L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has appointed David Van Buren to the newly-created position of senior vice president of business strategy, the company announced Wednesday.
The former U.S. Air Force Senior Acquisition Executive will focus on the strategic execution of operating objectives such technical initiatives and adapting to new defense and national security priorities.
The 30-year defense, aerospace and technology veteran will report to Curtis Brunson, executive vice president of corporate strategy and development.
Chairman, CEO and President Michael Strianese said the company appointed Van Buren for his defense industry experience and knowledge of technology development and industry objectives.
Prior to his work with the Air Force, Van Buren held leadership and program management positions at Raytheon and at heritage companies of Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
He also held executive positions at many private equity-owned high-technology firms and served in the Air Force on active duty, completing his nine-year career as a captain.