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MITRE Names Jason Providakes to Succeed Al Grasso as CEO

The board of directors at nonprofit science and engineering research organization MITRE Corp. has unanimously appointed two-decade firm veteran and current Senior Vice President Dr. Jason Providakes to succeed Al Grasso as president and CEO in a transition scheduled to take effect March 6. MITRE said Tuesday Grasso will continue as …

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William Amelio Named Full-Time Avnet CEO

William Amelio, acting CEO of Avnet (NYSE: AVT) over the past two months, has been appointed to the position on a full-time basis by the board of directors at the Phoenix, Arizona-based technology distributor. He has served on the company’s board since 2014 and brings more than 35 years of business management experience to his new role, Avnet said Thursday. …

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REI Systems Appoints Co-Founder Shyam Salona as New CEO

REI Systems has appointed Shyam Salona, a co-founder and former executive vice president and chief technology officer, as its new CEO. The company said Tuesday Salona will succeed fellow co-founder and former CEO Veer Bhartiya, who will remain at REI as executive chairman. “I am excited to take on this new role within …

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Excel Technologies Promotes Vice President Debra Yamanaka to CEO

Excel Technologies Vice President Debra Yamanaka will assume the role of the company’s new CEO. Yamanaka is a resiliency specialist with experience in organizational survivability and crisis management and she oversaw the company’s federal civilian corporate service offerings and operations as its vice president, Excel Technologies said Wednesday. Prior to being part of the …

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Wahid Nawabi Named AeroVironment CEO, Tim Conver to Remain Board Chair

AeroVironment‘s board of directors has chosen Chief Operating Officer and President Wahid Nawabi to succeed Tim Conver as CEO of the Simi Valley, California-based unmanned aircraft systems maker from May 2. Conver, who has led the company since 1992, will continue to serve as chairman of the board after he retires from the …

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Erik Smith Appointed CEO for Saab’s US Defense, Security Business

Erik Smith, vice president and general manager for sensor systems at Saab Defense and Security USA — a Saab Group subsidiary — has been appointed president and CEO of the business. “Erik has extensive experience in the U.S. defense industry and has a demonstrated understanding of how to navigate our …

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Amy Bleken Promoted to CEO at Buchanan & Edwards

Amy Bleken, vice president of corporate development at Buchanan & Edwards, has been promoted to CEO at the Arlington, Virginia-based government technology advisory services company. She assumed the CEO post Thursday and succeeds Brian Karlisch, who will transition into the role of board chairman, Buchanan & Edwards said. Karlish said …

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Michael Dougherty Named New SIBA CEO

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 23, 2015 — The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association has named Michael Dougherty as its new chief executive to succeed founder Janice Kephart, who will stay on as a member of the board of directors, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. Dougherty brings into the role his experience as …

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William Weber to Become KEYW President, CEO in October

William Weber, president and chief operating officer of government services contractor XLA since March 2012, will join KEYW Holding (Nasdaq: KEYW) as president and CEO by Oct. 1. Weber will also serve on the Hanover, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm’s board of directors upon his arrival and brings more than 25 years …

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Steven Demetriou Named President, CEO of Jacobs

Steven Demetriou, formerly chairman and CEO of aluminum manufacturing company Aleris, will join Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) on August 17 as president and CEO. Jacobs said Monday that Demetriou will bring more than 30 years of business management experience to his dual role and be responsible for helping strengthen …

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