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Michael Alvis Joins B.E. Meyers & Company as Vice President of Business Development

BE Meyers & Company, Inc, manufacturers of the IZLID series of laser designators as well as countless other optics and target designation devices announces the appointment of Michael Alvis as Vice President of Business Development. In his new position, Mr. Alvis will be broadly responsible for strategies and execution leading to market expansion and revenue growth.

Mike was previously with ITT Corporation, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of ITT Defense International and Vice President for International Development at ITT Exelis. In these positions he led planning and execution of international business development activities, while working with the Exelis divisions to pursue opportunities in emerging markets.

“During his eight years at ITT, Mike engineered a remarkable record of growth in both U.S. and international markets. He has demonstrated strong leadership in developing and implementing innovative strategies and approaches, and an uncompromising commitment to outstanding customer service. His experience will be invaluable in driving our continued growth and success,” said Dr. Gregory Quarles, CEO of B.E. Meyers & Company, Inc.

Before that, Mike served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for ITT Night Vision, where he was responsible for worldwide strategy, sales, and marketing. He also brings extensive military experience to the brand. He is a retired US Army Colonel whose 26-year career included command of infantry, cavalry and combat aviation units. He also served three tours in the Pentagon, the last as Chief of Congressional Activities in the Office of Chief of Staff for the Army, and has been awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal and holds the Master Army Aviator designator.

“I am delighted with the opportunity to help lead this industry innovator to a higher level of success, here at home and around the world,” said Mr. Alvis. “B.E. Meyers is well known in this market, so I am very familiar with their outstanding product portfolio and commitment to quality and technological leadership. I look forward to the challenges and satisfactions of this position.”

Prior to joining ITT, Mr. Alvis held positions with Thales North America, which specializes in tactical communications, night vision and advanced weaponry; and with L3 Communications, where he directed the Army Strategic Leadership Program. He is a graduate of Tulane University, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University.



One Response to “Michael Alvis Joins B.E. Meyers & Company as Vice President of Business Development”

  1. Martin Hall says:

    Let’s look forward on what Michael Alvis can contribute to the development of the business as the Vice President. I’ve already read some good things about his experiences, and those were merely brought up in this write up. Knowing how he can potentially help the business can actually help everyone in this industry become worry-free.