Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems, His First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Richard White, president of SSL Government, with his first Wash100 Award on Friday.

Executive Mosaic recognizes White for his efforts to be innovate in the fields of spacecraft technology and space exploration. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Richard White of SSL Government Systems.

White joined SSL as senior vice president of business development government systems in October 2016. He held the position for six months before becoming president of government systems. His areas of expertise include surveillance and reconnaissance, satellite antennas and payloads, intelligence and cyber security.

Prior to joining SSL, White served as the COO and CEO of the Capstone Corporation between 2013 and 2016. He began his career with the Harris Corporation in 1999 as the director of space programs, serving in several ascending leadership positions with the corporation.

White’s other affiliations include the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the Space Foundation, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the National Defense Industrial Association.

He received his BSME in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo, a MSME in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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