Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces the Appointment of Will Ebbs as Corporate Vice President, Legislative Affairs and Policy Matters

Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces the Appointment of Will Ebbs as Corporate Vice President, Legislative Affairs and Policy Matters

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) announced today that William "Will" Ebbs has been named corporate vice president, legislative affairs and federal policy. In this capacity he is responsible for directing outreach regarding legislative and policy matters to Congress and the executive branch. He reports to Mitch Waldman, corporate vice president, government and customer relations.

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"Will's long experience in Washington and prior military service will be essential to our government and customer relations efforts," Waldman said. "He joins a strong and experienced team that is focused on enhancing communication and alignment with our customers."

Prior to joining Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ebbs served for four years as the chief of staff for the United States House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces. In that role, he was the senior adviser to the chairman of the committee for all U.S. Navy and Marine Corps procurement and research and development programs.

Ebbs is a former submarine officer and a 31-year veteran of the Navy. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and a master's degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University, with emphasis on the global shipbuilding industrial base.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, America's largest military shipbuilder, was previously a business sector of Northrop Grumman Corp. until effectively separating on March 31 in a spinoff of the company to shareholders.

The other executive members of Huntington Ingalls Industries' government and customer relations team, all having previously served on the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding senior team, are:

  • Marty Chanik, corporate vice president, enterprise-wide customer relations
  • Eric Womble, corporate vice president, program integration and assessment
  • Jay Foley, corporate vice president, customer relations for Ingalls Shipbuilding programs

Chanik and Womble report directly to Waldman, and Foley reports to Chanik.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Employing nearly 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding. For more information, please visit

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