Dynetics announces three new vice presidents

Friday August 23, 2019

Dynetics CEO Dave King has named Matt Bender, Jonathan Pettus and Steve Thomas as vice presidents and officers of the company. 

"Our enterprise has grown tremendously in the past few years, not only financially but in capabilities, skills, and product offerings.  These individuals have been instrumental in spearheading this growth and I'm confident they will effectively lead us in their respective areas as we move forward.  As a vice president, Matt will be charged with maturing our systems engineering and manufacturing capabilities as a large prime contractor. Since Jonathan has joined the company, he has revamped our information technology and cybersecurity market strategy. We are better positioned for wide-ranging government and commercial contracts," said King.  "Steve has provided integral guidance for our financial well-being by conducting detailed modeling and analysis of our entire business as it has grown substantially." 

Bender is the vice president and manager of the Product Development and Manufacturing division. He is responsible for providing Department of Defense, aerospace and commercial hardware products to a broad range of government and commercial customers. This includes oversight of the electronics manufacturing operations, which are located at the newly-opened Dr. Stephen M. Gilbert Advanced Manufacturing Facility. Bender has been with Dynetics for over 20 years. 

Pettus is the vice president of Strategic Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Information Technology. He provides strategic direction in developing and leading strategies in key cyber and information technology markets. Pettus has more than 30 years' experience in information technology and enterprise management with NASA and private industry. Prior to joining Dynetics, he was the associate director at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. He also served as the NASA Chief Information Officer and as a member of the President's Federal Chief Information Officer Council where he worked with other federal chief information officers to establish information technology and cybersecurity strategy for federal agencies. He will also ensure the corporation continues to maximize and advance its artificial intelligence capabilities.

Thomas is the vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis. He is responsible for creating and executing strategic financial plans, defining and tracking internal resource allocations, capital expenditures, capacity and expansions. With more than 20 years of Dynetics' experience, Thomas supports senior leadership, Dynetics Board of Directors and the technical divisions with forecast modeling and analytics. Before transitioning to the director of financial planning and analysis, Thomas led and grew technical organizations supporting the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. He is also a member of the employee stock ownership program advisory committee. 

To read a more detailed biography about each of the Dynetics senior leadership, visit https://www.dynetics.com/about/leadership/.





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