November 7, 2016 – Executive search firm The Onstott Group has recruited Steve Williams as president and chief executive officer of Terma North America. He succeeds Larry Hungerford, who will continue as a member of the board of directors. Joe Onstott, managing director, and principal Scott Tucker, led the assignment.
Since the beginning of 2014, Mr. Williams has held the position of regional executive, Lockheed Martin International business development, Europe-Americas. Prior to this, he was regional president for Lockheed Martin Continental Europe, and before that, senior director, Europe-Eurasia at Lockheed Martin Corporate.
Prior to joining Lockheed, he was president of a security and telecommunications company, leading business partnerships in the U.S. and Japan. As part of his 20-year military career, Mr. Williams served four years as foreign area policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“Steve Williams brings extensive international experience from the defense industry that includes over twelve years in executive general management and business development positions with Lockheed Martin,” said Tom Burbage, chairman of board of directors, Terma North America. “I am very happy that he accepted the offer from the board of directors, and I look forward to working closely with Steve.”
“Joe Onstott and Scott Tucker did a phenomenal job,” Mr. Burbage continued. “They had a well thought out search process and presented a strong slate of candidates from which we selected an outstanding president and CEO.”
Terma North America facilitates the growth and development of Terma U.S. business through a local presence near customers and partners. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, it provides interface with the Department of Defense, U.S. Armed Services, the U.S. Government, and prime contractors.
The Onstott Group serves the recruitment needs of businesses across a number of sectors, including aerospace/defense, technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, manufacturing, consumer, business services, non-profit, higher education, venture capital, private equity and high growth companies. Located in the greater Boston area and Greenwich, CT, the firm has filled senior level roles for clients including American Science & Engineering; MorphoTrust USA; Dyn; Paytronix Systems; Valore; Vicon Industries; Demandware; Welch’s; Bose Corporation; and Direct Energy, among a host of others.
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Mr. Onstott, who founded The Onstott Group in 1987, has over 28 years of experience in the technology sector. He is an advisor to many CEOs and boards of directors, assisting them in strategically building their companies. His search practice has focused on recruiting board members, CEOs, and executive teams for early stage, high growth, and turnaround businesses in enterprise software, communications, ecommerce, media, defense, security, and business services.
Mr. Tucker has over 15 years of business acumen in training, marketing and sales. He has experience with both early stage and Fortune 500 companies. During his tenure at The Onstott Group, he has completed a myriad of search assignments, ranging from president roles to C-level and vice president positions in sales & marketing, finance, operations and human resources. Mr. Tucker focuses on identifying executives within technology, software, renewable energy, high growth and portfolio companies within venture capital and private equity firms.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media