AeroVironment Names VP, GM

Monrovia-based AeroVironment announced today that it has named Roy Minson as Vice President of Business Development and Deputy General Manager of the firm's unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) segment. AeroVironment--which develops unmanned aircraft for the U.S. Department of Defense, in addition to businesses in the electrical energy systems area--said that Minson joins the firm from SAIC, where he was VP and Opeations Manager for a research and development business within the Tactical Systems and Solutions division of SAIC. Minson has also served at Boeing, and has over 30 years of experience.