In his new position, Ashooh will be responsible for formulating strategies for IESI that encompass policy-making agencies, government and legislative bodies and other key publics that directly affect business success. Additionally, Ashooh will oversee the strategy and development for IESI's growing interest in providing solutions for Homeland Security needs.
Previously, Ashooh served as vice president of Legislative Affairs for BAE Systems North America. In that capacity, he successfully initiated the company's U.S.- wide government relations concept of operations.
A 1986 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Ashooh joined the staff of former U.S. Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) and then served as a professional staff member for six years on the U.S. Senate Committee on Government Affairs, where his responsibilities included oversight of federal procurement policies. He joined Lockheed Sanders in 1993, and served in a series of management roles until his appointment as vice president of Public Affairs in 2001.
Personally as well as professionally active in community affairs, Ashooh is a member of the Board of Trustees of Franklin Pierce College. In 1998, he was appointed by the Governor to the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission, which he now chairs.
Also in 1998, he was appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Educational Adequacy, and in 2002 to the Commission on Civic Education. Ashooh currently serves on the board of the Library and Archives of New Hampshire's Political Tradition. He serves on the National Association of Manufacturers Public Affairs Steering Committee.
Rich, his wife Lori, and their five children: Sofie, Emma, Elias, Maya, and Sam reside in Bedford, N.H.
About BAE Systems:
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.
BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $19 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.
BAE Systems North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing more than 25,000 people who live and work in some 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom. The company is dedicated to solving its customers' needs with highly innovative and leading edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology, and services arenas.
BAE Systems IESI employs 8,800 people at 26 key sites nationwide. Key businesses include electronic warfare/electronic protection, electronic warfare/information warfare, mission electronics; defense systems integration and flight systems; electronic surveillance; and communication, navigation and identification, reconnaissance and surveillance.
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