GeoEye has recently appointed Gen. Michael P. C. Carns to serve on its board of directors. He is now a member of the board of representatives of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., which provided financing support for GeoEye’s bid on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s EnhancedView program.
“I am excited about serving on GeoEye’s board, because I believe in GeoEye’s products, its business model and its people,” said Carns. “At this pivotal time for our country, and with the demands for commercial imagery growing, it’s a cost-effective solution for America – our armed services, first responders, companies and taxpayers.”
Carns, now retired, served in the Vietnam War and became vice chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1991 to 1994. After his retirement, he founded a Wall Street policy research firm specializing in Pacific Rim security, international capital flows and international energy issues. Carns currently serves on a number of DOD advisory panels, boards and task forces.
“We are pleased to welcome General Carns to GeoEye’s board,” said Lt. James A. Abrahamson, chairman of GeoEye’s board of directors. ” His leadership qualities, business acumen and broad military background will be valuable to GeoEye as we navigate the next phase of the company’s growth.”