Smiths Detection names Sal Cipres head of global programs

March 28, 2012
Edgewood, MD--Smiths Detection named Sal Cipres as its head of global programs in transportation, military, ports/borders, emergency response, and critical infrastructure markets.

Edgewood, MD--Smiths Detection named Sal Cipres as its head of global programs, which oversees all Smiths Detection. Smiths Detection develops products that help detect and identify explosives and chemicals, biological agents and weapons, radiological and nuclear threats, narcotics, and contraband. Cipres will lead the development of proposal strategies and the delivery of products and systems to major government customers within cost, schedule, and technical performance parameters. He is the former general manager of Smith Detection's Edgewood, MD, facility and director of global chemical and biological programs.

Smiths Detection president Mal Maginnis said, "Sal's appointment reinforces Smiths Detection's continued role as a global leader in security technology, detection systems and services. He has demonstrated strong leadership, an ability to build high-performance teams, and a good understanding of our customers' needs. Bringing this experience to his new position will further support our commitment to deliver leading security and defense solutions and maximum value to the governments and agencies we serve worldwide."

Before joining the Edgewood, MD, facility, Cipres was a part of Smiths Detection's Pasadena, CA, program management team where he was responsible for program and technology development. Prior to Smiths Detection, Cipres worked at BAE Systems, Dell Computer, and Eaton Semiconductor.

SOURCE: Smiths Detection; www.smithsdetection.com/1025_6379.php

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