President, Advanced Drones & Target Systems Division
Wayne Armstrong joined Kratos in March 2011 following the Herley Industries, Inc. merger, where he was Division President of the Herley subsidiary, Micro Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Micro Systems in 2002, Mr. Armstrong served as a Division President for L-3 Communications Corporation, operating a joint venture corporation between L-3 and the Republic of Turkey. He also served as Vice President and Division Director of Metric Systems Corporation, a defense electronics company involved in a wide variety of training and tactical systems, and Mr. Armstrong was an early member of the development team for the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapon System and Vertical Launching System. He has been involved in target systems, both as a user and as a provider, for 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University and an Masters of Business Administration from Rollins College.
President, Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems Division
Vice Admiral Gerald Beaman (U.S. Navy – retired) joined as the President of Kratos’ Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems Division in August 2013. Vice Admiral Beaman is an accomplished, proven leader with extensive experience in large-scale operations. Prior to joining Kratos, Vice Admiral Beaman was the Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet. He directed activities for 58,000 personnel responsible for homeland defense, support for civil authorities and for providing relevant training and certification for all West Coast naval forces. In his naval career of 35 years, Vice Admiral Beaman also served as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Global Force Management, Training and Experimentation, Fleet Forces Command; Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Joint Forces Command; and Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific. In addition to his varied naval career, Vice Admiral Beaman served as a Special Agent with the FBI. He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marquette University.
President, Technology & Training Solutions Division
Phil Carrai is the President of Kratos’ Technology & Training Solutions Division, which includes land and space-based communications products and infrastructure, cybersecurity products and services, and training and simulation products and services. He has 30 years of experience in enterprise software and hardware, professional services and private equity, holding executive management and board positions in public, private and early-stage companies. Carrai has served as a board member for Vivisimo, Network Alliance, Ai Metrix, Internosis, Ztango and Alabanza, and has been an advisor to many emerging technology companies in the national capital region. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University and undergraduate degrees in Information Systems and Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he is a member of the Eberly Hall of Distinction.
President, Defense & Rocket Support Services Division
David Carter is the President of Kratos’ Defense & Rocket Support Services Division. He has over thirty years of experience both as an active duty member of the U.S. Navy and as a senior consultant supporting Department of Defense combat weapons systems development, acquisition, test and evaluation, and life cycle support. Following his six years of military service, Mr. Carter was a senior manager at DTI Associates, Inc. from August 1989 until DTI’s acquisition by Haverstick Consulting in January 2004. Mr. Carter has been a part of the Kratos executive team since Kratos’ acquisition of Haverstick in 2007.
President, Public Safety & Security Solutions Division
Prior to joining Kratos, Mr. Goodwin was President of Public Safety, Security and Industrial Systems Group and Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at SYS Technologies. His focus was on developing new products, markets and strategies. He plays a key role in executing the Company’s strategic objective of developing a broader base of revenues that includes products and developing new markets. Prior to joining SYS, Mr. Goodwin held a variety of executive management positions. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aonix, a developer of software product solutions for the aerospace, telecommunications and transportation industries. He also served as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for FinanCenter, a developer of financial decision tools. In addition, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Thomson Software Products and President and Chief Executive Officer of SofTech Microsystems. Mr. Goodwin has a Bachelor of Science degree from Millsaps College.
President, Modular Systems Division
Mr. Thomas E. Mills, IV is the President of Kratos’ Modular Systems Division, which includes Gichner Systems Group, based near York, PA, and Charleston Marine Containers (CMCI), based in Charleston, SC. With five manufacturing plants, 45 years of experience and approximately 450 employees, Gichner and CMCI are two of the leading suppliers of integrated mobile shelters and container systems to the U.S. military. Prior to joining Gichner, Mr. Mills held several senior management positions at various publicly traded and privately held companies. Trained as a CPA, Mr. Mills started his career at KPMG and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from West Chester University.
President, Electronic Products Division
Rich Poirier joined Kratos in March 2011 following the merger with Herley Industries, Inc. Prior to the merger, he was the President and CEO of Herley and in June 2012 was promoted to President of the Electronic Products Division of Kratos. Mr. Poirier joined Herley in 1992 when Herley acquired Micro Dynamics, Inc. (MDI). He joined MDI upon graduation in 1987 and has held various technical and management positions over the years. Mr. Poirier has 25 years of experience in the electronic warfare, electronic attack and military systems sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.