Photo Release--AMSEC LLC Promotes Cathy Cope to Director of Contracts, Pricing, Procurement and Material Management

Cathy Cope
Cathy Cope is AMSEC’s director of contracts, pricing, procurement and material management. HII photo

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has promoted Cathy Cope to director of contracts, pricing, procurement and material management. She reports directly to Harris Leonard, vice president of HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division and president of AMSEC operations.

In her new role, Cope is responsible for the management of AMSEC's contracts and procurement across all business areas. As such, she is responsible for contracts, pricing and estimating, purchasing, subcontracts administration, material management, and small business management/reporting. She assumed her new role, which was previously held by Karen Lisota, on Monday.

"Karen began her career in 1986 as contracts manager, and her dedicated service, experience and commitment to the company will be missed," Leonard said. "Naming Cathy as the director of contracts, procurement and material management recognizes her achievements, expertise and strong leadership that will serve AMSEC well into the future."

Cope earned a bachelor's degree in education from Frostburg State University and a master's degree in business administration and management from the College of William and Mary. She has been with AMSEC for 26 years and most recently served as acting director of contracts, pricing, procurement and material management.


AMSEC LLC has over 2,000 employees at 35 locations worldwide to enhance the readiness of U.S. aircraft carriers, submarines and surface ships. As a full-service supplier to the U.S. Navy and commercial maritime industry, AMSEC provides naval architecture and marine engineering, naval ship systems assessments, maintenance engineering, waterfront maintenance support, acquisition program support, shipyard industrial engineering, and C4I installation and support services. AMSEC also provides life-cycle integrated logistics services, including technical manual development, provisioning documentation, spare parts management, training development and delivery, and software development.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

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 energy, oil and gas 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, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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