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Eileen Drake Named Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO; Warren Lichtenstein Comments

aerojet-rocketdyneEileen Drake, formerly chief operating officer at Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD), has been appointed succeed Scott Seymour as the rocket and missile propulsion maker’s president and CEO.

Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday Drake will also become a member of the GenCorp subsidiary’s board of directors following Seymour’s retirement.

Warren Lichtenstein, chairman of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s board of directors, said Seymour played a role in the acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in 2013 and the creation of the firm’s Competitive Improvement Program.

Drake joined Aerojet Rocketdyne as chief operating officer in March after time as president of Pratt & Whitney AeroPower’s small turbojet propulsion and auxiliary power divisions at United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

She also served as a pilot and airfield commander during her seven years in the U.S. Army.

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