August 16, 2007
Scott O’Brien to Lead BAE Systems’ New Products Group Unit
Jackson, FL — Scott O’Brien has been named president of BAE Systems’ Products Group business, based in Jacksonville, Florida.
The division, with more than 1,700 employees at 11 facilities worldwide, manufactures many of the world's most recognized brands of security products exclusively for law enforcement, corrections, military, and licensed security professionals. Revenue for the division in 2006 was $324 million.
“Under Scott’s stewardship, the Products Group has built a proven track record of success,” said Walt Havenstein, President and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. “I have every confidence in Scott’s leadership and his ability to continue to grow the business.”
O’Brien previously served as president of Products Group within Armor Holdings, Inc., which was recently acquired by BAE Systems. Prior to that, he served as president and chief operating officer of Safariland Ltd., Inc., a leading manufacturer of law enforcement equipment and automotive accessories within Products Group. His career with Safariland began in 1974.
O’Brien earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton. He resides in Chino Hills, California, where he is a member of the Young President’s Organization; Chairman Emeritus of the Toyota Motor Sales Supplier Alliance; a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the School of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton; and a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. BAE Systems, with 96,000 employees worldwide, had 2006 sales that exceeded $27 billion on a pro forma basis, assuming BAE Systems had owned Armor Holdings, Inc. for the whole of 2006.