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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries News

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

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

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

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

Melanie Anderson (Photo: HII)

HII’s Technical Solutions Division Appoints Two

 Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said it has appointed two leaders at its Technical Solutions division: Melanie Anderson has joined the division as vice president of human resources, and Kristine DiMarco has been named director of communications.   Anderson brings 20 years of multifunctional human resources experience supporting organizations in the government services, aerospace and defense, commercial and high technology industries. Most recently, she led human resources for the engineering business of KBRWyle, following KBR’s acquisition of Honeywell Technical Solutions, Inc.

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

Image: Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)

1,500 to be Laid Off from Newport News Shipbuilding

drops across the yard.   Less work at the Newport News yard, Mulherin said, is partly due to the completion of three large projects within about 18 months: work on the aircraft carriers Gerald R. Ford, USS Abraham Lincoln, and USS Enterprise.   According to the website for Huntington Ingalls Industries, the shipyard’s parent company, the Newport News yard employs more than 23,000 people — which means this wave of layoffs will cut the overall workforce by about 6.5 percent.  

Newport News to Host JAMF Ground-breaking Event

Newport News Shipbuilding to host ground-breaking ceremony for aircraft carrier and submarine production facility   Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding subsidiary will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its new Joint Manufacturing and Assembly Facility (JMAF) on Monday, June 22.   Slated to open in 2017, the JMAF will support the builder’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier construction and current and future Virginia-class submarine construction programs and is designed to include multiple worksites, advanced technology, automated equipment, heavyweight

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

Gov. Phil Bryant (third from left) participates in the ceremonial signing of the “Shipyard of the Future” bill at Ingalls Shipbuilding, along with (left to right) Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias and Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn. (Photo: Andrew Young/HII)

Ingalls’ Gets $20m for 'Shipyard of the Future' Project

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant visited Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division May 28 to participate in a ceremonial signing of a $20 million bond bill supporting Ingalls' "Shipyard of the Future" project.   The investment will go toward current building improvements, new covered facilities providing better work areas for shipbuilders, and enabling more work to be accomplished out of the weather. The infrastructure improvements also include a new dry dock that will allow Ingalls to translate and launch ships from various locations in the shipyard.   "

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

Photo: HII

Ingalls Shipbuilding Named a ‘Fit-Friendly’ Worksite

Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been recognized by the American Heart Association for going above and beyond when it comes to employees' health. Ingalls maintained the association's Fit-Friendly Worksite status for the third consecutive year and the Platinum Fit-Friendly status for the second consecutive year.   "The American Heart Association is proud of the work of Ingalls Shipbuilding and is pleased to recognize Ingalls as a Fit-Friendly Worksite again this year," said Christin LeBoeuf, vice president of development for the American Heart

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