Huntington Ingalls Industries has named Stewart Holmes executive vice president of government and customer relations, succeeding Mitch Waldman, who will retire Sept. 30.
Holmes will be located in Huntington Ingalls’ Washington, D.C., office and will report to Mike Petters, company president and CEO.
“Mitch has been an integral part of HII since day one and has been key to our success,” Petters said. “His contributions to national security for over four decades both in government service and as a Huntington Ingalls Industries executive have always affirmed an unwavering commitment to our men and women in uniform, and demonstrated the highest level of integrity and thoughtfulness.”
Holmes will be responsible for leading engagements with the legislative branch, the executive branch including all federal agencies, business and trade associations, and think tanks.
“Stewart has extensive knowledge and experience in government relations and defense issues,” Petters said. “His understanding of our business and portfolio, as well as the DOD customer and Capitol Hill, will be critical in continuing our company’s proven track record of providing solutions to our customers’ biggest challenges.”
Holmes comes to Huntington Ingalls from Textron Inc., which he joined in 2015. Prior to joining Textron, he served as the staff director/minority clerk for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.