Leadership

Brian Fields

VICE PRESIDENT, MANUFACTURING

Brian Fields is vice president of Manufacturing for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, located in Newport News, Virginia. Named to this position in 2023, Fields is responsible for the shipyard’s manufacturing of structural and component fabrication operations.

Fields began his shipbuilding career as a nuclear test engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine program. Since then, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility including several engineering leadership roles and director of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Aircraft Carrier Construction Program, where he was responsible for managing ship design, manufacturing and construction efforts. In 2011, he was promoted to vice president of Supply Chain Management. He then assumed responsibility as vice president of Integrated Planning and Production Control and subsequently served as vice president of Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to his current appointment, Fields served as vice president of Enterprise (CVN 80) and Doris Miller (CVN 81) Aircraft Carrier Programs.

He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary. Fields is active in the community, serving on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, LEAD Virginia and Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

Brian Fields

VICE PRESIDENT, MANUFACTURING

Brian Fields is vice president of Manufacturing for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of HII, located in Newport News, Virginia. Named to this position in 2023, Fields is responsible for the shipyard’s manufacturing of structural and component fabrication operations.

Fields began his shipbuilding career as a nuclear test engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine program. Since then, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility including several engineering leadership roles and director of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Aircraft Carrier Construction Program, where he was responsible for managing ship design, manufacturing and construction efforts. In 2011, he was promoted to vice president of Supply Chain Management. He then assumed responsibility as vice president of Integrated Planning and Production Control and subsequently served as vice president of Business Transformation and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to his current appointment, Fields served as vice president of Enterprise (CVN 80) and Doris Miller (CVN 81) Aircraft Carrier Programs.

He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary. Fields is active in the community, serving on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, LEAD Virginia and Association for Manufacturing Excellence.

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