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Saab: new head of market area North America

The company has appointed Erik Smith from October 1, 2018

Saab has appointed Erik Smith as the new head of the Market Area North America, effective from the 1 October 2018. Currently President and CEO of SDAS (Saab Defense and Security USA LLC) he also assumed the position as Head of Market Area North America in addition to his current role. In this expanded role, he is the senior Saab executive in North America, responsible for local market leadership in the US and Canada. He has over 18 years of Aerospace and Defense industry experience across a broad cross-section of the marketplace. Since joining Saab in 2007, he has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within the company’s Marketing and Sales, Contract, and Program Management organizations.

Its defense offerings in the North American region span the entire Saab product portfolio; including high-tech solutions such as the Gripen fighter aircraft, Unmanned Vehicles, Command and Control systems, Radar and Sensors, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Platforms and Systems, Tactical Weapons and Missile Systems, Training Solutions as Signature Management. In the commercial aerospace segment Saab provides aerostructures manufacturing, avionics systems, and comprehensive traffic management solutions in the aviation and marine markets as well as support and services for the regional airline market. Based in Syracuse, New York, Saab Defense and Security USA focuses primarily on the US Market and customer base. From its headquarters in Ottawa, Saab Canada, Inc. supports the Canadian Armed Forces and Government customer.

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