March 8, 2018

NASHUA New Hampshire, March 5, 2018 — Windmill International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Carl D’Alessandro as their new president and chief executive officer.  He will succeed Richard Manganello, who is retiring from Windmill International, Inc. after 28 years of dedicated service as the Founder.

As president and chief executive officer, Mr. D’Alessandro will oversee and direct all aspects of the company. He will provide industry-knowledgeable leadership and direction to achieve established business goals while working to strategically grow in new markets and sustain value creation for Windmill’s customers and member owners.

Mr. D’Alessandro comes to Windmill from Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) where he held several senior leadership roles.  During the past 12 months, as Vice President, Global Business Development, D’Alessandro drove sales and business development effectiveness of a >400-person team through enhanced talent management, tools, and processes.

Prior to its divestiture, D’Alessandro was President of Harris’ $2.0B Critical Networks segment where he built a unified leadership team, integrated legacy businesses and processes, and managed a >6,000 person global employee base.  He drove excellent performance in a 500+ program portfolio through focused talent management, consistent process discipline, and recurring high-level stakeholder interactions.  During his tenure, Critical Networks achieved record award fee performance and secured several contract re-competes and extensions worth >$2B.  The segment developed systems and provided managed services supporting air traffic management, civil and national security spacecraft and satellite ground systems, critical IT infrastructure, and energy and maritime communications.

Prior to this role, Mr. D’Alessandro held multiple executive roles including Vice President and General Manager of Harris’ Civil Business Unit, Vice President of Advanced Programs and Technology, and Corporate Vice President of Technology and Government Segment Growth Programs.

“I am excited to join Windmill during its 30th anniversary year and during such important time in its growth trajectory.  It is a privilege to join the ranks of its member owners, and I look forward to working with the company’s talented management team to build on the success it has achieved.”

Mr. D’Alessandro is an alumnus of Manhattan College where he received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.  He is also a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the Harris Leadership Directions program at Darden.

About Windmill International, Inc.

For close to three decades, Windmill International, Inc. a veteran-owned and ESOP company, has been considered one of the defense industry’s leaders in program management, engineering support, logistics, training and software development.  Windmill provides innovative solutions and services to the United States and allied Governments in support of national security goals.   In 2013, AQYR (satellite communication systems provider) became a wholly owned subsidiary.  Headquartered in New Hampshire, Windmill International, Inc. has a solid portfolio of products and services, and is poised for continued growth.

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