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L-3 Titan Names Top Executives

L-3 Communications Inc., the New York-based defense contractor that completed its $2.7 billion acquisition of San Diego-based Titan Corp. last month, named Tony Fredrickson as president and chief operating officer of the L-3 Titan Group, which is made up of four divisions.

Based in Reston, Va., near Washington, D.C., the group encompasses most of the business operations of Titan Corp., which at one time was divided into eight separate units.

The new arrangement is comprised of technical resources division, headed by Earl Pontius; systems integration, headed by Bob Osterloh; sea and air, headed by Tom Brennan; and enterprise services and solutions, headed by Les Rose.

Titan had 12,000 employees, including about 1,000 in San Diego working at 15 different facilities.

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Following the Titan purchase July 29, L-3 Chief Executive Officer Frank Lanza said he expected the local employment to grow by about 20 percent as L-3 grows its business.

Before being named to the new job, Fredrickson headed the applied technologies sector for Titan since 1988 from its Reston office, where he will remain. With 27 years of engineering and management experience, he started his career with California Research and Technology, a defense contractor that was acquired by Titan in 1987.

Fredrickson, 49, obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA and is a national security program graduate of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

— Mike Allen

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