Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Engineer Recognized at National Hispanic Engineers Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 6, 2014) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Mario Doreste, a program manager at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, was honored by the Great Minds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) organization at the annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) in New Orleans.

Mario Doreste
Mario Doreste

Doreste was recognized as a HENAAC Luminary Honoree. Luminary Honorees represent professionals in STEM fields who initiate, collaborate and lead key programs and research within their companies.

“Mario has accomplished many successes throughout his career as a result of his outstanding work ethic, strong professional network and ability to quickly gain his customer’s trust with his strong technical credibility,” said Steve Barresi, director of engineering. “Mario honed these skills over his 34 years at Newport News, where he proactively sought out new and challenging assignments and absorbed all he could from each opportunity. He has led numerous special technical, organizational and business development initiatives and has done an outstanding job in every assignment. Mario is truly a good person who puts the team ahead of himself while treating everyone he meets with respect and the highest professional regard. I congratulate Mario on this award, which honors his dedication and professional commitment to his career at the shipyard.”

Doreste joined Newport News in 1980 as a design engineer for piping design systems on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. Continuing work on carriers, Doreste moved from supervisor to manager positions throughout the company. He currently works as a manager in the engineering services program office.

Great Minds in STEM honors the best and brightest STEM minds America has to offer. Each honoree is peer-reviewed and selected by a committee of representatives from industry, government, military and academic institutions.

“We are proud that our award-winners go through a vigorous selection process,” said Great Minds in STEM Chairman and founder Ray Mellado. “This process helps us to identify the contributions of world-class engineers and scientists—engineers and scientists that happen to be Hispanic.”

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries designs, builds and manages the life-cycle of the most complex nuclear- and conventionally powered ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. 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. HII also provides engineering and project management services expertise to the commercial energy industry, the Department of Energy and other government customers. Headquartered in Newport News, Va., HII employs more than 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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Newport News Shipbuilding Communications
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