DCS Corp. has appointed Mike Smith as executive vice president and sector manager of the Army and Marine Corps sector.
Since joining DCS in 1994, Smith has been a consistent driver of growth, the company said, focusing on expanding his division’s services beyond systems engineering and technical assistance support to include field service, rapid prototyping and manufacturing.
“Mike brings a balance of defense industry knowledge and agile decision-making,” said CEO Jim Benbow. “I am confident DCS will benefit from the depth and breadth of his technical and operational experience as we drive performance and deliver value for our customers.”
Smith brings over 36 years of experience to this role, including nearly three decades of engineering and management for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center, located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan.
At GVSC, he supported the development and advancement of several Army Research and Development and Production programs, leveraging his expertise in systems engineering, C5ISR integration, developmental and operational test, and field service support.
As a division manager, he led the growth of DCS’s Littleton, Massachusetts, site. This included expanding facilities for machining, welding, and making light manufacturing parts like vehicle prototype assemblies, cables and harnesses. The site also added labs for analyzing materials and chemicals, creating E-textiles, designing embedded systems and developing secure computing solutions.
His experience also includes seven years as an electrical engineer supporting C4ISR, automated test and Vetronics programs at the Automated Systems Division of RCA/GE/Martin Marietta. He served eight years in the Air National Guard as a cryptographic technician for tactical communications systems.