Habib Debs, Chairman & CEO of Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) is pleased to announce that Thomas (Tom) Lupica has been appointed President of ATSC‘s Innovation and Engineering Solutions (IES) Division, effective March 16, 2021. “Tom brings with him over 35 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense sector, and we are excited to have Tom join ATSC. He complements our strong performance-oriented culture, and we believe his impressive reputation for execution and achieving results makes him the right choice to lead our Arizona based division.”
In this position, Mr. Lupica will oversee P&L and lead all R&D, design, prototyping, testing and production at ATSC IES’s 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona.
Bio: Mr. Lupica is a seasoned executive with demonstrated success at every level of project and site management. His extensive experience in all project phases includes Marketing and Capture Management, Program Management, and Logistics and Warranty Management. Tom’s wide-ranging experience encompasses Airborne Avionics (Fire Control, Navigation, Targeting and Electronic Warfare), Ground-Based Air Surveillance Systems, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems as well as Command-and-Control Applications.
Prior to joining ATSC, Tom was the Director for International Programs at Northrop Grumman, where he was responsible for the capture and subsequent execution of a 6 year, $1B International Air Defense network in North Africa. Prior to that, Tom was the Chief Operating Officer at Remotec, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, managing the production, development, and support of explosive ordinance disposal robots for civilian and defense security applications.
At one point in his career, Tom was the President of California Microwave, another Northrop Grumman subsidiary, where he successfully led 300+ people across 3 sites to annual sales in excess of $75M. California Microwave is an industry leader in the design, integration and support of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems for US and foreign government use.
With Westinghouse Defense Electronics, then Northrop Grumman’s Electronics Sector, Tom managed the Navigation and Weather Radar Department, from its inception to a $30M/year business. He was then promoted to lead the Airborne Fire Control Radar Department where he managed a business area of over $250M/year in sales and launched a successful update to the airborne fire control radar for new and existing F-16s.
Nineteen years into his career with Westinghouse/Northrop Grumman, Tom left the Aerospace and Defense Industry to join the wireless data start-up, Aether Systems, as the Senior VP for Operations. Tom was a Corporate Officer when the company went public in 1999 and was responsible for integrating and updating the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and software of 11 acquisitions at 14 different sites. In his role at Aether, Tom led a team of over 150 persons that provided enterprise IT services, customer application delivery, customer support (Call Center) and fulfillment.
Tom graduated from Hobart College, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics. He went on to the University of Virginia to earn a Masters in Systems Engineering. He is a member of Phi Betta Kappa’s Zeta Chapter of NY, has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Baltimore, MD, and is a registered Patent Agent.