Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has named Darryl
Davis to the position of president, Advanced
Systems, for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
(IDS). Davis replaces George Muellner,
who recently announced his intent to retire, effective
December 31, 2007.
Business Council (USIBC) has announced the appointment
of (Ret.) Lt. Gen. Jeffrey B. Kohler,
former Director, Defense Security Cooperation
Agency, to be senior advisor to its board of
directors. The U.S.-India Business Council is the premier
business advocacy organization representing 250 of the
largest U.S. companies investing in India and two dozen
of India's largest global companies. USIBC's mandate is
to strengthen U.S.-India commercial ties.
Grumman Appointed retired Vice Admiral Stanley
R. Szemborski as Vice President of Corporate
Strategy. In his role, Szemborski will lead the corporation's
strategy activities, working closely with the corporate leadership,
the business development and government relations organizations,
and the business segments. Szemborski recently retired as a
Vice Admiral from the U.S. Navy after 36 years of commissioned
service. He served for ten years in senior Pentagon positions,
most recently as principal deputy director, Program Analysis
and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Previously,
Szemborski commanded Submarine Squadron Four in Charleston,
S.C.; and the USS Chicago and USS Houston nuclear-powered submarines.
Three executive appointments were also announced by Northrop
Grumman at its Integrated Systems sector.
Gerard A. "Duke" Dufresne (above,
left photo) was named sector vice president,
Western Region. He will succeed Gary W. Ervin,
who in September 2007, was elected corporate vice president
and president of Integrated Systems, a position
he will assume in January. Dufresne currently serves as sector
vice president, Eastern Region. Thomas
E. Vice (center photo above) will succeed Dufresne
in the Eastern Region position; he currently serves as vice
president, Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management Command
and Control-Navy Programs. The third appointment is
Charles Wands (right photo, above), named sector
vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Wands
will succeed Lance G. Newquist, who is retiring
in January. Wands' current position is vice president and CFO,
Integrated Systems Western Region.
North America (QNA) announced to executive appointments
recently, Claudell "Chilly" Williams
has joined the company as vice president and chief security
officer, reporting directly to QinetiQ North America CEO
Under his responsibility of security and intelligence government
compliances, Williams will direct QNA's long- range planning,
policies, company strategies and regulatory requirements for
all security matters. Another nomination announced this week
was Dr. Stephen Cambone, he has joined QNA
as senior vice president for strategy. Cambone
will focus on strategic planning; assess potential investments
in business opportunities, technology and research and development,
mergers and acquisitions.
Bryan "Doug" Brown, retired Commander
of US Special Operations Command, has joined
Aurora Flight Sciences' Board of Directors.
An accomplished Army aviator with more than 4,400 hours
of flight time in fixed and rotary winged aircraft, General
Brown served 40 years in the Army and participated in
combat operations in Vietnam, Operation Urgent Fury, Operations
Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Jerry Lee Davis
was appointed by Digital Systems Engineering,
Inc. (DSE) to the position of Director of Sales.
DSE is a manufacturer specializing in ruggedized computers
and monitors based in Scottsdale, AZ. Davis has over nine
years of professional business sales management experience.
Most recently at Arrow Electronics, he served as the Western
U.S. Regional Manager for Displays and Integration.