ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that Scott D. Chaplin will become the company's Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective Oct. 1, 2012. Mr. Chaplin will have overall responsibility for the corporate legal function, including government contract oversight, regulatory compliance, ATK's global sales team support, and oversight for product and intellectual property management. He will be the principal legal officer and will serve as an adviser to the CEO, Board of Directors and senior management members.
"It is a pleasure to welcome Scott Chaplin to ATK. Scott is a seasoned and respected industry professional who will make a strong addition to our senior management team," said Mark DeYoung, President and CEO. "Scott has broad-based legal, government, compliance and strategic industry experience. He will be a significant contributor to the company as we continue to focus on delivering value to our shareholders and quality products and services to our customers."
Mr. Chaplin brings more than 18 years of legal experience to ATK, many of those years developing, leading and advising on compliance and governance, acquisitions and investments, ethics, contracts, and pricing and procurements for defense and aerospace companies such as Stanley, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Chaplin worked for BAE Systems Information Technology, as Vice President and General Counsel. He also worked as an adjunct professor of law at American University, Washington College of Law and as an associate attorney for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Reed Smith LLP, both in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Chaplin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Juris Doctor degree from American University, Washington College of Law. He is a member of the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia bar associations and an arbitrator for the D.C. Bar Arbitration Board.
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com.