Brian Cuccias, vice president of amphibious ship programs at Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, will serve as division president and corporate VP starting April 1, 2014.
The board of directors elected Cuccias to succeed Irwin Edenzon, who will step down from the roles on March 31 and retire from the company in December 2014, HII said Friday.
Cuccias will report directly to HII President and CEO Mike Petters and oversee the company’s programs and financial plans for large-deck amphibious vessels, surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard ship initiatives.
In that role, Cuccias handled programs for the Coast Guard and ships such as the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class vessel and DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.
Cuccias has also worked for Northrop’s ship systems division, Avondale Industries and started his shipbuilding career in 1979 at Litton Data Systems as a financial analyst for U.S. Navy programs.