Altamira Technologies Corp. has appointed Jane Chappell as CEO, replacing Ted Davies, who will be retiring from the company.
Chappell brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, joining Altamira after a decades-long career at Raytheon as vice president of the Global Intelligence Solutions mission area of its Intelligence, Information and Services business. There, Chappell was responsible for managing a significant portion of this multibillion business.
Prior to leading GIS, Chappell led the IIS Business Development and Strategy efforts, and was responsible for developing customer-focused strategies, partnerships and driving competitive growth for the business.
Chappell is also a graduate of Raytheon’s Executive Leadership program. Her accomplishments include winning large, strategic contracts with intelligence, defense, civil and homeland security agencies across domestic and international markets.
Joe Wright, chairman of the board at Altamira, said Chappell’s executive leadership and commitment to the national security mission will strengthen Altamira’s execution of critical customer programs.
“She has an incredible track record of success, and her proven abilities and deep appreciation of our customers’ unique needs make her a perfect match to leverage the incredible talents and capabilities that already exist at Altamira,” he said.
“I would also like to thank Ted Davies, current CEO, who will be retiring from Altamira, for all of his vision, perseverance and success in building Altamira to the Company that it is today – we wish Ted all the best going forward,” he added.
Chappell said she’s looking forward to taking Altamira to the next level.
“I look forward to working with the Altamira team to deliver mission critical solutions to their current customers and to expand the company’s world class capabilities to new customers and programs,” she added.
Representing the investor group, Peter Kuper, partner at ClearSky, said Chappell’s arrival is a tremendous win for the company.
“Jane Chappell is the ideal leader to maximize Altamira’s potential, especially in the most demanding areas of national security — space, missile defense, and cyber,” he said. “She has delivered exceptional results for decades across some of the most high-profile programs in the industry. I am delighted to have Jane on board to lead our talented workforce and to support the critical missions they serve.