QinetiQ North America Announces CEO Transition
MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2013
MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today
announced that Dr. J.D. Crouch II will be taking over as Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) of QNA following the retirement of Duane Andrews at the end of
the current fiscal year on March 31, 2013.
J.D. Crouch is currently President of QinetiQ North America's Technology
Solutions Group, where he built QNA's successful defense products business. He
assumed this role in November 2009 from his position as QNA's Executive Vice
President for Strategic Development. In his 30-year career, Crouch held a
number of prestigious public and private sector leadership positions. His most
recent government service was as Assistant to the President and Deputy
National Security Advisor until June 2007. Previously, he served as US
Ambassador to Romania from 2004-2005 and, prior to this, as Assistant
Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He co-founded and was
Chief Marketing Officer of PalmGear.com, the Internet's leading Palm OS App
Store from 1995-2001. Crouch holds a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in International
Relations from the University of Southern California.
Commenting on his appointment J.D. Crouch said: "I am excited to be taking on
the leadership of QinetiQ North America. This is an energetic organization
with an unrelenting commitment to our customers at its core and I believe we
are well-positioned to take the business to the next level of its development
Duane Andrews has notified the company of his intention to retire on March 31,
2013. Andrews joined QinetiQ North America as CEO in June 2006 to integrate
QNA's three subsidiaries and was responsible for managing its acquisition
strategy. "It has been an honor to lead the talented men and women of QinetiQ
North America through the formation and early evolution of the company,"
Andrews said. "I am proud of the unique company we created that provides both
critical products which save military lives and engineering services essential
to the mission success of US Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian agency
Commenting on the changes, Peter Marino, QinetiQ North America Chairman of the
Board said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome JD to the CEO
role. His proven record of success at QNA, and in his previous endeavors,
prepares him well for this important position. I would also like to thank
Duane for his exceptional leadership these past six and half years and for his
dedication to building a world-class company."
Notes to Editors:
Duane Andrews began his distinguished 45-year career with service in the U.S.
Air Force, followed by service as a professional staff member of the U.S.
House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He went
on to serve as Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command Control Communications
and Intelligence and as Pentagon Chief Information Officer before joining
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in 1993. His thirteen
years at SAIC included assignments as Executive Vice President for Corporate
Development; President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Business Segment;
and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
About QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250
company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L). Operating in North
America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and
innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. government and
commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals
deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission
knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly
changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information
assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more
information visit www.qinetiq-na.com and join our conversation at
Contact: Katerina Paskaris, 703-752-6528, Katerina.paskaris@QinetiQ-NA.com
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