Huntington Ingalls announces executive changes

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JANUARY 8, 2019 — Huntington Ingalls Industries has named Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo (U.S. Navy, Ret.) corporate vice president of program integration and assessment. He will report directly to Mitchell B. Waldman, executive vice president of government and customer relations.

Tofalo will be responsible for working with federal entities, academic institutions and industry associations that are engaged in shaping future architectures and capabilities. He will also support corporate consideration of strategic initiatives and opportunities.

“We are very excited to have Joe join our team, and he brings with him more than 30 years of leadership and maritime expertise,” Waldman said. “Joe’s extensive naval career provides him a deep understanding of our nation’s warfighting needs and future challenges. His knowledge of the customer and our industry will add tremendous strength to our team.”

Tofalo graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 and served 35 years in the Navy. Most recently, he served as director, undersea warfare, where he was responsible for submarine force warfighting requirements and the budgets to achieve them, and as commander, submarine forces, responsible for the submarine force’s vision, policies and operations.

Tofalo will succeed Jay Donnelly, who is transitioning to a new position within HII as corporate vice president of advanced technologies. Donnelly will continue to report to Waldman, and be responsible for strengthening the company’s ability to translate innovative ideas and technologies more quickly into operational capabilities for HII’s customers. In this new role, he will lead the Advanced Technology Group, which supports experimentation, exercises and analytic efforts across the company and cooperative agreements with government organizations and academia.

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