Cobham Appoints New Chief Security Officer and Security Vice President

Cobham Appoints New Chief Security Officer

Cobham announces the hiring of Paul Michaels to the position of Vice President, Security and Chief Security Officer effective May 29, 2018.

CRYSTAL CITY, VIRGINIA – Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) announces the hiring of Paul Michaels to the position of Vice President, Security and Chief Security Officer effective May 29, 2018.   

Michaels joins CAES as the lead on all security matters across the Sector including adherence to the National Industrial Security Program and Special Security Agreement (SSA). Overseeing corporate intellectual property and maintaining the security of sensitive information related to customers will also fall within his scope.   

"We are encouraged to have Paul's expertise in this capacity and as part of the Executive Leadership Team as we strive to continuously improve our relationships with key government stakeholders," said Jill Kale, CAES Sector President. "Establishing the role of Chief Security Officer is imperative to our business as opportunities, threats, and technologies emerge almost daily. Paul will play a key role in driving the organizational strategy to maintain and ensure the security of our assets and resources.  We are eager to support his role and contributions here at Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions". 

Michaels brings nearly two decades of security management experience in directing the identification, development, implementation, and maintenance of security processes, practices, and policies throughout organizations to reduce risks and limiting exposure and liability as related to facilities and employee security. He also developed multiple security programs supporting the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director for Security & Information Technology and Facility Security Officer at Westinghouse Government Services LLC. 

A graduate of American Military University where he earned a M.A. degree, he holds a Bachelor of Science in management studies from University of Maryland University College.


About Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions 
We provide 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, and high reliability microelectronics, antenna apertures and motion control solutions. 

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions supplies defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets. 

About Cobham 
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 11,500 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 equipment. 

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