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 transition from Ingalls’ amphibious assault ship (LHA) program, where he is the program manager, later this year. In his new role, Sabbatini will be responsible for all planning, scheduling and…

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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 both shipbuilders and the Navy crew,” said Bob Bolden, director of Virginia-class submarine construction at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. “This is a result of shipbuilders and sailors working side…

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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 the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair industry. Hamadyk, who has worked for Newport News for 38 years, was instrumental in collaborating with the U.S. Navy and industry partners on the…

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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 talented shipbuilders and the crew of the important role we all play in something much greater than ourselves—our nation’s defense. “This tradition also begins a journey and lifelong partnership between…

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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 to deliver the desired training, blending traditional classroom training, virtual reality, augmented reality and “mixed reality” training, followed by hands-on training on board the ship. “The Ford class is built…

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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. In his new role, Shelanski will report to Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport Shipbuilding. “During his tenure, he became known for his visionary leadership and strategic planning—all invaluable traits as…

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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 the first certified 3-D-printed metal part—a prototype piping assembly—being installed on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) early next year. After its installation, the assembly will be…

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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 management. He also served as director of business management for aircraft carrier construction, overhaul and inactivation, where he supported the CVN 80 and 81 multi-ship procurement strategy. He began serving…

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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 are supporting the construction of the newest Virginia-class attack submarine.” In keeping with a U.S. Navy tradition, former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship’s sponsor, chalked her initials…

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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 Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to senior management and overseeing and coordinating the provision of legal…

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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 the award’s namesake. Mulherin, who retired from the company in July 2017 after a distinguished 36-year career, was honored at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space banquet, held on Monday at…

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