NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Ray Bagley has been appointed vice president of trades operations at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.
Bagley, who will earn the distinction of "Master Shipbuilder" for 40 years of continuous service next week, began his career at The Apprentice School as a painter. He has worked at all levels of production and construction leadership on all of Newport News' product lines, including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, ship repair and conversion, and commercial ships. Most recently, he served as production director for in-service aircraft carriers.
In his new position, Bagley will be responsible for production labor resources and processes, plant engineering and maintenance, waterfront support services, training, instructional design, and The Apprentice School.
Bagley will assume his new position on Dec. 8 and transition into the job with the help of Danny Hunley, who will retire from the position on Dec. 31 after more than 40 years with the shipyard.
"Danny entered our gates in 1974 as a welder trainee, and since that time, he has served in a number of leadership positions," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. "He has been the voice of the craftsman on my staff and will be missed for his dedicated service. He is a true Master Shipbuilder in every way. I believe that Ray will continue to provide a voice on my staff for the waterfront trades. He is committed to creating a work environment that puts people first, and that, combined with his knowledge of all shipyard programs, will be a great benefit to our operations and our shipbuilders."
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 approximately 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit: