HDT Global Announces Leadership Transition at Airborne Systems
Posted: July 1, 2011
SOLON, Ohio – July 1, 2011 – HDT Global (“HDT”), a leading provider of highly-engineered mobile military and emergency response solutions, today announced a leadership transition within its Airborne Systems Division. Elek Puskas has transitioned from his current role as CEO of HDT Airborne to that of Senior Executive Advisor. Serving Airborne for more than 42 years, Mr. Puskas has held the position of CEO since April 2005. In his new role, Mr. Puskas will continue as a strategic advisor to the Airborne and HDT Global management teams.
In accordance with the long-standing company leadership succession plan, Brad Pedersen, current President of North America Operations, will assume the responsibility for executive leadership of Airborne Systems as President, HDT Airborne. Joining Airborne Systems in 2006, Mr. Pedersen has extensive experience in the aerospace industry, with the earlier portion of his career spent working in key management positions for Sikorsky and Boeing. During his time with Airborne and HDT, Mr. Pedersen has demonstrated leadership capabilities and the ability to stimulate innovation and cost improvements.
About HDT: Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, USA, HDT Global is widely recognized for its industry-leading production of state-of-the-art, fully integrated deployable solutions such as shelters, generators, heaters, air filtration devices and other engineered solutions, which are currently being used by U.S. and allied military units deployed worldwide, as well as civilian government and commercial customers. For more information, visit hdtglobal.com.
About Airborne Systems: Airborne Systems, an HDT Global company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of parachutes for military, personnel and cargo systems, space and air vehicle recovery systems, and deceleration systems for high performance aircraft. The company also provides airbags, naval decoys and weapons delivery systems. The Group is headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ, with facilities in Santa Ana, CA, Belleville, Ontario, Canada, and Llangeinor, Bridgend, UK. It has a global workforce of nearly 900 people. For more information, please visit www.airborne-sys.com