Stewart Holmes, a senior vice president at Textron (NYSE: TXT), was selected to join Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and replace Mitch Waldman, who is retiring from his role as chief of HII’s Washington operations, Defense Daily reported.
Walman joined the shipbuilding company in March 2011 and has served as executive VP of government and customer relations since then.
Based in Washington, D.C., the retiring executive leads engagements between Huntington Ingalls and the U.S. legislative and executive branches, federal agencies, industry associations and think tanks.
Walman’s career also includes time serving at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), the Senate and the U.S. Navy.
Meanwhile, Holmes drives Textron’s government affairs activities as SVP of Washington operations. He has experience in working for the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, where he supervised annual appropriation recommendations for the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.