President and CEO, Mr. Wesley A. King
Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ms. Pamela C. Johnson
Vice President of Corporate Business Development, Ms. Kathleen A. Anderson
Vice President of Operations and Division Manager, Fairfax Division, Mr. Donald A. Freeman
Vice President of Operations and Division Manager, Dayton Division, Mr. Jack Grady
Board of Advisors
As CEO, President and Chairman of the Board, Mr. King is responsible for the overall company management and operations as well as the strategic management that ensures customer care and service throughout the company. He is responsible for annual budget, and profit and loss results.
In addition, he supervises all Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. King has more than 40 years of engineering and management experience. Mr. King received a BS from the University of Pittsburgh and served for over 26 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1985 as Lieutenant Commander. His service duties included Systems Engineering, Training, and Management assignments, both at sea and in shore billets. Assignments included Systems Engineering and Deputy Program Manager for the Navy’s Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) program, with annual budgets in excess of $117 million. In this capacity, he was instrumental in negotiating research and development contracts with Hughes Aircraft Co., ITT Avionics, Singer Kearfott (now BAE), Rockwell Collins Corp. and four naval facilities.
Following retirement from the Navy, Mr. King joined P E Systems as a Senior Engineer. He served as Program Manager for research and development of a unique crypto logic system for use in commercial applications in a P E Systems partnership with Western Union/Contel. In addition, he was Program Manager for a JTIDS system and network design application, as well as overseeing other information transfer system applications and served as Director of Business Development for C4I programs. In May 1995, Mr. King purchased, and became the president and CEO of P E Systems. In 1998 P E Systems acquired Summit Research Corp. Since these acquisitions, the companies have expanded their business and client base through acquisitions and internal growth.
Ms. Johnson is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive VP for P E Systems, Inc and Summit Research Corporation and sits on the Board of Directors for both companies. Ms. Johnson is responsible for directing the fiscal, human resources, contracts, and administrative functions of the Corporation.
Ms. Johnson has provided strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues for more than 20 years to the company. With over 30 years of management and finance experience, Ms. Johnson has been instrumental in the company’s acquisitions, mergers and strategic investments. She has helped to lead the company through 8(a) certification and graduation and from a small business to medium size organization. Prior to joining P E Systems, Ms. Johnson served as controller and senior accountant in several commercial and manufacturing industries. Ms. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science, Accounting, from George Mason University. She is a member of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Association for Corporate Growth.
Ms. Anderson is the Corporate Business Development Vice President responsible for overseeing business development and strategic planning within P E Systems. Ms. Anderson’s vast experience in developing strategic teaming relationships along with competitive pricing enables the company to prosper from her expertise. Prior to accepting this role Ms. Anderson was responsible for the management and operations of our Dayton division which provides engineering and acquisition/program management services to the Air Force at Wright Patterson AFB and other locations. Ms. Anderson’s diverse experience base is derived from direct government, contractor, and academic efforts. Her leadership planning skills have been honed from managing multiple large, IDIQ contracts and complex contractor teams. With over 40 years of results-oriented performance, her background includes in-depth acquisition experience in advanced technology programs and weapon systems, research and development, and Government contracting. She has conducted specialized studies and analysis with a focus on effectiveness and cost and authored effectiveness studies for precision military systems. She was instrumental in the development of a senior analytical course offered at Decision Sciences School on how to conduct these studies and has provided acquisition management support to multiple Acquisition Category (ACAT) 1 programs and participated on several teams to support Senior Decision Makers multiple DoD locations. Her valued expertise from dealing on “both sides of the fence” provides unique insight into dealing with today’s challenges.
Prior to joining P E Systems, Ms. Anderson was the Dayton Division Director for MCR; a management consultant with Alprom, LLC, a consultant service to identify and develop new product lines and improve in-house business practices; and, Vice President for Air Force Operations, Questech Research, Inc.
Ms. Anderson has an MS, Business Administration Management, and a BAS, Industrial Engineering (Resource Management), as well as extensive training in Acquisition Management and Financial Management of Major Weapon Systems. She has completed CMMI, Shipley Proposal Development (Technical and Cost), is a Certified Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) and a former NES/ICA Certified Cost Analyst, a member of the Dayton Area Defense Contractor’s Association (DADCA), NDIA, AFCEA, and Chairman of the Electronic Engineering and Manufacturers Group (EEMG). Ms Anderson is also a member of the Corporate Committee for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.
Mr. Freeman is the P E Systems Vice President for Operations and Division Manager for the Fairfax Division. In this role he is in charge of all contracted activities. He also manages and participates in all business development operations from opportunity identification through contract award and transition to full operations.
Mr. Freeman is a 26-year Air Force veteran (retired colonel) who earned his wings as a Navigator and Electronic Warfare Officer in 1972. He flew the B-52D strategic bomber and various versions of the RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft until 1983. After being certified as an Operational Intelligence Officer, he served in various staff functions including, HQ Tactical Air Command and the Headquarters Air Force Intelligence Directorate, where he supported many “black world” weapon and aircraft development programs. He spent over 20 years as an intelligence collector – analyst, managing analysis teams and commanding intelligence organizations. Mr. Freeman graduated from Air War College in 1990 and held three operational commands: one flying squadron in Japan, a U-2 Ground Site in Korea, and the Intelligence Training Group and DoD Fire Fighting Academy in Texas. He retired from the Air Force in 1998 as the Director of Intelligence and Assistant Operations Officer for Headquarters, Air Force Space Command.
