Promotions Announced at Applied Energetics
TUCSON, Ariz., July 6, 2010 — Applied Energetics Inc. announced that its board of directors has promoted Joseph C. Hayden to president and Humberto Astorga to chief financial officer, effective immediately.
Acting as chief operating officer since April 2009 and as executive vice president of programs since December 2004, Hayden will now serve as the company’s president. A founder of the company, he brings almost 30 years of experience in organizational leadership, business development, managing and executing large engineering projects, and high technology research and development to the new position.
Prior to founding the company, he has worked at Raytheon Inc. and two additional start-up companies.
Since September 2009, Astorga has served as the company’s principal financial officer and accounting officer. In addition, he has served as its controller since March 2006. Prior to joining the company, he has worked at Lasertel Inc., NCS Pearson Inc., Leoni Wiring Systems Inc. and Chamberlain Group Inc.
Applied Energetics develops and manufactures advanced high performance lasers, high voltage electronics, advance optical systems and integrated guided energy systems for defense, aerospace, industrial and scientific applications.
For more information, visit: www.appliedenergetics.com