ColdQuanta Names Laura Hale Government Programs VP in Series of Exec Moves

ColdQuanta has appointed Laura Hale, a space technology market veteran, as vice president of government programs and made three other appointments to its leadership team.

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Hale brings an extensive background in multidomain program and product management and systems engineering to her new position, the quantum technology company said Monday.

Chris Wood

She previously worked at York Space Systems, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR), Ball Aerospace and Harris Corp. Over the course of her industry career, she worked with multiple government agencies such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NASA and the Space Development Agency.

Colorado-based ColdQuanta also promoted Chris Wood from vice president of photonic technologies to chief technology officer, succeeding Dana Anderson, acting CTO who will transition to the chief strategy officer post. Anderson co-founded and previously served as CEO of the company.

William Clark

Wood, who joined the quantum developer from Insight Lidar, will manage the execution of technology and new product strategy and oversee the entire product development life cycle in his new role.

William Clark, formerly a senior engineering fellow at General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) mission systems division, will be vice president of quantum development.

Steve Matthews

Steve Matthews, a 20-year enterprise software sales professional, will serve as VP of sales and business development for quantum information platforms.

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