Integral Systems has announced the appointment of Major General (Ret.) H. Marshal Ward, USAF as COO, effective August 31, 2009.
Paul G. Casner, interim CEO of Integral Systems, said of Ward’s appointment: “We are pleased to welcome General Ward to our senior management team. He brings to Integral Systems significant operational expertise, comprehensive understanding of our markets, and recognized leadership within the defense and intelligence communities. Under his operational leadership, we believe we will improve our capacity to capture new programs, realize efficiencies in our operations, and continue to deliver outstanding program execution to our customers.”
Ward brings over 40 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry to his new position as COO. He has previously served as VP and General Manager for the Space Systems and Electronics business unit of BAE Systems. In that capacity, he was responsible for the business sector’s inception and its rapid growth to $270M in revenues in 2008.
Before BAE Systems, General Ward served 35 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as Director, Special Programs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, and recieved numerous awards and commendations including the Defense Superior Service Medal, which is awarded to members of the United States military who perform “superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility.”