America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Board of Directors has elected new chief financial officer and corporate vice president, business management.
Christopher D. Kastner will succeed Barbara A. Niland as the company’s CFO and corporate vice president effective with Niland’s retirement on March 1, 2016.
Kastner, who currently serves as corporate vice president and general manager, corporate development, will continue to report to Petters in his new role beginning next March.
Kastner has more than 25 years of experience in the financial and business development arenas. Prior to being named to his current position in August 2012, he served as vice president and CFO for HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. He also served as vice president, business management, and CFO for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast and as vice president, contracts and risk management, for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.