He joins a deep bench of operating executives and advisors at Carlyle focused on the aerospace, defense and government sectors. Others include Elmer Doty, a former CEO of multiple Carlyle portfolio companies in the aerospace industry, and Julian Browne, an experienced executive who also spent a quarter century in the British Army.
It's been a busy past nine months at Carlyle on the personnel front. Last October, the firm announced the appointment of Glenn Youngkin and Kewsong Lee as its new co-CEOs, taking over for the firm's trio of co-founders. Longtime energy executive Robert Mancini is reportedly set to retire at the end of the month, and in December, Carlyle hired away a new managing director from BlackRock for its corporate PE unit.
Carlyle has a history of hires with deep political connections. George H.W. Bush was an advisor to the firm in his post-presidency career, while former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci was chairman of Carlyle from 1993 until 2002.