Executive Moves

ITT Selects Board Members for Exelis, Xylem Spinoffs

ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) has announced the members of the board of directors for ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), which are planned to spin off from ITT on Oct. 31. Ralph Hake, former chairman and CEO of Maytag, will become chairman of the Exelis board. Hake has …

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Harris Names Alex Heidt SVP of IT Business Development

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has appointed Alex Heidt as senior vice president for IT business development, where he will report to IT president John Heller. Heidt started with Harris in December 2010 as vice president of Air Force IT programs. Prior to joining that, Heidt was vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) $450 million global mission …

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Harris Names William Brown President and CEO, effective Nov. 1

Harris Corp.’s (NYSE: HRS) board of directors has appointed William M. Brown president and chief executive officer, effective Nov. 1, 2011. Brown will succeed Howard L. Lance, who has served as CEO since January 2003 and in May announced he would retire when a successor had been chosen. Lance, 55, will continue to …

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Names James Scampavia VP of Business Development; CEO William C. Hoover Comments

James Scampavia has today been named AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ vice president of business development. Scampavia will lead business development efforts including new customers, conducting capture strategies and developing winning proposals. Scampavia has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and business development in federal and local government markets. Prior to his …

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Former Raytheon VP, Army Gen. John Urias to Lead Oshkosh Defense

Former Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) vice president of integrated defense systems John Urias has joined Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) as an executive vice president and president of defense. Urias was responsible for developing new business opportunities and supporting international business efforts while at Raytheon. The company said he was a key participant in national theater and …

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GovCon Wire’s September Executive Move Recap

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) board of directors appointed former Continental Airlines CEO Lark Kellner as a new director of the board, where he will serve on the audit and finance committees. Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) appointed Alan Weakley president of its North American public sector defense group, where he will lead strategic direction, planning …

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Matt Peers Appointed Deloitte CIO

Deloitte has appointed Matt Peers as its chief information officer, where he will lead a department of 280 IT professionals. “We are delighted that Matt has joined Deloitte in this pivotal position of CIO, ” said David Gill, head of Deloitte’s internal client services. Prior to his appointment, Peers served as managing …

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Boeing Names Former Continental CEO Larry Kellner as Board Director; Jim McNerney Comments

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) board of directors has appointed Lark Kellner as a new director of the board, where he will serve on the audit and finance committees. Kellner, 52, is president of Houston-based private equity firm Emerald Creek Group and served as CEO of Continental Airlines from 2004 through 2009. …

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CSC Names Alan Weakley President of Public Sector Defense; Jim Sheaffer Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has appointed Alan Weakley president of its North American public sector defense group, where he will lead strategic direction, planning and execution of the group’s worldwide growth. Weakley previously lead CSC’s former intelligence and applied technology unit, which combined with the company’s former defense unit …

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SAIC CEO Walt Havenstein to Retire June 2012

SAIC Inc. (NYSE: SAI) has announced that Walt Havenstein will retire as the company’s CEO, effective June 15, 2012. Havenstein said he was leaving for personal reasons. Havenstein has been an executive industry leader for more than 25 years and served as BAE Systems Inc.’s CEO prior to joining SAIC in September 2009. “The …

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