Alumnus Appointed CEO of COM DEV

December 14, 2010

Michael Pley, an electrical engineering and management graduate from McMaster, has been named Chief Executive Officer of COM DEV International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems.

Mr. Pley has been serving as Interim CEO since September 2010. He joined COM DEV in 1983 as a design engineer.  From 2001 to 2008 he was president of COM DEV Space.  He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2008, responsible for the company's four operating divisions. 

Mr. Pley sits on the Dean's Advisory Board for the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster.  He was the first recipient of The L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, which was established in 2006.  The award is named after Dr. Les Shemilt, the second Dean of Engineering at McMaster, who has presented the award each year.

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