CROCKER AND ISLAM TO LEADERSHIP TEAM
Morristown, NJ, January 17, 2013, – Today, R2 Associates, LLC, announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters, located at One High Street Court, Morristown, New Jersey. The new facility will house the firm’s creative department, project management and its President and CEO, Richard Goldberg. The organization’
In addition to announcing the new headquarters, the firm has added two senior consultants to its team in Washington, DC.
Michael Crocker joined the R2 Associates team as Senior Vice President of the firm’s Naval Consulting Business. Recently, Michael served as Chief Operating Officer of Themis Computer, a privately held supplier of embedded, rugged computers, systems and resource management software for commercial and DOD applications. He also led their military business development initiatives, establishing and building relationships with key Navy customers as well as the leading prime defense contractors.
Prior to Themis, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at DRS Technologies, a provider of electronics, products, systems and services for Defense applications. He started his tenure at DRS as Vice President for Navy Programs in the company’s Washington, D.C., Operations where he coordinated business development, Congressional strategy and program management for Navy programs.
His military experience included serving as Program Manager, PMS-440, Naval Sea Systems Command, which was the program office and resource manager for computers, displays, navigation equipment, rotating radars, thermal energy systems and data and video distribution systems.
Hesham H. Islam has been named Senior Advisor for International Business Strategies. Prior to joining R2 Associates, Mr. Islam served as Vice President for International Business at defense contractor, DRS Technologies. Before entering the private sector, he served in the Pentagon as Special Assistant for International Affairs to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, The Honorable Gordon England, from 2005-2009. He was responsible for international engagement and coordination of policy issues. During his 20 years of service in the U.S. Navy, Hesham served as a Surface Warfare Officer, and made numerous global deployments.
Born in Cairo, Egypt, and fluent in Arabic, Hesham will advise clients how to successfully expand into the European and Middle East markets.
“I am very proud to have Michael and Hesham on our team,” said Richard Goldberg, President and CEO for R2 Associates. “Our clients will benefit from their broad range of experience in business development, international markets and military affairs.”
R2 Associates offers creative marketing and support services in all areas of internal and external communications, brand and identity growth, and government relations and advocacy. The firm provides these services to corporate clients as well as non-profit organizations and associations.
The complete list of services offered by R2 Associates can be found on their new website at www.r2associates.com or by calling 862-260-9100.
Richard M. Goldberg, President and CEO