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The 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.

The U.S.-India 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.

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Northrop 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.

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QinetiQ 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 Duane Andrews.

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.

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General 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.



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