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Newport News Shipbuilding names director of environmental health and safety strategy and regulatory

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Jim Thornton has been appointed director of environmental health and safety strategy and regulatory affairs for the Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

In this new role, Thornton is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives related to environmental health and safety. He also will explore other programs that will benefit employees and dependents in numerous wellness initiatives.

Thornton joined the shipyard in 1978 and has served in a number of different capacities with increasing responsibility.


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