Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO) and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward, announced today that the company received a visit from Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, Admiral James F. Caldwell, Jr. The admiral met with Fairbanks Morse employees at their Beloit, Wisconsin facility and commended the company for its dedication and support of the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program, which provides effective nuclear propulsion plants and ensures their safe, reliable, and long-lived operation.
Admiral Caldwell graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 and later commanded USS Jacksonville (SSN 699), Submarine Development Squadron (DEVRON) 12 in New London, Connecticut, Submarine Group 9 in Bangor, Washington, and the Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Hawaii. Among several positions ashore, Admiral Caldwell served as Naval Inspector General, Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C., and Director, Navy Staff in the Office of Naval Operations (OPNAV). He assumed his duties as the Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, in August 2015.
“Every ship that I served on, my father served on and my grandfather served on had a Fairbanks Morse engine. Fairbanks Morse is a longstanding partner of the U.S. Navy and a widely respected supplier of diesel engines,” said Admiral Caldwell. “Top-quality diesel engines are incredibly important to our Nation’s submarines and aircraft carriers. We are honored to be able to meet with the dedicated professionals here at Fairbanks Morse to help ensure the diesel engines supplied to the U.S. Navy are the best available.”
“Fairbanks Morse is deeply honored to be recognized and commended by such a high-ranking admiral,” said Deepak Navnith, president of Fairbanks Morse. “Our engines play a critical role in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear propulsion program and during the visit we were able to discuss the present and future needs that will drive our partnership forward. While the U.S. Navy keeps us safe at home and abroad, we are extremely proud to be entrusted with the safety of their most important assets.”