Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> January 11, 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. – Joseph Gaspar

JOSEPH GASPAR was appointed Executive Vice President of Elbit Systems, Ltd., in April 2008 and Chief Financial Officer in 2001. He served as Vice President of strategy, technology and subsidiaries from 2000 until 2001. From 1996 until 2000, he held the position of Vice President of marketing and business development for affiliate Elbit Systems Electro-optics (Elop). Mr. Gaspar originally joined Elop in 1975 and held several management positions, including Vice President and General Manager of Elop's optronics products division, and Co-Manager of an Elop subsidiary in the United States. He serves on the board of directors of Starling Advanced Communications Ltd. Mr. Gaspar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering from Israeli technology institute Technion, with advanced studies in digital signal processing and communication. Profile
TWST: Please begin by summarizing Elbit and its activities.

Mr. Gaspar: The niche of the business that we are in is defense electronics. We have activities in almost every area of defense electronics,