HAIFA, Israel, December 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Edgar Maimon Appointed General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra, Replacing Itzchak Gat
Yehuda (Udi) Vered Appointed General Manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I, Replacing Bezhalel Machlis
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE:ESLT) ( "the Company" or "Elbit Systems") announced today that, effective February 1, 2013, Edgar Maimon will become General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Division (Elisra). Maimon will replace Itzchak (Itzik) Gat who has announced his retirement after serving for the past seven years as Elisra's General Manager. Yehuda (Udi) Vered will become General Manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division, replacing Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis. The appointment will become effective as of January 1, 2013, In its announcement of August 13 2012, the Company announced that Machlis will be replacing Joseph Ackerman as Elbit Systems' President and CEO following Ackerman's retirement at the end of March 2013.Joseph Ackerman, Elbit Systems President and CEO commented: "I am very pleased with the appointment of Udi Vered as General Manager of Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division and Edgar Maimon as General Manager of Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Division. Elisra, under Itzik Gat's leadership, expanded upon its world leading position in the electronic warfare market, and I would like to thank Itzik for his contribution to Elisra and to the entire Elbit Systems organization. I wish Udi and Edgar success in their new positions and am confident they will contribute significantly to Elbit Systems meeting the challenges ahead." Maimon, who joined Elisra in 2004, currently serves as Elisra's Vice President - Marketing and Business Development. Prior to joining Elisra, Maimon served for 26 years in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) where he holds the rank of Colonel (reserves). He served as the head of the IAF's C4I systems engineering department and held additional senior positions in the IAF. Maimon holds a B.Sc degree in electronic engineering from Ben Gurion University. Vered, who joined Elbit Systems in 2003, currently serves as Executive Vice President - Service Solutions of the Company and Vice President - Marketing for the Land and C4I Division. Prior to joining Elbit Systems, Vered served for 24 years in the IAF where he holds the rank of Colonel (reserves) in a variety of positions, including as head of the IAF budget department. Vered holds a BA degree in finance and management from Tel Aviv University, an MBA from Ben Gurion University and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School's Advanced Management Program. About Elbit Systems Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.
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