Delaware River and Bay Authority Selects Senior Manager of Maintenance
John Armstrong to Lead Maintenance Operations at Lewes Ferry Terminal, Delaware Airpark
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that John Armstrong of Dover, Delaware was selected as the agency’s new Senior Manager of Maintenance for the Lewes Terminal, Delaware Airpark and Civil Air Terminal facilities. Mr. Armstrong officially began his duties on November 19, 2014.
As a Maintenance Senior Manager, Mr. Armstrong is responsible to manage and lead all maintenance crews based at the Lewes Ferry Terminal and the two airport facilities near Dover, Delaware. “I appreciate and value the Authority’s faith in my ability to handle the job of Senior Manager at the Delaware Memorial Bridge,” Armstrong said. “The Authority is a first-class organization with a highly skilled, motivated maintenance team. With the experience and knowledge I bring to the table, I am eager to work with my team members to make a difference at the Authority.”
Prior to his selection as a Senior Manager of Maintenance for the Authority, Mr. Armstrong worked for Kraft Foods as the interim maintenance manager at its Dover, Delaware Plant. In this role, he developed and managed maintenance budget, labor, and capital projects. In December 2008, Mr. Armstrong was hired at Kraft as a maintenance supervisor, responsible for 16 high speed packaging and processing lines.
“John is a well-respected management professional who has significant maintenance experience in a variety of settings that will greatly benefit the Delaware River and Bay Authority,” remarked Joseph Gibbons, P.E., Director Maintenance for the Authority. “He is a proven, successful leader with significant process and project management skills. We’re fortunate to have someone of his caliber fill the role as one of our Senior Maintenance Managers. ”
In September 1999, John began his career as a fitter with UA Local Union #74, a national union representing plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders. He worked in a number of professions for UA Local #74, including plumber, designer, technician, and lastly, as a foreman. As the foreman, John would coordinate and manage the tradesmen on site as well as project scheduling.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Mr. Armstrong earned a Bachelors of Applied Science Engineering Technology Degree. In addition to his in-depth training with UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #74, he has also obtained certification with the National Center for Construction Education and Research as an Instrument Technician.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing and the Salem Business Centre in Carney’s Point Twp., NJ. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.
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