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Newport News Shipbuilding Continues Hiring Push

HII said its Newport News Shipbuilding division continues to make progress in the area of workforce development acceleration, and is meeting hiring demand for skilled trades positions through community outreach efforts and on-site hiring events.The shipyard recently participated in the What’s Next for Success Foundation career and job fair held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Hundreds of people, including local high school students, met with NNS talent acquisition representatives to learn about career opportunities at the shipyard, which is Virginia’s largest industrial

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Horne Named VP of Trades at Newport News Shipbuilding

HII announced David Horne has been promoted to vice president of trades at its Newport News Shipbuilding division.Horne’s promotion comes following the restructuring of trades and human resources and administration from one large organization into two standalone organizations. Xavier Beale will continue as vice president of human resources and administration. Both Horne and Beale will report directly to NNS President Jennifer Boykin.“Each part of this organization is critical to our success,” Boykin said. “Our human resources and administration team must focus on hiring,

ABS appointed Patrick Ryan as Chief Technology Officer. Image courtesy ABS

VIDEO: Patrick Ryan Named CTO at ABS

Global Simulation Center and the Global Ship Systems Center.Throughout his career as a naval architect, Ryan has always been focused on cutting edge technologies around ships and ship building. Prior to joining ABS, he was in ship design, program management, and engineering leadership roles, at Newport News Shipbuilding. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, and a Masters in Ocean Engineering.Watch the interview with Patrick Ryan here

Left to right: Matt Needy, Bryan Caccavale and Cullen Glass (Photo: HII)

Newport News Shipbuilding Announces Leadership Changes

HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division announced several promotions “designed to optimize its shipyard operations and accelerate execution”.“We have been on an aggressive journey to transform the way we run our business. Accomplishing this transformation while running our complex business is not a simple task,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding. “Our Navy customer expects us to deliver ships on time and on budget so they can meet the evolving demands of the global security environment. Our ultimate success depends on the acceleration of

Brandi Smith (Photo: HII)

Brandi Smith Named VP of Newport News' Columbia-Class Program

Global defense and technologies company HII announced Thursday that Brandi Smith has been named vice president of the Columbia-class program at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Smith will succeed Charles Southall, who will retire July 1 after more than 35 years of distinguished service.The U.S. Navy has identified the Columbia class as its No. 1 acquisition priority. Twelve Columbia-class boats will replace the fleet of Ohio-class nuclear ballistic submarines and take over the role of the nation’s sea-based strategic deterrent; these submarines will provide the most

Newport News Shipbuilding (Photo: HII)

HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding Announces Big Hiring Push

Global defense and technologies company HII announced Tuesday that the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division plans to hire approximately 5,000 people this year to meet the shipbuilding needs of the Navy. The shipyard anticipates hiring nearly 21,000 people within the next decade as HII fulfills orders for U.S. aircraft carriers and submarines.“We at NNS are driven to support the men and women in uniform, to serve the nation, by delivering great ships,” said Xavier Beale, vice president of Human Resources and Trades for Newport News Shipbuilding. “This is not just a job.

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Colonna’s Shipyard Announces Senior Management Changes

the enterprise-wide legacy waterfront business, Down River operations and will have operational oversight of Colonna’s Shipyard West in San Diego, Calif. Prior to CSI, he was director of production for General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk for five years. He is an apprenticeship graduate of Newport News Shipbuilding (marine pipefitting and welding). He is a certified weld inspector by the American Weld Society and a LEAN Six Sigma greenbelt. Currently he is studying business management at Old Dominion University with a focus on project management.  “With these promotions, we continue Colonna&rsqu

Chris Rose (Homer L. Ferguson Award Recipient) speaking during the 2022 Apprentice School Commencement ceremony held March 12, 2022.  (Photo: Ashley Cowan / HII)

Newport News' Apprentice School Graduates 170

Global engineering and defense technologies provider Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted commencement exercises for 170 graduates of the company’s Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS). The ceremony was held at Liberty Live Church in Hampton.Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin began the event by addressing the graduates as the shipyard’s newest leaders. “I want you to know how proud I am of each of you for everything that you've accomplished,” Boykin said. “Today is just the next step towards your leadership role at Newport News

