Seasoned Fortune 500 company legal executive with national security,
international, engineering and energy markets expertise
MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that Douglas E. Scott has joined
the company as senior vice president and general counsel.
Scott comes to AeroVironment with nearly 20 years of experience leading
the legal department of SAIC, Inc., a diversified Fortune 500 company
that provides high-technology services and solutions in the national
security, engineering, health, energy and environmental markets. Most
recently, he served as SAIC's corporate secretary, supporting SAIC's
board of directors and the corporation's governance.
"Doug has a proven track record of building and leading a sophisticated
legal department to support a complex and rapidly scaling business. His
diverse legal expertise and experiences will be invaluable as
AeroVironment continues to execute on its strategic plan to create
stockholder value," said Tim Conver, AeroVironment chairman and chief
Scott's legal experience includes government contracts, a wide range of
international matters, intellectual property, mergers, acquisitions,
divestitures and strategic transactions, litigation, and employment
issues. As an SAIC executive, his scope of responsibilities included
managing internal audit, and ethics and compliance departments.
Prior to earning his juris doctor degree from the University of
California at Los Angeles in 1984, Scott received a master of business
administration degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
in 1981 and is a certified public accountant. He was a Phi Beta Kappa
and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in
economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1979.
About AeroVironment, Inc.
AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops,
produces, supports and operates an advanced portfolio of Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions.
Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services
use the company's electric-powered, hand-launched
unmanned aircraft systems extensively to provide situational
awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne
reconnaissance, surveillance and communication. AeroVironment's electric
transportation solutions include a comprehensive suite of electric
vehicle (EV) charging systems, installation and network services for
consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power
cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial
electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets. More
information about AeroVironment is available at www.avinc.com.
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