Ron Murray is vice president of Quality for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Named to this position in 2012, he is responsible for the shipyard’s quality assurance, quality control and compliance policies and programs. He also oversees the planning, development and enforcement of comprehensive and integrated quality and continuous improvement across the shipyard.
Since beginning his shipyard career as an engineer in 1989, Murray, a fourth-generation shipbuilder, has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including waterfront construction engineering, engineering supervisor for the Dry Deck Shelter Planning Yard, design manager for the 688-Class Planning Yard, manager of the SUBSAFE Program, and most recently director of Quality and Engineering Services.
Murray is a Virginia Tech graduate, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace and ocean engineering and a master’s degree in ocean engineering. He is a graduate of the 2015 Class of the LEAD Virginia program and is a 2019 inductee to the Virginia Tech Academy of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Excellence. Murray has served on the Foundation Board of Riverside Health System and currently serves as the chairman on the board of directors for VersAbility Resources. He is the past chair and a current member of the local chapter of the American Society for Quality.