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Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Jennifer R. Boykin to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective July 1. She will succeed Matt Mulherin, who announced that he will retire on August 1 after a 36-year career at Newport News Shipbuilding.   Boykin, who will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters effective July 1, currently serves as vice president, engineering and design for Newport News Shipbuilding. Named to this position in 2012, she is responsible for all ship design,

Mary Cullen (Photo: HII)

Newport News Names Cullen VP of Nuclear Propulsion

.   “Throughout his tenure, Barry has made significant contributions to the Navy’s nuclear propulsion program, earning him the respect of many and the ultimate responsibility of serving as our company’s ‘head nuke,’” said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. “Mary’s expertise, diversity of thought and inclusive leadership style will foster innovative ideas and solutions to continue the division’s strong performance.”   In her new position, Cullen will be responsible for overhaul engineering, reactor services, test

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

Image: Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)

1,500 to be Laid Off from Newport News Shipbuilding

 Layoffs at Newport News Shipbuilding could top 1,500 from now through 2016 as the company copes with a temporary drop in work, the company president told employees this week.   In a letter to the workforce, President Matt Mulherin said layoffs will exceed 500 people this year, with more details expected the fall. Next year, job cuts will "likely" exceed 1,000, he said. Those layoffs wil be announced as work drops across the yard.    The cutbacks will hit both salaried and hourly workers. There will also be other cost reduction measures.   The 2015 layoffs will

Newport News to Host JAMF Ground-breaking Event

, automated equipment, heavyweight cranes, large transportation doors and specialty paint bays to enable more efficient construction processes, the shipbuilder said.   The event’s scheduled speakers include Newport News Vice Mayor Robert S. Coleman, Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President of Trades Operations Ray Bagley

(From left) The Apprentice School Director Everett Jordan presented the school’s 10,000th graduate, Sara Ruggles, with a plaque to commemorate the milestone as Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President of Trade Operations Ray Bagley joined other shipyard leadership in applause. Photo by John Whalen/HII

Apprentices Graduate to Newport News Shipbuilding

"highest honors" under the Honors Program, which combines academic and craft grades to determine overall performance. Athletic awards were presented to 21 graduates, and 12 completed their required academics with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.   Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin told the audience of graduates and their family members and friends that he was enthusiastic about the graduates' contributions toward the company's future success.   "As I look into the audience, I see the future leaders of our company," he said. "Leaders who are more diverse

Ray Bagley (Photo by Chris Oxley/HII)

Bagley Named VP at Newport News Shipbuilding

with the help of Danny Hunley, who will retire from the position on Dec. 31 after more than 40 years with the shipyard. "Danny entered our gates in 1974 as a welder trainee, and since that time, he has served in a number of leadership positions," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. "He has been the voice of the craftsman on my staff and will be missed for his dedicated service. He is a true Master Shipbuilder in every way. I believe that Ray will continue to provide a voice on my staff for the waterfront trades. He is committed to creating a work environment that

 Glenn Morgan, vice president of nuclear materials operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS). HII photo

Morgan Promoted to VP for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

operations. "Glenn's proven performance, expansive knowledge, and his more than 26 years of nuclear engineering and operations experience and expertise will continue our effective management of the Savannah River Site and its critical mission," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. Morgan, a North Carolina State graduate who holds a degree in mechanical engineering, has served in leadership positions in support of refueling and overhaul of Navy nuclear power plants. He also has extensive experience with nuclear engineering design, as well as processes and waterfront

Senatorial visit: Photo HII

Senator Kaine Tours NNS Apprentice School

Newport News Shipbuilding division. The visit provided Kaine an opportunity to meet with shipyard and Apprentice School leaders and discuss the importance of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as an alternative to traditional four-year colleges. Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President of Operations Danny Hunley accompanied the senator during the tour, which showcased the facility's eight computer labs, two videoconferencing classrooms, physics lab and gymnasium. During the tour, Kaine took the opportunity to interact with teachers

Technology abstract: File image

HII Hosts STEM Call-to-Collaboration Conference

conference to help increase the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and the quantity of STEM-educated graduates for the future workforce. The two-day conference featured insight from HII President and CEO Mike Petters, Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), who provided a keynote address via video. Sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association and the Aerospace Industries Association, the quarterly Call-to-Collaboration meetings aim to foster regional and statewide communication between education stakeholders

The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minnesota (SSN 783) is shown during sea trials.  (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/Released)

General Dynamics: $17.6B Contract for Submarines

nation’s undersea dominance.”  “This is the largest number of boats ordered to date in a single contract block, which is great news – particularly in light of today’s challenging economic and political environments,” said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. “The Virginia-class program has already proven itself to be one of the best, if not the best, performing shipbuilding programs in the country and we look forward to continuing our important role in building these submarines.” Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding already have

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