Defense and electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. of Haifa, Israel, announced today that Joseph A. Parini has been named interim president and CEO of the company's US arm, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Elbit Systems of America (ESA) LLC. Parini, chairman of the ESA board of directors, will head the company during the search for a replacement for Robert T. Elrod, who died Aug. 16. Elrod, a former Lockheed Martin Aeronautics executive, was also appointed to the position on an interim basis in April, replacing Tim Taylor.
- That branch of science involved in the study and utilization of the motion, emissions and behaviors of currents of electrical energy flowing through gases, vacuums, semiconductors and conductors, not to be confused with electrics, which deals primarily with the conduction of large currents of electricity through metals.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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