Contact: Deborah Durgin
Marketing & Sales
L-3 Klein Associates, Inc.
For Immediate Release
L-3 Klein Appoints Frank Cobis as Vice President and General Manager
– VP of programs promoted to lead business –
SALEM, N.H., November 21, 2013 – L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. announced today the promotion of Frank Cobis to vice president and general manager. Mr. Cobis replaces John Cotumaccio, who has retired from L-3 Klein after seven years of service.
"Frank has a strong background in program execution, engineering and operational management, along with outstanding customer focus and comprehensive knowledge of the marine technology marketplace," said John Fox, president of L-3 Ocean Systems. "With more than 30 years of experience in the marine electronics industry, he is well-positioned to lead L-3 Klein's continued business growth into the future."
Mr. Cobis most recently served as the vice president of programs for L-3 Klein, managing numerous navigation, maritime security and sonar projects for both domestic and international customers. Before joining L-3 Klein in 2004, he was the general manager of L-3 SeaBeam Instruments, a leading provider of ocean mapping sonar systems used in government, commercial and research applications.
Mr. Cobis received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Eastern Nazarene College.
L-3 Klein, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, is located in Salem, N.H., and is a leading sensor technology provider that designs and manufactures high-resolution sonar systems and radar-based security and surveillance systems. With more than 45 years of experience, L-3 Klein's customers include commercial, government and military organizations; shipping and offshore oil companies and related support contractors; maritime facilities; academic institutions; and underwater vehicle manufacturers. To learn more, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com/Klein .
Comprising more than 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the
highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit its website at www.L-3com.com/MPS .
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C 3 ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com .
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