Tom Stiehle is the Vice President, Business Management and Chief Financial Officer for the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. In this role, he is responsible for all financial, contracts, estimating and pricing, and business management functions across the division. In addition, he also leads Ingalls Shipbuilding’s IT department, which includes the internal IT functions and management of Ingalls’ subcontract with CSC for IT services.
Before being selected for this position, Tom served as Vice President, Contracts and Pricing for Ingalls and was responsible for estimating, pricing, contract negotiations and administration. Prior to joining Huntington Ingalls Industries in 2011, Tom worked for Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Sector, for 24 years.
Tom began his career with the Grumman Aircraft Corp. in 1987 in design engineering where he worked on the F‐14 and A‐6 programs. In 1989, he transitioned into Product Operations, developing technical proposals for both new business and on‐going Navy programs. In 1994, Tom joined the Joint STARS program within the Contracts and Pricing department. He held positions of increasing responsibility within the business organization from Supervisor of Contracts Administration, Contracts and Pricing Manager, Business Manager and Director of Business Management, overseeing all production business operations, fiscal acquisitions, ECPs, contract execution and administration, which entailed nine Air Force production contracts valued at more than $3 billion.
From 2004‐2006, Tom served as the Director of Business Management for the Advanced Capabilities Development IPT responsible for new business pursuits. Tom was the Business Proposal Manager from 2006‐2007 for Northrop Grumman’s USAF Tanker bid, and was responsible for both the contracts and cost/price volumes for that proposal. From 2007‐2011, he served as the Director of Business Management responsible for overseeing all business management functions for both the Joint‐STARS and the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance programs.
Tom received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Hofstra University in 1987. He also earned an MBA from Adelphi University and a master’s in acquisition and contract management from Florida Institute of Technology.
Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Renaissance Corporation, a non‐profit organization, founded by the Gulf Coast Business Council in 2007, to facilitate the development of communities that provide safe, quality, affordable housing for the workforce of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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