Smiths Detection named Sal Cipres as head of Global Programs, which oversees all of the company’s program efforts for transportation, military, ports and borders, emergency response and infrastructure markets. Cipres will be responsible for leading the development of proposal strategies and the delivery of products and systems to major government customers. He is the former general manager of Smith Detection’s Edgewood, MD office, and director of Global Chemical and Biological Programs. Additionally, Cipres previously served as part of the Pasadena program management team, where he was responsible for program and technology development. Before joining the firm, Cipres worked at BAE Systems, Dell Computer and Eaton Semiconductor.