Sean Stackley, former acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, has been appointed corporate vice president for strategic advanced programs and technology at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL).
L3 said Monday Stackley will report to Heidi Wood, senior VP for corporate strategy and technology, and oversee growth strategies intended to synchronize the company’s technology investments with pursuit planning, mergers and acquisitions efforts.
Christopher Kubasik, L3 president and CEO, said Stackley’s civilian leadership experience in the Pentagon will augment the company’s roster of engineering, industry and policy experts.
Stackley stepped into the acting SECNAV role early in 2017 and previously served as the service branch’s assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition for more than eight years.
He also provided advice to the Defense Department undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics before he entered the private sector.
His four-decade career also includes time as a professional staff member at the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he reviewed Navy and U.S. Marine Corps programs.
He also served as a Navy surface warfare officer onboard USS John Young, program manager of LPD 17, production officer for USS Arleigh Burke and project naval architect for the Canadian patrol frigate known as HMCS Halifax.