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Leadership Team

Mary Williams

Mary Williams

President

Mary Williams is the President of the QinetiQ Inc., the US business unit of QinetiQ Plc. She is a recognized thought-leader in the area of sensor technologies and the application of those technologies to solve real world problems. In her current role, Ms. Williams manages a team of more than 700 employees delivering rapid solutions with a focus on mission-led innovation.

Ms. Williams began her career in Government Service for the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) as a radar engineer and intelligence analyst. She joined EOIR Technologies in 1995 as a Principal and held various technical and leadership positions supporting spectral programs throughout DoD and IC at such organizations such as NVESD, NGA and NGIC. Ms. Williams is a leading technologist in the field of airborne spectrometry as well as an accomplished business innovator. Ms. Williams led the development of several pioneering air and ground hyperspectral systems that advanced the state-of-the-art of spectral technologies, including the first operational airborne Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) payload. Since then, she has served as a business and technical lead on multiple others for ground- and airborne sensing for the defense and intelligence communities.

After acquiring MTEQ and becoming its president in 2006, Mary Williams took its electronics manufacturing capability and turned the firm into a full-lifecycle engineering company to rapidly create novel sensing prototypes and deliver them to the U.S. Army and Intelligence Community. Under her leadership, MTEQ grew from a single electronics plant in rural Virginia to a respected system designer with a strong presence in the National Capital Region and an international presence in combat theaters. She instilled a robust IRAD program at MTEQ to ensure that it remained on the leading edge of defense technology in fields like AI. Under her leadership, MTEQ reached 370 employees and $175 M in annual revenue and acquired 6 patents in sensing technology.

Ms. Williams holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering with a focus in image and signal processing from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and a bachelor’s in computer science. Ms. Williams took post-graduate courses in image processing from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jeff Warren

Jeff Warren

Chief Financial Officer

As QinetiQ Inc.’s CFO, Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s financial operations. He offers over 25 years of experience in a variety of senior management roles and has a wealth of expertise in global financial operations, strategic planning and aligning finance teams with the corporate strategy to accelerate revenue and business intelligence. Jeff’s career has seen him repeatedly build high-performing global financial teams and coach them to excellence to break down barriers to operations and achievement across industry sectors. His specialties include financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, process and resource development, and management.

Jeff holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut as well as a BA from Connecticut State University. He is a board member and treasurer at Horace Mann Educational Associates.

Greg Williams

Greg Williams

Senior Vice President, Strategy, Planning & Business Development

Greg Williams is Senior Vice President of Strategy, Planning & Business Development at QinetiQ Inc. and served as an original principal of MTEQ before it was acquired by QinetiQ. In this role, he is responsible for establishing and executing QinetiQ Inc's strategic and annual business development plans. He has more than 20 years’ experience in management and leadership roles, including execution and oversight of well over $100M in defense, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Community contracts simultaneously. Greg’s career epitomizes QinetiQ’s co-creation philosophy: he engages with senior customer leadership on a daily basis and then returns to our Lorton headquarters to architect to the BD Strategy and corporate systems that let us maneuver at pace with our customer’s changing needs. Throughout his corporate life, Greg has built BD and execution frameworks from the ground up, choosing and supervising the personnel that drive mission-led innovation while instilling disciplined processes that repeatedly deliver deployable technology solutions tailored to customer needs.

He has held several executive and board level positions in companies supporting technical solutions for DoD and commercial customers. Greg began his career as a CPA in Public Accounting and a US Army Officer in the Corps of Engineers. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from James Madison University.

Aydin Mohtashamian

Aydin Mohtashamian

Vice President, Land Integration

Aydin Mohtashamian serves as Vice President of Land Integration, heading Ground Combat, Targeting and M&S development and integration. His portfolio includes ATLAS, NGCV C5ISR Support and Solutions, and various other AI/ML and Situational Awareness solutions that support modernization priorities.

Aydin joined QinetiQ in December of 2019 after the company where he led the Services Division, MTEQ, was acquired by QinetiQ. Before joining MTEQ, he spent 10 years in a variety of engineering, engineering management, and program management roles at L3. His most recent position was as Director of Program Management at L3 Maritime Systems, where he led several Navy C4ISR, ship automation/integration projects, and the development and installation of the first Hybrid Electric Drive on a Navy Destroyer. He joined L3 after an 8-year career as an Army Officer, having served two tours in Iraq.

Aydin is a 1999 West Point graduate with an MBA and an MS in Systems Engineering. He is a certified System Engineer and holds a variety of Program Management Certifications from PMI.

