RADA Electronic Industries Ltd and Leonardo DRS Inc. Complete All-Stock Merger. Read the press release.
Yossi Ben Shalom
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Yossi Ben Shalom, Chairman
Yossi Ben Shalom is the co-founder, together with the Dotan Family, of the DBSI Investments Company in 2001. Yossi is the active chairman of Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR), Shagrir, Car2Go, Matzman & Merutz and 8 Note, and is a director at Taldor (TASE: TALD) and Danel (TASE: DANE). He was formerly Vice President of Koor Holdings (NASDAQ:KOR), and served as the CFO of Tadiran Ltd. Mr. Ben Shalom was an active director in numerous boards, such as NICE Systems, Machteshim Agan, Bank Klali, M-systems, and others. He was also an active chairman of Europcar Israel, American Express Israel, and Scopus technologies. Mr. Ben Shalom holds BA in Economics and MA in Business Management from the Tel Aviv University.
Dov (Dubi) SellaRead More >
Dov (Dubi) Sella
Mr. Sella joined DRS RADA Technologies in January 2003 serving as COO (2003-07), Chief Business Development Officer (2007-16) and as company CEO (2016 till today).
Mr. Sella began his career at Elbit Systems (1982-97) where he held positions as Director of Programs, Director of Avionics Engineering and Director of Business Development.
Prior to joining DRS RADA Technologies he worked at UltraGuide, a medical device start-up, as VP Business Development and R&D (1997-2000) and was President of NeuroVision Inc., a medical technology start-up (2000-03).
Mr. Sella has a B.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Computer Engineering from the Technion (Israel’s Institute of Technology). He served as a fighter aircraft navigator in the Israeli Air Force.
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Guy Zur, MG (ret.)
Mr. Zur joined the IDF in 1983 and served in the military until 2016 in a variety of positions retiring with the rank of Major General. Mr. Zur served as the commander of the Ground Forces from 2013 until 2016. Between 2010 and 2013 Mr. Zur served as the Head of the IDF Planning Division. Between 2007 and 2010 Mr. Zur served as the commander of the National Training Center for Ground Trainings (NTC). Mr. Zur is currently the CEO of some Taavura Group subsidiaries, one of the largest logistics and transportation conglomerates in Israel, as well as a technology entrepreneur. Mr. Zur holds a M.B.A. degree from Be’er Sheva University, a BcS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and is an alumnus of the Royal College of Defense Studies, London.
John BaylounyRead More >
John Baylouny is a veteran of Leonardo DRS and has held a variety of positions within the company prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Baylouny has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry with diverse experience in direct P&L and operational responsibility, general management, product development, program management and product design.
Most recently, Mr. Baylouny served as the Chief Technology Officer of the company and was focused on providing leadership to the technical community with enterprise-wide responsibility for its technology investment strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Baylouny served as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Land Systems and Advanced ISR businesses, among other leadership roles. Baylouny is intimately familiar with the inner working of the company, advancing from engineering to engineering leadership, then on to business leadership roles.Baylouny has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Sandra L. HodgkinsonRead More >
Sandra L. Hodgkinson
Sandra L. “Sandy” Hodgkinson is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development at Leonardo DRS. In this capacity, she leads the development and execution of the annual Leonardo DRS strategic plan, working closely with the CEO, COO, CFO, business units, and Leonardo leadership. She is also responsible for the coordination and management oversight for all merger and acquisition activities of the company.
Ms. Hodgkinson also serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO. In this capacity, she provides advice to the CEO and oversees the development of the business review process, the Corporate Calendar, the annual leadership conference, and preparation for our Board of Directors meetings. Ms. Hodgkinson is the Leonardo DRS Sustainability Ambassador, and currently co-Chairs the Leonardo Steering Committee on Digital Transformation.Ms. Hodgkinson previously served as a civil servant in the U.S. Government achieving the rank of Senior Executive Service (SES), with assignments at Department of Defense, State Department, and the White House. Her positions included: Special Assistant (Chief of Staff) to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD); Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the National Defense University; Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues; Director for International Justice at the National Security Council (NSC); and Senior Advisor at the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), in Baghdad, Iraq. She has been awarded DoD’s highest career civilian award, the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, DoD’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (military service), and 4 State Department Superior Honor Awards.
Prior to civil service, Ms. Hodgkinson spent six years in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, with tours as an Appellate Clerk at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals; a Prosecutor and International Law Officer in Naples, Italy; and a Country Program Director, Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), where she trained foreign military and civilians in over 30 countries. She spent 15 years in the U.S. Navy reserves as a JAG officer, serving as Commanding Officer of the Navy Reserve International and Operational Law unit, Department Head for the Law of Armed Conflict Division, Department Head for the Cyber Security and Intelligence Divisions, and an instructor at the Naval War College and Naval Justice School. She retired in 2017 at the rank of Captain.
Ms. Hodgkinson has written more than fifteen legal articles and seven book chapters, and has been adjunct teaching national security law at Catholic University’s Law School since 2007. She has served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security (Board), the ABA Cyber Security task force, and in other volunteer capacities. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has a J.D. from the University of Denver (DU); an M.A. from DU’s Graduate School of International Studies; and a B.A. from Tulane University. She also studied abroad at the Hague Academy of International Law; l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques (“Sciences Po”), Paris, and in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and speaks French, and intermediate Spanish and Italian to varying degrees.
Ms. Hodgkinson is married with five children and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.