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Former Vectrus Exec Ted Wright Named CEO of Navistar’s Defense Arm

Jeff Brody
Ted Wright

Ted Wright, a more than 30-year aerospace and defense industry veteran, has been appointed CEO of the defense business at vehicle manufacturing company Navistar International (NYSE: NAV).

He joined Navistar Defense last month as a member of its board of directors, the company said Thursday.

Wright most recently served as CEO of security products and services provider The O’Gara Group. Before that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Vectrus (NYSE: VEC). 

His corporate career has also included leadership positions at KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) North American government and defense sector, BAE Systems, ITT and ACADEMI. He also worked for Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) earlier in his career as a staff scientist.

Wright served at the U.S. Air Force on active duty from 1979 to 1985 and as a reservist from 1985 to 2009.

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