Huntington Ingalls shifts Smith, Stabler

Huntington Ingalls Industries said Wednesday it has shifted a pair of senior executives to new leadership roles as the largest U.S. military shipbuilder enters its second year under the current business model.

Michael Smith, executive vice president of strategy and development, will shift over to the company’s government services segment as president of its SN3 business within the nuclear and environmental group.

Smith joined Huntington Ingalls in 2014 as corporate vice president for business growth. In 2015, he became vice president of corporate development for nuclear and environmental services. He was then promoted to his current role in 2016.

SN3 is one of seven businesses that Newport News, Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls brought together in late 2016 to form the standalone services segment it calls Technical Solutions. Huntington Ingalls organizes the $952 million-revenue segment into four groups, of which nuclear and environmental is one of them.

In light of Smith’s transition, Huntington Ingalls moved its strategy and development team to the business management function that reports directly to Chief Financial Officer Chris Kastner.

Huntington Ingalls also announced that Scott Stabler, executive vice president of internal audit, will move to a new role as executive VP and chief transformation officer. Stabler will report directly to CEO Mike Petters.

Stabler will work with Huntington Ingalls’ divisions to further implement its business model and process changes the company views as necessary. He will initially focus on digital, technological and supply chain strategies but the company characterized his scope as open-ended in the release.

Stabler first joined Huntington Ingalls in 1984 and was vice president of corporate operations when it spun out from former parent Northrop Grumman in 2011. He became chief audit executive in 2013.

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