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Colt Defense: Gerald R. Dinkel new president and CEO

Staff writer | West Hartford, Conn., USA | October 15, 2010
Colt DefenseOctober 15, 2010, West Hartford, Conn., USA - Colt Defense LLC announced that it has appointed Gerald R. Dinkel as president and chief executive officer.
In August of 2009 Mr. Dinkel became President and Chief Executive Officer of White Electronic Designs Corporation, a defense technology company later acquired by Microsemi Corporation. Prior to White, he was a Senior Advisor with Washington, DC-based Renaissance Strategic Advisors.

From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Dinkel served as President & CEO of Cubic Corporation's defense segment, where he restructured the business and substantially grew revenue and profitability.

Prior to joining Cubic, Mr. Dinkel had a long career at Westinghouse Electronic Systems where he played key roles in the development and deployment of major weapon systems, including the F-16 and AH-64D Longbow Apache.

Mr. Dinkel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana.