Ron Murray is vice president of Quality for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Named to this position in 2012, he is responsible for the shipyard’s quality assurance, quality control and compliance policies and programs. He also oversees the planning, development and enforcement of comprehensive and integrated quality and continuous improvement across the shipyard.
Since beginning his shipyard career as an engineer in 1989, Murray, a fourth-generation shipbuilder, has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including waterfront construction engineering, engineering supervisor for the Dry Deck Shelter Planning Yard, design manager for the 688-Class Planning Yard, manager of the SUBSAFE Program, and most recently director of Quality and Engineering Services.
Murray is a Virginia Tech graduate, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace and ocean engineering and a master’s degree in ocean engineering. He is also a licensed professional engineer and graduate of the LEAD Virginia program. In addition, Murray serves on the Board of Directors for VersAbility Resources as well as the Foundation Board for Riverside Health System and is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).
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.