SAN DIEGO, Calif. June 25, 2012-The Board of Directors of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today reported with deep sadness the passing of Walter J. Zable, age 97, the corporation’s founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Zable had guided Cubic since he founded the company in 1951, leading it to global prominence in providing defense systems, mission support services, and transportation systems and services to customers worldwide.
The Board has named William W. Boyle as interim President and Chief Executive Officer in addition to his current role as Chief Financial Officer. Walter C. Zable has been named to the role of Chairman of the Board. Both Bill and Walter C. have served as Senior Executive Officers and Directors of the company for many years.
The company’s leadership team will continue in their present responsibilities. No changes are anticipated in the company’s day-to-day business activities.
“Walter J. Zable has been a wonderful inspiration to Cubic Corporation and its family of companies and its more than 7,800 employees. He was also a generous and caring person who did a great deal for the community. He will be missed, but we remain resolved to maintain and expand Cubic’s global presence as a tribute to our remarkable founder,” said William W. Boyle, interim President and Chief Executive Officer for Cubic Corporporation.'
"An Extraordinary Man" -- a video about Walter J. Zable.