HII Talking Points

 

Welcome to “HII Talking Points,” a Huntington Ingalls Industries podcast. Twice a quarter, we sit down with HII leaders to discuss topics of interest in our company and industry.

HII Talking Points: Update From Mike Petters on COVID-19

Sept. 28, 2020

Six months into the pandemic, HII President and CEO Mike Petters discusses how COVID-19 has changed how HII operates and how these changes have accelerated leadership development across the enterprise.

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HII Talking Points: Bharat Amin, Chief Information Officer

July 7, 2020

Bharat Amin, HII’s new Chief Information Officer, discusses how the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted HII’s IT and cyber security operations, and the team he’s built with division IT leaders.

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HII Talking Points: Mike Petters on Trust

June 12, 2020

HII President and CEO Mike Petters discusses how trust is the foundation for progress, and to build trust in our communities, our company and other institutions, we must all get uncomfortable.

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HII Talking Points: Mike Petters on COVID-19

May 20, 2020

HII President and CEO Mike Petters talks with host Phoebe Richards about the company’s response to the threat of COVID-19 and how the crisis has been a catalyst for transformation.

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HII Talking Points: Cullen Glass

Feb. 27, 2020

Cullen Glass, HII’s director of transformation, discusses HII’s three focus areas for transformation: The material value stream, IT digital and advanced technologies.

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HII Talking Points: Mike Petters on Constructive Failure

Jan. 23, 2020

Mike Petters discusses what “constructive failure” means, what we can learn from it and how he sees it shaping our business.

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Discussions on Transformation

Listen to our four-part series on Transformation with guests Scott Stabler, Jennifer Boykin, Andy Green and Brian Cuccias.

Oct. 18, 2018: Scott Stabler. Scott Stabler, HII’s executive vice president and chief transformation officer kicked off a four-part series about transformation across the company. Download and read the transcript

Nov. 6, 2018: Jennifer Boykin. Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding, continues the discussion on Enterprise Transformation. She shares how NNS is transforming the workforce and the leadership factory, and how the company is leveraging current technology. Download and read the transcript

Nov. 27, 2018: Andy Green. Andy Green, president of HII’s Technical Solutions division, says, “Transformation means we’re doing something totally different from the way that we used to do it.” He continues the series on Enterprise Transformation with a discussion about how TSD is changing the services business. Download and read the transcript

Dec. 17, 2018: Brian Cuccias. In our final episode on Enterprise Transformation, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias discusses how the “Shipyard of the Future,” changes in onboarding new employees and Ingalls’ Ideas Program are transformational. Download and read the transcript

Previous Episodes

Dec. 4, 2019: Mitch Waldman. Mitch Waldman is HII’s executive vice president of government and customer relations. Hear how his team interacts with elected officials, customers and influencers to support the business. Download and read the transcript

Sept. 12, 2019: Mike Petters on Growth. HII President and CEO discusses the company’s strategy for growth: Building on core shipbuilding capabilities and using Technical Solutions to access new markets. Download and read the transcript

Aug. 2, 2019: Kellye Walker, Chief Legal Officer. Kellye Walker, HII’s chief legal officer, talks about the role of the Law Department, her team and why everybody at the company is responsible for compliance. Download and read the transcript

June 5, 2019: Mike Petters on Transforming Our Culture. HII President and CEO Mike Petters talks about how the differences in experiences and backgrounds of our employees are strengths and can transform our culture.. Download and read the transcript

April 18, 2019: Karen Velkey on Financial Wellness. We explore the financial wellness aspect of HII’s benefits and wellness strategy with Karen Velkey, corporate vice president of benefits and compensation. Download and read the transcript

Feb. 18, 2019: A Discussion with Chief Financial Officer Chris Kastner. Chris Kastner is HII’s chief financial officer and vice president, 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. Download and read the transcript

Sept. 4, 2018: Questions From Listeners. HII President and CEO Mike Petters answers questions submitted by employees and podcast listeners about HII in the social age, steel tariffs and his legacy as a leader. Download and read the transcript

Aug. 15, 2018: Investor Relations. Corporate Vice President of Investor Relations Dwayne Blake discusses the ins and outs of IR and how his days are rarely “typical.” Download and read the transcript

June 12, 2018: Early Childhood Education HII President and CEO Mike Petters discusses early childhood education, and how it’s part of HII’s talent pipeline. Download and read the transcript

April 18, 2018: HII Benefits Strategy. Bill Ermatinger, HII executive vice president and chief human resources officer, discusses the company’s benefits and wellness strategy: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Wallet. Download and read the transcript

Feb 20, 2018: Values. HII President and CEO Mike Petters discusses how leaders are living HII’s Company Values:  Integrity, Safety, Honesty, Engagement, Responsibility and Performance. Download and read the transcript

Dec. 6, 2017: Engagement. HII President and CEO Mike Petters discusses the company’s commitment to engagement and why it’s vital to our success. He says, “I believe the greatest opportunity we have to create value in our business is to become more engaged in what we’re doing.” Download and read the transcript

Nov. 15, 2017: Ethics. HII CEO Mike Petters says, “The principle reason we exist is because we have stakeholders who trust us, and when we have an ethics violation, we’ve betrayed that trust.” Listen to learn more about why ethics is important to HII, from the deckplate to the corporate office. Download and read the transcript

Sept. 25, 2017: Workforce Development. In this podcast, we take a deep dive into what workforce development means personally to HII President and CEO Mike Petters and to HII as a company. Download and read the transcript

Aug. 28, 2017: Innovation and Disruption. What do Innovation and Disruption mean for HII? Find out from President and CEO Mike Petters. Download and read the transcript

June 26, 2017: Diversity & Inclusion.  In our inaugural podcast, HII President and CEO Mike Petters discusses diversity and inclusion, and why having both is integral to HII’s long-term success. Download and read the transcript