Kevin McDonnell, former senior vice president and chief financial officer of dispute resolution services provider JAMS, has been appointed to the same positions at unmanned aircraft system maker AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV).
His appointment is effective Feb. 10 and he will succeed Brian Shackley, who has held the CFO role at AeroVironment on an acting basis since October, the company said Thursday.
McDonnell has more than three decades of financial, information technology and human resources leadership experience in the technology, health care and automotive industries.
He previously led the financial operations at JAMS, Digital Insight and Teradata.
"Generating value for shareholders remains our top priority, and we look forward to working closely with Kevin to deliver on this objective," said Wahid Nawabi, president and CEO of AeroVironment.