Eric Crooker is vice president, Infrastructure & Sustainability at Ingalls Shipbuilding. In this role, Eric and his team are responsible for integrating existing elements of safety, security, facilities and maintenance with the related care and protection of Ingalls employees and the shipbuilding community. This will enable enterprise risk management across the entire Ingalls portfolio, as well as the development and execution of comprehensive mitigation strategies to position Ingalls for the future. Additionally, Eric’s team will support the evolving environmental, social and governance expectations of businesses going forward.
Eric began his career with HII in 2012 and served as senior counsel for the Ingalls Shipbuilding division and chief counsel for Continental Maritime San Diego. During his tenure in the law department, Eric advised the corporation on a variety of issues related to its Navy and Coast Guard shipbuilding contracts, the Shipyard of the Future initiative and the acquisition of large capital assets. In 2017, Eric was promoted to director of contract administration at Ingalls. Most recently, Eric served as vice president of Contracts and Pricing, where he was responsible for contract award and administration, estimating and pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance.
A second generation shipbuilder, Eric has a bachelor’s in Economics and an advanced degree from Tulane University. Prior to joining HII, Eric had a career in the private sector, working in corporate law, compliance, emergency preparedness and crisis management.