Cuccias to Succeed Edenzon as Ingalls President

Posted by Eric Haun
Friday, December 13, 2013
Brian Cuccias

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Irwin F. Edenzon will retire on Dec. 1, 2014. Edenzon is currently corporate vice president and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Although Edenzon will not officially retire until December 2014, he will step down as president on March 31, 2014, and the HII Board of Directors has elected Brian Cuccias to succeed Edenzon in the position of corporate vice president and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, effective April 1, 2014.

Edenzon was named as Ingalls Shipbuilding president in 2011 and is responsible for all programs and operations at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Prior to this position and since 2008, he served as sector vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf Coast. Prior to this appointment, he held several positions of increased responsibility, to include director of future carrier programs and senior vice president of technology development and fleet support for the former Northrop Grumman Newport News.

“Irwin built a solid team that has accomplished exactly what we set out to do back in 2008,” said HII President and CEO Mike Petters. “He and his team have focused on safety, quality, cost and schedule performance, and we’ve seen substantial and significant improvement in every one of these areas under Irwin’s leadership. He has led Ingalls through some of its toughest challenges during his tenure as president and helped put us back on course.”

After Edenzon steps down as Ingalls Shipbuilding president, he will assist with the transition and continue to report to Petters until his retirement.

Brian Cuccias, who will report to Petters effective April 1, 2014, currently serves as the vice president, amphibious ship programs, for Ingalls Shipbuilding and will become vice president, program management, effective Jan. 6, 2014, until he assumes the president role in April. In this role, he will have responsibility for all program and financial aspects, including solicitations, program execution and financial performance of all Ingalls Shipbuilding programs, to include large-deck amphibious ships (LHA 6, LHA 7 and capture of LHA 8) as well as LPD and LPD variant ships production, surface combatants and U.S. Coast Guard ship programs.

“Brian is an experienced and well-respected leader throughout our industry,” Petters said. “He has demonstrated that he has the leadership skills, fortitude and vision to lead the Ingalls Shipbuilding team to success in what will be a challenging future.”

Cuccias’ shipbuilding career began in 1979 when he joined Litton Data Systems as a financial analyst on several Navy programs. Since that time, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, to include assistant to the group vice president of Avondale Industries, sector vice president, material, for Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, and DDG(X) and DDG 1000 program manager and vice president. In 2008 Cuccias was the vice president, surface combatants, for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, which included the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers and the U.S. Coast Guard campaigns. Most recently and prior to his current position, he was the vice president, large-deck amphibious ships (LHA 6, LHA 7 and capture of LHA 8).

Cuccias earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of South Alabama. He also attended Harvard Management, Leadership and Financial Skills, and the Wharton School of Business Executive Education program.

huntingtoningalls.com
 

  • Irwin F. Edenzon

    Irwin F. Edenzon

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä to Power LNG-fuelled RoPax Ferry

A new passenger ferry being built for Swedish operator Rederi AB Gotland will be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will feature a Wärtsilä integrated solution.

Shipbuilding: NAT Finalizes Deal for Two New Tankers

On December 9, 2014, Nordic American Tankers Ltd. announced that preliminary contracts had been entered into with a South Korean shipyard, for the construction

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

News

S.O.S. Written on Hawaii Beach Prompts Rescue

A swimmer in distress was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter after being swept out to sea near Hanakapiai Beach, Kauai, Friday.   A MH-65 Dolphin

Marseille Fos Unveils Multimillion Growth Strategy

The Marseille Fos port authority has set out a vision for growth over the four years to 2018 in a strategic plan that puts developments costing $560 million at

Wärtsilä to Power LNG-fuelled RoPax Ferry

A new passenger ferry being built for Swedish operator Rederi AB Gotland will be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will feature a Wärtsilä integrated solution.

People in the News

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its Corporate Social Responsibility plan, particularly the Group’s community investment initiatives.

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2548 sec (4 req/sec)