ARLINGTON, Va.—CAES, a leading provider of mission critical electronic solutions for aerospace and defense, today announced the appointment of Mike Elias as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Space Systems Division. In this role, Mike will oversee the company’s space product portfolio including radiation hardened microelectronics, applications-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), advanced packaging solutions, motion control and positioning technologies as well as division operations in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Plainview, New York; Hauppauge, New York and Gothenburg, Sweden.
“We are excited to have Mike join our CAES team and further strengthen partnerships with our customers” said Mike Kahn, president and CEO, CAES. “As an accomplished aerospace and defense industry veteran, Mike will be instrumental in helping CAES excel across our space business, drive best-in-class program performance, deliver needed reliability and affordability, as well as pioneer solutions that meet the needs of tomorrow.”
Mike joins CAES as an established leader in both military and space, as well as commercial aerospace product development, strategic planning and customer interface. He spent over 30 years at Honeywell International, where he recently served as VP and General Manager for the Space Business Unit and oversaw strategic plans, design and manufacturing of space qualified hardware and software, strategic missiles and launch vehicles. Previously, he was the Vice President of Space Engineering, and held numerous roles across programs, engineering and business operations. Before joining Honeywell, Mike worked on F-15 and F-16 fire control electronics at Delco Systems Operations.
Mike holds both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in computer and Electronics Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University. In addition, Mike is Six Sigma Green Belt certified, Black Belt trained.
CAES is a pioneer of advanced electronics for the most technologically challenging military and aerospace trusted systems. As the largest provider of mixed-signal and radiation-hardened technology to the United States aerospace and defense industry, CAES delivers high-reliability RF, microwave and millimeter wave, microelectronic and digital solutions that enable our customers to ensure a safer, more secure planet. On land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace, CAES’ extensive electronics and enhanced manufacturing capabilities are at the forefront of mission-critical military and aerospace innovation. www.caes.com
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