Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced that Don Godwin has been named vice president of business management and chief financial officer for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will assume his new role on Sept. 5 and report to the shipyard’s president, Jennifer Boykin. Godwin will succeed Mike Helpinstill, who is joining the HII corporate staff as vice president of strategic transactions.
Godwin joins Newport News with more than 20 years of experience in finance and business operations management. He most recently served as CFO of Hitachi Data Systems Federal. He also served as CFO at Harris Corp. and its predecessor companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech and is a certified public accountant.
“In addition to Don’s strong financial background and business operations experience, he brings a unique, external perspective that will be critical to our business transformation into the digital shipbuilding world,” Boykin said.