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Thales Defense & Security Adds Gen. James L. Jones, Dr. Ray Johnson & Alan Kessler to Board of Directors; Mike Sheehan Quoted

Jeff Brody

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. announced on Tuesday that General James L. Jones, formerly of the U.S. Marine Corps., Dr. Ray Johnson and Alan Kessler have been appointed new members of Thales’ board of directors. 

Thales’ newest board members will support the organizational direction of Thales and will work to enhance the organization’s industrial defense and security posture for Thales in the United States and abroad. They join a board roster composed of accomplished leaders with distinguished backgrounds as senior defense officials and industry executives.

“The addition of General Jones, Dr. Johnson and Mr. Kessler marks a new era for Thales’ defense activities in the U.S.,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO of Thales Defense & Security, Inc. “I am pleased to welcome them and glad they have recognized the potential of Thales.” 

Thales Defense & Security, Inc.’s current list of board members includes:

  • Mitchell Herbets, Chairman of the Board

  • Michael Sheehan, the company’s President & CEO

  • Brian Miller, the company’s CFO

  • Edward Miller, Chairman of the Government Security Committee

  • Lt. Gen. Albert Edmonds, U.S. Air Force (Retired) 

  • Gen. James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) 

  • Lt. Gen. William Campbell, U.S. Army (Retired) 

  • Dr. Ray Johnson 

  • Alan Kessler

About Thales

Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today. 

From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster – mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales reported sales of $22.4 billion in 2018, on a pro forma basis including Gemalto.

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