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Saab CEO and President, Åke Svensson was nominated as President of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). He will remain in this position throughout 2008. Over 2000 European companies from 20 countries are included in the association, with approximately 638,000 employees and a combined turnover of approximately 120 Billion Euro. (more from Saab)

Raanan I. Horowitz has been appointed as President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America (ESA), Horowitz is also a member of ESA’s Board of Directors. Mr. Horowitz replaces Joseph A. Parini, who was serving as ESA’s interim President and CEO.

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Mr. Raanan I. Horowitz has been appointed as President and CEO, of Elbit Systems of America (ESA) (October 2007)Mr. Parini will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ESA. Horowitz joined Elbit Systems in 1989 and was nominated as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of EFW Inc. (EFW), an Elbit Systems of America subsidiary.

Wally Massenburg has been appointed by BAE Systems as vice president of readiness and sustainment for Electronics & Integrated Solutions (E&IS). Massenburg, a retired US Navy vice admiral will be responsible for developing the model and functionality to sustain systems used by U.S. and allied military forces through their total life cycle. Most recently Massenburg was the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, Maryland and chief operating officer of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, Mr. Gorik Hossepian has been appointed vice president for navigation and positioning systems. Northrop Grumman  (October 2007)a cross-functional team of aviation stakeholders charged with achieving readiness at reduced cost.

Northrop Grumman announced this week two new appointments: Gorik Hossepian has been appointed vice president for navigation and positioning systems, with responsibility for space systems and high-value platforms, military navigation-grade and tactical-grade inertial systems, commercial aviation systems and fiber-optic gyro products and conventional gyro products.

Mr. Ike Song has been named vice president for situational awareness systems at Northrop Grumman. (October 2007)Ike Song has been named vice president for situational awareness systems at Northrop Grumman, with responsibility for integrated avionics systems, cockpit displays and underwater fiber-optic sensors.

At the Boeing Company, Scott Fancher was named Missile Defense Systems Vice President and General Manager. Fancher replaced Patrick Shanahan, who has assumed responsibility for the 787 Dreamliner program in Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR) has promoted Tom Bergeron to the post of President, ISR Systems, reporting to Jerry Witowski, Segment President, Electronic Systems. He replaces Ken Luczaj, who will retire at the end of the year.

Bergeron served six years as Vice President and General Manager of the Surveillance and Reconnaissance team within the ISR Systems business. Prior to joining Goodrich, he developed his expertise in surveillance, reconnaissance and imaging systems, holding technical, managerial and business positions at Raytheon, Hughes Electronics, Litton Industries and General Dynamics.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE:SAI) appointed Senior Vice President Tony Moraco has as general manager of SAIC's Space and Geospatial Intelligence Business Unit. He succeeds K. Stuart Shea who was promoted to president of SAIC's Intelligence, Security and Technology Group, which includes the business unit. Moraco joined SAIC in 2006. Previously he held executive positions in companies serving the intelligence community, homeland security and defense markets including Autometric Inc., Boeing's Space & Intelligence Systems Mission Systems and Boeing Integrated Defense Advanced Systems (Phantom Works)

Jack L. Kerrebrock, Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has joined the company as its Principal Engineer for Propulsion at Aurora Flight Sciences, to be based at the company's Cambridge R&D Center. He will lead the analysis, design, and testing of UAV propulsion systems ranging from small vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) designs to high altitude systems and non-air-breathing propulsion systems designed to operate in planetary atmospheres.

Rear Admiral Robert E. Cowley III (USN Ret.) has been hired as vice president of the Defense industry business unit of SAP. Cowley will help drive SAP’s strategic software solutions into defense organizations around the world.

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Gerald P. Uyeno has joined Ionatron, Inc. (NASDQA: IOTN) as Vice President of Engineering. Uyeno was formerly employed with TRW and Raytheon, where he was Technical Director for the Advanced Targeting FLIR (ATFLIR) Pod program. According to Dana Marshall, President and CEO of Ionatron, Inc., "[Uyeno] will be of immense value to Ionatron as we move our proprietary products toward deployment.”

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At Thales Communications, Cesar A. (Tony) Urenda joined the tactical communications team as business development manager. His primary responsibility will be as the liaison with the U.S. Special Operations forces.

Further promotions were announced at Saab, where Mats Warstedt is nominated for the newly created position as Director of Marketing, responsible for Saab International and Saab Industrial Cooperation. Jonas Hjelm currently working at Saab corporate strategy and business development, will assume responsibility for Government Relations.


 


 

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