Rob Hogan is vice president of Manufacturing and Material Distribution for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Named to this position in 2015, he is responsible for manufacturing, material warehousing, delivery and logistics in support of all shipbuilding programs.
Hogan is a Master Shipbuilder, having achieved more than 40 years of continuous service. He began his career with the shipyard in 1976 as a welder and has held positions at all levels of production and construction leadership. In 2004, he was promoted to director of Process Excellence, where he helped identify process improvements, initiated changes and measured results. In 2009, he was appointed director of Manufacturing for Steel Fabrication. Following his appointment to vice president of Manufacturing in 2015, and as part of company efforts to improve efficiencies, Hogan assumed responsibility for the Supply Chain organization for a two-year period. As vice president of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, he developed a value stream approach to strategic sourcing, completed the warehouse consolidation project, and improved the company’s material movement process.
Throughout his career, Hogan has looked for new and innovative opportunities to improve efficiency while also improving the tools and equipment used by shipbuilders, and their overall work environments. As a direct result of his work, he won the NNS President’s Model of Excellence Award in 1998 for his process improvement initiatives in Manufacturing.
Hogan is a graduate of the NNS Apprentice School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Strayer University. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, FIRST Chesapeake, and the Virginia Manufacturers Association. In 2017, Hogan was elected to the board of trustees for LEAD Hampton Roads, a leadership program sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Hogan is active in the American Welding Society, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. He is also a member of The Apprentice School Alumni Association.
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. NNS also provides fleet services for naval ships and recently expanded its nuclear and manufacturing expertise into Department of Energy and alternative energy business ventures. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, the shipyard’s vast facilities span more than 550 acres along two miles of waterfront on the historic James River. It is the largest industrial employer in Virginia, employing more than 20,000 people, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. For more information, please visit www.huntingtoningalls.com.