Michael Knowles Promoted to Lead Cubic’s Defense Segment, Dave Buss Named Senior Adviser

Michael Knowles

Michael Knowles, former vice president and general manager of the air ranges business unit within Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense segment, has been named corporate senior VP and president of the segment in a move that will take effect Oct. 1.

Knowles will succeed Dave Buss, a corporate SVP who will assume the role of senior adviser to oversee corporate strategy and growth efforts of the San Diego-based contractor’s defense business, Cubic said Tuesday.

Dave Buss

Buss, a 36-year U.S. Navy veteran and retired vice admiral, has been leading Cubic’s global defense segment since May 2016.

Knowles is a retired Navy commander who held management and executive positions at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Photon Research Associates.

Jonas Furukrona, former director of Cubic’s air ranges business in Europe, Canada and Australia, will directly report to Knowles starting next month as VP and GM of the same unit.

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