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Alenia North America: Retired U.S. Navy Admiral and former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr. was nominated as Chairman of its Board of Directors of Alenia North America, a subsidiary of Alenia Aeronautica and part of the Finmeccanica Group. As Chairman, Admiral Giambastiani will be intimately involved in the strategic planning and activities of the company.


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Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced 14 new executive assignments within its Integrated Defense Systems unit. "These moves take advantage of the strengths we have, continue the development of key leaders, and drive further integration and innovation within and across our businesses to achieve both near- and long-term performance goals." said IDS President and CEO Jim Albaugh "As with our military customers, we believe that rotations strengthen the individual leader and the organization."

As part of this change, John Lockard, 63, will move to the new position of Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Defense Systems, reporting to Albaugh and serving as his deputy. Lockard previously led Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems within IDS. Pat Finneran, 62, is named Vice President, Operations and Supplier Management, also reporting to Albaugh and replacing John Van Gels, who began a special assignment earlier this month on the 787 program at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Finneran previously led the IDS Support Services business. Bill Schnettgoecke, 47, is named Vice President and Deputy, Operations and Supplier Management, reporting to Finneran. In his previous position he led the company-wide Lean+ productivity initiative. He will retain those duties with his new IDS assignment. Also at the IDS top management level, Charles Toups, 49, becomes Vice President, IDS Engineering, reporting to Albaugh. Toups most recently served as Vice President, Navigation and Communications Systems for Space and Intelligence Systems.

Dennis Muilenburg, 44, is named President, IDS Support Systems, reporting to Albaugh and replacing Finneran. Muilenburg previously led the company's Combat Systems division and successful Future Combat Systems program.

The Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems division will be led by Chris Chadwick, 47, named as President, IDS Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems, reporting to Albaugh and replacing Lockard. Chadwick most recently led the company's Global Strike Systems business. His successor at Global Strike Systems, and Vice President will be Dan Korte, 47. Korte moved from Security Solutions, where he was Vice President and Program Manager and led SBInet. Debra Rub-Zenko, 49, is promoted to Vice President, Weapons Programs, reporting to Korte. Rub-Zenko was most recently Vice President, Integrated Missile Defense.

At the Network and Space System, Rick Baily, 50, becomes Vice President and General Manager of Combat Systems, reporting to Krone. Baily was previously Vice President and General Manager, C3 Networks. His successor at this position is Nan Bouchard, 49, he will also report to Roger Krone, President of IDS Network and Space Systems. Bouchard previously served as Vice President of IDS Engineering.

Also reporting to Krone is Craig Cooning, 57, named Vice President and General Manager, Space and Intelligence Systems. Cooning, previously Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Space and Intelligence Systems, replaces Howard Chambers, who began a special assignment earlier this month on the 787 program at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Gregg Martin, 46, becomes Vice President and Program Manager, Future Combat Systems, reporting to Baily and replacing Muilenburg. Martin previously led systems-of-systems integration for FCS. Ginger Barnes, 49, moves to Vice President and Deputy Program Manager, Future Combat Systems. Barnes most recently led Weapons Programs. Jack Chenevey, 60, is named Program Manager, SBInet. Chenevey previously was Director, Program Development, Advanced Systems.

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems appointed Avi Getzler as VP Business Development. The new position was crafted as part of a major reorganization at Rafael, that included streamlining the company's activity along three divisions. In addition, a Business Development Department was established, dedicated to Rafael's business activities including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships.

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Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr. has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the QinetiQ Group plc board, replacing Mr. George Tenet, who is stepping down from the board of the international company and join the board of QinetiQ North America. Tenet was recently appointed Managing Director of Allen and Company LLC in New York City.

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SAIC - Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAI) the appointment of John P. Hynes, Jr., and John Fratamico, Ph.D., as business unit general managers. Hynes will lead SAIC's Mission Integration Business Unit (MIBU). He has served as the BU's deputy general manager since joining SAIC in 2004. Fratamico will lead SAIC's Technology and Advanced Systems Business Unit (TASBU), where he has served as deputy general manager since 2007. Fratamico joined SAIC in 1989 and also served as a BU general manager from 2005 to 2007. Fratamico succeeds Jurgen Gobien, Ph.D., who has managed the TASBU and its predecessor organizations since 1993.
The TASBU conducts research and advanced development in sensor, data exploitation, communication, surveillance and targeting system technologies. The BU serves customers including Department of Defense laboratories and other agencies in the national security community. Fratamico and Hynes will report to K. Stuart Shea, senior vice president and president of SAIC's Intelligence, Security and Technology Group.

 


 

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