American Science and Engineering Inc Named Charles Dougherty as President and CEO
American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E), a supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions for government agencies, corporations and military organizations worldwide, announced that Charles P. Dougherty has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Anthony R. Fabiano, who is retiring.
Dougherty will become CEO on April 8, 2013. The company's directors plan to elect him to the board that day.
Dougherty, 50, has been building telecommunications, fiber-optic and electronics-manufacturing businesses for more than 30 years. He most recently was President of Tyco Electronic Corp.'s Communications and Industrial Segment, a global manufacturing business that annually sells $4.5 billion worth of products in the industrial, telecommunications, consumer electronics, medical devices and solar energy markets.
"AS&E is known globally for its world-class inspection technologies that are a critical part of keeping us safe from terrorism," said Dougherty. "I'm eager to join the company and help it to remain in the forefront of the design, manufacture and global marketing of its crucially important products."
Dougherty began his career at General Instrument, where in the 1980s, he helped build one of the country's broadband networking businesses. When General Instrument was acquired by Motorola in 2000, he took charge of Motorola's Voice-Over IP capability and built it into Motorola's Voice and Data Solutions, a provider of end-to-end IP networking businesses.
In 2006, Dougherty joined Tyco International Corp., heading its $1 billion dollar wireless segment. Dougherty led the restructuring of the Tyco Electronics Wireless group that sells hardened, communications technologies to public-safety agencies and first responders. Tyco Electronics divested the public safety unit to Harris Corp. in 2009, at which time Dougherty joined Harris Corp. In 2010, Dougherty rejoined Tyco Electronics to manage and restructure the $4.5 billion Communications and Industrial Segment.
Chairman of the AS&E Board, Denis R. Brown, said, "We are particularly excited by Mr. Dougherty's experience in building technology businesses with operations and markets around the world. We look forward to collaborating closely with him as he works to expand our company's technology, revenue and global marketing reach."
Dougherty received a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's of Business Administration from Villanova University.