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Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Employee Recognized for Professional Leadership and Community Involvement

Tim Sweitzer
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) employee Timothy J. Sweitzer has received Inside Business' Top Forty Under 40 Award for his professional success and community involvement. Sweitzer is the director of material engineering for the company's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division.

Tim Sweitzer graduated from Virginia Tech in 1996 with a degree in aerospace engineering. He also earned master's degrees in management and mechanical engineering from MIT's Leaders for Manufacturing program.


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Inside Business, a local weekly business publication, created the Top Forty Under 40 award 14 years ago to recognize local business professionals under 40 years of age. Honorees are chosen by an independent judging panel from publicly submitted nominations. The winners will be honored during a banquet tonight at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and profiled in a special issue of the magazine.

"Winning this award is an incredible honor and reflects the support and encouragement I am given at work and at home to pursue my professional and community interests," Sweitzer said.

Sweitzer is responsible for maintaining technical data for more than 300,000 active parts, assuring that more than $1 billion of material purchased per year meets all requirements, and improving performance through better integration between engineering and hundreds of suppliers. The 10-year shipyard veteran has held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility in production engineering, manufacturing planning, process excellence and quality. Sweitzer also serves as board chairman for Starbase Victory, a non-profit private/public partnership with Portsmouth Public Schools that inspires grade school students to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding. For more information, visit:

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

Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.