Rear Admiral IB Uthaiah, VSM took over as the Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam from Rear Admiral Sreekumar Nair, NM during a formal ceremony on 31 May 2021.
Rear Admiral IB Uthaiah, VSM was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Nov 1987. In his 33 years of service, the Admiral has served the Indian Navy in various capacities, with appointments at the Warship Design Directorate, Training Academies, Naval Dockyard and at the Command and Naval Headquarters. His key Staff appointments cover areas of Warship Design, Building and Acquisition; Warship Operation, Maintenance and Repair; Officer Training and Project Management of a mega Marine and Civil Infrastructure Project.
His recent Operational and Staff appointments include General Manager (Refit) at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam and Principal Director (Ship Production). On being elevated to the rank of Rear Admiral, the officer was appointed as Additional Director General (Technical) at Headquarters, Project Seabird.