Cobham has appointed Robert Mullins as Executive
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions,
replacing David Johnston, who has decided to leave the company.
Rob will report directly to Cobham plc Chief
Executive Officer, Bob Murphy, and be based initially at the
group’s Corporate North America office in Arlington, Virginia,
Prior to joining Cobham, Mr. Mullins held the
position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy for Alliant
Techsystems (ATK), an aerospace, defence and commercial products
company with annual revenues of approximately $4.3 billion. In
this capacity, he co-chaired the company’s Corporate Leadership
Council, led the development and execution of the company’s merger
and acquisition strategy, and implemented the annual strategic
planning process to include market and competitive analysis.
From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Mullins was employed by
Northrop Grumman Corporation, serving in a number of executive
positions. In his last assignment, he was Vice President of
Operations, Strategy and Development for Northrop’s ISR Systems
Division. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, he was a member of
the permanent research staff at The Rand Corporation.
Mr. Mullins is an honours graduate of Franklin &
Marshall College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in
Government. He also holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s
College, University of London, as well as a Master of Public &
International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
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