MASON, Ohio, December 1, 2011 – L-3 Cincinnati Electronics, an industry leader in infrared thermal imaging, space exploration, and military and defense technology, today announced the appointment of its new president, Russ Walker. Mr. Walker will report to Wes Motooka, president of L-3’s Integrated Sensor Systems Sector (ISS), of which L-3 Cincinnati Electronics is a part.
With over 30 years of defense industry experience, Mr. Walker joins L-3 from AAI Textron Systems, where he most recently served as vice president of engineering. Mr. Walker joined AAI in 2005 and managed the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) program for five years and also served as vice president of the Shadow product area. Prior to this, he led the manned reconnaissance aircraft systems development, electro-optical and infrared systems design, and synthetic aperture radar/ground moving target indicator systems development programs at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
“Russ Walker is a proven leader with the critical skills needed to sustain and grow our business,” said L-3 ISS President Wes Motooka. “Russ brings a strong background in program and engineering management, along with outstanding customer relationships and knowledge of the DoD acquisition process. I look forward to his contributions as we continue to execute our business plans to increase market share and optimize performance.”
L-3 Cincinnati Electronics is world renowned for its expertise in the areas of electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) detection, and space and missile electronics. The expanded Mason, Ohio facility houses a new state-of-the-art semiconductor processing facility designed to meet the demand for the next generation of infrared imaging arrays used on platforms such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Wide Area Persistent Surveillance (WAPS) programs. Additionally, the new facility will house an avionics systems integration laboratory (SIL). The SIL supports L-3 Cincinnati Electronics’ Space Electronics business unit’s growth strategy, offering launch customers a system-level solution rather than a single avionics component. To learn more about L-3 Cincinnati Electronics, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/ce.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 63,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2010 sales of $15.7 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at