QPC, a leading worldwide engineering company, has appointed Ronald Moeller as its vice president of manufacturing. The company is engaged in research, development, and the manufacture of high-powered lasers for industrial, defense, and medical markets. Moeller has had 20 years of engineering and manufacturing experience with emerging and growing semiconductor, laser, and photonics companies. He formerly worked for Kotura, Inc., an upfront designer of silicon photonics products, where he served as vice president of operations and manufacturing for three years.
LCC International to buy WFI's U.S. wireless-engineering business
Wireless Facilities, Inc. (WFI), has decided to sell its U.S. wireless-engineering business to LCC International for $46 million. WFI provides a variety of services, such as systems engineering, technical outsourcing, integration, and wireless-network deployment, to customers across the wireless-communications industry, including the United States Government. WFI is a leading provider of wireless, voice, and related services to the telecommunications sector. The company recently acquired the Madison Research Foundation and hopes to utilize the earnings from this deal to reduce debts incurred from the acquisition. Eric DeMarco, president and CEO of the company, mentioned that he is transforming WFI in order to increase profitability and liquidity and reduce debt.
English Partnerships awards sustainable-development contract to Jacobs Engineering
Jacobs Engineering announced that the UK-based firm English Partnerships has awarded it a multidisciplinary contract covering health and safety services. Jacobs Engineering employs around 46,000 workers globally and provides a variety of technical, engineering, and other consultancy services to a wide range of clients around the world. English Partnerships is a national regeneration agency that assists the UK Government with providing consulting and related services to sustainable-growth programs in the United Kingdom. Jacobs Engineering is one of 12 consultants working on the multidisciplinary project. Michael Higgins, who is vice president of the Pasadena, CA-based engineering group, announced that this development has provided the company with an opportunity to further strengthen its relationship with English Partnerships.