Archive: Personnel Moves

Safran Appoints Chief of New MorphoTrust Unit

France’s Safran Group yesterday said that Robert Eckel will be CEO of MorphoTrust USA, a new business unit created through the recent acquisition of the former L-1 Identity Solutions. Eckel joined L-1 in 2008 when it acquired Digimarc’s [DMRC] Identity Systems business, which gave L-1 the lion’s share of the drivers’ license card production for […]

L-3 To Spin-Off $2 Billion Government Services Company

Responding to changing market conditions and relatively new conflict of interest rules, L-3 Communications [LLL] yesterday said it will spin-off the majority of its Government Services segment into a $2 billion, independent, publicly traded firm that will focus on systems engineering and technical assistance (SETA), training and operational support to the Defense Department and other […]

Ballhaus Takes Over At SRA International

Immediately on the heels of Providence Equity Partners’ acquisition of SRA International last week, the federal information technology services firm is getting a new chief, William Ballhaus, effective July 25. Ballhaus, who was president and CEO of DynCorp International for two years until August 2010, when it was acquired by the private equity firm Cerberus […]

Wes Bush Gets Chairman Role At Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman [NOC] President and CEO Wes Bush yesterday was named the company’s chairman effective immediately. Bush succeeds Lew Coleman, who has served as non-executive chairman since January 2010. Coleman, who is the president and chief financial officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG [DWA], will remain on Northrop Grumman’s board of directors as its lead independent […]

Lockheed Martin Bolsters F-35 Management, Makes Other Executive Moves

Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday confirmed that it is moving the head of its Mission Systems and Sensors (MS) business unit to help with the high level management of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which has been struggling with cost overruns and schedule delays. Orlando Carvalho, president of MS2, will become vice president and deputy […]

TASC Forms Naval Programs Unit To Be Led By Former Admiral

TASC, Inc., yesterday said it has formed a new Naval Programs unit to better support its Navy customers and that the business will be led by Thomas Kilcline, a retired Navy admiral. The Naval Programs unit will be in charge of operations in San Diego, Virginia Beach, Va., Washington, D.C., and Charleston, S.C. Kilcline previously […]

Langstaff Appointed New CEO of TASC

TASC said yesterday that its board of directors has appointed David Langstaff, the company’s current chairman, to be president and CEO effective next Monday, March 14. Langstaff, 56, will succeed Wood Parker, 63, who is retiring. Parker will become vice chairman and Peter Marino, 69, a director, will become chairman. Langstaff became chairman of TASC […]

Former GD Combat Systems Chief Charles Hall Takes Over At AM General

AM General said last week that it has hired Charles Hall, a former executive with General Dynamics [GD], to become its new president and CEO, succeeding James Armor, who will continue as its chairman. Hall retired last May 1 after five years as the executive vice president and group executive of GD’s Combat Systems Group, […]

SAIC Elects Thomas Young As Chairman

SAIC [SAI] yesterday said that it has elected Thomas Young as non-executive chairman of its board of directors, succeeding Ken Dahlberg, who retired last Friday. Young, who has been on SAIC’s board of directors since 1995 when he retired from Lockheed Martin [LMT] as an executive vice president, assumed his chairmanship duties on June 18. […]

Lockheed Martin’s General Counsel Departing

Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday said that James Comey, its top lawyer, will be leaving the company later this month to take a position with the financial asset management firm Bridgewater Associates, LP. Comey, who joined Lockheed Martin in 2001 after a serving with the Justice Department, said in a statement that Bridgewater offers an opportunity […]