November 2, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va.—Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a leading provider of mission critical electronic solutions, today announced the appointment of Stephen Sartwell as the company’s senior vice president of program and operations excellence. 

Steve Sartwell Headshot

“We are excited to welcome Steve to the CAES team,” said Mike Kahn, president and CEO, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions. “Steve is an accomplished operations leader with more than 30 years of experience implementing successful improvement initiatives in the aerospace and defense industry. The insight and skills he has gained over his career will be of great benefit to CAES as we continue to advance our operations and drive continuous efforts to deliver improved business results throughout the company.” 

Prior to joining CAES, Steve led the operations organization at L3Harris where he established standardized tools, processes and methodologies to improve performance and support a significant increase in production output. During his time at L3Harris, he held other leadership roles focused on manufacturing process and quality enhancements. Before joining L3 Harris, Steve held management positions at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Coleman Aerospace and Litton Laser Systems.    

“CAES is well-known in the aerospace and defense industry for its advanced electronics and recognized for its commitment to quality and product excellence,” said Steve Sartwell, senior vice president of program and operations excellence. “I am delighted to be part of the team and to further CAES’ programs and operations as it continues to deliver next generation electronic warfare, space, radar and missiles technology.” 

Steve holds a bachelor’s of science degree in production management from Florida Southern College, is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and graduate of the Wharton Executive Senior Leadership Program.

About Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is the largest provider of analog and radiation hardened technology for the United States aerospace and defense industry. With a broad portfolio of off-the-shelf and customized RF, microwave and high reliability microelectronic products and subsystems, CAES offers a complete range of solutions for the entire signal chain from aperture to digital conversion.