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27 Sep 04. Innovative Concepts Opens Asia-Pacific Regional Office
Although Innovative Concepts has a well-established base of regional marketing representatives throughout the region, this marks the first regional office opening for the company beyond its corporate headquarters in McLean, Virginia, USA. The company will continue to operate domestic and international efforts centrally from the McLean office, with the assistance of several key partnerships in a growing team of international agents in many countries worldwide.

29 Sep 04. Northrop Grumman Corporation, the largest defense contractor in Nebraska, broke ground today on a new, state-of-the art facility that will consolidate current local operations from four sites to a single headquarters near Offutt Air Force Base. The company has more than 750 employees in the Omaha area. Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns, Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey, and Bellevue Mayor Jerry Ryan joined Bob Hinson, Northrop Grumman vice president and corporate lead executive for U.S. Strategic Command, in a patriotic ceremony to initiate the future site and focus on the company’s growing role as a key provider of high-tech systems for our nation’s defense.

29 Sep 04. The finalisation of BAE Systems’ acquisition of Alvis, the Challenger tank-maker, will lead to a shake-up at the top of the company’s leadership. Andrew Davies, who currently oversees the defence giant’s mergers and acquisition planning as head of strategy, has been named to oversee the new Alvis unit as managing director for land systems. Mr Davies will take over from Alvis’s departing chief executive, Nick Prest, who steps down at the end of the month. Mr Prest backed BAE’s acquisition of Alvis over a rival bid from General Dynamics this year but under the General Dynamics plan he would have stayed on as Alvis’s top manager. Taking over from Mr Davies as head of strategy is Alison Wood, a rising star in BAE’s leadership who helped oversee the company’s merger operations when it swallowed up GEC in 1999 – the deal that created BAE Systems out of the old British Aerospace. Ms Wood, who will assume her new role at the end of the year, has been heading BAE’s new Niteworks project, a highly sensitive programme to find ways to integrate new technologies into the UK military’s existing weapons systems. Both BAE and the Ministry of Defence have devoted significant energy to the programme and Ms Wood is said to be a favourite of ministry officials involved in the project. BAE insisted yesterday that the removal of Ms Wood did not signal any flagging commitment to Niteworks. As a sign of Ms Wood’s ascendancy in the company, she will become a member of BAE’s management committee. She is the first woman to do so. (Source: FT)

27 Sep 04. Serge Dassault, chairman of French aeronautics group Dassault Aviation, has been elected UMP senator for the Essonne department in France. Dassault is now the biggest player in the French press sector, following its takeover of Socpresse in June. According to union sources, the group may be planning a management reshuffle at “Le Figaro”, the national daily newspaper produced by Socpresse. Abstracted from La Tribune

27 Sep 04. Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Timothy J. McMahon as vice president of Air Force and Command & Control Strategic Programs and the corporate lead executive for the company’s business in the Colorado Springs region.

28 Sep 04. Titan Corp. said on Tuesday it had appointed a compliance and ethics officer. David Danjczek will join Titan from the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, where he had directed the ethics and compliance council, and acted as secretary and vice president of administration. Danjczek will hold the position of corporate vice president for compliance and ethics.

29 Sep 04. The Herley Board of Directors has appointed Gilboy to this position for the Corporation effective September 13, 2004. Gilboy most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Del Global Te

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