HDT Global, a Solon-based provider of mobile support equipment for the military and emergency responders, said its board has named Jason Chamberlain its CEO.

HDT said Mr. Chamberlain will replace John Gilligan, the company’s chairman, who has served as interim CEO since last March.

Mr. Chamberlain joined HDT Global in March 2010 as chief operating officer, and in March of this year added the title of president. HDT Global said Mr. Chamberlain has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in the defense industry; he previously served as senior vice president of Defense and Aerospace Systems for Sanmina-SCI and as vice president of mobility and surveillance systems for Pratt & Whitney.

“During his tenure at HDT, Jason’s leadership has been instrumental in our growth, our operational improvements, and particularly, in our transition during the past few months,” Mr. Gilligan said. “The board of directors and I are confident that under Jason’s leadership, as president and CEO, we will continue to grow our business and to delight our customers with innovative and operationally responsive products.”

Vince Nardy, who was CEO of HDT Engineered Technologies, joined Scott Fetzer Co. last spring in the newly created position of chief operating officer and director of merger and acquisitions.

Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business