McLean, Va., March 27, 2019 – Habib Debs, Chairman & CEO of Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) is pleased to announce that Brad Sutter has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of ATSC’s Innovation and Engineering Solutions (IES) Division, effective immediately. In this position, Mr. Sutter will lead all research and development, design, prototyping, testing and production at ATSC IES’s 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Gilbert, Arizona.
“I am very pleased to promote Brad Sutter for this vital role within the company,” said Habib Debs, Chairman and CEO. “Brad has been a great technical leader and engineer for many years at ATSC and has over 30 years of experience in leading edge technologies. We have great confidence in his ability to lead IES during what we all anticipate will be a period of significant growth for ATSC.”
While serving as the Vice President of Engineering at ATSC from February 2016 thru March 2020, Mr. Sutter played a vital role in leading the design, development, production, and delivery of ATSC systems our client portfolio. He also spearheaded ATSC’s capture and award of new business in the Aerial Delivery/Sensor Emplacement business sector.
Prior to being hired by ATSC and Stara Technologies in 2011, Mr. Sutter held a number of increasingly responsible roles in management and engineering leadership at four major defense companies, which include Gentex Corporation, Armor Holdings, Orbital Sciences, and ATK. During his tenure at these organizations he revitalized the Ground Troop Ballistic Helmet product line that produced multi-year contracts in excess of $100 million dollars, lead the Integrated Weapons Systems Medium Caliber Guns and Ammunition Division’s Engineering department with new product development. Additionally, he oversaw the Propulsion Engineering department and was responsible for Ordnance, Pneumatic, and Solid Rocket Motor systems, an effort that resulted in successful flights of multiple Sub-Orbital, Target, and Space-lift Launch vehicles.
Mr. Sutter holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the State University of New York Institute of Technology and has an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He holds 7 patents and has spent many years mentoring high school engineering students through the First Robots program.