Mariann Byerwalter Elected SRI Board Chair; Wendell Wierenga Assumes Director Role

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Mariann Byerwalter, who joined SRI International‘s board of directors in 1998, has succeeded Vern Clark as chairman at the Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit technology research and development organization. She most recently chaired the board of directors for Stanford Hospital and Clinics and has served as a trustee and chief financial officer for Stanford University, SRI said Wednesday. Byerwalter’s...

William Utt to Retire as KBR’s Chairman, President & CEO in 2014

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William Utt William “Bill” Utt plans to retire from KBR (NYSE:KBR) as chairman, president and CEO in 2014. KBR’s board of directors has formed a special committee and hired executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to help identify the company’s next CEO, KBR said Nov. 7. Utt will continue to lead the company as chief executive until the board appoints his successor. “Under...

Lanny Cohen Named Capgemini Global CTO

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Lanny Cohen Lanny Cohen has joined the executive committee of Capgemini Group and will serve as global chief technology officer with responsibility for managing business activities aimed to strengthen partnerships. He will also serve as chairman of a panel that will work to protect the company’s intellectual property rights, Capgemini said Monday. Cohen will continue to direct a board assigned to...

Cubic Names William Boyle Interim CEO Following Founder Walter Zable’s Passing

William W. Boyle Walter C. Zable Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has appointed Chief Financial Officer Willam W. Boyle interim president and CEO following the death of founder Walter J. Zable, who had also served as board chairman. For more on Zable’s life and career, click over to GovCon Executive. The company said Boyle will retain his CFO role, a position he has held since joining the company...

BAE Names Michael Chertoff US Board Chair; Linda Hudson Comments

Michael Chertoff Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has been elected chairman of the board of directors for BAE Systems Inc., the British defense contractor’s U.S. subsidiary. Effective May 1, the company said he will start a three-year term and succeed retired Marine Corps Gen. Anthony Zinni, who began his tenure as chairman in June 2009. Zinni, who joined the board in 2000,...

Lockheed Shareholders to Vote on Separating CEO, Chairman Duties

In a Dec. 19 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) indicated it has received several proposals from its shareholders for the company to separate the roles of CEO and chairman of the board of directors. Robert Stevens currently holds both positions at the company. Company shareholders will now vote on the measure at an annual spring meeting, as at least...

Markos Tambakeras to be Chairman of ITT Water Business Spin-Off Xylem

ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT) has announced Markos Tambakeras will serve as non-executive chairman of the board of Xylem, the company which ITT’s water technology businesses will spin offOffice Forms Facilitator into. Tambakeras is the former chairman, president and CEO of Kennametal, Inc. and has been a member of ITT’s board of directors since 2001. Steve Loranger, ITT’s chairman, president and CEO,...

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