Thales UK appoints new chief executive officer

Defence electronics supplier Thales has announced the appointment of Victor Chavez to UK chief executive officer with effect from 1 January 2011.

Victor has been deputy chief executive officer of Thales UK since October 2008.

Alex Dorrian, currently chief executive officer of Thales UK and executive vice president of Thales SA, will become chairman of Thales UK.

Victor will continue to report directly to Alex Dorrian.