Mercury Systems Inc., 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 Anthony Sweeney as general manager of the RF and microwave components group, part of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics business unit. Sweeney will provide overall business direction as well as lead day-to-day operations of the group, which is located in Hudson, N.H., Ewing, N.J. and Manteca, Calif.

“Mr. Sweeney brings a wealth of industry and product life cycle management experience that will help drive growth and advance technology leadership for our RF and Microwave Components Group,” said Didier Thibaud, president of Mercury Commercial Electronics. “His strong leadership style and his approach to innovative solutions are a great match with Mercury’s culture and values.”

Prior to joining Mercury, Sweeney served as president of A C Executive Solutions, and held the positions of vice president of operations, director of marketing and product management, and director of engineering during his nine years with Endwave Corp. Previously, he worked as director of engineering at Signal Technology Corp. and was a co-founder of Advanced Frequency Products. Additionally, he worked as a microwave engineer for both Raytheon and Alpha Industries.

Sweeney holds a master’s degree in business from Boston University as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In addition, he received an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management. A true innovator, Sweeney holds several U.S. patents and has been published in numerous industry journals.