Shipyard, Huntington Ingalls executive shake-ups

Newport News Shipbuilding and its parent company, Huntington Ingalls Industries, have announced several executive moves in the last two months.

* Tuesday (Jan. 8), HII announces Chris Miner has been promoted to vice president of Newport News Shipbuilding's in-service aircraft carrier programs.

Miner will oversee refueling and complex overhauls (RCOHs) of aircraft carriers, the inactivation of the Enterprise and carrier fleet maintenance.

* In mid-December HII announced Dwayne Blake as the new corporate vice president for investor relations. Blake had previously performed the company's internal audit.

* Meanwhile Scott Stabler stepped in to the internal audit position. He had been corporate vice president for operations.

* Meanwhile Andy Green, who had held the Blake's position, left the corporate staff for a job at Newport News Shipbuilding, according to the release.

This blog will attempt to keep up with shifts (promotions, new hires, layoffs, etc.) in the corporate landscape in Hampton Roads' shipbuilding and maritime industries as well as at other major employers in the region. If you have a tip, email me at or call 757-247-4744.

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