Archive: Personnel Moves

Southers Withdraws From Consideration To Lead TSA

The White House nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Erroll Southers yesterday withdrew himself from consideration for the post due to delays in his nomination process amid concerns among Republicans who said he would give federal screeners collective bargaining rights and that he abused his position as an FBI official when he searched […]

Lockheed Martin Establishes Five Business Lines In New MS2 Operation

Lockheed Martin [LMT] on Wednesday said it has created five business lines within its new Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) operating company, which was set up on Jan. 1 to reflect the consolidation of two previous businesses in the company’s Electronic Systems business, Maritime Systems & Sensors and Systems Integration- Owego. With the realignment, which […]

Obama Nominates Vice Adm. Papp To Be Next Coast Guard Commandant

President Obama this week nominated Vice Adm. Robert Papp to succeed Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen in May 2010 if confirmed by the Senate. Papp is currently commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Defense Force East, which means he is the operational commander for all of the service’s missions within the eastern […]

Lockheed Martin Appoints New Electronic Systems Chief

Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday announced several leadership appointments, including naming Marillyn Hewson, currently president, Systems Integration- Owego, to be executive vice president of the Electronic Systems business area. Hewson, 55, succeeds Christopher Kubasik, who was recently appointed president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin. The company also said that it is realigning its Electronic […]

ATK Chief Murphy Abruptly Steps Down; Shroyer Named Interim CEO

Dan Murphy, Alliant Techsystems’ [ATK] chairman and CEO for the past six years, yesterday said he was leaving the company to “address family matters” and the company’s Board of Directors said he will be succeeded immediately by Chief Financial Officer (CFO) John Shroyer in the interim and has launched a search for a permanent chief. […]

Linda Hudson To Lead BAE Systems’ North American Operations

By Ann Roosevelt British-based BAE Systems plc yesterday named Linda Hudson president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc., the North American arm of the global company, effective immediately. "My role will be to develop strategies going forward to work with the leaders of the two operating groups and continue to take the company forward both […]

Lockheed Martin Taps Kubasik To Oversee Daily Operations

By Calvin Biesecker Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday said that its board of directors has elected Chris Kubasik, who is head of the company’s Electronic Systems business area, to be president and chief operating officer (COO) beginning Jan. 1, 2010, in charge of overseeing day-to-day operations at the nation’s top defense contractor. Bob Stevens, 58, Lockheed […]

Chenevert Elected As UTC’s Next Chairman

United Technologies Corp. [UTX] yesterday said that Louis Chenevert, the company’s president and CEO, has been elected to succeed George David as chairman of the company beginning Jan. 1, 2010. Chenevert, 52, became president of UTC and a board member in 2006, initiating the leadership transition at the multi-industrial company. He succeeded David, 67, as […]

Textron’s Campbell To Retire As CEO, Donnelly Named CEO-Elect

Textron’s [TXT] board of directors yesterday announced that Chairman and CEO Lewis Campbell will retire on Dec. 1 and will be succeeded by CEO-elect Scott Donnelly, who is currently president and chief operating officer of the company. Campbell, 63, remain as non-executive chairman until no later than the 2011 annual meeting of shareholders. Campbell has […]

Bersin To Be Nominated To Lead CBP

The White House on Tuesday evening said that President Obama plans to nominate Alan Bersin, who is currently the country’s "Border Czar," to serve as Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Bersin’s joined the Department of Homeland Security in April as assistant secretary for International Affairs and special representative for Border Affairs. During the […]