US Aerospace Names Worsham CEO

September 24, 2010

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US Aerospace, a Southern California-based aerospace contractor, has tapped industry veteran Jim Worsham as chief executive, industry sources said on Thursday.

Worsham, who previously held aerospace jobs with General Electric and the Douglas Aircraft unit of Boeing's McDonnell Douglas, has lead aviation marketing and business development for the Southern California Logistics Airport for the last 10 years.

US Aerospace announced earlier this month that its former chief executive, David Duquette, resigned that post as part of the divestiture of the company's machine-tool business.

US Aerospace attracted attention in July when it said it would partner Antonov, the state-owned Ukrainian plane builder, to compete against Boeing and Airbus parent EADS for a multi-billion dollar contract to build a new generation of aerial refuelling tankers for the US air force.

In August, US Aerospace filed a protest with the US Government Accountability Office after its tanker proposal was rejected as late.

(Reuters)