Textron Systems Public Relations
4/6/2011 8:37:00 AM
New Orleans, LA – April 6, 2011 — Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the promotion of Brian Feser to the position of vice president, Strategy.
In his new role Feser is responsible for externally focused strategy and business development at both the field and Department of Defense levels, with specific objectives for developing a unified strategic direction for commercial, military and international marketing and sales. He reports to Tom Walmsley, Textron Marine & Land Systems’ senior vice president and general manager.
"Brian brings an ideal mix of industry and military experience to this position, and will play an important role in developing the operational structure and business strategies that position Textron Marine & Land Systems for success in pursuit of new programs, and in our efforts to maintain strong relationships with our current customers," said Walmsley.
A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Feser was previously the company’s director of Afghanistan operations, responsible for operational, training and sustainment requirements related to fielding Armored Security Vehicles to the Afghanistan National Army.
Prior to joining Textron Marine & Land Systems, Feser was an executive vice president and president of the Contract Services Group for Goverline, a transportation logistics, supply and fulfillment company serving businesses and government entities. He also previously served as executive vice president for Policy, Legislation and Governmental Affairs for the Wounded Warrior Project in Washington, D.C., and vice president of CSS Alliance, Protection Group, an international security company with operations in the United States, Iraq and Africa.
Feser earned master’s degrees in human resources and business management from Central Michigan University, as well as a master’s in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. He also is a graduate of Towson University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology.
About Textron Marine & Land Systems
Textron Marine & Land Systems specializes in the design, production and support of advanced marine craft, armored combat vehicles, turrets and related subsystems. Through its MillenWorks strategic business, Textron Marine & Land Systems designs and develops advanced mobility solutions for demanding on- and off-road applications. Textron Marine & Land Systems serves military and commercial customers domestically and internationally, and is an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company. More information is available at www.textronmarineandland.com.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems Corporation has been providing innovative solutions to the defense, homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years. Known for its unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles, intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training systems, and total life cycle sustainment services, Textron Systems includes AAI Corporation, Lycoming Engines, Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems. Textron Systems Corporation is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.