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. He has also held senior management positions with the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Department of Energy, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and the Department of the Navy. Lempke earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in acquisition management from The George Washington University.