Lesko resigns as president of Bath Iron Works

By Audrey Decker / April 8, 2022 at 12:26 PM

The president of one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders, General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works, has resigned.

Dirk Lesko abruptly resigned in a letter sent to company employees yesterday.

A company notice states that Robert Smith, General Dynamics executive vice president for marine systems, has assumed direct responsibility for Bath Iron Works pending the appointment of a permanent replacement.

The short letter lists no specific reason for Lesko’s resignation.

Bath Iron Works, located in Bath, ME, is one of two shipyards that build the Navy’s destroyer fleet.