Chris Hickey Named VP of Services & Support Solutions at Elbit Systems of America

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. announces that Chris Hickey has been named Vice President of its Services & Support Solutions.  With over 25 years of experience in aerospace and technology industries including a diverse background in defense, civil, and international markets, Hickey will oversee Elbit's aircraft modernization and sustainment facility in San Antonio, Texas, its product support sites in Fort Worth, Texas and in Woensdrecht, Netherlands and logistics support and obsolesce management center in Talladega, Alabama. Hickey's is also responsible for customer service and product support related to the Merlin and Metro commuter aircraft, for which Elbit holds the Type Certificates.

The Services & Support Solutions provides logistics, sustainment, modernization and upgrade solutions to its military and commercial customers. With a focus on fixed and rotary wing aircraft and land vehicles, Elbit Systems of America provides a full range of product and service offerings including design, development, repairs, engineering, supply chain management, contractor operated main base supply, contractor logistics support, life cycle contractor support, and avionics modernization.

"Chris brings a rich level of defense, commercial, and homeland security market knowledge to Elbit Systems of America," commented Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America President and Chief Executive Officer. "His experience in management, business development, international markets, and operations has prepared him well for the opportunities at Elbit Systems. We look forward to his leadership as we continue to deliver affordable, innovative logistics solutions and services to our customers."

Hickey holds an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: Oct 6, 2014