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  • Victoria Pender Named Cobham Communications EVP; Bob Murphy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Victoria Pender Named Cobham Communications EVP; Bob Murphy Comments

    Victoria Pender has been appointed executive vice president of communications at Cobham and will report directly to CEO Bob Murphy. The appointment takes effect Sept. 30 and Pender will also serve on the company’s group executive committee, Cobham announced Wednesday. She will oversee the company’s internal and external communications activities, media relations, image management and […] More

  • Cobham Takes Full Control of Helicopter Training JV; Bob Murphy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Takes Full Control of Helicopter Training JV; Bob Murphy Comments

    Cobham Plc has acquired full ownership of its helicopter services joint venture with Bristow Helicopters Ltd for $112 million cash. FBH's management team will continue operating the venture and Cobham intends for the investment to complement its aviation services business, Cobham said Monday. Cobham says it intends provide customers with a transportation system combining helicopters […] More

  • Cobham Sales Push Seeks Civil Sector Investments; Bob Murphy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cobham Sales Push Seeks Civil Sector Investments; Bob Murphy Comments

    Cobham Plc has earmarked $1.2 billion for civil sector investments in an effort to broaden its portfolio beyond defense and security sales. The U.K.-based airborne refueling kit manufacturer is targeting acquisitions in civil markets, where 34 percent of its sales come from, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “We think there are businesses that have good exposure to […] More

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    Major Changes Coming to BAE Systems

    A leadership restructuring and an office closing are among the changes coming to the stateside-arm of BAE in the near future. According to Defense News, CEO Linda Hudson sent out a memo detailing a number of reorganization tactics aimed at “better delivering our strategy in an increasingly cost-conscious marketplace.” The operating headquarters of Electronics, Intelligence […] More

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    BAE Makes Major Changes to Reorganize Business Strategy

    The U.S. division of BAE Systems will close one of its two headquarters to reorganize its  delivery strategy following a recent global market and customer review. In an internal memo, BAE President and CEO Linda Hudson wrote: “From this review, it is clear that we must make changes to our organization if we are to continue […] More

  • Bob Murphy, VP & CFO of BAE Systems, Inc. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bob Murphy, VP & CFO of BAE Systems, Inc.

    What does it take to be a successful CFO in today’s marketplace? Bob Murphy knows all about it. As senior vice president and chief financial officer of BAE Systems, Inc., Murphy helped this global aerospace and defense company generate about $15 billion in sales in 2007. And he expects to see even more growth this […] More

  • 10 Finance Executives That ExecutiveBiz Readers Should Definitely Know - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    10 Finance Executives That ExecutiveBiz Readers Should Definitely Know

    It's no secret these are uncertain times for many in the government contracting space. With the upcoming U.S. presidential election, many companies are holding their breath, wondering how a change in administration will affect their budgets and staff. Weathering the uncertainty is no easy task. But many of the areas top CFOs and finance executives […] More

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