David Dacquino, senior vice president of defense business atÂ Serco Group‘s Americas division, has been promoted to chief executiveÂ in a move that takes effect in mid-2017.
The more than three-decade industry veteran will succeedÂ Dan Allen, whoÂ announced in FebruaryÂ his plans to retire after nearlyÂ four years as chairman and CEO ofÂ Serco Inc., the company said Friday.
“Dave has made an excellent job of transforming our defense business in the region over the last two years, and it now has a substantial pipeline of new bid opportunities,” saidÂ Rupert Soames, Serco Group chief executive.
Dacquino joined Serco after he served as president and CEO ofÂ aviation and logistics services company SkyLink.
He previously worked at technology integrator VT Group as CEO for North American operations and at Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) technical services subsidiary asÂ vice president for integrated support solutions.
Dacquino also held aÂ 20-year career at Lockheed MartinÂ (NYSE: LMT), where his most recent position was VP and general manager of logistics services business.