L3 appoints Gary Rosholt as vice president of Middle East operations
L3 Technologies announced on February 8 that it has appointed Rear Admiral Gary Rosholt USN (Ret.) as vice president of Middle East operations. Rosholt will lead the company’s corporate offices in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, where he will be responsible for managing L3’s operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East region, while assisting L3’s business development teams in identifying new business prospects. He will report to David Van Buren, L3’s senior vice president of program development.
“The Middle East is an important region for L3, and we are pleased to have someone with the professional and military experience, understanding of defense and security requirements, local partnership opportunities and policy knowledge that Gary brings to the position,” said Michael Strianese, L3’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are confident that Gary will provide the leadership needed to develop and capitalize on growth opportunities in avionics, airport security, ISR, communications and sensor systems. Our recent appointments are important steps in our ‘key people in key locations’ strategy for L3’s international work.”
Rosholt joins L3 following a 35-year decorated career as a U.S. Navy SEAL with numerous operational deployments to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions. As a flag officer, he was the deputy commanding general for Special Operations Command, U.S. Central Command, and he served as senior defense official/defense attaché with the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi.