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PHOTO RELEASE -- Rob Hogan Appointed Vice President of Manufacturing at Newport News Shipbuilding

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Rob Hogan has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.

Hogan began his career in 1976 as a welder. Since then, he has held leadership positions at all levels of production and construction. Most recently, he served as director of manufacturing for steel fabrication. Hogan is a graduate of The Apprentice School and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Strayer University.

In his new position, Hogan will be responsible for manufacturing and manufacturing planning in support of all shipbuilding programs. He will assume his new role on Feb. 23 following a transition into the job with the help of Becky Stewart, who will retire from the position March 1 after more than 33 years in the shipyard.

"Becky began her shipbuilding career as a technical planner and since that time has served in a number of leadership positions," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. "She will be missed for her dedicated service, experience and commitment. Like Becky, Rob is an advocate for our shipbuilders, focusing on improving safety and engagement across the workforce. Rob has always looked for new and innovative opportunities to improve efficiency while also improving our shipbuilders' work environment and the tools and the equipment they use. He is a proven leader here and through his involvement in many professional manufacturing organizations."

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=54c93bacee750e4804010396.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial oil, gas and energy markets. 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. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs approximately 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, please visit www.huntingtoningalls.com.

CONTACT: Christie Miller Christine.Miller@hii-co.com (757) 380-3581

Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.