Irwin F. Edenzon is corporate vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and President of Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Named to this position in 2011, he is responsible for all programs and operations at Ingalls Shipbuilding, including U.S. Navy destroyers, amphibious assault and surface combatant programs, and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter program. He also has responsibility for Continental Maritime, a San Diego shipyard that services and supports U.S. Navy ships stationed on the West Coast, and AMSEC, a full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services. Both Continental Maritime and AMSEC are subsidiaries of HII.
Prior to this position and since 2008, Edenzon served as sector vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast. Prior to this appointment, Edenzon served as the director of future carrier programs and as senior vice president of technology development and fleet support for Northrop Grumman Newport News. Named to this position in 2007, he successfully led efforts to increase Newport News' strategic focus on and execution of fleet maintenance business that included surface ships, submarines and commercial ship repair.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 1997 as director of international programs, Edenzon was vice president of business development for Textron Marine and earlier served as director of product line and contracts management at Sperry Marine.
He began his career in Florida with Perry Offshore, a company that developed and built saturation diving systems, manned submersibles and remotely controlled underwater vehicles for offshore service companies, the U.S. Navy and international navies. During his 10 years with that company, Edenzon held management positions in business development, contracts and programs.
Edenzon received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University and a master's degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University. An active member of the community, Edenzon received an Outstanding Community Leader of the Year Award for South Mississippi in 2009.
He is a member of the Gulf Coast Business Council, Blueprint Mississippi Steering Council, Navy League of the United States, Shipbuilding Council of America and is an advisory board member for the University of Mississippi's Center for Manufacturing Excellence. He is the chairman of the USO Gulf Coast Advisory Council and serves on the board of directors for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Special Olympics of Mississippi. He is also the past chairman of the USO of Hampton Roads' board of directors.