HII Announces Matt Needy as Newport News Shipbuilding’s New VP of Navy Programs with Ken Mahler Set to Retire

January 14, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Matt Needy has been named vice president of Navy Programs for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Ken Mahler, who will retire on April 1 after more than 35 years of service. Mahler began his career as a co-op student in 1985 and has held a variety…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract For Construction of Virginia-Class Block V Submarines

December 2, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division and teaming partner General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $22 billion contract to build nine Virginia-class submarines for the U.S. Navy. The Block V contract allows Newport News and Electric Boat to continue the modernization of the fleet of nuclear-powered fast-attack submarines over…

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USS Gerald R Ford Returns to Sea

October 25, 2019 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) got underway today for sea trials from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) division following a 15-month pierside maintenance period. “I am proud of the crew’s efforts to get USS Gerald R. Ford back out to sea,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “The Navy has diligently…

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Future USS Delaware delivered to the Navy

October 28, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th submarine of the Virginia class, Oct. 25. “Delaware’s delivery marks the culmination of millions of man-hours of work by thousands of people across this country to bring the world’s foremost undersea asset to the fleet,” said Capt. Christopher Hanson, Virginia Class Submarine program…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes At Shipyards

August 14, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today leadership changes at its Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding divisions. Premo Sabbatini has been promoted to vice president of central planning and process excellence at Ingalls Shipbuilding. He succeeds Rick Spaulding, who has accepted a position as vice president of business process standardization at Newport News Shipbuilding. Sabbatini will…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newest Submarine Nearing Operational Status as Delaware Crew Eats First Meal

July 18, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries took another step toward delivery of the submarine Delaware (SSN 791) to the U.S. Navy when the first meal recently was served aboard the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. On the menu: Salad, sausage and spaghetti with a choice of meat sauce or Alfredo. “The first meal is a significant event in construction for…

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Don Hamadyk Named Chairman of the National Shipbuilding Research Program Board

June 20, 2019 – Don Hamadyk, director of research and development at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been named chairman of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s executive control board. NSRP is a national collaboration of private shipbuilders that provides framework to improve shipbuilding processes. NSRP focuses on national shipbuilding and naval practices to improve the efficiency of…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of New Jersey (SSN 796)

March 19, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony today for the Virginia-class attack submarine New Jersey (SSN 796). “We enjoy participating in the Navy’s many traditions,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding. “They offer us an opportunity to pause and reflect on our daily work and remind the…

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C-ARTS brings high-tech training to the waterfront for USS Gerald R. Ford

March 25, 2019 – The Navy’s aircraft carriers program office is using a new, high-tech approach to train Sailors on USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) advanced, first-of-class systems — right on the waterfront. The Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training System (C-ARTS), in operation since December 2018, is currently housed pierside in a customized mobile training facility. C-ARTS can be quickly reconfigured…

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HII Announces Herman Shelanski As New VP of Business Development At Newport News Shipbuilding

December 6, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced this week the appointment of Herman Shelanski as vice president of business development at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. Shelanski has more than 38 years of experience with the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of vice admiral before he retired earlier this year. Shelanski most recently served as the Navy’s inspector general.…

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Newport News Paves Way For NAVSEA Adoption of 3-D Printing in Naval Shipbuilding

October 11, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ piloting of new technologies as part of its digital transformation is redefining the future of the naval engineering and shipbuilding industries. The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, has led the adoption of additive manufacturing of metal components for nuclear-powered warships. This significant technological development will result in…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Bryan Caccavale As New Vice President of Strategic Sourcing At Newport News Shipbuilding

July 3, 2018 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Bryan Caccavale has been promoted to vice president of strategic sourcing for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He assumed his new role this week and reports to the shipyard’s president, Jennifer Boykin. Caccavale joined Newport News in 2002 and has held leadership positions in contracts and pricing and business…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Submarine Montana (SSN 794)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today authenticated the keel of the 21st Virginia-class submarine, Montana (SSN 794). “This is an important day for us,” said Dave Bolcar, Newport News’ vice president of submarine construction. “Not only are we celebrating a milestone in the construction of Montana, we also are recognizing the hard work of the 4,000 shipbuilders who…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Vice President And Chief Counsel of Newport News Shipbuilding Division

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced April 13 that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1. Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to…

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Retired President of Newport News Shipbuilding Honored With Navy League’s Nimitz Award

Matt Mulherin, former executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Newport News Shipbuilding, was recognized by the United States Navy League April 9th as a 2018 recipient of its annual Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award. This award honors an industry leader who has demonstrated the leadership, statesmanship and dedication to the nation that were exhibited by…

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