Australian Minister for Defense Officially Opens Thomas Global Systems’ New Innovation Hub

Thomas Global Opening251Thomas Global Systems welcomed the Australian Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, to their Sydney Headquarters on  March 4. Minister Payne officially opened the company’s new Electronic and Embedded Systems Innovation Hub [EESI-Hub], a new Center of Excellence. This center will be the focus of Thomas Global’s internal R&D and New Product Development initiatives. The new EESI-Hub facility is designed to optimize the conceptualization, development of concepts and integration of innovative applications in commercial aerospace and defense sectors, the company says.

During the site visit, the Minister met with members of the Thomas Global Systems’ Advisory Board and employees and discussed the role of innovation within the company. “We are pleased to welcome Minister Payne to Thomas Global Systems at such an exciting time in the growth of the defense area of our business,” Angus Hutchinson, CEO, said. “Her visit highlights the strength of our position as a leading national player in the defense industry. This new facility underscores that innovation and research are at the forefront of our business.”

The Company’s Chairman, William Hutchinson, added: “We are delighted to have Minister Payne’s visit today to open the new EESI-Hub facility which is important to our future as a world-class, innovative technology solutions business. To have her visit Thomas Global Systems so soon after the release of the Defense White Paper demonstrates her genuine interest in the contribution Australian SMEs make to our defense capability. Industry views the new white paper as an excellent framework for Australia’s defense posture over the next 20 years. Thomas Global has been proud to support the ADF for more than 40 years and looks forward to providing specialist capability to support the high technology future platforms the ADF plans to acquire.”

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