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Rolls-Royce appoints VeraLinn Jamieson to North American Board

Posted 11 December 2023

Rolls-Royce has announced the appointment of Lt. Gen. VeraLinn ‘Dash’ Jamieson, USAF (ret) to its Board of Directors for Rolls-Royce North America (RRNA).

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Lt. Gen. Jamieson (above) served 37 years in the US Air Force, most recently as Director of the Intelligence Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations. She is combat experienced, an operational expert, and an adept air, space and cyber strategist. During her distinguished career, Lt. Gen. Jamieson directed intelligence operations for multiple contingencies to include operations Desert Storm, Allied Force, Unified Response, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Adam Riddle, President – Defense & CEO, Rolls-Royce North America, said: "We are honoured to welcome Lt. Gen. Jamieson to the RRNA Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience that will help steer our business forward.”

Lt. Gen. Jamieson officially joined the Board on 30th November. She will also serve on the Board’s Government Security Committee as part of the RRNA Special Security Agreement with the US Department of Defense.

Lt. Gen. Jamieson said: "I’m excited to join Rolls-Royce North America at such a pivotal time for the company. Rolls-Royce is a proven, trusted partner with the Department of Defense and among the US Air Force community. I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of its North American operations.”

North America is the single largest market for Rolls-Royce and plays a significant role in its civil, defence and power systems businesses.

Many of Rolls-Royce defence aerospace products are designed, engineered, manufactured and assembled in Indianapolis, Indiana, its largest facility in the region. Other major manufacturing sites in the region include naval defence facilities in Walpole, Massachusetts, Pascagoula, Mississippi and Peterborough, Ontario.

Rolls-Royce employs nearly 6,000 people across North America with significant operations in 27 states and six Canadian provinces. In 2022, Rolls-Royce generated $5.74 billion of revenue in North America.

 

 

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