MacAulay-Brown Inc. announced Feb. 2 James Sawyer and Robert Stafford have been promoted to vice president and chief technology officer, respectively.
Sawyer and Stafford have more than 60 years of combined technical and operational experience, with increasing levels of responsibility throughout their careers.
“Jim Sawyer has years of experience in nearly every facet of running and growing a business in our industry,” MacB Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Capture Don Raines said. “He has earned the title of vice president and CTO by working tirelessly to expand the technical capabilities necessary for diversification across the organization and to meet our customers’ mission needs. With his combined years of experience, Jim has increased our competitive discriminators for new and existing business opportunities.”
Sawyer brings more than 30 years of engineering services experience to the position. His duties will include integrating technical capabilities and identifying new applications and customers for MacB’s disruptive technologies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a certified program management professional and a certified special security officer.
“Bob has an extraordinary combination of experience and technical leadership, which has led to MacB’s development of innovative test technology and its application to test modern day weapon systems,” Senior Vice President and General Manager of MacB’s Advanced Technology Group Tim Lawrence said. “Bob has built lab capabilities and a nationally recognized technical team to support our customer’s most critical missions, and will help identify new applications and customers that can use MacB’s disruptive capabilities to solve today’s test problems.”
Stafford is a nationally recognized test expert who has developed high-fidelity Hardware-in-the-Loop test infrastructure, test methodologies and instrumentation systems that are at the pinnacle of Air Force Test Center capabilities. He has led the growth of MacB’s special projects and test-wing business, foreign material exploitation work and numerous Air Force Research Laboratory projects resulting in the company’s strong position in the Dayton community. Stafford brings more than 30 years of airborne radar, missile and electronic countermeasures development, as well as research, development, test and evaluation expertise.
“On behalf of our senior leadership team and corporate staff, I want to congratulate Jim and Bob on their recent promotions to vice president and chief technology officer at MacB,” company President and CEO Sid Fuchs said. “We are proud to continually invest in and recognize our outstanding people, processes, customers and technology throughout the organization.”