Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), a global engineering and defense technologies provider, announced the appointment of Paul Harris as executive vice president and chief sustainability and compliance officer.

Harris will report to President and Chief Executive Chris Kastner on matters of sustainability.

The move expands the scope of responsibilities for Harris, who has served as HII’s chief compliance officer since 2020. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s ongoing efforts to formalize and mature its strategy-driven environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program, in addition to overseeing matters of compliance.

As HII’s corporate vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer, Harris is responsible for working with leaders within the law department and throughout the enterprise to advance HII’s compliance strategy and execution objectives. Additionally, he manages a team of experienced compliance and privacy counsel, which provide legal advice and guidance to senior management. Harris reports to HII’s general counsel on matters of compliance.

Harris previously held compliance-related positions of increasing authority at several global companies, including Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and Sodexo.