Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Appoints Peter
Diakun to Vice President of Energy Programs
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that
Peter Diakun, vice president and chief technology officer of
its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, has been
appointed to vice president of energy programs.
Image: Peter Diakun
Peter Diakun has been appointed to vice president of energy programs at Newport News Shipbuilding, effective June 30.
Diakun, a 26-year veteran of the shipyard, will assume
responsibility for energy programs while maintaining certain
aspects of his current position. In addition to leading
NNS' Department of Energy programs, he will continue to
oversee Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier
Integration Center (VASCIC) operations, including operational
concepts and modeling and simulation work. In this new role,
Diakun will also become the general manager of Newport News
Nuclear, Inc. (NNN) as well as president of Newport News
Industrial Corp. (NNI) and Newport News Energy (NNE), all HII
Diakun has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and
a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
"Pete's experience and leadership will be of great
benefit to the company and to our energy programs as we
continue growth efforts in this area," said NNS
President Matt Mulherin.
Diakun will assume his new position following the retirement
of Doug Stitzel on June 30. With a career of 46 years at the
shipyard, Stitzel has held leadership roles in the Department
of Energy program division, supply chain management,
engineering, and operations.
"For the past 46 years, Doug has proudly served Newport
News," Mulherin said. "Throughout his career he has
shown great leadership and responsibility, and we appreciate
all his hard work and dedication. Doug will retire after
years of gaining experience and leading others to help
improve our business as a whole."
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 nearly 38,000 in Virginia,
Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business
divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls