Huntington Ingalls Industries to open office in Australia
Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries will open an office in Canberra, Australia, and has hired Jeff McCray as vice president, business development, HII Australia.
McCray will be responsible for developing new business opportunities for HII to support the Royal Australian Navy and the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific.
McCray will report to Mike Smith, HII’s executive vice president, strategy and development.
“HII already has people and facilities in Pearl Harbor, Taiwan and Japan, and expanding our presence to Australia makes sense for HII,” Smith said in a statement.
Before joining HII, McGray was the vice president for sales for Symetrica Inc. From 1999-2014, he held several business development positions for BAE Systems, including vice president, international business development, in Asia and Europe.
He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science, and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, where he earned a master’s degree in international relations.