IRVINE, California, December 19, 2012 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Mr. Bill Lyon as Vice President of Finance with Arrowhead Products based in Los Alamitos, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Principal Consultant, and Chris Bull, Managing Partner, at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Biegenzahn, “As an industry veteran, Bill brings a level of experience which positions him well to make a significant and immediate impact at Arrowhead. Not only is his pedigree the exact match Arrowhead was seeking, but his personal profile is parallel to the company’s corporate culture. This alignment will equate to a seamless integration onto the senior leadership team.”

Having started his career in public accounting within the manufacturing industry, Mr. Lyon has over 21 years of experience in financial management. Most recently, he served as Corporate Controller at Ducommun Incorporated. Prior to joining Ducommun, Mr. Lyon served as the President of GNC Industries.

Mr. Lyon obtained his Bachelors of Science in Economics from San Jose State University, followed by his Masters in Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Southern California.

About Arrowhead Products

Arrowhead Products ( is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of ducting systems for aircraft and propulsion lines for rockets. They specialize in both High Pressure metallic ducting systems and Low Pressure composite ducting systems and take pride in providing creative engineering solutions with the highest product quality. Arrowhead Products is also the primary source of rocket propulsion lines for NASA and the U.S. space launch system industry. Backed by more than 70 years of experience and proven reliability, their products are installed on virtually every major commercial, military, and space vehicle.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, and Union Bank.