December 19, 2011
ARLINGTON-- Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., the newly developed Federal business arm of Siemens in the U.S., has appointed three external board members to strengthen business activities as Siemens builds its presence in the Federal market. General Stanley McChrystal (CNCS 1990), former Commander of the U.S. and International Security Assistances Forces Afghanistan, will serve as Chairman of the Board. He will be joined by former U.S. Army Lieutenant General John Sylvester and retired Lockheed Martin and General Electric executive Robert Coutts who will serve as board members.
"Our newly appointed board members bring a wealth of experience in identifying the challenges of the Federal marketplace and knowing how to meet these needs," said Judy Marks, President and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. "Siemens has the capabilities to provide solutions to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiencies, offer sophisticated medical services for our nation's warfighters and achieve infrastructure improvements as a key strategic partner for the Federal government."
Siemens Government Technologies Inc., created as a new organization, will provide solutions to the Federal market ranging from modernizing infrastructure and transportations systems, to improving energy efficiency, shifting to cleaner energy and implementing the latest in healthcare solutions. Acting as a leading integrator of Siemens' innovative technologies, products and services, the company will offer streamlined processes and cross-sector capabilities to serve Federal customers including the Federal government, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Firms (EPCs), Federal Prime Contractors, and others.
"I am proud to join the board of a company whose innovative products, solutions and services are helping our government customers perform their missions to address our nation's most complex problems," said General Stanley McChrystal. "I am confident about the management team's vision and leadership to significantly strengthen Siemens' position in the federal market, and I look forward to making a positive impact in ensuring our success."
One of the most notable military figures of this generation, General Stanley McChrystal is a retired four-star general in the United States Army, most recently serving as commander of the U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces Afghanistan (ISAF). Previously serving as the commander of the premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General McChrystal dedicated many years toward developing and implementing the country's counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization. General McChrystal graduated from West Point and the U.S. Naval War College and continued on to complete fellowships at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Council on Foreign Relations.