Mike Duthu is the vice president of Business Development for Ingalls Shipbuilding. Mike is responsible for leading and managing all business development activities for the company. He works closely with Ingalls’ corporate and customer relations teams to optimize new program activities with Navy and Coast Guard customers. He also serves as Ingalls’ primary point of contact for new customers, marketing activities and domestic and international companies interested in business opportunities with Ingalls Shipbuilding.
During his career, Mike has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company. Within the engineering organization, he has worked in the different phases of ship design, including research and development, detail design and overhaul/repair/modernization. He also led the technical efforts for the company’s international pursuits in Norway and Singapore.
He has held the positions of Director of Business Development, Director of Research and Development, Director of Naval Architecture and Technical Director of International Programs.
Mike has also held the positions of LPD Program Manager and Coast Guard Program Manager for the company. In each of these roles, he had overall responsibility, accountability and authority for safety, quality, cost, schedule, technical compliance and risk for both ship programs.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers. In 2003, the University of New Orleans selected Mike for the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Service Award, which recognizes contributions to the engineering profession.
Mike has also been a guest speaker at various universities throughout the Gulf Coast.
Updated April 24, 2019
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