HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - EADS North America today announced the appointment of Dave Tarbell as Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President for Trade and Security. In his capacity as Chief Compliance Officer, Dave Tarbell reports directly to Sean O'Keefe, Chairman and CEO of EADS North America, and to Pedro Montoya, the EADS Group Chief Compliance Officer.
Tarbell is responsible for all aspects of Ethics and Compliance for EADS North America, including overseeing trade and security compliance. Tarbell has held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sector. He held various positions in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense for over 20 years, ending his tenure as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Technology Security Policy.
Tarbell previously served on the staff of the White House National Security Council. He was most recently an independent international trade consultant advising U.S. and non-U.S. defense, aerospace and commercial clients on compliance with laws and regulations governing export control, anti-bribery, security and economic sanctions.
"Dave brings a tremendous reputation and experience with the U.S. government and defense industry that will serve us well," O'Keefe said. "He is an outstanding leader who has crafted sensible U.S. government policies and assisted defense companies in navigating and complying with U.S. regulatory systems dealing with international trade and security."
"Dave has spent a career leading organizations to higher levels of success in ways that reflect our company's commitment to security, compliance and the highest ethical standards."
Tarbell holds a master's degree in public policy analysis from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the recipient of numerous public and private awards.
About EADS North America
EADS North America is the U.S.-based operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense, and related services. EADS contributes more than $14 billion to the U.S. economy annually and supports over 225,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers. EADS North America, headquartered in Herndon, Va., offers a broad array of advanced solutions to meet U.S. military and commercial requirements, including fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, homeland security systems, public safety communications, defense electronics and avionics, and threat detection systems.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group -- comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter -- generated revenues of EUR 56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.