MITA Welcomes Kevin J. Cosgriff, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), as New President & CEO of NEMA

07.15.14

Washington, D.C. – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), today welcomed Kevin J. Cosgriff as NEMA’s next president and chief executive officer. A former vice admiral in the U.S. Navy, Cosgriff will take office on August 4 after serving as Senior Vice President of International Business and Government for Textron Systems Corporation, a position he held from 2010 to 2013.

“We are pleased to welcome Kevin Cosgriff to NEMA,” said Gail Rodriguez, executive director of MITA. “Cosgriff’s leadership credentials and policy expertise will be incredible assets to MITA’s membership, as well as the broader NEMA community.”

Cosgriff graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., and began active duty with the Navy directly thereafter. As a vice admiral he commanded the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, overseeing roughly 30,000 sailors throughout a region encompassing 22 countries, and the U.S. Fifth Fleet, directing naval forces in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and off the coast of East Africa. Previously he commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group 8, Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group. He also served as director of Warfare Analysis and Integration in Navy Headquarters, and his first Flag Officer position was as director, Office of Program Appraisal, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Navy. Earlier in his career, Cosgriff served as the director of the White House Situation Room and director of Systems and Technical Planning for the National Security Council.

He was among the first to receive a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College (now National Intelligence University). He also earned the Naval War College Foundation Award for Outstanding Performance. He is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Program, a nine-month educational program for senior military and government officials in the U.S. national security and foreign policy communities.

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The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA, is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise more than 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies. For more information, visit www.medicalimaging.org. Follow MITA on Twitter @MITAToday.