The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and one of the original founders of D&W Marine Systems Management, Inc., is Mr. Jere R. Widhalm. Continuing a long and successful career of leading continuous quality improvement (QCI) initiatives with a deliverables history vital to the nation's security in military, economic and international relationship terms, Mr. Widhalm provides strategic planning and tactical execution direction for D&W: in addition to managing the overall operations and resources of the corporation.
A decorated American veteran with over 35 years of experience in the military and marine engineering domains, he has proven extraordinarily effective at overcoming adverse roadblocks to achieve quality and productivity goals while simultaneously integrating new production disciplines and improving employee morale.
An engineer with multiple ABET accredited degrees and over 190 semester hours of higher education centering around mechanical engineering, design, and manufacturing; he delivers intellectual capital by applying multiple disciplines and best practices in the integration and conceptual deployment of the theory of constraints (TOC); lean manufacturing (LEAN); failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA); failure mode, effect, & criticality analysis (FMECA); both classic and streamlined reliability centered maintenance (RCM) principles; and just plain, good ole common sense.
Jere is a retired naval officer who spent seventeen consecutive years on sea duty while serving on seven ships in a variety of repair and engineering roles: including service on two submarine tenders, two destroyer tenders, an aircraft carrier, a large deck amphibious ship, and a twin hull deep diving, salvage, and submarine rescue ship. Upon conclusion of his career military service, Jere traveled the United States teaching RCM principles to engineers from a wide assortment of naval engineering codes including, but not limited to electronic, structural, mechanical, damage control, and habitability disciplines.
Mr. Widhalm served as the RCM subject matter expert to the team that drafted the first US Government recognized national RCM certification program and when, upon short notice the scheduled presenter was unable to attend, delivered an RCM tutorial on the application of streamlined Reliability Centered Maintenance at the national Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAM) held in Seattle, WA in 2002.
Jere spent nine years after 9/11 in the middle east as a Sr. Port Engineer for the USN where his collaboration with the current President and COO of D&W Marine Systems Management, Inc., Mr. Josh Domingo began.
This collaboration and teaming arrangement resulted in substantial service life extension and dramatically increased operational availability for multiple warships, which equates to tremendous cost avoidance for both the US Government and the US Taxpayer. When he is not travelling, Jere maintains a home with his family in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.
D&W's day-to-day business is managed by the President, C.O.O. and co-founder of D&W, Mr. Josh Domingo. Mr. Domingo brings a strong foundation in marine-engineering education and experience, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. He also brings a strong business background by earning a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
Mr. Domingo's work experience includes assignments as a Marine Engineer working for BAE Systems North America in Washington, DC supporting the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) hull managers (PMS 400D6 & PMS 317) in the new-construction / post-delivery phase of Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers (DDG) and San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Docks (LPD).
Josh then went on to serve as a Port Engineer for the US Navy for eight (8) years, working for CACI, Inc. & Camber Corporation that sent him to ports including Ingleside, TX USA; Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain and San Diego, CA USA. His ship assignments included the USS Avenger (MCM-1), USS Defender (MCM-2), USS Typhoon (PC-5), USS Sirocco (PC-6), USS Chinook (PC-9), USS Firebolt (PC-10), USS Whirlwind (PC-11) & USS Cape St. George (CG-71). During this tenure, Josh completed nine (9) vessel dry-dockings, three (3) major pier-side shipyard availabilities and over fifty (50) upkeep maintenance availabilities.
Mr. Domingo played an instrumental role in fleet maintenance & management during his post 9/11 tenure as a Port Engineer in Bahrain and through his leadership and collaboration with Mr. Widhalm, their effective change management of the Bahrain maintenance team enabled an unprecedented multi-million dollar effort that extended the service life of all five Patrol Coastal vessels through significant hull replacement efforts and propulsion equipment overhauls. This effort doubled their vessels' original designed service life. Mr. Domingo & Mr. Widhalm's collaboration efforts peaked during this time, solidifying compatibility and played a major role in the eventual founding of D&W Marine Systems Management, Inc.
After moving his family back to the United States, Mr. Domingo played an instrumental role in managing and overcoming significant hull deterioration challenges on his assigned cruiser in San Diego, CA. Through careful political navigation and collaboration with multiple stakeholders amidst extensive budgetary challenges, Mr. Domingo proved to be a primary contributor to ensure the vessel would avoid growing Pentagon budget cutbacks through de-commissioning and instead helped the vessel embark on an extended deployment in support of fleet operations.
Mr. Domingo's distinct competencies not only include sound technical judgment, but also enable him to effectively navigate adverse political climates and often times - with limited resources. His long standing history of client satisfaction in vessel maintenance & management is a key component to the success of D&W. While he is not traveling, Mr. Domingo maintains a home with his wife and daughter in San Diego, CA.
Cage Code: 6PHC7
Duns Number: 07-840-4122
NAICS: 541330, 561210