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Newport News Shipbuilding veteran named vice president of energy programs

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Peter Diakun, vice president and chief technology officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been appointed 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 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. as well as president of Newport News Industrial Corp. and Newport News Energy, all Huntington Ingalls subsidiaries.


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