David Horne


David Horne is senior director of Trades for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. He was named to this position in 2022 as part of the shipyard’s Human Resources and Administration and Trades divisions’ consolidation.

Horne is a third generation shipbuilder and began his shipbuilding career in 1983 as a welder prior to entering The Apprentice School as a pipefitter. He served as a nuclear quality inspector and shift refueling engineer after graduating from his apprenticeship and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, including production department refueling manager, refueling trade superintendent, trade director and program trade director.

A 1989 honors graduate of The Apprentice School, Horne holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Christopher Newport University and a master’s degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology.

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