SOURCE: Analytical Graphics, Inc.
EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2012) - AGI, the developer of commercially available software for the space, defense and intelligence industries, today announced that it has hired Col Ronald E. Thompson, Jr., USAF, Retired, former chief of the Space and Missile Systems Center's (SMC's) Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Division. Thompson will serve as AGI's vice president of business development for strategic projects, focusing on customer success. He brings 14 years of senior executive managerial and leadership experience, with expertise in systems including ground/space, missile warning, missile defense, space control, Command & Control and space surveillance.
"Ron has had an incredibly long and prestigious Air Force career, and the experience and knowledge he is bringing to AGI will be a huge benefit to us," says Paul Graziani, AGI CEO. "As the need for our products throughout the SSA, space operations and missile defense domains grows more critical, Ron will help ensure our customers are successful and gaining the maximum value from our products."
"I'm excited to be joining such an innovative company with powerful products and solutions which apply to a broad range of missions and domainsm," says Thompson. "I see a huge opportunity for AGI to help the DoD and intel communities acquire, integrate and operate much more cost-effectively at a time of severe budget constraints. I look forward to utilizing my 26 years of Air Force experience in operations and acquisition roles."
Prior to SMC, Thompson worked at the Missile Defense Agency and various U.S. Air Force offices. He has worked on the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) and Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), among many others. He holds an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University.
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) delivers software applications and development tools for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of space, defense and intelligence missions. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. For more information, visit www.agi.com.