Elbit Systems UK Limited (ESUK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (Elbit Systems), announced that Martin Fausset has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect as of March 1, 2016. Mr. Fausset will report directly to Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems' President and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to his joining ESUK, Martin Fausset held a number of senior positions in the Aerospace, Defence and Automotive sectors, including at AgustaWestland, Rolls-Royce and Ricardo PLC. He brings extensive international business and board experience from across a number of sectors and markets.
ESUK has a number of wholly-owned subsidiaries in the UK that provide advanced technology solutions for military and commercial applications across Air, Land and Marine markets. An ESUK-KBR joint-venturewas recently awarded a contract to deliver the fixed-wing Military Flying Training System for the British armed forces. In addition, Elbit Systems' joint company with Thales UK is the provider of the "Watchkeeper" programme, tothe UK armed forces.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems commented: "Martin Fausset's appointment as ESUK's CEO underscores the importance of the UK to Elbit Systems and is a key step in our strategy to grow and develop activities in the UK in order to createa significant business presence in this critical market".