(Vienna, Va) June 1, 2021 - HENSOLDT Inc. announces new Directors to its Board, Russell Gould and Jill Kale.
Russell Gould currently serves as Head of International Business Development, HENSOLDT AG. Gould has a long history with Hensoldt, serving as Managing Director of HENSOLDT UK, and prior to that, CEO of Kelvin Hughes Ltd. He also held several international assignments in Project Engineering Management with BAE Systems in Italy and Oman. Gould holds a First -Class Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bath University, is a Chartered Engineer, and is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).
Jill Kale comes to the HENSOLDT Inc.’s Board of Directors with an extensive background in the aerospace industry. She was previously President of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES). Kale’s career also includes assignments as Vice President of Airborne Surveillance for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector and Vice President roles within sector operations, program operations, and systems development and technology. Kale earned a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from George Washington University.
“Russell and Jill are exceptionally accomplished and respected business leaders in the defense industry and are welcome additions to our Board,” said Ken Loy, CEO of HENSOLDT Inc. “I have worked closely with Russell for the past three years, and I have the greatest respect for his understanding of the global defense market. His first-hand knowledge of HENSOLDT technologies and the insight he brings from his executive management role in our parent company will be invaluable to the Board. Jill’s successes in leading an SSA (Special Security Agreement) company in the U.S. defense industry, contribute valuable and unique perspectives to the Board. I’m thrilled to have both Russell and Jill join our other distinguished Directors. They are sure to make great contributions to the Board as it executes its responsibilities for oversight of the company’s management and compliance with SSA obligations.”
A fully owned subsidiary of HENSOLDT AG, HENSOLDT Inc. operates in the U.S. under a Special Security Agreement (SSA) between the U.S. Government, HENSOLDT Inc., and its parent company. Through this agreement, the Board of Directors of HENSOLDT Inc. oversees compliance with U.S. Government Security and Export Regulations, allowing the company to perform classified and sensitive U.S. Government contracts. In addition, business development for the Canadian market is led from HENSOLDT Inc.