Prior to Index, Dexter held several executive positions in the shipbuilding industry. Most recently, he served as Director of Strategy and Business Development for Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII); creating value through diverse innovations such as HII’s teaming agreement with one of the top wind energy companies as well as winning corporate development funding for industrial augmented reality.
Prior to joining the Strategy and Business Development team, Dexter was Director of Steel Fabrication and Assembly. Previously, he was Director of Component Fabrication and Assembly at Newport News Shipbuilding. In these construction and manufacturing roles, he acted as an agent of change, bringing lean manufacturing tools and techniques into the company to drive significant improvements on touch labor cost and using modern scheduling techniques, such as the Theory of Constraints, to dramatically improve schedule performance.
Earlier in his career, Dexter was selected to participate in the Newport News Shipbuilding’s prestigious Process Innovation Initiative. He also served several roles of increasing responsibility in the company’s Finance Division.
Dexter is a 1980 graduate of Christopher Newport University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1988, he graduated from The Mason School of Business of the College of William and Mary with a Master of Business Administration.