Abe Isser

Abe Isser

Vice President, Engineering

Abraham Isser is Vice President of Engineering at QinetiQ Inc. He serves as the senior technologist to provide guidance, direction and solutions to internal and external customers. He also leads QinetiQ Inc’s matrixed engineering team and supports the growth and diversification goals of the company divisions to include roadmap planning, IRAD, CRAD, IP management and BD support.

Abe joined MTEQ (since acquired by QinetiQ) after an 18-year career at major aerospace company where he ran an EO/IR systems engineering organization. For the past four years, he served as a Chief Technology Officer of a small defense company with expertise in stabilized EO/IR imaging systems and high-performance binoculars. Abe possesses more than 30 years of experience in EO/IR technology development.

Abe holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics/EO Engineering, and has completed graduate courses in Applied Physics. He also earned an MBA from the University of MD, College Park. He has completed extensive program, CAM and engineering management training, and holds one patent.

Dan Deguire

Dan Deguire

Vice President, Land Systems

Dan Deguire leads QinetiQ Inc.’s, Land Systems, an integrated business unit focused on Unmanned Systems and Survivability Technologies. Since joining QinetiQ in 1990, Dan has managed and led teams of engineers and scientists in the research, development, and fielding of defense solutions.

Dan and has team have developed and delivered over 5,000 robotic systems ranging from 10-pound hand carried platforms to 20-ton armored vehicles. Dan and his team had also delivered 1,300 fixed-wing aircraft armor kits and 14,500 RPG defeat systems for ground vehicles, helping save the lives of many warfighters. They are instrumental in capturing many programs of record and are proud to serve customers with mission-led innovations.

Dan is an inventor and co-inventor on 10 U.S. Patents assigned to QinetiQ and has authored numerous technical papers presented at AUVSI, SPIE and NDIA. He holds a bachelor’s degree at Central New England College in Electrical Engineering and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium.

Andrew Courier

Andrew Courier

Vice President, Maritime Systems

Andrew Courier is the Vice President of Maritime Systems at QinetiQ Inc. He has a wealth of experience in program management, electronics packaging, product development and automated systems. Andrew has been with QinetiQ since 1995 and has over 20 years of US Navy acquisition experience.

Since establishing Maritime Systems as a new growth area, Andrew has led the team in expanding the aircraft carrier launch and recovery business and broadening the portfolio with submarine development programs, sonar, acoustic communications, and autonomous undersea vehicle programs.

Andrew holds a Master of Science degree in Management of Projects and Program Management from Brandeis University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Dave Scott

Dave Scott

Vice President, Business Development Operations

Dave Scott serves as the Vice President of Business Development Operations. He is responsible for advancing QinetiQ Inc.’s business strategies in order to meet our growth and diversification goals.

Prior to his role as VP of Business Development Operations (first at MTEQ and then QinetiQ), Dave served as MTEQ’s Director of Business Development, helping mature our processes to manage our business development goals. Before joining MTEQ, he served for 20 years in a variety of business development, engineering, business unit management and program management roles at SRI International. While at SRI, Dave served in several program and group management roles. Prior to joining MTEQ he served in a business development role, where he was responsible for identifying and delivering government funding opportunities in national security markets, as well as providing strategic direction for new market entrance, proposal strategies, and teaming arrangements. He also provided strategic capture, competitive analysis and strategic guidance to the organization. He was also program director and chief operations officer at Rosettex Technology & Ventures Group, an SRI joint venture, supporting pathfinder efforts in rapid technology innovation for the Federal Government.

Dave holds a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from State University of New York and Syracuse University.

Myrna Ganley

Myrna Ganley

Director Human Resources

Myrna Ganley brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience across various sectors, with 10+ years in HR leadership roles to QinetiQ Inc.’s Human Resources. She specializes in leading organizational development strategies to build and retain a high-performing workforce for corporate agility and mission-led innovation. She is dedicated to international, multi-cultural workforces, like QinetiQ’s, and comes from a career marked with achievement in mergers and acquisitions, global operations, and working with cleared employees. Her capabilities extend from developing strategies for and implementing broad, enterprise-level HR systems down to change management, leadership coaching, and talent development initiatives for individual employees to maximize their effectiveness, engagement and job satisfaction across changing environments and systems.

Over her career she has been successful at bringing business strategy to Human Resources initiatives, in order, to promote operational efficiency and move businesses forward. Myrna holds an MBA and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute.