Scott Stabler is the executive vice president and chief transformation officer at Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. Named to this position in February of 2018, 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.
Stabler joined Newport News Shipbuilding in 1984 and held progressively responsible positions in engineering, purchasing, business development and program management. He was appointed vice president of assembly in 1999 and vice president of aircraft carrier construction in 2000. He was directly responsible for program management and construction of the last Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), from the contract award in 2001 until successful builder’s sea trials in 2009. He went on to serve as sector vice president of supply chain management, vice president of corporate operations and corporate vice president of internal audit.
Stabler graduated from North Carolina State University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In 1986, he received a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary. He serves on the board of directors for Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg, Riverside Health Systems and the N.C. State Engineering Foundation. In 2013, he was selected as a member of the inaugural class for the N.C. State Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Hall of Fame.
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 supports national security missions around the globe with unmanned systems, defense and federal solutions, nuclear and environmental services, and fleet sustainment. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
Updated Feb. 12, 2020
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