Brad Mason is president of the Fleet Support Group at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division. He is responsible for HII’s work in shipboard maintenance, modernization, integration and repair, as well as naval architecture and marine engineering and design. The capabilities within this business group also include expeditionary warfare and life-cycle logistics, including procurement, fabrication, kitting, staging and asset/warehouse management.
Mason previously served as president of HII’s AMSEC subsidiary, where he was responsible for all aspects of AMSEC’s daily operations, which included 2,000 employees in more than 30 locations worldwide.
Mason joined AMSEC in 1998 and held positions of increasing responsibility on both the East and West coasts. Most recently, he was director of operations for AMSEC’s Maintenance, Modernization and Technical Services (MMTS) Operation, which specialized in engineering and technical support services for the U.S. Navy.
Mason retired as a captain from the U.S. Navy after a 23-year career. He served as business officer for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard; officer-in-charge of Planning and Engineering for Repairs and Alterations of carriers (PERA CV); chief engineer of USS George Washington (CVN 73); project superintendent at Norfolk Naval Shipyard; commander, Naval Forces Atlantic staff; and chief engineer of USS Turner Joy (DD 951).
A native of Illinois, Mason earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1976. In 1981, he earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Mason serves as chairman of the board for Tidewater Community College’s Maritime Technologies Industry Leadership Consortium. He is a co-principal investigator for the Southeastern Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center, an advanced technical education center funded by the National Science Foundation. Mason also established AMSEC’s partnership with Ranken Technical College for the bachelor of science in applied management degree program.
Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. 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. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear and Environmental, and Oil and Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
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