Dave Tarbell, a former defense deputy under secretary for technology security policy, has joined EADS North America as chief compliance officer and vice president of trade and security.
The 20-year Defense Department veteran will oversee the company’s trade and security compliance functions including ethics, EADS North America said Monday.
He will report to Sean O’Keefe, EADS North America chairman and CEO; and Pedro Montoya, chief compliance officer for the EADS Group.
O’Keefe said Tarbell has formed U.S. government policies and helped defense companies navigate and comply with U.S. regulatory systems dealing with international trade and security.
Prior to joining EADS North America, he worked as an independent trade consultant and worked with defense, aerospace and commercial clients in the U.S. and abroad.
He advised clients on laws and regulations covering export control, anti-bribery, security and economic sanctions.