ENSCO said Tuesday Burns holds experience in working with both commercial and federal government clients and will succeed the retiring Gregory Young.
“[Burns’] innovative, entrepreneurial mindset and wealth of experience in leading and managing technology businesses make him an ideal person to bring ENSCO’s innovative capabilities to critical markets and customers, and to grow the company, ” said Paul Broome, ENSCO executive chairman of the board.
Burns joined SAIC after its acquisition of Science, Engineering, and Technology Corp., an R&D company he co-founded, where he served as president, CEO and board chairman.
He served as SVP and manager of SAIC’s sensors and phenomenology segment in his most recent role there and is a co-founder of video analytics firm ObjectVideo.
Burns is also a former program manager at DARPA and holds video and radar technology patents.