Cubic makes two hires in defense business segment

Cubic Corporation, the parent company of Cubic Defense Systems, announced on Wednesday that it made two appointments in an effort to strengthen its defense business unit worldwide.

Mike Knowles was appointed vice president and deputy general manager to lead the air live-virtual-constructive (LVC) integrated training campaign for Cubic Defense Systems, a provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Knowles will lead the development of LVC roadmaps and strategies to support the business' growth, according to a Cubic press release.

Mike Twyman was hired to the position of senior vice president of Cubic Defense Systems' communications and intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance division. In the new appointment, Twyman will be responsible for ensuring successful strategy and program execution across the product portfolio, ensuring the highest customer satisfaction levels and development bench strength.

"Mike Knowles and Mike Twyman bring to Cubic a significant array of skills and experience gained in the industry, and together with the team in place we have created a group which is second to none," Dave Schmitz, the president of Cubic Defense Systems, said. "These appointments are important for our future success as we expand our presence, enhance our customer engagement and bring a wider portfolio of capabilities to the market."

Knowles has more than 20 years worth of experience in the aerospace and defense sector. He previously spent 10 years at Rockwell Collins.

Twyman previously worked at Northrop Grumman for more than 30 years in a variety of roles.

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of Cubic Defense Systems, Cubic Transportation Systems and Mission Support Services.