Peter Martin will serve as vice president and general managerÂ of Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) electronic attack and aircraft release systems business and will oversee operations at company facilities in Amityville and Bohemia inÂ New York.
The company said MondayÂ Martin holds close toÂ 35Â years of defense and aerospace industry experience and served as aÂ cryptologic linguistÂ in the U.S. Air Force.
Rich Sorelle, president of Exelis’ electronic systems segment, said Martin will work to “strengthen customer relationships, streamline organizational and manufacturing processes, and drive long-term growth for the business in areas like unmanned platforms and next generation technologies.”
Martin has worked on manufacturing, program management and technology development and deployment programs at Exelis.
Exelis says he has led teams forÂ unmanned aircraft and classified programs, as well as platforms such asÂ the F-35 Lightning II, P-8 Poseidon, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15 Eagle, B-52 Stratofortress and C-130 Hercules.
He has also completed the company’s leadership development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.