From Executive Mosaic President and
Publisher Jim Garrettson
Executive Mosaic’s Weekly News Round-Up
Linda Hudson on Dave Herr’s Elevation to BAE Service Sectors EVP
Dave Herr has elevated to EVP of the service sectors at BAE Systems Inc., effective immediately.
The more than three-decade industry veteran will continue to serve as president of the support solutions sector until BAE names his successor.
“Dave has directed complex, global organizations to fulfill critical and technologically challenging missions in both the service and product sectors,” said Linda Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc.
In his EVP position, Herr joins a new office of the president and CEO, comprised of Hudson and Tom Arseneault, CTO and EVP for product sectors.
Bill Hoover on American Systems’ Promotion of Joe Kopfman to EVP and Compliance Head
Joe Kopfman has been promoted to EVP of contracts and administration and chief compliance officer at AMERICAN SYSTEMS.
The 35-year company veteran was formerly VP of contracts and administration and currently serves as ethics committee chairman.
Bill Hoover, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS, stressed the company and Kopfman’s focus on ethics and M&A programs, which Kopfman will now lead.
Hoover noted that Kopfman played a key role in the Chantilly, Va.-based company’s recent purchase of SAIC’s test and evaluation business.
George Pedersen on ManTech’s Appointment of Louis Addeo to EVP and his successor Daniel Keefe
Louis Addeo has elevated to EVP for corporate development and strategic acquisitions at ManTech International and was succeeded by Daniel Keefe as president and COO of the technical services group.
Before joining the Fairfax,Va.-based contractor, Addeo served as CEO of Serco Inc. after a stint as president of AT&T‘s government solutions business.
George Pedersen, ManTech chairman and CEO, said Addeo and Keefe’s new roles will build upon the firm’s history of adapting to new markets and environments.
Keefe, a retired U.S. Army brigadier general, joined ManTech in March 2011 as the technical services group’s SVP for strategic initiatives and became EVP and GM in January 2012.
John Hayes on Ball Aerospace’s Promotion of Rob Strain to CEO
Rob Strain will succeed the retiring David Taylor as president and CEO of Ball Aerospace.
Strain served as the Director of NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center for four years before joining the company in March 2012 as COO.
He also held leadership roles at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Orbital Sciences Corp.
John Hayes, president and CEO of Ball Corp., said Ball sought out Strain’s experience in managing programs and building relationships in the public, private and academic sectors.
Taylor, a 29-year company veteran, served as COO before being promoted to CEO in June 2002.
Cubic Names William Boyle CEO, Bradley Feldmann COO
In a series of executive moves at Cubic Corp., William Boyle will become the new president and CEO, John Thomas will succeed him as CFO and Bradley Feldmann will elevate to COO.
Boyle joined the San Diego, Ca.-based firm as CFO in 1983 and has served as interim CEO since the death of founder Walter J. Zable.
“Maintaining the continuity of the management team, preserving the unique culture of Cubic and achieving continued growth of the corporation were important to the board as the leadership changes were carefully considered,” said Walter C. Zable, executive chairman of the board.
Thomas served as senior VP of finance and corporate development since June 2012 and Feldmann has been president of defense systems since 2008.