Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies CEO William Lynn announced on April 30 the appointment of Sally Wallace as president of the company’s C4ISR business unit.
Wallace, who previously was vice president of business operations for the DRS Maritime & Combat Support Systems business group, is an experienced defense industry executive.
She will oversee the DRS intelligence, computing, networking and sensor fusion businesses, including its tactical systems and reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting acquisition business among others. The C4ISR group is headquartered in Arlington, VA, with major facilities in Florida, Alabama, Maryland, Texas, California and the United Kingdom.
“The breadth and depth of Sally’s industry knowledge, along with her established track record of proven results, make her the ideal fit to lead our C4ISR business,” Lynn said. “Her experience of more than 20 years at DRS and elsewhere within the defense industry will help ensure that our C4ISR group will maintain its competitive edge in world-class technology.”
During 12 years at DRS, Wallace has held a number of executive leadership positions in the Maritime & Combat Support Systems business group. As vice president of business operations, she was directly engaged in every aspect of the business, strategically and operationally. Prior to that, Wallace was vice president and general manager of the group’s power and control technologies operating division in Milwaukee, WI, where she led her team to achieve significant growth.
Before joining DRS in 2002, Wallace was the business unit manager for the Navy Controls Division of the Eaton Corp. She began her defense industry career as a mechanical engineer at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics.
Wallace earned a master of business administration from the University of Chicago; a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut; and a bachelor of science in engineering physics from Grove City College.