Thales' U.S. arm adds three new board members

By Marjorie Censer / July 9, 2019 at 9:36 AM

The U.S. defense and security arm of Thales said today it has appointed three new board members to "enhance the defense and security reach of Thales in the U.S. and abroad."

The company has added retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones; former Lockheed Martin executive Ray Johnson; and former Thales executive Alan Kessler.

Jones is president of Jones Group International. He previously was national security adviser in the Obama administration and commandant of the Marine Corps.

Johnson is an executive in residence at Bessemer Venture Partners. He previously worked as chief technology officer at Lockheed.

Kessler was chief executive of Thales’ cybersecurity business.