Timothy Cooke Appointed ASI Government President, CEO

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Dr. Timothy Cooke, president of the consulting division at ASI Government, will serve as president and CEO at the Arlington, Virginia-based professional services contractor beginning on Feb. 15. He succeeds Kimberly McCabe, who has led the company over the past four years and will remain as a board member, ASI said Thursday. “I’m thrilled to take on this new role within ASI, and I am enormously...

Peter Hoene Appointed to Lead SES Government Solutions; Tip Osterthaler Comments

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Peter Hoene Peter Hoene has been named president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES. The U.S. Air Force retired brigadier general will assume the new roles from his current post as corporate vice president for development, SES-GS announced Monday. He replaces Tip Osterthaler, who is set to retire in March. “Pete offers a complete understanding of the...

Thales Names Patrice Caine as CEO, Henri Proglio as Board Chairman

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Patrice Caine, chief operating officer and chief performance officer of Thales, has been named CEO after service in various leadership roles since he joined the company in 2002. Thales also appointed former EDF Chairman and CEO Henri Proglio to serve as chairman of the board of directors, Thales said Dec. 23. Patrice Caine Caine initially worked in the company’s strategy department and later...

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...