Sypris Appoints Robert B. Sanders Group Vice President; Executive to Head Key Electronics Segment.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sypris Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM:SYPR) announced today that Robert B. Sanders has been appointed Group Vice President with operating responsibility for the Company's Electronics Group. Mr. Sanders will be located at the Company's headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky
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Mr. Sanders previously served as a General Manager and Site Executive for the Defense & Space Electronics Systems division of Honeywell, a leading provider of integrated solutions for commercial aviation and military aircraft. While at Honeywell, he was responsible for the successful introduction of new products for use in bomber, fighter and helicopter programs with the Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor for the U.S. and Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .
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ITT In This Thread (forums) Industries, a diversified engineering and manufacturing company with expertise in defense electronics and services. Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management/Aeronautics from Dowling College Dowling College is a private college on Long Island, New York, with more than 6,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students through four schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, Townsend School of Business, School of Education and School of Aviation. and is a former Naval Aviator with the United States Marine Corps United States Marine Corps (USMC)
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Commenting on the announcement, Jeffrey T. Gill, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sypris Solutions, said, "We are very pleased to announce the addition of Bob to our executive staff. With his broad experience in working successfully with leading aerospace and defense companies, Bob is expected to make a significant and immediate impact on the future growth and development of our Electronics Group."
The Electronics Group provides circuit card assemblies for use in missile guidance systems, displays for the Apache attack helicopter A helicopter specifically designed to employ various weapons to attack and destroy enemy targets. and a variety of satellite communication systems. The group designs secure communication equipment and data storage systems, and writes encryption software Encryption software is software whose main task is encryption and decryption of data, usually in the form of files on hard drives and removable media, email messages, or in the form of packets sent over computer networks. for the National Security Agency. The group also provides a wide range of calibration, certification and testing services for customers such as NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Independent U.S. , the FAA and the National Weather Service. The Electronics Group of Sypris Solutions employs approximately 1,000 people in 26 locations throughout the United States.
Sypris Solutions is a diversified provider of technology-based outsourced services and specialty products. The Company performs a wide range of manufacturing and technical services, typically under multi-year, sole-source contracts with major corporations and government agencies in the markets for aerospace and defense electronics, truck components and assemblies, and for users of test and measurement equipment. For more information about Sypris Solutions, visit its Web site at www.sypris.com.
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