Rolls-Royce appoints Don Roussinos President of Naval business

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, announced that it has appointed Don Roussinos as President Naval - Marine. Don succeeds Andy Marsh, who has become President of the Rolls-Royce Marine Services business.

Don joins Rolls-Royce from L-3 Communications where he most recently held the position of President – L-3 Maritime Systems. Don has held a number of senior roles at L-3 during his career and has also worked at Lau Technologies, General Electric and Textron.

Don will be based at the Rolls-Royce North America headquarters in Reston, Virginia and will report to both Tony Wood, President – Marine, and Jim Guyette, President & CEO Rolls-Royce North America Inc.

Tony Wood, Rolls-Royce, President – Marine, said: "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Don to lead our Naval business. His decades of experience in naval marine leadership roles, particularly with L-3, puts him in good position to continue the excellent work Andy Marsh has done in building our naval capability and supporting major customer programmes worldwide."

Don holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master of Management from Cambridge College.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was $18.1 billion* in 2011, of which more than half came from the sale of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at $96.2 billion* at June 30, 2012, providing visibility of future growth.
  4. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested $1.4 billion* in research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  5. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  6. In North America, Rolls-Royce employs more than 9,300 people in 66 locations in 26 states and 7 sites in 6 Canadian provinces. In the U.S., Rolls-Royce employs more than 7,700 people.
  7. In the U.S., Rolls-Royce operates 15 manufacturing, assembly or test facilities in 10 states including California, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.
  8. Walpole, Mass. is the location for Rolls-Royce Naval business in North America. Included at this facility, engineering, manufacture, testing; propeller support and service; engineering gas turbine packages; and waterjets. This office is also responsible for program management; customer liaison for U.S. and Americas; business development and sales of power/propulsion solutions; marine products and system designs and sales.

* Assumed exchange rate: £1.00= $1.60

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