Mr. Mehmel joined the company in 2001 as Executive Vice President, Business Operations & Strategy, and has over 20 years of experience in corporate development, finance and strategic planning in the aerospace, defense and high-technology industries. He has been responsible for the review and analysis of corporate-wide operational activities, as well as the development and implementation of strategic planning initiatives to ensure the achievement of long-term business objectives. He also leads the company’s efforts for identification, analysis and qualification of acquisition candidates and the management of post-acquisition integration efforts. Before joining DRS, Mr. Mehmel was Director, Corporate Development at Jabil Circuit, Inc. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Planning at L-3 Communications Corporation from its founding. At L-3, he was responsible for merger and acquisition-related activities, including integration efforts. Additionally, Mr. Mehmel was responsible for operational activities, including financial planning, facilities planning and coordination of environmental, health and safety activities throughout the corporation. Earlier, he held various positions in divisional and corporate management with Lockheed Martin Corporation, Loral Corporation and Lear Siegler, Inc. Mr. Mehmel earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Iona College and is a member of the board of directors of the United Industrial Corporation.