Auterion GS Board Nabs Former Lockheed Martin CTO

Los Angeles, CA (October 13, 2020): Auterion Government Solutions, the leading drone software platform for Government, today announced the appointment of Dr. Ray O. Johnson to its Board of Directors. 

Dr. Ray O. Johnson, the former SVP and CTO of Lockheed Martin, brings with him extensive experience in the defense industry. Currently, Ray is an active board member on several high-growth tech and aerospace organizations.

“It is great to have Ray Johnson join our Board of Directors. He brings with him  extensive experience in developing and executing growth and technology strategies across industry and government. His experience and leadership will be invaluable as we execute on our vision to enable a new ecosystem of unmanned aircraft systems that will provide expanded capabilities to our US Defense and Security customers” says Dave Sharpin, CEO and Chairman of the board of Auterion GS. 

“I am excited to join the Auterion GS board of directors,” said Ray O. Johnson, “There are important challenges that today’s market leader will encounter as they attempt to meet the diverse needs of the global drone marketplace. I am confident that Auterion Government Solutions, with its open software platform, is well-positioned to dynamically respond to the wide range of solutions required for defense applications.” 

During this time with Lockheed Martin, Ray led Engineering and Technology, Production Operations, Global Supply Chain, Program Management, and Logistics and Sustainment, where he was responsible for more than 72,000 people working on more than 4,000 programs.

Ray is involved at the highest levels nationally and internationally with officials in government, industry, and academia, and he is frequently sought after as an international speaker on business, strategy, innovation, and education.

Today’s announcement is the second high-profile board appointment for Auterion GS in recent months, with the Honorable Heidi Shyu, a member of the Board of Trustees for Aerospace Corporation and Chairman of the Board for Roboteam North America, joining the Auterion GS board in September.  

About Auterion Government Solutions (AuterionGS)

Auterion is the drone platform built for government customers that powers any drone with the software, payloads, and seamless workflow integrations required for government drone operations.

Auterion GS is located in the Greater Los Angeles area and provides unmanned aerial solutions to U.S. Government organizations.

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