Pictured from left are Dave Bolcar, Christian Mard and Zachary Berggren.

Shipbuilder Steering the Way

Published May 11, 2021

Christian Mard (E24) recently was honored with a Level One On-the-Spot Ethics award for taking quick action when he noticed an issue that could have led to injury or equipment damage.

Mard was developing a software tool for an aircraft carrier component when he discovered another software parameter had been configured incorrectly. If not corrected, the issue posed a risk to safety and equipment.

When he discovered the issue, Mard immediately called the ship to stop operations of the component. Dave Bolcar, vice president of Engineering and Design, recently met with Mard to thank him for his actions and present the award.