Frank Backes, former CEO ofÂ Braxton Technologies, has been named vice president of business development for satellite communications products and federal satellite solutions atÂ Kratos Defense & Security SolutionsÂ (Nasdaq: KTOS).
Kratos said Thursday Backes will focus on products and service offerings for the defense, intelligence and civilian government sectorsÂ in his new position.
“Frank is well known in our industry as a creative thinker who helps customers solve their most difficult challenges,” saidÂ John Monahan, senior VPÂ of Kratos’ satcomÂ products and federal satellite solutionsÂ business.
Monahan addedÂ Backes’ technology experience covers software-as-a-service architecture, cybersecurity and software engineering.
Backes previously served as chief technology officer and chief financial officer at hardware and software integrator 3Si Holdings.
He has served on the board of directors of Modern Technology Solutions Inc. since August 2016 and also heldÂ senior roles atÂ Digital Equipment Corp. and Science Applications International Corp.Â (NYSE: SAIC).