Elbit Systems of Australia Pty Ltd (ELSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that, effective August 1, 2014, Dan Webster was appointed as ELSA's new Managing Director. Webster replaces Shlomo Weizer, who has assumed a new position in the Elbit Systems organization.
Dan Webster joined ELSA in 2013 as Vice President of Services, taking on the position of VP Programs later in the year. Prior to his joining ELSA, Dan served as Director of Services and Support in Thales Australia and prior to that he served in various positions in Boeing Defense Australia. Dan was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army in which he served for 25 years and was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) in 1993. He holds a Master of Defense Studies degree from the University of Canberra and a Master of Science, Operations Research and Statistics degree from the University of New South Wales.
Udi Vered, Chairman of ELSA, commented: "Dan Webster's appointment is based on his extensive knowledge in ELSA's activities and programs. Australia is a key market for Elbit Systems and Dan's close relationship with our major customers will facilitate a smooth transition to the MD position. I am confident that he will lead ELSA towards continued progress and growth. "Vered added: "I take this opportunity to thank Shlomo Weizer for his invaluable contribution in the establishment and management of ELSA over the last four years."