Brian Blanchette is vice president, Quality and Engineering at Ingalls Shipbuilding. In this role, Brian is responsible for the formulation, management and oversight of the division’s quality program, research & development, ship design engineering, integrated logistics support (ILS) and planning yard programs.
Brian joined Ingalls Shipbuilding as an associate naval architect with Research & Development in 1996 and has served in a number of diverse roles over his 25 year career at Ingalls. Most recently, he served as director of Technical & Design Engineering, responsible for his team’s execution of DDG Flight III, LHA 8 and LPD 28, 29 and 30 design efforts as well as supporting resolution of technical issues across all ship classes during construction.
Prior to that, Brian held positions in business development supporting multiple international programs, served as technical lead for Ingalls LCS proposal offering, as ship design manager for various platforms, and as ship program manager for Ralph Johnson (DDG 114).
In 2019, Brian was recognized as a Forever Young award recipient by Coast Young Professionals.
Brian earned a bachelor of science in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan. In 2015, he attended the Center for Corporate Education program through The College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business.
Employing more than 11,000 employees, HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division is the largest manufacturing employer in Mississippi and a major contributor to the economic growth of Alabama. For nearly 85 years, Ingalls has designed, built and maintained amphibious ships, destroyers, and cutters for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. The largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants, Ingalls is simultaneously building four classes of ships and has pioneered the development and production of technologically advanced, highly capable ships for the surface Navy fleet for decades. Our shipbuilders are honored to build tomorrow’s fleet today.
Updated November 21, 2022
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