Force Dynamics names new chairman

March 10, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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LADSON, S.C., March 10 (UPI) -- South Carolina-based Force Protection and General Dynamics Land Systems' joint venture, Force Dynamics, has named a new chairman of the board of directors.

Officials named former U.S. Army career officer Damon Walsh as the new board of director's chairman. The Force Protection and General Dynamics Land Systems venture develops mine resistant ambush protected vehicles that are in great demand for protecting military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I am honored by this position with Force Dynamics," Walsh said in a statement. "Force Dynamics is uniquely positioned to bring Force Protection's best-in-class blast protection technology and General Dynamic's unmatched production infrastructure to bear in supporting the war fighter with the best blast and ballistic protected products available."

Force Dynamics also announced the appointment of 20-year automotive industry veteran Daniel Busher to the company's board of directors.

"We are very pleased with Dan's contributions to Force Protection's operations management," said Michael Moody, Force Protection chairman and chief executive officer. "His expertise and record of success in the automotive industry, particularly in implementing innovative technology, is a crucial fit for Force Dynamics' ongoing objectives and will help ensure that the company maintains its competitive advantage in producing the finest tactical wheeled vehicles possible."

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