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He’s been head of NASA, the Navy, and Louisiana State University and spent practically his whole professional life in either government or academia.
So when it came time for the next step on a varied career path, Sean O’Keefe broke from the past and chose the corporate route.
Since Nov. 1 he has been EADS North America’s chief executive officer and seems quite comfortable in just six weeks rattling off the company’s position on 373 requirements for a Pentagon tanker contract.
In an interview at a Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit, O’Keefe said he found similarities among the corporate, government and academic sectors.