HII Talking Points: Mike Petters on Constructive Failure
Phoebe Richards and Mike Petters
Dec. 4, 2019
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.
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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
From left, Scott Stabler, Jennifer Boykin, Andy Green and Brian Cuccias.
HII Talking Points Guests
About Mike Petters
Mike Petters is president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. He is also a member of HII’s Board of Directors.
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About Dwayne Blake
Dwayne Blake is corporate vice president of investor relations at Huntington Ingalls Industries. He has served in this role since 2013.
About Bill Ermatinger
Bill Ermatinger is executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.
Read his biography
About Scott Stabler
Scott Stabler is the executive vice president and chief transformation officer at Huntington Ingalls Industries. He works directly with HII’s divisions to assess and facilitate implementation of the transformative business model and process changes necessary to meet rapidly evolving customer demands.
Read his biography
About Jennifer Boykin
Jennifer Boykin is executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. She has responsibility for more than 20,000 shipbuilders who design, build and maintain the world’s most complex ships: nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and nuclear-powered submarines.
Read her biography
About Andy Green
Andy Green is executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of HII’s Technical Solutions division. Named to this position in 2016, he is responsible for HII’s services businesses, which include training systems, logistics support, information technology, fleet maintenance and modernization, unmanned undersea systems, nuclear engineering and fabrication, and oil and gas engineering. Read his biography
About Brian Cuccias
Brian Cuccias is executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding. Named to this position in 2014, he is responsible for all programs and operations at Ingalls, including U.S. Navy destroyers, amphibious assault and surface combatant programs, and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter program. Read his biography
About Chris Kastner
Christopher D. Kastner is executive vice president, business management, and chief financial officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries. In this position since March 2016, Kastner is responsible for directing the business strategy and processes in support of business growth and profitability goals. Read his biography
About Kellye Walker
Kellye Walker is executive vice president and chief legal officer for Huntington Ingalls Industries. Serving in this role since January 2015, she has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s law department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions. Read her biography
Ethics: Read the op-ed by Mike Petters, “Huntington Ingalls Industries’ ethics philosophy: Always do the right thing published on Feb. 12 in the Mississippi Business Journal.
Workforce Development Read the op-ed by Mike Petters, “Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Workforce Development Strategy: Engage In the Process Upstream ,” published Oct. 6 by IndustryWeek.
On Diversity and Inclusion: Read the op-ed by Mike Petters, “Diversity, Inclusion are Key,” published July 1 by the Daily Press.
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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