(Source: EADS North America)
12:00 AM, October 16, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA --- EADS North America has made three key appointments to further strengthen its program management and business development team for U.S. Army and Air Force programs.>> Randy Hutcherson has been appointed Vice President Program Manager for EADS North America Tankers, which is the EADS North America business unit tasked with primary subcontractor responsibility in support of the Northrop Grumman KC-45A Tanker for the U.S. Air Force KC-135 replacement.>> Hutcherson previously was the EADS North America Vice President for Rotorcraft Programs, leading the company's successful bid for the U.S. Army's UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, as well as its rapid introduction into active service with the Army and National Guard.>> "Randy Hutcherson has the proven expertise to lead our capture effort and to manage EADS North America's significant work-share for what will be among the largest Defense Department acquisitions of this century," said EADS North America Chairman and CEO Ralph D. Crosby, Jr. "He brings a combination of leadership ability and experience in U.S. military weapons systems management -- which was demonstrated by his highly successful leadership of our UH-72A program.">> Prior to joining EADS North America in 2004, Hutcherson was Director of Government Affairs for Textron, working in the company's Washington, D.C. office. During his military career in the U.S. Marine Corps, Hutcherson held various squadron-level and higher headquarters positions in operations, maintenance and logistics culminating with command of a Marine Corps Light Attack Helicopter Squadron. He also had assignments in Navy squadrons as an instructor and an operational test pilot, as well as an assignment to the Joint Staff.