QinetiQ North America announced April 3 the appointment of Gary Slack as president and chief operating officer. Slack joined the company in August 2012 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and will continue to serve as CFO on an interim basis.
Prior to joining QNA, Slack spent 13 years with BAE Systems, last serving as the president of the company’s U.S. Combat Systems business where he directed operations involving more than 9,000 employees across 16 states.
“Gary will continue to serve as a key member of the QNA executive leadership team,” said JD Crouch, Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ North America. “With his broad skill-set and experience successfully leading large operations, he will be a key asset to us as we continue to improve our business operations in an increasingly more competitive market.”
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Slack was the director of group finance for TRW’s Systems and Information Technology Group. He has also held positions at BDM International, Inc., Honeywell Federal Systems, Inc. and the Virginia Department of Taxation.
Slack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Longwood University and is a certified public accountant.