L-3 TRL announced today the appointment of Des Taylor as its chief financial officer. In addition to his oversight of the company’s financial processes, Mr. Taylor’s primary focus will be to implement an infrastructure to support L-3 TRL’s growth strategy, which includes an expansion into commercial and international markets. He will report to Jim Chapman, president of L-3 TRL.
“Des is an excellent fit for L-3 TRL,” said Mr. Chapman. “Our business is currently in a dynamic growth phase. I am confident that Des’ extensive experience in the aerospace and defence industry will make him an invaluable asset in supporting the expansion of our business. Our entire team looks forward to working with him as we continue to build on our position as a leading supplier of EW and cybersecurity solutions for our customers.”
With strong financial, commercial and programme management credentials, Mr. Taylor brings with him 25 years of experience in the domestic and international aerospace and defence arena. He joins L-3 TRL from Cobham PLC, where he held a number of senior roles. In addition to serving as vice president of finance for the Aviation Services Division, he was managing director of FR Aviation Ltd. and led the 2012 acquisition and integration of the Thrane and Thrane SATCOM business. Mr. Taylor also contributed to a number of joint venture boards for several global aerospace and defence companies, including Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, EADS and Thales.