Photo Release -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored as Black Engineers of the Year

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Black Engineer of the Year Award winners from Ingalls Shipbuilding included: (left to right) Wilbert Domino, Contina Benn, Davida Cunningham, Charlotte Merritt, Carlos Lett, Vesmiene Ceasor and Rumone Stallworth

Black Engineer of the Year award-winners from Newport News Shipbuilding included: (front row, left to right) Alicia Uzzle, Remona Britton, Diane Pigott, Donna Graves and Terri Mills; (back row, left to right) Joe Allen, Joshua Mason, George Easley, Jamal Short, Shawn Manning and Jay Holloway.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that 18 shipbuilders were recognized for achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) during the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference.

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The conference, hosted by Lockheed Martin Corp., the Council of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Engineering Deans, and US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, was held Feb. 16-18 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott and attracted more than 8,000 participants.

"Our engineers are the heart of our shipbuilding operations," said Bill Ermatinger, HII corporate vice president and chief human resources officer. "The security of our nation is dependent on the quality of the ships we build, and we are incredibly fortunate to have some of the brightest engineers in the country on our side. I extend sincere congratulations to all of our award-winners and thank them for the important work that they do."

The 2012 Modern Day Technology Award winners from HII are:

  • Joseph Allen, electrical engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Contina Benn, program cost control analyst, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Remona Britton, quality engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Vesmiene Ceasor, production planning manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Davida Cunningham, mechanical engineer, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Wilbert Domino, test engineer, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • George Easley, engineering manager, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Donna Graves, user applications liaison, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Joseph Holloway Jr., e-procurement analyst, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Carlos Lett, facilities maintenance manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Shawn Manning, project manager, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Joshua Mason, engineering manager, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Charlotte Merritt, engineer, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Terri Mills, project manager, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Diana Pigott, mechanical engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Jamal Short, mechanical engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Rumone Stallworth, software development analyst, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Alicia Uzzle, training manager, Newport News Shipbuilding

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, visit:

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