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Oct 04. As with the other two Services, the two senior Army Commands (Land and Personnel & Training) are examining the possibility of collocation. Comment: DNA 04/38 (Item 7, Comment) may inadvertently have given the impression that the Army was ‘out of step’ with the other two Services. In fact, the Chief of the General Staff said on 21 Jul 04 that his two senior commands were likely to collocate “in the next four or five years”.(Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 04/39, 11 Oct 04)

07 Oct 04. Harris Corporation has appointed Dana Mehnert to the position of vice president and general manager of business development and operations for its RF Communications Division. In this position, Mehnert is responsible for Department of Defense, JTRS, international, and federal agency business development, sales and programs, and customer service. He reports directly to Chet Massari, president, RF Communications Division. Mehnert began his career with Harris in 1985 as an engineer with RF Communications in a rotational development program. He moved into the International Sales organization after two years, representing Harris in Europe and Africa. Mehnert has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in Marketing and Sales. He was named director, international sales in 1991; vice president, international sales in 1995; and vice president, marketing in 1996. Mehnert joined the Harris Regional Sales Organization (RSO) and relocated to the company’s headquarters in Melbourne, Florida in 1999. He returned to Rochester with RF Communications in 2001 as vice president of international operations with responsibility for international business development, sales and program operations. In January 2004, Mehnert assumed the additional responsibility of U.S. government sales and operations.

11 Oct 04. The EADS Board of Directors has appointed Michel Freuchet as new CEO of EADS Sogerma Services. Michel Freuchet is replacing Yves Richard who is retiring. He will take up position with effect from 1 November 2004.

12 Oct 04. TRL Technology Ltd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of TRL Electronics plc, announces the appointment of Andy Pine as Defence Business Director, heading up both the Defence Systems Division and the recently-established specialist EW Division. This appointment reflects the synergy between the two divisions, consolidating the company’s existing defence expertise to deliver a new generation of integrated defence and EW solutions. The move complements TRL Technology’s membership of the international electronics and
defence consortium – MRCM – and better positions the company to compete for largescale contracts as the prime contractor/supplier.

08 Oct 04. Polaron Components has a new managing director. Wayne Bishop has joined the Watford-based company from Druck Ltd, which is now part of GE Infrastructure Sensing. Wayne has over 15 years’ experience in the pressure sensor and instrumentation fields, and has worked in the USA and the UK.

08 Oct 04. Major General Raymond T. Odierno, United States Army, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. He previously served as Commanding General, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas.

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