many current and future challenges and I am very much looking forward to being part of the team that will meet those challenges."

Mr Behrle is a retired U.S. Navy Captain with more than 15 years of executive leadership, strategic planning and organizational development expertise. His last two duty stations in the Navy were as Commanding Officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (2003-2006) and as Technical Director for the DD21 / DD(X) Destroyer Program (2000 - 2003). He has a BS degree in Mathematics from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School. Following retirement, he continued to support the Navy in various roles while working at Concurrent Technologies Corporation and most recently at Strategic Insight, Ltd.

His other assignments have included: Inactive Fleet Program Manager on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Resident Supervisor of Shipbuilding Savannah GA responsible for delivering last four OSPREY Class Minehunters, and AOE 6 Reduction Gear Project Engineer at the Naval Sea Systems Command.

Following Joe Salsich's retirement as President of BMT Designers & Planners last year, Steve Leavy has acted as President in the interim period with great diligence and formally handed over the helm to Mr Behrle on 4 January.

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