Beale Named VP of Human Resources & Trades at Newport News Shipbuilding

Global engineering and defense technologies provider Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Xavier Beale has been appointed vice president of human resources and trades (HR&T) at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective April 1. Beale succeeds Susan Jacobs, who was appointed vice president, human resources and administration at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division.In this new role at Newport News, Beale will oversee human resources administration, employment, labor relations and recruitment, plus retain responsibilities of his previous role as vice president

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Steelworker Union Reaches Labor Deal at Newport News Shipbuilding

Steelworker union members at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division have voted in favor of a new labor contract, HII announced on Tuesday.After rejecting an initial agreement in November 2021, United Steelworkers Local 8888 agreed on a new deal that took effect Monday and will run through February 7, 2027.The agreement contains over $22,000 in new money based on a 40-hour week. It also features a first-time $2,000 Essential Pay bonus; a new Domestic Partner benefit; an additional 8 hours of annual leave, and a monthly boost to the pension payment to future

Edmond Hughes (Photo: HII)

HII Promotes Hughes and Jacobs

planning and implementation of human capital initiatives. Hughes holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tougaloo College and an MBA from Indiana University.Taking Hughes’ position at Ingalls is Susan Jacobs, who has served in the vice president of human resources at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division since 2016, and before that as director of human resources and administration for more than nine years at Ingalls. Similar to her role at Newport News, she will be responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources function related to the attraction, development and retention

Karey Malyszko (Photo: HII)

Malyszko Named Plant Operations VP at Newport News Shipbuilding

America's largest military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Tuesday that Karey Malyszko has been promoted to vice president of Plant Operations at its Newport News Shipbuilding division in Newport News, Va. Malyszko succeeds Dru Branche who retired in December.Effective immediately, Malyszko assumes overall responsibility for waterfront support services, facilities, environmental health and safety, and security. She reports to Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding.“Karey is an engaged and innovative leader who will lead with a strong focus on

Jason K. Sutton (Photo: HII)

Sutton Named Chief Information Officer at Newport News

America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Friday that Jason Sutton has been promoted to chief information officer for its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective June 21.Sutton will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Newport News to establish IT priorities and meet strategic objectives. Sutton will guide the day-to-day leadership of all information systems, while ensuring the appropriate alignment to enterprise cybersecurity and IT goals. Additionally, he will lead the HII enterprise cybersecurity and IT

Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp is constantly on the lookout for quality tradesmen. (Photo: Gulf Copper)

US Shipyards: Always on the Job Hunt

yards such as Detyens Shipyards in Charleston, S.C. and Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. have found success with apprenticeship programs that provide a mix of academic instruction and on-the-job training. Taking this to the next level, The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division in Newport News, Va. is approved by the state of Virginia to operate as a postsecondary institution.Bob Merchent, CEO of Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., said the need to strengthen and grow a skilled labor force for its U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security build program is &ldquo

Matt Mulherin Jr. has been promoted to vice president of contracts at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Image courtesy HII

HII Appoints Mulherin VP of Contracts at Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced that Matt Mulherin Jr. has been promoted to vice president of contracts at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Mulherin succeeds Christie Thomas, who has been appointed corporate vice president, investor relations.Mulherin will have overall responsibility for contracts, pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for Newport News. He will report to Don Godwin, Newport News vice president of business management and chief financial officer.Mulherin joined Newport News in 2004 and has held finance and business operations management positions

"The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding is much more than learning a shipbuilding trade, it is the company’s “leadership factory.”
Dr. Latitia McCane, Director of Education, The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding

Inside The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding with Dr. Latitia McCane

The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding trains shipbuilders and leaders to build some of the highest value maritime assets on the planet: U.S. Navy ships. Dr. Latitia McCane, Director of Education, The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding discusses the challenges and rewards of the job.While most shipbuilders lament the dearth of interest from the next generation to take up a career in shipbuilding, Dr. Latitia McCane, Director of Education, The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding has the opposite problem, sorting through nearly 4,000 applicants to fill only 200 spots

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Apprentice School Expands to Offer Academic Degrees

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Wednesday that The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding was certified by the Council for Occupational Education to provide academic degrees in 26 educational programs.Starting in 2023, the school will grant associate degrees of applied science in maritime technology to apprentices who complete the required coursework and skills training, including maintenance electrician, marine designer, nuclear test technician, welding and modeling and simulation program analyst.“We’re proud to expand our competitive skills training and leadership program

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