SOLON, Ohio – April 1, 2024 – HDT Global (HDT), announced today the appointment of Doug Havekost as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Havekost brings over 30 years of financial and management experience in the aerospace and defense sector to his new role at HDT.

“I’m very excited to welcome Doug to HDT,” stated Kevin McSweeney, President and CEO, HDT Global. “He is an accomplished, hands-on and highly enthusiastic CFO with substantial international experience and in-depth knowledge of defense manufacturing complexities.”

Before joining HDT, Mr. Havekost held the position of CFO at Hermetic Solutions Group – a private equity-backed leader in aerospace and defense microelectronics and interconnect solutions. Additionally, Mr. Havekost held other CFO roles including Sperry Rail Service, American Plastics and GKN Aerospace – St. Louis. Before that time, he was the Executive Vice President of Finance for Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems in Akron, Ohio.

“I’m thrilled to be here and am grateful for the warm welcome,” said Mr. Havekost. “HDT has a proud commitment in serving the warfighter and they are well-positioned for growth. I’m looking forward to working with Kevin, our board of directors and the entire senior leadership team in support of HDT’s strategic and financial objectives.”