Leidos names Carlini chief technology officer

By Marjorie Censer / July 30, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Leidos said today it has named Jim Carlini chief technology officer, taking over from Jim Cantor, who has been promoted.

Cantor moves to the newly created position of chief of performance excellence and strategic partnerships. In a call with analysts this morning, Roger Krone, Leidos' chief executive, said Cantor will bolster the company's strategic supplier framework and ensure the company’s business framework principles are part of all program operations.

Carlini, who joined Leidos last year, previously founded a consultancy. He has also served as an executive at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and as director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's special projects office.

Meanwhile, Leidos said today sales in its defense solutions business during its most recent quarter hit $1.3 billion, up about 7% from the same three-month period a year earlier. The unit's quarterly profit hit $101 million, also up about 7% from the prior year.