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- Graduate U.S. Naval Academy with B.S. in Naval Science and Engineering
- Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering from MIT
- Current Vice President Richmond Consulting Group, leading projects supporting ship construction and repair, contract issues, and expert testimony for asbestos exposure
- Former Vice President and General Manager, turbine manufacturing division of Asea Brown Boveri Power Generation, Inc.
- Retired U.S. Navy Captain, Commanding Officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, administering contracts for military ship construction and maintenance
- Provided expert testimony for more than 75 cases of ship asbestos exposure and mesothelioma
- Worked on multiple cases supporting victims of asbestos exposure on military and civilian ships and in shipyards
R. Bruce Woodward is a retired Navy Captain and leader of the Richmond Consulting Group. His company works with the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard as well as private firms to support shipbuilding and repair contracts and contract proposals. He also acts as an expert witness in cases involving mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. He testifies on behalf of victims of exposure on ships and in shipyards.
Woodruff’s career with the military began when he attended and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated with a degree in naval science and worked in several positions. He was a chief engineer and main propulsion assistant, a repair officer, and a program manager on two separate ships. He ultimately became a commanding officer in charge of shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
He continued his naval and marine education with a graduate degree in mechanical and ocean engineering from MIT. He also attended the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
After retiring from the military, Woodruff continued to use his expertise in shipbuilding and marine engineering. He became the vice president and a general division manager at Asea Brown Boveri Power Generation, Inc. Here he worked in turbine manufacturing, overseeing operations, design, and engineering. He supervised 140 employees.
Advocating for Asbestos Victims
As the leader of Richmond Consulting Group, Woodruff continues his work with marine engineering, shipbuilding, and ship repair. He also uses his expert knowledge of ships and the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to help recover damages for victims of asbestos exposure on ships and in shipyards.
He offers his expertise and services as an expert witness in litigation cases. He has provided testimony on behalf of more than 75 victims. He has provided affidavits for shipyard workers who worked on nuclear submarines. In one particularly large case he supported an Italian electrician who worked on cruise ships and was exposed to asbestos.
Woodruff is a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, among other important professional organizations. He has also authored several papers in journals such as the Naval Engineers Journal.