August 11, 2008 09:00 ET

DRS Technologies Names Robert F. Mehmel President

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - DRS Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DRS) announced today that Robert F. Mehmel, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named president and chief operating officer of the corporation. Mark S. Newman will continue to serve as chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

In making the announcement, Mr. Newman stated, "Bob has continually demonstrated his leadership skills and strong commitment to the company's growth. He has been instrumental in advancing the company's operations, merger and acquisition activities, and strategic initiatives. I am confident that his experience and successful track record of achievement will continue to serve DRS as we look to the future."

Mr. Mehmel, 46, joined the company in January 2001 as executive vice president, business operations and strategy, and was promoted to chief operating officer in May 2006. He has 24 years of experience in corporate operations, development, finance and strategic planning in the aerospace, defense and high-technology industries. Since arriving at DRS, Mr. Mehmel has placed emphasis on the implementation of internal and external growth strategies, and has been responsible for operational oversight of the company's four operating segments, including bids and proposals, research and development, capital investments, personnel requirements, environmental, health and safety activities, and facilities planning.

DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company employs approximately 10,500 people. For more information about DRS Technologies, please visit the company's web site at

Contact Information

  • For additional information please contact:

    Richard M. Goldberg
    Vice President, Public Affairs
    (973) 451-3584
    Email Contact
    Patricia M. Williamson
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (973) 898-6025
    Email Contact