Experienced director with consumer, industrial and finance background
Seasoned executive with deep management, functional and operational
MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that Stephen F. Page has been
appointed to its board of directors, effective April 24, 2013. Page was
also appointed to the board's Audit Committee.
Page most recently served on the corporate boards and audit committees
of Lowe's Companies, Inc., PACCAR, Inc., and Liberty Mutual Holding
Company Inc., where he was lead director, and on the board of trustees
at Loyola Marymount University. He chaired the audit committees at
PACCAR and Lowe's. Page currently serves as a trustee of Mount St.
Mary's College and the Catholic Education Foundation.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from
Loyola Marymount University in 1962, Page began his career as an
accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP and then earned his Juris Doctor
degree at Loyola Law School in 1968. He spent the next 20 years with
Black & Decker, first as general counsel for its McCullough Corporation
subsidiary, then as treasurer, and finally as executive vice president
and chief financial officer, at the company's corporate headquarters in
Towson, Md. Following Black & Decker, Page served in many leadership
roles at United Technologies Corporation, including director, vice
chairman, chief financial officer and president and chief executive
officer of Otis Elevator, an $8 billion division of the company, before
retiring in 2004.
"Stephen's wealth of leadership success in consumer, industrial, and
global businesses will provide a unique and valuable perspective across
AeroVironment's increasingly diverse business activities," said Tim
Conver, AeroVironment's chairman and chief executive officer. "As a
technology company that creates and sells products and services to
consumers, businesses and government agencies with increasingly
international scope, Stephen's vast expertise across these areas will be
invaluable as AeroVironment expands in each of these markets."
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. Multiple government
agencies have helped to fund the development and demonstration of Global
Observer®, a hybrid-electric,
stratospheric UAS designed to provide affordable, persistent
reconnaissance and communication over any location on the globe. Switchblade™
is a loitering munition designed to provide a rapid, lethal, pinpoint
precision strike capability with minimal collateral damage.
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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