Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a leading defense and
aerospace electronics manufacturer, announced today that Mark Santamaria
has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
to the sector.
As CFO, Mark will be responsible for all financial aspects of the
company, including the contracts, compliance, and legal organization. He
will be a Cobham AES Holdings Inc. board member, and will play an
integral role in ensuring continued compliance with the special security
agreement (SSA) in place with the U.S. Federal Government.
“Mark’s extensive financial experience, spanning over 30 years within
the defense industry, and strong leadership will play a critical role to
the CAES organization. He is the ideal choice in driving CAES’ future
growth and fulfilling our commitments to our customers and
shareholders,” says, Jill Kale, President of Cobham Advanced Electronic
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson
University, and holds a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Mark was previously the CFO at Mission Essential, a U.S. defense
contractor primarily serving intelligence and military clients. He also
assumed the role of CFO at AM General LLC, and The SI Organization.
Additionally, Mark enjoyed a 24 year career at Lockheed Martin in
various positions with increasing responsibilities.
About Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)
CAES provides critical solutions for communication on land, at sea, and
in the air and space, by moving data through off-the-shelf and
customized products and subsystems including RF, microwave, millimeter
wave, and high reliability microelectronics, antenna apertures and
motion control solutions.
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions supplies defense, aerospace,
security, medical, and industrial markets.
Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected
for providing solutions to the most challenging problems, from deep
space to the depths of the ocean. We employ more than 10,000 people on
five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries,
with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data
communications, including satellite communications; defense electronics;
air-to-air refueling; aviation services; life support and mission
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