EVP, Marine Systems General Dynamics 2010 rank: 49 Age: 53
The onetime CIA officerís division delivered four ships to the U.S. Navy in 2010. Novakovic also oversaw negotiations for several big new contracts, including a $1.8 billion deal
for two destroyers for the U.S. Navy.
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