UNH CEO Forum to Highlight BAE Systems at Jan. 29 Event
Media Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
January 16, 2009


DURHAM, N.H. – The past, present and future of BAE Systems will be the focus of the next University of New Hampshire CEO Forum Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the New England Center.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with coffee and networking, with breakfast to follow at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m.

The forum will feature Dan Murray, director of Targeting Solutions, a product line within the Electronic Solutions (ES) line of business of BAE Systems. Murray leads the group’s work in targeting equipment -- lasers for range finding and designation, optics, night vision, GPS, and high-accuracy azimuth and vertical measurement.

Murray will talk about BAE Systems and its legacy companies’ 58-year history, while focusing on the defense and aerospace company’s mantra, “We Protect Those Who Protect Us.” He also will touch on what BAE Systems does today and where the company is headed.

Murray previously served as vice president of engineering for the information warfare line of business. He also has worked as director of mechanical engineering for BAE Systems’ Information & Electronic Warfare Systems and managed various organizations and programs in the Information Dominance division of Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UNH.

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 100,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded $31.4 billion in 2007. Headquartered in Nashua, Targeting Solutions is a new focus for Electronic Solutions, which employs more than 10,000 people in 12 U.S. states as well as in Israel.

The deadline to register for the forum is Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009. To register for the forum or become a member of the UNH CEO Forum, call Barbara Draper at 603-862-1107, or e-mail her at barbara.draper@unh.edu. The event is free to members and $49 for nonmembers.

Initiated in 1997, the UNH CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate School serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry in an informal setting. The UNH CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm of Pierce Atwood, Ocean Bank and Snowden Associates. For more information about the CEO Forum, visit http://www.unh-ceoforum.org/.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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