Peter Altabef Named President, CEO of Unisys; Paul Weaver Comments

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Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Oracle‘s (NYSE: ORCL) MICROS Systems subsidiary, will join Unisys (NYSE: UIS) in January as president, CEO and member of the board of directors. Unisys said Tuesday that Altabef brings 20 years of experience in leadership roles at other IT companies. “As an industry veteran, Peter brings outstanding leadership skills, a track record of delivering...

Stephen Spengler to Become Intelsat CEO in April 2015

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Stephen Spengler Stephen Spengler, formerly president and chief commercial officer at satellite services contractor Intelsat (NYSE: I), has been promoted to deputy CEO and will transition into the chief executive role on April 1, 2015. Intelsat said Thursday the move is part of a succession plan that will see current Chairman and CEO David McGlade move into the executive chairman role at...

Roger Wiederkehr Appointed Wyle CEO, George Melton to Stay as Chair

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Roger Wiederkehr, chief operating officer at Wyle Laboratories for two years, will succeed George Melton as president and CEO of the engineering and scientific services contractor at the end of this year. Wyle said Tuesday Melton, who has held the president and CEO titles for nine years, will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors at the El Segundo, Calif.-based company. “This...

Janet Haugen Named Unisys Interim CEO, Paul Weaver to Serve as Acting Chairman

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Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has appointed Chief Financial Officer Janet Haugen as interim CEO and named lead independent director Paul Weaver as interim chairman of the company’s board of directors. Haugen and Weaver will assume the roles on Dec. 2 as the company searches for a successor to Ed Coleman, Unisys said Monday. “The Board has interviewed a number of strong candidates and is working...

John Pranzatelli, MBDA’s US President, Adds CEO Title

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John Pranzatelli John Pranzatelli, president of the U.S. subsidiary for global missile manufacturer MBDA, has been appointed to CEO and will continue to hold the title of president at the subsidiary — MBDA Inc. Scott Webster will continue as chairman of MBDA Inc.’s board after one year as the subsidiary’s interim CEO, MBDA said Friday. Pranzatelli, who has served as president...

Unisys CEO J. Edward Coleman to Leave in December; Paul Weaver Comments

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J. Edward Coleman, chairman of the board and CEO of Unisys (NYSE: UIS), will step down from both positions on Dec. 1 after six years of service in these roles. “Joining Unisys in the depth of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, Ed led the turnaround of the company,” Paul Weaver, lead independent director of the Unisys board, said Monday. “As the company focuses on its growth agenda,...

Tom Enders: Airbus Explores Strategic Options for Defense, Security Tech Portfolio

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Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group, has said the company is in talks with several interested parties for its defense electronics and border security technology assets, Reuters reported Thursday. “The decision is that clearly this is not a core business for us and we have started to discuss with possibly interested parties,” he told Reuters. Enders added the company’s next step will depend...

Randy Fuerst Promoted to CEO at Oceus Networks

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Randy Fuerst Randy Fuerst, formerly president and chief operating officer at Oceus Networks, has been promoted to the CEO post at the Reston, Va.-based broadband technology services contractor and will retain the title of president, the company announced Wednesday. “Oceus has made great strides in introducing 4G LTE commercial broadband technology into the defense and public safety markets,”...

Joe Echevarria to Retire as Deloitte CEO, Frank Friedman Named Successor

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Joe Echevarria Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria will focus on public service after he leaves the accounting and consulting firm later this month, Reuters reported Friday. Lehar Maan writes the 36-year company veteran is retiring after four years at the helm and will be succeeded by Chief Financial Officer Frank Friedman. The company’s board of directors chose Friedman to assume the chief executive...

Mike Greaney Promoted to CEO at Force 3; Rocky Cintron Comments

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Mike Greaney Mike Greaney, president of Force 3‘s federal business, has been promoted to CEO after service in several leadership positions since he joined the company in 2009. “Mike is passionate about our business, proven in the industry, and ready to lead the company as we navigate the ever-changing IT landscape,” Rocky Cintron, chairman and founder of Force 3, said Monday. Greaney...