Michael S. Smith is corporate vice president, strategy and development, for Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets.
In this position since March 2016, he is responsible for strategy and development activities at HII, including the development and integration of strategic planning efforts as well as the analysis and entrance into new adjacent markets.
Smith joined HII in 2014 in in the role of corporate vice president, business growth, and served most recently as corporate vice president, corporate development—nuclear and environmental services. He came from BAE Systems, where he worked for 10 years—most recently as sector vice president, business development, strategy and planning, for the Support Solutions sector. Prior to BAE, he worked at Marsh USA, Inc. as a leader for the company’s nuclear risk practice and then as vice president for insurance services.
Smith earned two degrees at Stanford University: a bachelor’s in industrial engineering in 1995 and a master’s in engineering management in 1996. He also served five years as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, including tours on three HII-built ships: the cruiser USS Valley Forge (CG 50) and the aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 35,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
Updated May 1, 2016