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Huntington Ingalls Industries News

Jon Arena Photo HII

Arena Named VP at Shipbuilder

 Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1.   Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to senior management and overseeing and coordinating the provision of

Christie Thomas,  vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. (Photo: HII)

Shipbuilder HII Names Thomas VP Pricing, Contracts

Huntington Ingalls Industries said that Christie Thomas was promoted to vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. She will succeed Tom Johnston, who will retire on April 1.   Thomas will have overall responsibility for contracts, pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for the Newport News shipyard and will report to Don Godwin, Newport News’ chief financial officer.   She joined HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in 2006 and has held director-level positions in supply chain management, business management, business

Michael Stephen Smith, corporate vice president, business growth. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo

Smith Joins HII Corporate Team

Huntington Ingalls Industries appoints Michael S. Smith to its Washington, D.C., government and customer relations team Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Michael S. Smith has joined the company as corporate vice president, business growth. He will work closely with the HII's senior leadership team in support of corporate development and strategic endeavors and will serve as the company interface with business associations in Washington, D.C. Smith will work in HII's Washington, D.C., office and report to Mitchell B. Waldman, corporate vice president, government and customer

Latitia McCane (HII photo)

McCane Named Director at Newport News’ Apprentice School

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Latitia D. McCane has been named director of education for The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding.McCane is responsible for the overall leadership, vision and strategic direction of craft training, academic delivery, student services, accreditation and recruitment for the school that provides four-to eight-year apprentice programs for approximately 800 students. She will report to Ray Bagley, Newport News’ vice president of trades operations.Since 2007, McCane has held several leadership positions, most recently dean

Ingalls employees leave the company gym on Singing River Island after placing their votes on a union contract extension

Ingalls Shipbuilding Union Inks Contract Extension

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council (PMTC) and local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers (UFSPSO) and Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) approved an extension of the collective bargaining agreement with the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. "This collaboration between management and labor is another example of how we continue to work together to ensure we provide the best opportunities for our shipbuilders and at the

HII will open a family health center for Ingalls Shipbuilding employees and their covered dependents next year at 2105 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier. (Image: HII)

HII to Open Family Health Center at Ingalls

 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced the location of the new family health center designed exclusively for employees working at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division and their covered dependents. The center, scheduled to open next year at 2105 Old Spanish Trail in Gautier, will offer primary care, on-site pharmacy and laboratory services.   “It’s exciting to know that by choosing this location, we are making quality health care more accessible to so many of our employees,” said Edmond Hughes, Ingalls’ vice president of human resources. “It’s all

Nicolas Schuck

Huntington Ingalls Appoints New C & CAO

  Huntington Ingalls Industries yesterday promoted Nicolas Schuck to the position of controller and chief accounting officer, effectively immediately. He will report to Barbara Niland, corporate vice president, business management, and chief financial officer. "Nicolas has been an important member of our financial team and brings a great sense of enthusiasm, commitment, financial acumen and a wealth of experience to his new role," Niland said. "I look forward to working with him as we help build the future for Huntington Ingalls Industries." In this position, Schuck has

Kimberly Nastasi (Photo: HII)

Ingalls Names Nastasi Director of Communications

Kimberly Nastasi has been named director of communications at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division. She will report to Jim McIngvale, who was recently named director of communications and public affairs.   Prior to joining Ingalls, Nastasi served as the chief executive officer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and the executive director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She also served as an adjunct professor at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for eight years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in

Jennifer Dunn (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names Dunn VP of Communications

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has promoted Jennifer Dunn to vice president, communications, effective immediately. She will report directly to HII Executive Vice President and Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and align all external communications with Jerri Dickseski, HII’s executive vice president, communications. Previously serving as director, communications, for Newport News, in this new role Dunn will continue leading the development and execution of the shipyard’s communications strategy to include special events

Jeff McCray (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries to Open Australian Office

