Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
In a story published by Business Journals, HII CEO Mike Petters discusses his passion for early childhood education and his belief that the most crucial step to make America safer is to inspire a love of learning in children earlier in their lives.
Kevin Roossinck, a welding engineer at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, says computer modeling has facilitated the integration of robots in the Pascagoula shipyard.
“Robots are helping transform the shipyard,” he said. “I think this is an exciting time at Ingalls because we’re putting hundreds of millions of dollars into the shipyard in improving our facilities, increasing the amount of technology, making everything faster, smarter, more efficient, and I’m just excited to be a part of it.”
Chris Kastner is HII’s chief financial officer and vice president of business management. Listen to the podcast to hear Kastner talk about HII’s 2018 earnings, his job, his career path and HII’s business strategy.
Huntington Ingalls Industries was recently named one of the best employers for new college graduates in 2018 by Forbes. HII was ranked 21 of 250 employers in the nationwide survey.