President, Electronics Group
Bob Tavares was appointed President of the Electronics Group of Crane Aerospace
& Electronics in March 2012. As president of the Segment's Electronics Group,
Tavares is responsible for product and service solutions, including power,
microwave and microelectronics. He is located in Redmond, Washington.
Tavares comes to Crane Aerospace & Electronics with an extensive background in
the Defense and Microwave industries and with experience in numerous senior
roles from general management to engineering.
Since leaving Crane in July, he was the President of e2V in North America.
Tavares spent most of his career at Tyco Electronics M/A-Com Division, and left
M/A-Com after they were acquired by Cobham. He started his career as an engineer
and then progressively advanced his career to his latest position of President
of this $320 million business. He also created divisional LEAN and Six Sigma
programs, which became the foundation for the Operational Excellence Program in
Tavares holds a BS in Engineering from UMASS at Dartmouth and also is 6 Sigma
green belt certified.