Eric Crooker is vice president, Infrastructure & Sustainability at Ingalls Shipbuilding. In this role, Eric and his team are responsible for integrating existing elements of safety, security, facilities and maintenance with the related care and protection of Ingalls employees and the shipbuilding community. This will enable enterprise risk management across the entire Ingalls portfolio, as well as the development and execution of comprehensive mitigation strategies to position Ingalls for the future. Additionally, Eric’s team will support the evolving environmental expectations of businesses going forward.
Eric began his career with HII in 2012 and served as senior counsel for the Ingalls Shipbuilding division and chief counsel for Continental Maritime San Diego. During his tenure in the law department, Eric advised the corporation on a variety of issues related to its Navy and Coast Guard shipbuilding contracts, the Shipyard of the Future initiative and the acquisition of large capital assets. In 2017, Eric was promoted to director of contract administration at Ingalls. Most recently, Eric served as vice president of Contracts and Pricing, where he was responsible for contract award and administration, estimating and pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance.
A second generation shipbuilder, Eric has a bachelor’s in Economics and a law degree from Tulane University. Prior to joining HII, Eric had a career in the private sector, working in corporate law, compliance, emergency preparedness and crisis management.
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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