Cubic Corp. announced Monday that founder, Chairman, President and CEO Walter J. Zable died at age 97.
The company also announced a series of moves in its top executive ranks (click over to GovCon Wire for more).
Zable, a Boston native founded the global defense contractor in 1951.
Prior to forming Cubic he served as project supervisor in charge of electronics for the Atlas and Terrier missiles, microwave and antenna development sections at General Dynamics Convair.
He also directed development of fire control, guidance, communications, and command and control systems at Sperry Gyroscope Company.
He also held technical, scientific and administrative positions with ITT, Flight Research Company and Newport News Shipyard and Drydock Company.
In November 2006, Ernst & Young named him its Entrepreneur of the Year and presented him with a San Diego Lifetime Achievement Award.