01 Mar 05. The Defence Procurement Minister listed the Infantry unaccompanied battalion-level deployments as: Afghanistan – 1st Bn The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (505); Bosnia – 1st Bn Grenadier Guards (650); Iraq – 1st Bn Scots Guards (620), 1st Bn Welsh Guards (545), 2nd Bn The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (550) and 1st Bn The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (515) and Northern Ireland – 2nd Bn The Light Infantry (530). (The battalion strengths shown in brackets include non-deployed personnel such as those remaining with Rear Parties.) Comment: Details have now been released of the Infantry redundancies which are to follow the Future Army Structure (FAS) announcements of 16 Dec 04. Up to 140 Officers and 195 long-service NCOs (Corporal to Warrant Officer Class 2) from the Infantry face redundancy. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 05/10, 07 Mar 3)
09 Mar 05. TRL Technology Ltd, part of the TRL Electronics plc group, reports continued expansion, with the recent move of its Technology & Innovation (T&I)Division into new purpose-built 9,000 square feet secure premises, in line with ongoing contract success. TRL Technology now operates three secure sites in Tewkesbury Gloucestershire, with recent months witnessing significant expansion in all areas, including a double figure increase in high-level engineering recruitment. TRL Technology’s T&I Division is principally focused on strategic,externally funded research, development and production contracts, predominantly within the classified domain. It numbers the MoD, NATO and non-NATO government defence ministries amongst its customer base. During 2004, the Division reported a significant new £multi-million contract win from the MoD for a three-year project, and it is currently involved in extensive product development in the force protection sector. Martin Ashworth who was appointed as Divisional Director in late 2004, highlights
the key successes being enjoyed by his team.
28 Feb 05. Douglas H. Patterson has been named Vice President of Worldwide sales and marketing for Aitech Defense Systems, Inc. He will be responsible for the developments of Aitech’s global sales and marketing.
02 Mar 05. Reed Elsevier has announced that Morris Tabaksblat, its non-executive chairman, will be stepping down next month. The Anglo-Dutch publishing company said Mr Tabaksblat, 67, was looking to reduce his business commitments and would be replaced by Jan Hommen, currently chief financial officer at Philips, the Dutch electronics company.
07 Mar 05. Lockheed Martin Corp. named Martin T. Stanislav as controller and chief accounting officer, effective immediately. Stanislav, 41, joined the company in 1998 as director of accounting and has served as vice president and controller of the company’s aeronautics business area in Ft. Worth, Texas since 2002. Stanislav replaces Rajeev Bhalla, who is resigning to take a senior finance position with a division of United Technologies Corp.
04 Mar 05. Nortel Networks Corp. has hired former Cisco Systems Inc. executive Gary Daichendt as its new president and chief operating officer. Mr. Daichendt spent six years at Cisco, resigning as executive vice president of world-wide operations in 2000. At Nortel, Mr. Daichendt will be responsible for running the company’s carrier and enterprise businesses, research and development, services and supply chain functions and global sales and operations. He will report to Chief Executive Bill Owens, who was also named vice chairman. The telecommunications gear maker said Chief Financial Officer Peter Currie will be given the added title of executive vice president. The changes are effective March 14. (Source: WSJ)
10 Mar 05. Maurice Storey CB, MBA(Hons), CEng, FIMarEST, FRINA, MCMS, Chairman of Hatsu Marine Ltd; and Non-Executive Director of James Fisher PLC has been appointed the 103rd President of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) taking