AeroVironment chief operating officer adds roll as president

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) appointed Wahid Nawabi as president in addition to his role as chief operating officer, effective immediately, the company said.

Tim Conver will continue as chairman and chief executive officer of AeroVironment.

Nawabi, 46, has served as chief operating officer of the company since April 2015. He joined AeroVironment in 2011 as senior vice president and general manager of the EES business segment, where he led the redesign of the segment´s business strategy and successfully launched a number of innovative new products.

Nawabi also led multiple business process improvement projects, which led to significant enhancements in operational efficiency. He then led the integration of functional organizations into a single corporate shared services model across both UAS and EES business segments and all product lines. Before joining AeroVironment, Nawabi worked with global technology companies in industries spanning industrial/electrical equipment manufacturing and clean technology.

AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops, produces, supports and operates an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions. The company´s electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems generate and process data to deliver powerful insight, on demand, to people and enterprises engaged in military, public safety and commercial activities around the world.