Lou Von Thaer, formerly president of the national security sector at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has been appointed chief executive of DynCorp International.
The more than 30-year government market veteran succeeds interim CEO Jim Geisler, who will move into a new role as non-executive chairman of DynCorp’s board of directors, the company said Monday.
Von Thaer, Â a 2015 Wash100 inductee, has led Leidos’ efforts to deliver ISR, cyber, logistics and systems support services to national security agencies over the past two years.
He also worked at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) as corporate vice president and as president of the company’s advanced information systems business unit from 2005 to 2013.
He is also a member of the National Intelligence University Foundation, the Defense Science Board and the National Defense Industry Association.