WASHINGTON — Leonardo DRS has appointed John Baylouny as executive vice president and chief operating officer — a position that oversees the execution of program operations across all eight of the company’s business sectors.

He will also lead functions related to corporate operations, supply chain, technology and IT.

An engineer by training and practice, Baylouny has worked for DRS on various sonar, radar, electro-optical and infrared technologies since he joined the company in 1986, according to Baylouny’s LinkedIn profile.

“John’s extensive industry experience and leadership to bring innovative technology to market will serve Leonardo DRS well, now and into the future,” said the company CEO, William Lynn III.

Prior to his latest appointment, Baylouny served as vice president and general manager of DRS' land systems and advanced ISR businesses, as well as chief technology officer.

Baylouny replaces Terry Murphy, who is retiring at the end of this year.

Daniel Cebul is an editorial fellow and general assignments writer for Defense News, C4ISRNET, Fifth Domain and Federal Times.

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