L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) announced today the promotion of Armin Groth and Maik Stoevhase to managing directors of its L-3 SAM Electronics business. They will report to Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 MSI.

“Armin and Maik are strategic leaders and in their new roles provide even greater strength to L-3 SAM Electronics’ management team,” said Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 Marine Systems International. “Since joining L-3 SAM Electronics in 2004 and 2006, respectively, both Armin and Maik have been a significant part of the development of the company’s worldwide activities.”

Having worked in the maritime industry for more than 24 years, Groth joined L-3 SAM Electronics in 2006 as managing director of its STN Schiffselektrik subsidiary before he took over SAM’s Integrated Systems business in 2009. In addition to his new role as a managing director of L-3 SAM Electronics, Groth will maintain his responsibilities at the sector level as senior vice president of integrated systems for L-3 MSI.

Stoevhase has worked in the maritime industry for over 25 years. Joining L-3 SAM Electronics in 2004, he first led the division’s energy and drives business as senior vice president before being promoted to head L-3 MSI’s business development, sales coordination and corporate strategy activities. In his new position as managing director of L-3 SAM Electronics, he will continue in his sector role as senior vice president for L-3 MSI’s Automation, Navigation and Communication line of business.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) is a sector within L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment. L-3 MSI is a turnkey supplier of complete electrical systems, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for all types of ships and offshore wind farms.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2013 sales of $12.6 billion.