BAE SYSTEMS North America has appointed three presidents to lead
key lines of business within the Information and Electronic Warfare
Systems (IEWS) business unit, headquartered in Nashua (NH). The
three lines of business were formed March 31 of this year to
create business growth opportunities.
Don Donovan was promoted from Vice President
to President of IEWS Electronic Warfare/Electronic (EW/EP)
Protection line of business, which includes infrared and radio
frequency countermeasures, the F/A-22 and Joint Strike Fighter, and
Threat Warning and Defensive Systems.
Mike Heffron, formerly Vice President of IEWS'
Electronic Warfare/Information Warfare (EW/IW) line of business,
has now been named president of that line of business. Heffron has
overall responsibility for the company's Information Dominance
Systems, Space Systems & Electronics, and Advanced Systems
areas, and several more information operations product lines.
John Lydiard is now President of IEWS' Mission
Electronics line of business, with overall responsibility for the
company's Mission Electronics and Infrared Imaging Systems areas.
He also retains additional responsibility as IEWS general manager
for the unit's operational support of all three lines of
"Given the size and strategic importance of the businesses these
three executives lead and operate," the promotions are consistent
with their expanded responsibilities, said Galen Ho, president of
both the IEWS business unit and its parent Information &
Electronic Systems Integration Sector. He added that the three new
presidencies also reinforce the unit's line of business focus,
which grouped mutually supporting business areas together.