EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is pleased to announce that John Jordan is the new group president of the firm's Huntsville, Ala.–based CAS Group. The appointment, which is effective immediately, recognizes Jordan's significant organizational leadership experience and technical expertise.
Jordan has served with Wyle and its predecessor organizations for over 30 years. Wyle's CAS Group provides services throughout the Department of Defense, specializing in weapons system support and analysis. For the last 7 years, he has led the group's Air & Missile Defense Systems Division, which provides full-spectrum technical and programmatic support to the U.S. Army in its oversight of PATRIOT; MEADS; Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM); Cruise Missile Defense Systems; and other weapons programs. Jordan also assumed overall responsibility for Wyle's three test labs in 2011 and oversaw operations until their sale earlier this year.
He holds a Master's of Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master's of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He completed his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University with double majors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Across a career marked by noteworthy awards and accomplishments, Jordan also authored over 200 technical reports, briefings and papers. His areas of expertise include joint interoperability and integrated fire control.
Roger Wiederkehr, Wyle's Chief Operating Officer, said, "We are delighted to have John join the Wyle senior executive team. His dedication to our customers' missions and his focus on providing outstanding service will be key elements in continuing to grow Wyle's missile defense and aviation practice."
In commenting on his appointment, Jordan said, "It will be an honor to serve our exceptional professional staff in this new role."
Jordan, who replaces Dr. George Prueitt, will report directly to COO Roger Wiederkehr in his new role.
Wyle, a privately held company, is a leading provider of specialized engineering, information technology and scientific services to the federal government on long-term contracts. In addition to performing test and evaluation of aircraft, weapon systems, networks and other government assets, Wyle delivers a variety of engineering services to federal government customers including the Department of Defense and NASA. For more information on Wyle, please go to www.wyle.com.