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PASCAGOULA, Miss., April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today that Eric Crooker has been promoted to vice president of contracts and pricing, effective immediately.

Crooker will have overall responsibility for contracts, estimating and pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for the Ingalls shipyard and will report to Tom Stiehle, Ingalls’ vice president, business management, and chief financial officer. He succeeds Don Perkins, who will retire from Ingalls on July 1 after more than 35 years of service in federal government contracting and subcontracting, business management, and new business capture.

“Eric is an outstanding professional and excelled in his previous assignments as senior counsel and as director of contract administration,” Stiehle said. “He has built a great reputation for success and commitment to this organization. We look forward to his continuing success in this new role.”

Crooker joined HII in 2012 and served as a senior counsel at Ingalls. In 2017, he was promoted to director of contract administration at Ingalls. Prior to joining HII, Crooker practiced law in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law and business counseling. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University.

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Eric Crooker has been promoted to vice president of contracts and pricing at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. He succeeds Don Perkins, who will retire from Ingalls on July 1. HII photo

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, Integrated Mission Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 39,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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