Acquisitions & Mergers
; Gibbs & Cox Inc., a maritime
engineering and design firm,
acquired Donald L. Blount and
Associates Inc., a Chesapeake, Va.-based naval architecture and
marine engineering firm specializing in the technical development of
high-performance marine craft
; Lockheed Martin entered into a
definitive agreement to separate
and combine its realigned Information Systems & Global Solutions business segment with
Leidos Holdings Inc.
; Mitcham Industries Inc.
acquired L- 3 Communications Klein
Associates Inc., a designer, manufacturer and worldwide distributor
of sonar and waterside security
systems to military and commercial customers. Klein was a wholly
owned subsidiary of L- 3 Communications Corp.
;HEICO Corp.’s Electronic
Technologies Group completed
the acquisition of Robertson Fuel
Systems LLC. Robertson designs
and produces mission-extending,
crashworthy and ballistically self-sealing auxiliary fuel systems for
; Crowley Maritime Corp. has
opened a government services office
in downtown Norfolk, Va., to better
serve government agencies such as
Military Sealift Command and
MARAD. Additionally, this new location will be used to better service the
Norfolk Naval Base and several
Crowley-managed ships located
there, including three Roll-on/
Roll-off and container ships, five
Bobo-class ships and seven
; EdgeTech, which produces
high-resolution sonar imaging sys-
tems and underwater technology,
signed an agreement with Equip-
ment and Consulting for Hydro-
graphic Operations to act as an
exclusive 6205 MPES (Multi Phase
Echo Sounder) representative for
; Seatronics, an Acteon company,
announced a collaboration with
Canada-based manufacturer Inuk-
tun Services Ltd., a company with
extensive expertise in remote-
controlled robotic transport and
delivery of multimission, modular
technology used in hazardous
environments and confined spaces.
Seatronics is working with Inuktun
to supply the Inuktun ROV (re-
motely operated vehicle) Mani-
pulator as a standardized option
for the Seatronics Predator ROV
Elite System, a Bomb Squad-
Capable Improvised Explosive
; Northrop Grumman elected
Lisa R. Davis corporate vice president for Communications, replacing Darryl M. Fraser, who retired.
Davis previously was vice president, communications, for the
company’s Mission Systems sector.
; Crowley Maritime Corp.
promoted Kerri McClellan to vice
president and deputy general
counsel for the corporation. She
previously served as senior corporate counsel and assistant corporate secretary.
; AM General, a builder of light
tactical vehicles, selected Andy
Hove as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) and president,
succeeding Charlie Hall, who is
retired. Hove most recently served
as the president and CEO of HDT
Global and earlier as president of
; Boeing has selected Randall
Stephenson as a new director on its
board. Stephenson has been chairman and CEO of AT&T since 2007.
; BAE Systems Inc. appointed
Michael G. Vickers to its board of
directors. Vickers served as under-
secretary of defense for Intelli-
gence from 2011 until April 2015
and as assistant secretary of de-
fense for Special Operations, Low-
intensity Conflict and Interde-
pendent Capabilities from 2007
; Boeing elected Heidi B. Capozzi
a corporate senior vice president,
and named her to replace Tony
Parasida as the company’s human
resources leader. Parasida, senior
vice president of Human Resources
and Administration, is retiring.
Capozzi previously led the company’s talent and leadership development function. Parasida’s administrative responsibilities, which
include the company’s corporate
administration, shared services
support organization and global
corporate citizenship activities
have been assigned to Diana
Sands, senior vice president, Office
of Internal Governance and Administration, and executive council member.
; Aerojet Rocketdyne appointed
Jerry Tarnacki as vice president of
Quality and Mission Assurance.
Tarnacki served most recently as
vice president of Aftermarket
Services at Pratt & Whitney.
; The USS Hornet Museum
named Ray A. Fortney chairman of
its board of trustees and the Aircraft
Carrier Hornet Foundation, succeeding Jon Stanley, who retired.
Fortney, a former submarine officer
and a professional engineer, most
recently, worked as an executive
leadership consultant and is a partner with Leadership Group Executive Search.
; The Center for a New American
Security appointed James Mur-
doch, the CEO of 21st Century
Fox, to its board of directors. ;
Reporting by Megan Scully of CQ Roll
Call. Managing Editor Richard R.
Burgess and Special Correspondents
Otto Kreisher and John C. Marcario
contributed to this report.