William R. Ermatinger was Appointed as ‎Chief Human Resources Officer at Huntington Ingalls

Date of management change: March 31, 2011 

What Happened?

Newport News, VA-based Huntington Ingalls has Appointed William R. Ermatinger as ‎Chief Human Resources Officer


About the Company

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America`s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII`s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.


About the Person

William R. Ermatinger, also known as Bill, is Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries.   Named to this position in 2011, he is responsible for human resources strategy, executive and employee compensation, health and welfare, benefits, employee and labor relations, learning and development, talent management/succession planning, talent acquisition, equal employment opportunity and diversity, organization effectiveness, and change management.   Ermatinger has more than 25 years experience in aerospace and defense human resource management.   His most recent role was sector vice president of human resources and administration at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, where he was responsible for all human resources and administration activities.   Prior to this position, he was vice president of human resources and administration for Northrop Grumman-Newport News, where he directed the day-to-day human resources and administration activities.   Ermatinger began his career in human resources when he joined Westinghouse in 1987 as an associate human resources representative. Since then, he has held a number of human resources management positions with increasing responsibility.   Ermatinger holds a bachelor`s degree in political science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.   He serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce (past chair), the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA (past chair) and on the board of visitors for Christopher Newport University. He also serves on the endowment board for An Achievable Dream Inc.   His past service includes board chairman and campaign chairman of the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula and board member for the Virginia Council on Human Resources and the Virginia Living Museum.


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