IRVINE, California, August 19, 2011 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Ms. Tara Whiteside as Business Planning & Sales Operations Manager at Maxwell Technologies in San Diego, California.

“Tara’s robust experience as a Sales Operations Manager in a worldwide market environment helped her stand out early in this search. Maxwell will strongly benefit from Tara’s background and she will thrive under their business model,” stated Rod McDermott, Managing Partner at McDermott & Bull who conducted this search.

Before joining Maxwell Technologies, Ms. Whiteside was Worldwide Sales Operations Manager at PacketVideo Corp in San Diego, California. Prior to PacketVideo Corp, Ms. Whiteside held the position of IT Operations Manager & San Diego Area Lead at Northrop Grumman in San Diego, California.

Ms. Whiteside holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Operations Management & Analysis from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa.

About Maxwell Technologies

For more than 45 years, Maxwell Technologies ( headquartered in San Diego, California, has established themselves as a global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing energy storage and power delivery solutions for automotive, heavy transportation, renewable energy, backup power, wireless communications and industrial and consumer electronics applications as well as for radiation-hardened microelectronic components and systems for satellites and spacecraft. Maxwell products are designed and built to provide failure-free performance for the life of the most demanding applications. As a market leader and innovator, Maxwell Technologies is committed to providing cost-effective, energy-efficient, environmentally-conscious energy storage and power delivery solutions that extend the limits of current conventions. Their success is built on providing unmatched total solutions to our customers – solutions that deliver superior performance, reliability and value, backed by extraordinary application engineering and field support. Maxwell’s goal is to build long-term customer relationships by listening, understanding customer-specific requirements and exceeding expectations for value and performance.

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 works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.