BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its subsidiary, The S.M. Stoller Corp., has hired Jeffery M. Baker to serve as an assistant vice president at Stoller's Broomfield office.
Baker currently serves as deputy director of the project management coordination office for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He will join the Stoller team on Feb. 10 and will be responsible for business development and the development of sustainable markets for Stoller.
"Jeff is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and alternative energy sources who has been routinely engaged by DOE executives to resolve challenging policy, mission and operational issues," said Stoller President Nick Lombardo. "We know he will bring great value to our team as he applies his expertise to the DOE and private sector environmental sustainability issues."
In addition to his role as deputy director of the project management coordination office, Baker is the senior member of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) leadership team. He also served as director of the DOE's Office of Laboratory Operations in Golden, Colo., and as a staff engineer for the DOE's Solar Energy Research Institute Area Office in Golden.
Baker was awarded a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in 2010 for his successful campaign leading to the construction of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Research Support Facility, a first-of-a-kind LEED Platinum research facility. Medals are presented annually by the Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in federal civil service.
Stoller, a wholly owned subsidiary of HII since Jan. 2, operates under HII's Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. Pete Diakun, vice president of energy programs for NNS, said, "Jeff's wealth of knowledge and expertise will be an enormous asset to Stoller and Newport News Shipbuilding as we work to expand our reach in the energy industry."
Stoller is a Colorado-based provider of technical, environmental, ecological, waste management, remediation and consultation services to private sector companies and the U.S. government.
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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 more than 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, including the Department of Energy. For more information, visit: