Peter Diakun appointed Vice President of energy programs at Newport News Shipbuilding
Huntington Ingalls Industries announce that Peter Diakun, vice president and chief technology officer of its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division, has been appointed to vice president of energy programs.
Diakun, a 26-year veteran of the shipyard, will assume responsibility for energy programs while maintaining certain aspects of his current position.
In addition to leading NNS' Department of Energy programs, he will continue to oversee Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center (VASCIC) operations, including operational concepts and modeling and simulation work.
In this new role, Diakun will also become the general manager of Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (NNN) as well as president of Newport News Industrial Corp. (NNI) and Newport News Energy (NNE), all HII subsidiaries.
Diakun will assume his new position following the retirement of Doug Stitzel on June 30. With a career of 46 years at the shipyard, Stitzel has held leadership roles in the Department of Energy program division, supply chain management, engineering, and operations.