Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. Appoints General Stanley McChrystal to Chair Board of Directors

External board members include former U.S Army Lieutenant General John Sylvester and retired Lockheed Martin executive Robert Coutts

Dec 19, 2011, 00:01 ET from Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., the newly developed Federal business arm of Siemens in the U.S., has appointed three external board members to strengthen business activities as Siemens builds its presence in the Federal market. General Stanley McChrystal, former Commander of the U.S. and International Security Assistances Forces Afghanistan, will serve as Chairman of the Board. He will be joined by former U.S. Army Lieutenant General John Sylvester and retired Lockheed Martin and General Electric executive Robert Coutts who will serve as board members.

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"Our newly appointed board members bring a wealth of experience in identifying the challenges of the Federal marketplace and knowing how to meet these needs," said Judy Marks, President and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. "Siemens  has the capabilities to provide solutions to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiencies, offer sophisticated medical services for our nation's warfighters and achieve infrastructure improvements as a key strategic partner for the Federal government."

Siemens Government Technologies Inc., created as a new organization, will provide solutions to the Federal market ranging from modernizing infrastructure and transportations systems, to improving energy efficiency, shifting to cleaner energy and implementing the latest in healthcare solutions.  Acting as a leading integrator of Siemens' innovative technologies, products and services, the company will offer streamlined processes and cross-sector capabilities to serve Federal customers including the Federal government, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Firms (EPCs), Federal Prime Contractors, and others.

"I am proud to join the board of a company whose innovative products, solutions and services are helping our government customers perform their missions to address our nation's most complex problems," said General Stanley McChrystal. "I am confident about the management team's vision and leadership to significantly strengthen Siemens' position in the federal market, and I look forward to making a positive impact in ensuring our success."

One of the most notable military figures of this generation, General Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general in the United States Army, most recently serving as commander of the U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan (ISAF). Previously serving as the commander of the premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General McChrystal dedicated many years toward developing and implementing the country's counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization. General McChrystal graduated from West Point and the U.S. Naval War College and continued on to complete fellowships at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lieutenant General John Sylvester is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, receiving the Silver Star for his service during Operation Desert Storm. Lieutenant General Sylvester most recently served as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters of the U.S. European Command in Germany. Lieutenant General Sylvester attended the Army War College and also holds a Master of Science Degree in Education from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University. Lieutenant General Sylvester retired from military service in 2004 with decorations and badges including two Defense Distinguished Service Medals, three awards of the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal, among others.

Robert Coutts is the former Executive Vice President of the Electronic Systems Business Area for Lockheed Martin Corporation, retiring in 2008. In this position, he was responsible for the corporation's $12 billion Electronic Systems business. He was previously the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company's $7 billion Systems Integration business area. Mr. Coutts was also an officer of the Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors of Lockheed Martin Finance Corporation, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Inc., Lockheed Martin UK and Lockheed Martin Espana. Mr. Coutts holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and additionally held senior positions at Martin Marietta and General Electric. 

Daryl Dulaney, President and CEO of Siemens Industry, Inc., Klaus Stegemann, CFO of Siemens Corporation and Judy Marks, President and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. have also been appointed to the internal Board of Directors for Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.

For more information on the launch of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. and its Board of Directors, please visit

Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a Federally-compliant U.S. organization structured to provide answers for some of the nation's most challenging issues within the Federal market in infrastructure, energy, industry and healthcare. The company is the leading integrator for Siemens' innovative products, technologies and services to meet the needs of Federal customers. Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information on Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. please visit


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