QinetiQ North America Announces CEO Transition

Feb 11, 2013, 13:35 ET from QinetiQ North America

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced that Dr. J.D. Crouch II will be taking over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QNA following the retirement of Duane Andrews at the end of the current fiscal year on March 31, 2013.

J.D. Crouch is currently President of QinetiQ North America's Technology Solutions Group, where he built QNA's successful defense products business. He assumed this role in November 2009 from his position as QNA's Executive Vice President for Strategic Development. In his 30-year career, Crouch held a number of prestigious public and private sector leadership positions. His most recent government service was as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor until June 2007. Previously, he served as US Ambassador to Romania from 2004-2005 and, prior to this, as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He co-founded and was Chief Marketing Officer of PalmGear.com, the Internet's leading Palm OS App Store from 1995-2001.  Crouch holds a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California.

Commenting on his appointment J.D. Crouch said:  "I am excited to be taking on the leadership of QinetiQ North America.  This is an energetic organization with an unrelenting commitment to our customers at its core and I believe we are well-positioned to take the business to the next level of its development and growth." 

Duane Andrews has notified the company of his intention to retire on March 31, 2013.  Andrews joined QinetiQ North America as CEO in June 2006 to integrate QNA's three subsidiaries and was responsible for managing its acquisition strategy.  "It has been an honor to lead the talented men and women of QinetiQ North America through the formation and early evolution of the company," Andrews said. "I am proud of the unique company we created that provides both critical products which save military lives and engineering services essential to the mission success of US Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian agency customers."

Commenting on the changes, Peter Marino, QinetiQ North America Chairman of the Board said:  "On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome JD to the CEO role.  His proven record of success at QNA, and in his previous endeavors, prepares him well for this important position.  I would also like to thank Duane for his exceptional leadership these past six and half years and for his dedication to building a world-class company."  

Notes to Editors:

Duane Andrews began his distinguished 45-year career with service in the U.S. Air Force, followed by service as a professional staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He went on to serve as Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command Control Communications and Intelligence and as Pentagon Chief Information Officer before joining Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in 1993. His thirteen years at SAIC included assignments as Executive Vice President for Corporate Development; President and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Business Segment; and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America (QNA) is a subsidiary of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QQ.L). Operating in North America, QNA delivers world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, focusing on U.S. government and commercial customers. Its engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information visit www.qinetiq-na.com and join our conversation at www.facebook.com/qinetiqna.

Contact:  Katerina Paskaris, 703-752-6528, Katerina.paskaris@QinetiQ-NA.com

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