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Wyle Appoints Roger Wiederkehr New COO; George Melton Comments

George Melton
George Melton

Roger Wiederkehr has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Wyle, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

According to a company statement, Wiederkehr’s new responsibilities will include overseeing the operations of the aerospace, CAS, and science, technology and engineering groups and execution of the company strategy.

“Roger’s extensive management experience combined with his proven ability to lead corporate initiatives will be key to unlocking the full potential of Wyle’s capabilities and assets, ” said George Melton,  Wyle chairman, CEO and president.

Wiederkehr has held senior executive positions overseeing Wyle’s contracts and procurement, legal, security and environmental, health and safety functions.

He was primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s test, engineering, and research division from 2008 to 2011.

Before joining Wyle in 2005, he was a member of URS’ Corporate Strategy Group and a management consultant and project manager with McKinsey & Company.

Wiederkehr graduated with a Law degree from the University of Zürich in Switzerland. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Yale University.

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