Gary Rosholt, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and former U.S. Special Operations Command CentralÂ deputy commanding general, has joined L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) as vice president forÂ Middle East operations.
He will be oversee L3’s businessÂ across Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other locations in the Middle East and helpÂ exploreÂ new business opportunities, the companyÂ said Wednesday.
“The Middle East is an important region for L3, and we are pleased to have someone with the professional and military experience, understanding of defense and security requirements, local partnership opportunities and policy knowledge that Gary brings to the position,” said L3 Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese.
He added that Rosholt willÂ support the company’s effortsÂ to expand into theÂ avionics, airport security, communications, sensors and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sectors.
Rosholt will report to David Van Buren, senior vice president of program development at L3.
Rosholt servedÂ as the defense attacheÂ at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and was deployed to theÂ Western Pacific and Middle East regions during his 35-year career in the Navy.