C. Michael Petters

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Mike Petters
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Clement Michael Petters

1959 (age 61–62)
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
College of William and Mary (MBA)

Clement Michael Petters ("Mike", born 1959) is president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, an American military shipbuilding company.[1] [2]


Petters assumed his role as president and CEO on March 31, 2011. He is also a member of the Huntington Ingalls Industries board of directors.[3] From 2008 until his appointment in 2011, he was the president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. Prior to this position, he was the president of Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector.[4] Petters first came to Newport News Shipbuilding in 1987 in their Los Angeles-class submarine construction division. He held a number of positions that included being the production supervisor for submarines, the marketing manager for submarines and carriers and more.[1]

Board and advisory positions[edit]

Petters is the vice chairman of the Virginia Business Council. He is on the board of directors for the US Naval Academy Foundation and also for the National Bureau of Asian Research. He is on the board of trustees for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.[4] He is on the advisory council for the Naval Historical Foundation and he is on the distinguished advisory board for the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation.[1]

Background and education[edit]

Mike Petters grew up in the rural community of St. Joseph in northeastern Pasco County, Florida on a large orange and cattle farm, and was a 1977 graduate of Jesuit High School in Tampa.[5] Petters has a bachelor's degree in physics from the US Naval Academy which he received in 1982.[6] Commissioned as an ensign,[7] he was in the US Naval Reserves for five years. He has a master's degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.[1] In 2015 he received the prestigious Lone Sailor Award given seas service veterans who have excelled with distinction in their careers during or after their service.


  1. ^ a b c d "C. Michael Petters". Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Huntington Ingalls Industries". Forbes. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ "C. Michael Petters". National Bureau of Asian Research. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b "C. Michael Petters". Business Week. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.jesuittampa.org/page.cfm?p=597&newsid=324
  6. ^ "C. Michael Petters". Forbes. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. ^ "All Information for PN1116". U.S. Congress. Retrieved 9 October 2016.