27 May 04. EADS celebrated the opening of its new office in London and unveiled its Technology Masters programme for British engineering students. At this occasion, the EADS CEO’s, Philippe Camus and Rainer Hertrich, the Executive Vice President of EADS International, Jean-Paul Gut, and UK Country President, Sir Jeremy Blackham, were hosting a reception where the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon, was the guest speaker.
28 May 04. EADS launched its EADS UK Technology Masters Awards for British engineering students at a reception to celebrate the opening of its new London office. The EADS UK Technology Masters Awards is a UK-based corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative which has been created to provide support to British students studying for a one-year MSc programme in the fields of aerospace, space or systems. In this, its first year, there will be six Awards available, two each at the University of Liverpool, Cranfield University and City University London. All three Universities have excellent reputations in one or more of the relevant fields and have demonstrated that the additional funds from the Awards will be invaluable in attracting MSc students to their courses.
Awards are valued at £5,000 each and will be made to students for study in the 2004 / 2005 academic year. Selection will be handled jointly by the Universities and EADS UK and will be made on the basis of academic merit and aptitude.
27 May 04. Steven L. Patterson has joined DRS Technologies, Inc. the company’s headquarters office as vice president, internal controls. In this new position, Mr. Patterson will be responsible for driving the implementation of the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), establishing a world-class audit function at DRS and ensuring that the company maintains a strong internal control environment. Mr. Patterson will report to Richard A. Schneider, the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.
02 Jun 04. Per Erlandsson appointed Chief Executive Officer of Saab’s operation in South Africa. Saab is forming a company in South Africa as part of a process of strengthening its long-term presence and commitment in the country. Per Erlandsson, Head of Saab Corporate Legal Affairs since 1984 and Secretary of the Board of Directors, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the South African operation. He will take up his new post on August 1, 2004.
01 Jun 04. Thomas A. Szlosek will join Honeywell as Vice President Corporate Controller, effective today. As Corporate Controller, Szlosek will be responsible for Honeywell’s accounting policies and procedures and all external financial reporting. Szlosek will report to Chief Financial Officer, Dave Anderson and become an officer of the company. He succeeds John Tus who became Vice President and Treasurer in October 2003.
26 May 04. Peter A. Nitze has joined DRS Technologies, Inc. headquarters office as vice president, operations. In this new position, Mr. Nitze will support management at the group, business and company unit levels in assessing and realigning their manufacturing, supply chain, quality and other critical resources to accomplish DRS’s strategic objectives. A key element of this effort will be the targeted deployment of advanced process improvement techniques, including Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing and the Balanced Scorecard approach. Mr. Nitze will report to Paul G. Casner, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
27 May 04. Major General Paul D. Eaton, Commanding General, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Baghdad, Iraq to Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia.
27 May 04. Major General Henry W. Stratman, Deputy Commander, Joint Sub Regional Command Southeast, Izmir, Turkey to Deputy Commanding General, Multi-National Forces – Iraq.
27 May 04. Brigadier General Vincent K