RESTON, Va., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QinetiQ North America (QNA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Hewitt as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Hewitt joined QNA in January 2010 as senior vice president for strategy in the QNA Technology Solutions Group. He then led the Maritime and Transportation division and served as executive vice president for operations and strategic development.
Prior to joining QNA, Hewitt led defense and intelligence programs at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Prior to this he was a visiting scholar at George Washington University's Center for International Science and Technology Policy. His government service includes leadership in the Defense Department where he served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for continuity and crisis management and at the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he led an interagency cyber intelligence unit.
In his role as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Hewitt will lead strategy formulation, corporate development and strategic investments. He will also oversee business development activities and will lead QNA defense and commercial innovation programs.
"Mark has been a valuable member of the QNA executive team and I am honored to continue working with him to build our QNA future," said JD Crouch, Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ North America. "Mark will play a central role in assessing our core markets, crafting our business strategy, identifying new opportunities and driving growth."Hewitt holds a B.S. in political science from the University of Utah, an M.S. in defense and strategic studies from Missouri State University, and a Ph.D. in public policy from George Washington University. 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 QinetiQ North America703-752-6528 Katerina.Paskaris@QinetiQ-NA.com