HII Promotes Julia Jones, Gary Fuller to VP Roles; Jennifer Boykin Quoted

Jeff Brody

Julia Jones, most recently director of operations integration at Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), has been named vice president of manufacturing and facilities within its Newport News Shipbuilding division.

HII said Monday it also promoted Gary Fuller, former director of test engineering for the company’s nuclear propulsion unit, as VP of fleet support programs at Newport News Shipbuilding.

“Our role to design, build and maintain our nation’s nuclear fleet is more critical today than ever,” said Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin.

“We are a team, and each of us directly contributes to delivering mission-ready aircraft carriers and submarines to the U.S. Navy. Central to this is having the right leaders in the right place at the right time,” Boykin added.

In her previous role, Jones oversaw transformation efforts for shipyard activities and also directed surface preparation and treatment, strategic planning and business development functions.

She served director of strategic planning at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) earlier in her career.

Prior to his current role, Fuller was director of testing engineering within HII’s nuclear propulsion division. His other previous roles at the company were chief test engineer, overhaul control engineer, nuclear superintendent  and trades and nuclear construction director.

He has more than 38 years of industry experience in the ship construction and overhaul, nuclear and radiological areas.

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