Aguayo Hero

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that Carlos Aguayo has been named general manager of the HII San Diego Shipyard. He will replace Daniel Flood, who is retiring after 40 years in the ship repair and defense contracting industry.

Aguayo will be responsible for the overall operation of the shipyard business, including strategy development and execution, customer relations, quality, production, resource management, human capital development, process improvement, and finance/accounting.

Throughout his 35-year career on the San Diego waterfront, Aguayo has held numerous, diversified positions increasing in scope and responsibility. Beginning his path as an apprentice for a subcontractor, Aguayo began as a 23-year-old leadman of one of the production departments at the San Diego Shipyard, formerly known as Continental Maritime of San Diego, in 1989.

“Carlos has had an accomplished career with an extensive knowledge base crossing a wide range of disciplines,” said Brad Mason, president of HII’s Fleet Support group. “Having worked on the frontline and in senior management, Carlos has proven himself as the well-deserved successor for Dan. I am especially pleased that the employees know him well, as he is celebrated for fostering a strong team environment. He also mentors employees for future advancement. We are confident that Carlos exudes the strengths and qualifications that will move our organization forward.

“Dan has maintained a record of success in managing HII’s San Diego Shipyard, and the company is grateful for his leadership and innovative thinking,” Mason continued. “He has led the yard during volatility in the defense market in order to win important contracts. Although we are sad to see Dan retire, his mentorship and employee-focused legacy will continue with Carlos at the helm.”

Aguayo Hero
Carlos Aguayo has been named general manager of HII’s San Diego Shipyard. HII photo

Andy Green, president of HII’s Technical Solutions division said, “Carlos has excelled for 15 years in senior leadership positions in business management, finance and contracts, which serves as a fitting segue into his new role as general manager of the HII San Diego Shipyard. His excellent track record in creating positive transformation both within the financial functions and throughout the organization will preserve the organization’s core values while paving the way for innovation and future success.”

Aguayo has a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and a master’s degree in management, both from National University in San Diego, as well as several industrial, leadership and lean manufacturing certifications.

HII Technical Solutions is a professional services business helping government and commercial customers around the world solve their most complex problems. Areas of expertise include cyber security, software development, unmanned systems, training, modeling and simulation, nuclear operations, fleet services, and oil and gas engineering. For more information, visit

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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