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Mercury Systems Inc. (www.mrcy.com), a best-of- breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Monticciolo as chief technology officer. Most recently, he served as president and general manager of the company's former Mercury Federal Systems division.
"I'm very excited to take on this leadership position at such a critical time in our company's history," said Monticciolo. "For over 30 years, Mercury Systems has applied best-of-breed engineering and technology to solve tough customer problems. That's our company's hallmark — and it will continue to be so under my stewardship. Whether we leverage our deep technical skills in Big Data or across the entire sensor processing chain, we're dedicated to bringing technology to market quickly."
According to Mercury Systems president and CEO Mark Aslett, "Paul has repeatedly demonstrated a unique talent for driving technical innovation and then delivering that innovation to our defense Prime contractor customers where it can do the most good. We're extremely pleased to have Paul take on the CTO role at Mercury Systems. We believe his appointment will be a catalyst for helping Mercury Systems — and our customers — stay ahead of the technological curve."
Dr. Monticciolo joined Mercury Systems in July 2010, when he immediately became involved in critical ISR systems and solutions. Prior to his appointment as CTO, he served as president and general manager of Mercury Federal Systems, a business that handled work with important defense Prime contractors and programs, including Gorgon Stare, a program that delivers wide-area surveillance capabilities using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Prior to Mercury Systems, Dr. Monticciolo held several key positions at MIT'sLincoln Laboratory, a globally recognized leader in advanced technology for the Department of Defense. During his 20-year tenure at Lincoln Laboratory, he became a recognized expert in multiple intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies, including real-time embedded processing, digital signal processing, and RF hardware for radar and SIGINT applications.
Dr. Monticciolo earned a B.E.E. degree from The Cooper Union, an M.S.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.