BAE Systems Announces Key Appointments to its Geospatial Exploitation Products Sales Force

SAN DIEGO – December 20, 2004 – BAE Systems has named Mark E. Sarojak, sales director for the Americas, representing the company’s Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP) line of business, which consists of the VITec(r), SOCET SET(r) and SOCET GXP(tm) products.  GXP’s sales force also includes John Parker, western U.S. regional sales manager, and David Reed, recently promoted to southeast U.S. regional sales manager.  Sarojak will report to Dan London, vice president, sales and marketing, GXP, and will focus on expanding the U.S. Sales force and building an extensive distributor network in Latin America.

"We are delighted that Mark has agreed to take on the challenge of running the Americas region," said London in announcing the appointment. "His recent success in promoting our new SOCET GXP product has underlined his energy and commitment to our long-term success.  Mark is fortunate to have top quality people reporting to him and the promotion of Dave Reed from technical support to sales reflects his success in building strong customer relationships in the southeast."

Sarojak joined BAE Systems in 2002 as systems engineering manager/architect for SOCET GXP where he directed design and testing processes for the GXP product line.  Most recently, he has been promoting BAE Systems’ new SOCET GXP software to leading defense customers, and working with internal company programs to implement SOCET GXP as the primary development platform.

Prior to joining BAE Systems, Sarojak worked as a software engineer and technical lead for various software development projects ranging from internet-based software services, data warehousing, and enterprise architecture development, to image exploitation and analysis and virtual reality-based photogrammetry for surgical navigation systems.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in engineering systems, with a Photogrammetry and Image Exploitation emphasis, from the Colorado School of Mines.

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space.  The company designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, fighting vehicles, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems.  It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years.  It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries.  The company has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $20 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations.

BAE Systems North America is a high-technology U.S. company employing approximately 30,000 people who live and work in some 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom.  The company is dedicated to solving its customers’ needs with highly innovative and leading edge solutions across the defense electronics, systems, information technology, and services arenas.

BAE Systems National Security Solutions is a technology and know-how driven business with approximately 2,700 people located at more than a dozen locations. They have capabilities that span fundamental research in signal processing and advanced information technologies, software engineering and development, information systems development, systems engineering and integration, enterprise engineering and advanced geospatial technologies.  Geospatial eXploitation Products is a line of business within BAE Systems National Security Solutions.

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For further information, please contact:
Ed Langmaid
BAE Systems Information Systems Sector
Tel: 858 675 5995