Gary Slack, formerly executive vice president and chief financial officer for QinetiQ North America, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer at the Reston, Va.-based defense technology maker.
Slack’s promotion is effective April 2013, according to his biography on QNA’s website, which also says he currently holds the interim CFO title.
He joined the company in August 2012 as EVP and CFO to lead finance and accounting functions and help form the company’s business strategy, among other functions.
Slack previously held a 13-year career at BAE Systems, where he most recently served as president of BAE’s U.S. combat systems business and led operations involving more than 9, 000 employees across 16 states.
He has also served as group finance director for TRW’s systems and information technology group and also held positions at BDM International, Honeywell Federal Systems and the Virginia Department of Taxation.