Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has honored five teams and three individuals with “President’s Awards for Excellence” for their outstanding and innovative work on shipbuilding projects. Donny Dorsey is head of operations at the Gulfport Composite Center of Excellence, and led the facility through manufacturing innovation and the successful delivery of two large composite structures for the U.S. Navy. Glenn Clement became craft director of coatings sheetmetal joiner and insulators in 2011. Well-known for his accomplishments in improving quality and controlling costs at Avondale, Clement implemented a number of significant changes and improvements in his new role in Pascagoula. These include improving environmental controls and managing costs by eliminating waste. Mike Rogers negotiated a cost reduction of $3.3 million for steel plates. In addition, he researched and invoked a clause that protects the company against large price swings over six-month periods. Using this clause, Ingalls can execute purchase orders based on cost trends. This was used to achieve a $600,000 reduction for LHA 7. Electrical Standards — Improvement and standardization team consists of Wiley Falks III, Rhett Johnson, Ryan Kliebert, Sean Murphy, Nick Myrick, Tony Taylor, T.J. Wallace and Albert Williams. This group collaborated with the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast to create a single electrical standards document for all cable way hangers to stabilize engineering, design, procurement, planning, manufacturing, installation and execution. The IT Migration team consists of Lynn Bagwell, Josh Barton, Amanda Carlisle, Tyler Gilleland, Rimantas Jocius, Beth Johnson, Noel Prevost, Rumone Stallworth, Ted Taylor and Douglas Williams. As a result of the spinoff from Northrop Grumman and the decision to outsource IT infrastructure services to CSC, a transition plan was developed and executed. This team provided extensive project management oversight to all parties involved in the transition, exceeding all quarterly project milestones. Their hard work played a critical role in the successful transition. Members of the America (LHA 6) Launch team are Terrel Anderson, Tim Brown, Amanda Cox, Carol Hawkins, Harry Rucker, Brandon Walker and Howard Westfaul. This group supported the record-setting translation of America (LHA 6) on May 19, 2012, and the subsequent launch on June 4. For both critical milestones, the team devised and implemented a new oil recovery system to collect the “float coat” from the ballast tanks of the drydock. The Bolt Shock Test team is Jim Akins, Chris Massey, Sean Murphy, Dana Williams and Danny Williams. This group of shipbuilders developed, contracted and executed a medium-weight shock test process to prove bolts installed aboard LPD 24 were suitable for their intended application. The Workers’ Compensation Reduction team members are Carlos Lett, Joaquin “Rosco” Orozco, Steve Pierce and Tonia Powell. This group led a number of initiatives to help reduce costs associated with workers’ compensation. Some of these initiatives include pre-employment physical agility testing, an awareness campaign, directed care and a work-hardening program.
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