Jeff Yorsz Joins QinetiQ NA as President

qinetiqJeff Yorsz, a former general manager at Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Adaptive Optics Associates subsidiary, has been appointed president of defense technology firm QinetiQ North America.

He will be responsible for all aspects of business operations and strategic programs in his new position, QNA said Tuesday.

“Historically QNA has developed products in robotics, armor, controls and sensors to solve some of the most difficult problems faced by government and industry, ” said Yorsz.

“I look forward to continuing that tradition of innovation with our present customers and also leveraging it to invigorate our nondefense activities, ” he added.

In his previous role, Yorsz managed AOA’s efforts to grow as a mission critical systems company and transform itself in order to adapt to a changing market.

He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in management as well as an engineer’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering.

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