Bagley Named VP at Newport News Shipbuilding

Ray Bagley has been appointed by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) as the company’s new vice president of trades operations for its Newport News Shipbuilding division.

Bagley, who will earn the distinction of "Master Shipbuilder" for 40 years of continuous service next week, began his career at The Apprentice School as a painter. He has worked at all levels of production and construction leadership on all of Newport News' product lines, including nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines, ship repair and conversion, and commercial ships. Most recently, he served as production director for in-service aircraft carriers.

In his new position, Bagley will be responsible for production labor resources and processes, plant engineering and maintenance, waterfront support services, training, instructional design, and The Apprentice School.

Bagley will assume his new position on Dec. 8 and transition into the job with the help of Danny Hunley, who will retire from the position on Dec. 31 after more than 40 years with the shipyard.

"Danny entered our gates in 1974 as a welder trainee, and since that time, he has served in a number of leadership positions," said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. "He has been the voice of the craftsman on my staff and will be missed for his dedicated service. He is a true Master Shipbuilder in every way. I believe that Ray will continue to provide a voice on my staff for the waterfront trades. He is committed to creating a work environment that puts people first, and that, combined with his knowledge of all shipyard programs, will be a great benefit to our operations and our shipbuilders."

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