Company Announcements

10/5/2016 - Press Release, re: HII Announces Promotion of Brad Mason to President of AMSEC

Brad Mason AMSEC president. Photo by Chris Oxley

Brad Mason AMSEC president. Photo by Chris Oxley

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 5, 2016)—Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Brad Mason has been promoted to a vice president of its Newport News Shipbuilding division and president of its AMSEC LLC subsidiary. Mason will succeed Harris Leonard who will retire at the end of the year after 31 years of service.

“Harris joined Newport News Shipbuilding after serving in the U.S. Navy on both aircraft carriers and submarines,” said Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin. “His military background together with his engineering education have been a great fit, and he has created new opportunities for the business and positioned us well for the future.”

Mason will assume leadership of AMSEC on Nov. 14 after a transition period and will be responsible for all aspects of AMSEC’s daily operations, reporting directly to Mulherin.

“Brad brings to this position years of experience with AMSEC in addition to 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy,” Mulherin said. “His knowledge and experience are critical to the company’s growth and continued success.”

Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy and has a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School. He joined AMSEC in 1998 and served most recently as the company’s director of operations for maintenance, modernization and technical services.

AMSEC has more than 2,000 employees at more than 30 locations worldwide. AMSEC’s expertise includes marine engineering, naval architecture, shipyard industrial planning and design, HM&E (hull, mechanical and electrical) and C4I (command, control, communication, computers and intelligence) installation and support, and waterfront systems testing and maintenance. AMSEC’s knowledge spans across life-cycle integrated logistics services, including technical manual development, network, data and inventory management, instructional system design, and mobile training solutions. AMSEC is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards and is a certified CMMI-Level 3 provider of enterprise software design and development, cyber security, database and web services.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of engineering, manufacturing 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.


9/23/2016 - Email to all AMSEC Employees, re: Today is a very special day!

Thirty-five years ago today, September 23, 1981, AMSEC became a registered corporation.  It was the beginning of something special, and to celebrate, we’ve launched our new website!

We encourage you to take a few minutes today to go to and enjoy getting to know better our remarkable company.  There is something on the site that even long-time employees and our most loyal customers will learn.  The site is graphic-oriented so you will see photos of some co-workers that you know, and be introduced to some new faces as well.  Most importantly, we’ve enhanced our capabilities section so our employees, customers and potential new hires can learn more about our business lines, the benefits of working for AMSEC, and be aware of special events in which AMSEC participates.

The website branding effort, led by HII, emphasizes a cohesive look and feel across all divisions and subsidiaries.  The site has been optimized for Google and other search engines, and has a responsive design for mobile devices.  We’ve added an event calendar that reflects trade shows, career fairs and other public events, where customers and potential new hires can get a glimpse into the AMSEC experience.  Also included are links to HII’s social media feeds.  AMSEC’s family companies, Newport News Shipbuilding, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport News Industrial Corporation, Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Undersea Solutions Group, and UniversalPegasus International will be launching their similar-looking external sites over the next month.

Any technical issues with the website should be directed to

Anyone wishing to update or add content to the site should contact AMSEC’s Communications Department at

Thanks to all of us who have sculpted this company into a superpower of support to the U.S. Navy fleet forces.  We also thank our customers – those that have depended on our expertise for many years and those lucky ones that have recently chosen AMSEC to provide “Quality People Providing Quality Service” to their important initiatives.  And, of course, we welcome those potential, talented new hires that believe in AMSEC’s core values of integrity, safety, responsibility, honesty, engagement and performance.

We hope you enjoy the new site, while celebrating and embracing 35 years of “Quality People Providing Quality Service.”  Happy Anniversary, AMSEC!

Favorite Responses:

“Nice – 35 years is just OUTSTANDING!! Very professional work on the site – well done.
AMSEC has a lot to be proud of over the years – definitely “Quality people providing Quality service.” Thank you all for letting me be a very small part of this legend!!”

“Congratulations on AMSEC’s 35 anniversary and launching your new website. The timing of the new website is just perfect for your celebration.”

“It looks really nice! Thanks for your efforts in making the changes and updates. You’ve quite literally raised the bar for our Communications.”

“It’s fabulous, congrats!”