Tony Mitchell has joined CAES as Vice President, Advanced Technology and Strategy.
In this role, Tony will lead CAES’ cutting-edge innovation and technology development by supporting advanced future technologies that will leverage and extend CAES’ capabilities in Advanced RF Microelectronics and Space Power and Computing, along with winning positions on programs and platforms of significant future value. He will define and coordinate CAES’ overall IRAD projects; develop partnerships with U.S. government labs, defense primes and military end users and work cross-functionally with the business units to drive a new high level of technology expertise and discipline; strengthen relationships with the Tier 1 Prime community and expand CAES’ footprint, and execute strategic growth plans to identify new customers and expand business opportunities with current customers.
Tony comes to CAES with many years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Most recently, Anthony served as Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for Leidos Inc, Dynetics Group, a Fortune 500 company where he led a 30+ person team responsible for growing the company’s advanced research and development, advanced manufacturing and rapid prototyping group business. Prior to this, Tony spent two years at BAE Systems as the Director, Business Development and six years at Areté Associates in Business Development. Tony also served 20 years as a United States Air Force Officer, followed by two years as an Executive Director for the USAF Scientific Advisory Board.
Tony has obtained a number of advanced degrees including a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Highest Honors) from the University of Paris; Master’s Degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University; Master’s of Engineering Degree in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Florida; Master’s of Science Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s of science degree in Aeronautical Engineering with Japanese Minor (Distinguished Graduate) from the USAF Academy. In addition, he holds numerous certification, has published over 60 articles/conference papers, speaks fluent French and basic Japanese, is a member of multiple industry organizations and is an associate professor of aeronautical engineering and adjunct professor of French at the USAF Academy.