Peter Martin will serve as vice president and general manager of Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) electronic attack and aircraft release systems business and will oversee operations at company facilities in Amityville and Bohemia in New York.
The company said Monday Martin holds close to 35 years of defense and aerospace industry experience and served as a cryptologic linguist 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 for unmanned aircraft and classified programs, as well as platforms such as 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.