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16 May 03. DRS Technologies Inc. named Steven Schorer president of its Electronic Systems Group, where he will oversee all of the division’s operations. The company said Schorer was previously president and general manager of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc.’s (LLL) Ocean Systems Division.

20 May 03. Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the promotions of three busineess strategy directors to vic presidents in the company’s recently formed Strategy and Technology (S&T) organization. All three are responsible for the ongoing development of the company’s strategic framework with the goal of optimizing technology investments. They report to Albert F. Myers, corporate vice president, Strategy and Technology.
Those promoted are:
Mark Ureda, 49, will be responsible for coordination with the company’s Space Technology and Electronic Systems sectors;
Karin Flanagan, 43, will manage the same function for the company’s Information Technology and Mission Systems sectors; and
Larry Harrell, 49, will be in charge of systems and platforms, with responsibility for coordination with the Newport News, Ship Systems and Integrated Systems sectors.

20 May 03. Boeing has named Yves Galland vice-president of international relations and president of its new French subsidiary, in a broad move to step up the company’s presence in Europe. Galland, 62, has been chairman of EuropAssistance since February 2000. Galland said he considers it his mission to increase Boeing’s market share in France, while exploring possible partnerships between French industrialists and Boeing.

14 May 03. Mr. Danny Biran, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Elisra Group, has elected to serve as Chairman and CEO of the Group. He has been filling both positions since March 20, 2003, when the appointment was approved by the Elisra Group Board. Mr. Biran brings vast business experience and an in-depth familiarity with the Group’s defense electronics activities to the CEO post. He is President of Koor Industries Ltd. (NYSE:KOR), one of the leading holding companies in Israel, which controls 70% of the Elisra Group.

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