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Edmond Hughes (Photo: HII)

HII Promotes Hughes and Jacobs

replace Hughes as the vice president, human resources and administration of Ingalls Shipbuilding, effective April 1.“Bill’s leadership has been critical to the evolution and growth of HII. It is a testament to his success that we have a deep bench of talent to fill his shoes,” said Mike Petters, president and CEO of HII. “I thank Bill for his leadership and dedication, and I am confident that those who directly supported him, Edmond and Susan, will follow his strong example as they too make their marks on this great company.”Hughes will be responsible for HII’s human

HII Chief Operating Officer Chris Kastner Will Become President and CEO ©HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries Names New CEO

The U.S.' largest military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries said Friday its Chief Operating Officer Chris Kastner would become HII president and chief executive officer, consistent with the company’s succession plan. The HII board also elected president and CEO Mike Petters to become executive vice-chairman of the board for a transition period. Both changes are expected to take effect on March 1.$48 billion shipbuilding backlogPetters and Kastner, who has acted over the past decade as chief financial officer, head of the corporate strategy, and divisional financial officer

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Helping Virginians Get Back to Work

to ensure training program success and participating in the VA Ready Job Exchange and providing job interview opportunities to VA Ready Scholars.“We are proud to support the VA Ready initiative and help develop the talents of Virginians looking for work in the manufacturing sector,” said Mike Petters, HII president and CEO. “Workforce development is at the core of our business at Huntington Ingalls Industries. For more than 100 years, we have been developing a skilled and diverse workforce to meet the challenges of shipbuilding and manufacturing. I strongly believe that retraining out-of-work

Chad N. Boudreaux (Photo: HII)

HII Promotes Boudreaux

her decision to pursue another opportunity, and she will depart HII on March 31.Boudreaux is currently the corporate vice president for litigation and chief compliance and privacy officer for HII. As executive vice president and chief legal officer, Boudreaux will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters. He will have overall leadership responsibility for HII’s Law Department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including compliance.Previous to this appointment, Boudreaux managed HII’s litigation docket

Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson delivers the commencement address that commemorated the centennial graduating class of The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding, Feb. 22, 2020. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII Celebrates the Centennial Graduating Class

point of pivotal change,” Wyatt said. “Massive paper drawings are giving way to tablets that allow us to access more information than ever before without having to leave the deck plate, and we cannot be afraid to embrace it and lead the way forward.”Participating in the ceremony were Mike Petters, HII president and CEO; company leaders; elected and community officials, as well as faculty and staff of The Apprentice School.“Be that person who makes everyone around them better,” said Petters while introducing Richardson. “When you’re the person who makes everyone

Bharat Amin (Photo: HII)

Amin to Spearhead HII Digital Strategy

cyber security capabilities through engagement with HII’s executive and division leadership teams. In collaboration with the business units, Amin will lead corporate IT governance and provide functional oversight. He will assume his new role on January 1 and will report to HII president and CEO, Mike Petters.“In today’s business environment, the importance of keeping our network communications safe cannot be underscored enough,” Petters said. “Our business relies upon the safety and security of how and what we communicate to our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

SN3 business and report to Michael Lempke, president of the Nuclear & Environmental group, effective immediately.    Scott Stabler, executive vice president, internal audit, is moving into a new role as HII’s executive vice president and chief transformation officer, reporting to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO.   Smith joined HII in 2014 as corporate vice president, business growth. In January 2015, he was named vice president, corporate development, nuclear and environmental services, where he was responsible for executing the growth strategy in commercial and

Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

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, planning yard and topside construction and test engineering.   “Jennifer is an experienced and well-respected

Jeff McCray (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries to Open Australian Office

(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, business development, HII Australia

Mike Petters (Photo: HII)

HII Head Gives Up Salary for Educational Fund

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said it has begun the process of establishing a fund to provide educational assistance for children of HII employees. While details of the educational fund are still being developed, it will be funded annually with HII President and CEO Mike Petters’ salary. HII’s Board of Directors recently approved a motion to enable Petters to reduce his annual salary to $1 per year. The balance of his salary, nearly $1 million, will annually fund this educational assistance program that will be operated by an independent third party yet to

Michael S. Smith (Photo: HII)

HII Names Smith VP, Strategy and Development

(HII) announced that Michael S. Smith has been named the company’s corporate vice president, strategy and development, succeeding Christopher D. Kastner, who is replacing Barbara A. Niland as corporate vice president and CFO upon her retirement. Smith reports directly to HII President and CEO Mike Petters.   Smith joined HII in 2014 as corporate vice president, business growth. Most recently, he was responsible for executing the growth strategy in commercial and government nuclear markets, including work with the Department of Energy as well as commercial nuclear and environmental services

Christopher D. Kastner (Photo: HII)

Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries

. Smith, currently serving as corporate vice president, corporate development and nuclear and environment sciences, will also join the senior executive team in the role of corporate vice president, strategy and development.  All three of the new appointments will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters in their new roles. “Barb has been a member of my team since she joined Northrop Grumman Newport News in 2004,” said HII President and CEO Mike Petters, “and was instrumental in HII becoming a publicly traded company in 2011. On a daily basis, and for many years, I’ve

HII Hosts STEM Call-to-Collaboration Conference

that it has hosted a STEM Workforce Call-to-Collaboration 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

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