Rob Hogan is vice president of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Named to this position in 2015, he is responsible for manufacturing supporting all shipbuilding programs, as well as all supply chain management functions. This includes sourcing and procurement, logistics and inventory control, transportation, and material operations in support of all shipbuilding contracts and clients throughout the design, construction, operation, overhaul and repair of naval vessels.
Hogan 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. 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 Newport News Shipbuilding 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 and the Virginia Manufacturers Association, where he recently served as Chairman. In addition, he 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.