Ryan Norris

President, Fleet Sustainment

Ryan Norris is the president of the Fleet Sustainment business group in HII’s Mission Technologies division. Named to this position in August 2021, he is responsible for all aspects of the business group’s daily operations.

Norris joined HII’s AMSEC subsidiary in 2004 and has served in several operations and business development management positions in San Diego and in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In 2016, he was promoted to senior director for strategy and business development. In 2020, he was named to lead the Fleet Sustainment business area in Mission Technologies’ Defense and Federal Solutions business group.

Before joining AMSEC, Norris served as a surface warfare officer and engineering duty officer in the U.S. Navy. He served one tour on the amphibious ship USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39) and subsequently supervised ship repair availabilities and overhauls as project officer for four HII-built ships: the amphibious ships USS Tarawa (LHA 1) and USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) and the cruisers USS Princeton (CG 59) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57).

Norris earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the United States Naval Academy, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. During his time at MIT, he completed a two-year fellowship at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory’s Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Center.

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