Mr. Freeman held management and leadership positions in the software development, cabling infrastructure design/install, IT services, Security monitoring and acquisition services industries since retiring from the Air Force. He joined P E Systems, Inc. in April 2009. He is a 1971 graduate of East Carolina University School of Industrial Technology and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alaska in 1979. He is very active in community service activities including Habitat for Humanity, was a board member for Rebuilding Together – Arlington, Fairfax and Fall Church and participates several Church sponsored charity programs.
Mr. Grady is responsible for management and operations of P E System’s Dayton Division, providing direct support to the B2 and Fighters and Bombers Directorates at Wright-Patterson AFB. Jack is an experienced executive who brings over 30 years of proficiency in Operations, Program Management, Strategic Planning and Business Development in the Defense Industry.
Since joining P E Systems in 2007, Jack has led teams of nearly 300 professionals across the country, delivering exceptional performance. Jack’s experience includes leading teams in AWACS, JSTARS and Global Air Traffic Management systems.
Prior to joining P E Systems, Jack was a Vice President of Program Management with Engility Corporation where he ran a team of technical and proposal staff, supporting PE Systems work on the Professional Acquisition Support Services (PASS) Program contract.
Jack holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Western New England College. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Air Force Association (AFA) and the Electronic Engineering and Manufacturer’s Group (EEMG).
Honorable Tidal W. (Ty) McCoy
Mr. McCoy, currently serves as the Chairman, Space Transportation Association, Vice Chairman of the Cyber, Space, Intelligence Association, Vice Chairman of the Defense Forum Foundation, Chairman of the TW McCoy Foundation, Executive Committee of the Institute of World Politics (accredited university), President of The Kingsley Group (real estate development and investing), as a Board Member of other organizations, and a Member of the Board of Advisors of PE Systems, Inc and Blue Ridge Networks.
Mr. McCoy was the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Washington Capital Partners, LLC, a Venture Capital firm focused on early stage investing in technology companies that seek breakthroughs in business models, products, processes, and management. He placed investments in some fifteen companies, leading the firm’s efforts in discovery, due diligence, negotiations, governance, milestones, alliances, path to market, recruitment and exits. Prior experience in private equity before founding Washington Capital Partners included: Founder, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the George Washington National Bank of Alexandria and served as an Advisor on an $ 890M acquisition in Joint Venture with the Carlyle Group that returned $ 670M on a $ 190M investment to Thiokol Corp and the same $ 670M to the Carlyle Group (in three years) in their Joint Venture purchase of Howmet. He also arranged the discovery, vetting and transactional activity of SAIC’s purchase of Network Solutions (domain name federal monopoly) for $ 4M in Mar95 (sold by SAIC in Mar2000 for $ 7.5Billion after tax return).
Previously, Mr. McCoy was Vice President for Government Relations for Thiokol Propulsion where he developed an effective and comprehensive government relations program that considerably strengthened Thiokol as an aerospace company within the NASA and Defense contractor community. His efforts on behalf of the Company with Congress and the then-serving administration resulted in creating opportunities for Thiokol to successfully compete for strategically significant NASA business that led to a period of unprecedented growth and value-creation for the Company. He was a key participant in the
formulation of the Thiokol strategy for developing a new, large solid rocket motor to deflect and defeat proposals for an expensive and potentially dangerous liquid rocket motor alternative for the Space Shuttle; and led the strategy for a team where Thiokol was a major subcontractor in winning a multi-billion dollar Minuteman ICBM Contract. He also served as President, Thiokol Technology, the inventor of the automobile airbag (he was not the inventor himself but assisted in its movement to market).
Earlier, Mr. McCoy served as Acting Secretary, Acting UnderSecretary, and Assistant Secretary for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, and Installations and later Assistant Secretary for Readiness Support (Installations, Logistics, and Readiness). As the Senior Assistant Secretary he was the longest serving senior Presidential Appointe during the modernization and rearmament of the USAF during the Reagan Administration (81-88). During this time, he served on the Air Force Systems Acquisition Review Council, the final review authority prior to approval by Secretary of the Air Force for all major acquisition programs (multi-hundred and multi-billion dollar programs), which reviewed the management, cost, schedule, and performance of systems. In this capacity, he oversaw some $50B in appropriated funds. His responsibilities included recruitment, training, promotion policies, diversity, morale, ethics, retirement, housing, energy, environment, construction, readiness, and many other matters through direct and constant contact with civilian and Air Force colleagues, and as Acting Secretary, the supervision of the USAF.
Other previous positions of service include Member of the Professional Staff, Senator Jake Garn and the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee; Director of Policy Research, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Scientific Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering and Systems; Deputy Assistant and Staff Assistant to the Secretary of Defense; Member of the Professional Staff, National Security Council, The White House; CIA Officer, and Combat Commander, United States Army.
Mr. McCoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1967, and a Master’s Degree in Business Financial Management from George Washington University in 1975. He was awarded medals for service as a combat unit (nuclear) commander in Germany, the Bronze Star for his service in the Republic of VietNam, and other military medals while on active duty as an officer in the United States Army; and, the three highest DOD civilian awards, Medals for Extraordinary Service to Department of Defense by two different Secretaries of Defenses and the Secretary of the Air Force.