Bharat Amin, former vice president and chief information officer atÂ Huntington Ingalls Industriesâ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been namedÂ executive VP and CIO of the company.
He will report directly toÂ Mike Petters,Â president and CEO of HII and previousÂ Wash100Â winner, and lead the establishment ofÂ information technology,Â cybersecurityÂ and other digital strategies,Â HII said Wednesday.
The company added Amin will manage IT governance functions across its business units.
âIn todayâs business environment, the importance of keeping our network communications safe cannot be underscored enough,â Petters said.
âOur business relies upon the safety and security of how and what we communicate to our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.â
He worked for household appliance manufacturer Electrolux North America earlier in his career.