Martin Newton to return to Heckler & Koch as Chief Executive for North America

Ashburn, Virginia, USA. Heckler & Koch has announced that from 1st June, 2015, Martin Newton is to take over the position of Chief Executive Officer of Heckler & Koch in North America. He will be in charge of further expanding the company’s military and civilian business in the North American market.

"We are extremely pleased that Heckler & Koch has been able to convince Martin Newton to return," said Andreas Heeschen, majority owner of Heckler & Koch. "We are absolutely convinced that Mr. Newton – with all his competence and experience – will effectively lead our future activities in the United States, both in the military and the civilian sector. The company’s U.S. activities have developed well over the last years. This development perfectly reflects our clients’ trust in the quality of Heckler & Koch products. It is our strategy to further expand our business in the North American market."

Mr. Newton served 13 years in various positions in the financial divisions of the British defense and aerospace company BAE Systems. In 2003, he started his career at Heckler & Koch’s holding company. By January 2004, he was appointed CFO of the Heckler & Koch Group, and he became CEO in July 2007. For family reasons, Mr. Newton resigned from this position in September 2009 and transitioned to the company’s Non-Executive Board where he remained until October 2010. He most recently held the position of CFO at Schoeller Allibert, a world leader packaging systems.

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