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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up
Alan Pellegrini Named Thales USA CEO to Succeed Retiring Allan Cameron
Alan Pellegrini has elevated to president and CEO of Thales USA, effective Jan. 1, when he’ll succeed the retiring Allan Cameron, who assumed those roles in 2006.
Pellegrini is currently VP and GM for avionics and has helped grow the connectivity and in-flight entertainment organization’s market share by 35 percent.
Cameron led Thales through four acquisitions of defense and security firms while chief executive, including Visionix earlier this month.
The dual US and UK citizen retires after also previously holding executive roles at General Dynamics, including president of Bath Iron Works.
SafeNet Gov Solutions Acquired by Raytheon as Dave Hansen Named New CEO
Raytheon has acquired the government solutions business ofSafeNet to enhance its encryption capabilities for classified voice and data communication.
Around 170 SafeNet employees will join Raytheon’snetwork centric systems business and form a new secure information systems product area.
SafeNet also announced Dave Hansen will succeed Chris Fedde as its new president and CEO, joining the firm from a VP and GM role at BMC Software.
Hansen was previously CEO at Numara Software and served as GM of enterprise solutions and cloud management at CA Technologies.
Michael Wilson on ITT Exelis Buying Australian Air Traffic Mgmt Software Company
ITT Exelis has agreed to acquire C4i Pty Ltd., an Austrailian communications software provider that specializes in defense and commercial air traffic management and mobile communications.
“This acquisition expands our portfolio of critical infrastructure solutions, builds on our presence in Australia, and brings us closer to our customers and markets of interest,” said Michael Wilson, Exelis’ president for information systems.
C4i Pty Ltd has an office in Reston, Va., and makes IP-based voice control and switching technology products.
Mark Chadason Appointed MacAulay-Brown Natl Security Group SVP
Mark Chadason has been appointed SVP ofMacAulay-Brown‘s newly-formed national security group.
The more than 30-year Marine Corps and CIA veteran will be responsible for client relationships in defense, homeland security and the intelligence community.
Prior to joining MacB, Chadason was SVP for ManTech‘s space, security, cyber and intelligence unit where he led 1,300 employees.
The former CIA senior intelligence officer worked with Congressional Committees and the National Security Council and also served as chief of station at a number of CIA installations.