United States
October 31, 2022

Austal USA names Michelle Alcathie Vice President of Human Resources

Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA welcomes Michelle Alcathie as vice president of human resources. In this role, she is responsible for the overall development and implementation of company-wide human resources policies, programs and services.

Alcathie is a human resources administrator with over 25 years of experience leading workplace transformations that support long-term strategic business plans. Her demonstrated leadership in talent acquisition, workforce development, benefits and operations has driven organizational effectiveness and enhanced employee experience.

 “Our shipbuilders are our greatest asset and Michelle’s extensive experience leading human resources in the defense industry will be invaluable to our team,” Austal USA President Rusty Murdaugh stated. “She’s a proven leader and we are excited to have her coordinating the efforts of our talented human resources professionals as we embark on substantial recruitment and hiring efforts over this next year.”

Before joining Austal USA, Alcathie was vice president of human resources for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. She has also held leadership positions at GKN Aerospace, Trademark Metals Recycling and The Home Depot. Alcathie has successfully navigated a long career of steering the execution of human resource strategies and championing the transformation of company functions.

Alcathie holds a bachelor of arts degree in human resource administration from St. Leo University in Tampa, Florida.

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