EOS picks former EM Solutions head as new chief executive

Defence and space company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has appointed a candidate to fill the newly created role of deputy chief executive.

EOS picks former EM Solutions head as new chief executive
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Dr Rowan Gilmore, former chief executive for EM Solutions, has been announced as the new deputy CEO of EOS, with Gilmore filling the newly created role immediately.

As part of his new role, Gilmore will not only oversee budget implementation and compliance, but will also seek to optimise the company’s productivity and mentor members of the senior leadership team.

Prior to the announcement, Gilmore spent 10 years at EOS subsidiary EM solutions, playing an essential role in supporting EOS’ space capabilities including the SpaceLink communications program. Throughout his tenure as chief executive officer of the company, EM has grown into a leading technology developer, providing satellite products to six navies across the globe.

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Before commencing at EM Solutions, Gilmore worked at SITA, supporting the telecommunications capabilities of 600 leading airlines and served as general manager international networks at Telstra.

According to EOS, Gilmore has left EM Solutions in an enviable financial situation with an estimated $25 million in revenue. Gilmore will be succeeded by John Logan, vice-president for programs, and Georgios Makris, vice-president for operations. Both will report to Glen Tindall, CEO of EOS Space Systems.

“I have spent the last 20 years of my career building small companies into larger profitable entities. This new challenge, to work with a great team and cutting-edge technology, building EOS into a highly profitable Australian prime Defence contractor will be an exciting journey. EOS has a diverse product range but the recipe for success will be similar,” Gilmore said.

Article courtesy of Defence Connect. 

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Bella Richards is a journalist who has written for several local newspapers, her university newspaper and a tech magazine, and completed her Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at the University of Technology Sydney in 2020. She joined Momentum Media in 2021, and has since written breaking news stories across Space Connect, Australian Aviation and World of Aviation.

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