EADS North America Selects Christine Tovee as Chief Technology Officer
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- EADS North America has
selected Christine Tovee as its Chief Technology Officer. Tovee will
define the company technology priorities, leveraging global EADS
Innovation Works labs and partners in the U.S. to apply research and
technology to grow the North American business.
"Christine's comprehensive aerospace engineering background and
outstanding performance make her the right person to lead technology
development for EADS North America and promote American ingenuity
abroad," said EADS North America's Chairman and CEO Sean O'Keefe.
An employee of EADS since 2005, Tovee most recently served as chief
of staff to the EADS chief technology officer. Tovee joined EADS as a
new systems technical manager for Paradigm Secure Communications, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of EADS division Astrium. She later served as
program director for Ka Band and UAS Services for Astrium.
Prior to EADS, Christine worked at BAE Systems fulfilling several
technical and system engineering roles on a diverse group of projects
in the United Kingdom and the U.S. These programs included command
and control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance,
target acquisition and reconnaissance projects, avionics, helicopter
flight controls, ground-based air defense and combat systems for
Tovee holds a bachelor's of applied science degree in engineering
science from the University of Toronto and a master's degree in
aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. She also completed graduate courses in the technology and
policy program at MIT. As part of her research work, she was on a
team that developed an experiment that later flew on the NASA
Neurolab Space Shuttle mission.
About EADS North America
EADS North America is the U.S.-based
operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense, and related
services. EADS contributes more than $13 billion to the U.S. economy
annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs through its network
of suppliers. EADS North America, headquartered in Herndon, Va.,
offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and
commercial requirements, including fixed- and
homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense
electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related
services. In 2011, the Group -- comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian
and Eurocopter -- generated revenues of EUR 49.1 billion and employed
a workforce of over 133,000.
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