Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Don Perkins as Ingalls Shipbuilding's Vice President of Contracts and Pricing

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Don Perkins has been named vice president of contracts and pricing for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division.

Operationally, Perkins' organization is responsible for contract administration, proposal formulation, estimating, pricing, negotiations, contract awards and change orders, as well as management of contractual risks and mitigation strategies. Perkins' shipbuilding experience began with an apprenticeship program and comprises more than 30 years of his career, including seven years as contracts director at Ingalls from 2002 to 2009.

"Don's 34 years of contracts and business management experience, as well as his background in shipbuilding, brings a solid foundation to this position," said Tom Stiehle, Ingalls' vice president, business management, and CFO. "The Ingalls contracts team, under his leadership, will play an integral role in managing and mitigating risks as we continue our focus on improving safety, quality, cost and schedule performance."

Over the past four years Perkins held the position of sector director of contract administration for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, and he most recently served as the corporate director of contracts for Northrop Grumman Corp.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He currently serves as the chair of the procurement techniques committee for the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and is also a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

About Huntington Ingalls

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 at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers. For more information, visit:

Contact information

Bill Glenn
Manager of Media Relations
Ingalls Shipbuilding Communications
(228) 935-1323
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