Smiths Detection Names Head of Global Programs

Press Release
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Edgewood, Md. - Smiths Detection today named Sal Cipres as Head of Global Programs, which oversees all Smiths Detection program efforts for transportation, military, ports and borders, emergency response and critical infrastructure markets worldwide. 

Cipres will lead the development of proposal strategies and the delivery of products and systems to major government customers within cost, schedule and technical performance parameters. He is the former General Manager of Smith Detection’s Edgewood, Md., facility and Director of Global Chemical and Biological Programs.

“Sal’s appointment reinforces Smiths Detection’s continued role as a global leader in security technology, detection systems and services,” said Mal Maginnis, President, Smiths Detection. ”He has demonstrated strong leadership, an ability to build high-performance teams, and a good understanding of our customers’ needs. Bringing this experience to his new position will further support our commitment to deliver leading security and defense solutions and maximum value to the governments and agencies we serve worldwide.”

Before joining the Edgewood, Md., facility, Cipres was a part of Smiths Detection’s Pasadena, Ca., program management team, where he was responsible for program and technology development.  Cipres will remain headquartered in the Edgewood, Md., facility. 

 

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