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said it plans to establish a permanent presence in Australia by opening an office in Canberra.   “Establishing a permanent presence in Australia demonstrates HII’s commitment to supporting Australia and the U.S. military forces in the Pacific,” said HII President and CEO Mike Petters. “It also facilitates our ability to conduct real-time, frequent engagement with the Royal Australian Navy and the U.S. Navy located in this critical region of the globe.”   The U.S. based shipbuilder has hired Jeff McCray as vice president

The Honourable Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry Photo

HII, KBR to Manage Aussie's Naval Shipbuilding College

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Australia’s Department of Defence has awarded a contract to Naval Shipbuilding Institute (NSI), a joint venture between HII’s Technical Solutions division and Kellogg Brown and Root’s (KBR) Government Services division, to establish and manage Australia’s new Naval Shipbuilding College. This effort is in support of Australia’s mission to recapitalize its shipbuilding and maritime sustainment industry over the next several decades.   In announcing the request for proposals in 2017, Minster of Defence Industry Christopher

Ingalls Shipbuilding Authenticates Keel of Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)

Ingalls Authenticates Keel of Amphibious Assault Ship

  Huntington Ingalls Industries authenticated the keel today for the future multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7). The warship is under construction at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division and was officially authenticated by its sponsor, Lynne Mabus, wife of U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, and Steve Senk, an HII employee who was awarded the Silver Star for his actions to save the second USS Tripoli (LPH 10) after the ship struck a mine during Operation Desert Storm. Secretary Mabus paid tribute to the Ingalls shipbuilders during his remarks. "Today, we have 100

Michael Lempke (Photo: HII)

Lempke to Lead Newport News’ Energy Programs

Michael Lempke has been appointed vice president of energy programs for Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, succeeding Pete Diakun, who will retire at the end of the year after 31 years of service.   Lempke, who will lead the shipyard’s energy programs strategy once he transitions into the new role, has more than two decades of experience in executive acquisition and operations for both government and industry. Most recently, he served as vice president of integrated strategic decision support for Systems, Planning and Analysis, Inc., in Alexandria

Karen Velkey (HII photo)

HII Names New VP, Benefits and Compensation

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has promoted Karen Velkey to the position of corporate vice president, benefits and compensation, effectively immediately. She reports to corporate vice president and chief human resources officer Bill Ermatinger.   In her new position, Velkey has responsibility for formulating and maintaining competitive benefit and compensation programs for HII, including executive compensation, salary and wage administration, incentives, deferred compensation, health and welfare insurance and retirement benefits.   Velkey joined HII in April 2011 and has

Brian Cuccias (right), president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, presents a check for $89,786.90 to James Lowe Jr., president of Bishop State Community College. The money will be used to purchase 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes for the school’s welding technology program. Photo by Lance Davis/HII

Ingalls Makes Large Donation to Bishop State

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has donated $89,786.90 to Bishop State Community College for the purchase of 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes to support Ingalls’ pre-employment program at Bishop State. Ingalls conducts an 11-week pre-employment welding program and a four-week pre-employment shipfitter program at Bishop State’s Carver Campus in Mobile, Ala. Students in the programs are guaranteed positions at Ingalls if they complete their training and meet all other conditions of employment. “Ingalls Shipbuilding is committed to the

Bharat Amin (HII photo)

Amin Named VP, CIO at Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News Shipbuilding appoints Bharat Amin to vice president and chief information officer   Bharat Amin has been appointed vice president and chief information officer for the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, the company announced.   In his new position, Amin will oversee the shipyard's strategic direction and will have day-to-day leadership over all information systems at Newport News and the HII corporate office. Amin will assume his new position on Dec. 15 and transition into the job with the help of Leni Kaufman, who will retire from

Hull Named COO of HII's SN3 Subsidiary

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) subsidiary Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3) promoted Curt Hull to chief operating officer (COO).Hull will also continue to serve as senior vice president.   Hull has more than 35 years of experience in managing hazardous waste projects for private and government clients. In his 20 years with The S.M. Stoller Corp., recently renamed SN3, he has advanced from geologist and project manager to co-owner of the company prior to its acquisition by HII. In his new role, Hull will work directly with HII and SN3 leadership.   "Curt will be responsible for

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