QinetiQ Combines US Defense, Security Operations Under New Business; Mary Williams Quoted

QinetiQ Combines US Defense, Security Operations Under New Business; Mary Williams Quoted
Mary Williams President and CEO QinetiQ Inc.

U.K.-based defense technology company QinetiQ has signed a special security agreement with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to combine all of its defense and security operations in the U.S. under a single entity that will operate as QinetiQ Inc.

Mary Williams, former president and CEO of sensor provider Manufacturing Techniques, will lead QinetiQ Inc. as president and CEO, the company said Monday.

The new U.S. business will cover the QinetiQ North America business and all operations undertaken through the acquisition of MTEQ. QinetiQ closed its purchase of MTEQ in December.

“We are now able to move to our next phase of integration for our US business, seeking to fully leverage the range of talent within our US business, and tapping into the capabilities and investments of QinetiQ,” Williams said. “This is an exciting time as we develop and execute our mission-led innovation strategy to deliver the adaptable products and services that our armed forces need, and at a pace that exceeds their expectations.”

EverWatch CEO John Hillen will serve as board chair of QinetiQ’s U.S. arm. Steve Wadey, CEO of QinetiQ Group, and David Smith, chief financial officer at QinetiQ’s parent company, will join directors Tom Mills and Pamela Drew on the board.

Qinetic Inc. operates with approximately 700 employees across its sites in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and is focused on delivering robotics, autonomy and sensor capabilities and support services to clients in the defense market.

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