Elbit Systems of America announces two new executive hires

elbit-square-112Elbit Systems of America, the U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., announced on October 2 that Tiffany Nesbit was named vice president of engineering and Douglas Sandklev will fill the new role of vice president of technology and innovation. Nesbit and Sandklev will both be charged with continuing advancements in innovation of field-proven technologies and solutions to help meet US warfighter’s mission needs.

“We are pleased with the selection of Tiffany and Doug to lead the way as we continue our focus on the research and development of innovative technologies that will further advance our solutions and capabilities,” commented Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems of America. “Across the industry, Tiffany and Doug are recognized as effective team leaders with vision and drive to execute our complex technological developments.”

“Tiffany is uniquely qualified to lead the Elbit Systems of America engineering efforts and uphold its commitment to provide high quality solutions designed to secure the nation and protect the lives of its warfighters and citizens,” continued Horowitz.

With a rich legacy of delivering advanced military systems to air and ground forces, Elbit Systems of America is focused on key growth vectors, including precision technology, secure networks and communications, aviation advanced threat detection, helmet mounted display solutions, border security, and ground combat vehicle modernization. The company’s commitment to these growth areas which will provide innovative solutions the warfighter.

According to Horowitz, Nesbit and Sandklev backgrounds give the new vice presidents the unique insight necessary to advance the company’s commitment to providing innovative solutions for our nation’s warfighter.

Nesbit has over 25 years of aerospace experience, most recently with Honeywell, in research and development leadership roles including: director of engineering in China, interfacing with COMAC on developing the C919 aircraft; director of Aerospace Software Center of Excellence, an organization with more than 250 engineers across eight sites and three countries; and engineering lead, Flight Controls Joint Venture Formation Team.

Bringing over twenty years of experience to the Elbit Systems of America role of vice president of technology and innovation, Sandklev will work closely with customers—including the U.S. government and prime contractors’ research and development organizations, industry partners, and its supplier base to develop integrated technology strategies.

“With a notable aerospace and defense career, primarily with Lockheed Martin, Sandklev’s experience is marked by technological innovations and sustained business growth,” continued Horowitz. “We look forward to the contributions Doug will make in delivering superior capabilities to our military.”

Source: Elbit Systems of America