SRC, Inc. Announces Promotions within Engineering Division


October 30, 2019

Syracuse, NY – SRC, Inc., is pleased to announce several promotions across the company’s engineering division.

Bob DeRosa has been promoted to director, hardware engineering. In his new role, DeRosa will lead a team of engineers and technicians developing mechanical and electrical hardware including circuit cards, receivers, transmitters and antennas. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years and has worked at SRC for 15 years, most recently as senior manager, radio frequency engineering. DeRosa has made valuable contributions to SRC’s programs that include the FORESTER foliage penetrating radar and the CREW Duke counter-IED system. He has also led large scale multi-disciplinary development efforts like the Advanced Ground EW System (AGES). He earned a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an associate degree in engineering from Mohawk Valley Community College.

Kevin Devaney has been promoted to director, systems technology. In this new role, Devaney will lead a team of engineers with a variety of specialized skills in radar design, communication systems, and machine learning. He has worked at SRC for 31 years, most recently as director, systems engineering and has made major contributions to a variety of SRC programs. Devaney earned a master’s degree in management from Fielding Graduate University, two master’s degrees, one in computer engineering and one in electrical engineering, from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Georgetown University. He served in the U.S. Air Force for five years. Devaney is a former president and current program director for the local Finger Lakes Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He is also a graduate of the class of 2017 of Leadership Greater Syracuse.

Shawn Freed has been promoted to director, firmware engineering. In his new role, Freed will lead a team of engineers developing programmable logic designs, device drivers, and low-level embedded firmware for use in a variety of SRC systems. He has worked at SRC for 14 years, most recently as manager, digital engineering. Freed has contributed to numerous SRC programs, including the FORESTER foliage penetrating radar, the OWL omni-directional weapon locating radar, and the SkyChaser® on-the-move radar. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Taylor University.

Ben Greenblatt has been promoted to director, engineering strategy and technology. In his new role, he will manage SRC’s engineering technology roadmaps while initiating and leading improvements to the engineering organization. Greenblatt will also lead SRC’s Science, Technology, and Engineering Leadership Rotation (STELR) program. He has worked at SRC for 18 years, most recently as director, engineering for the electronic warfare and communications business unit. Greenblatt earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He has served as the vice president for ritual and as a member of the personnel committee at Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas, and in 2006 was named the Technology Alliance of Central New York’s Young Technologist of the Year.

Peter Liu has been promoted to director, software engineering. In his new role, Liu will lead a team of engineers developing Windows and Linux application software, user tools, trackers and other software programs. He has worked at SRC for 27 years, most recently as a senior principal software engineer. Liu has provided software technical leadership on numerous programs and served as the software technical area manager for electronic warfare. He introduced software open architecture concepts to SRC, which led to several successful radar software architectures and demonstrated the viability of systems of systems solutions. Liu earned a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from SUNY Buffalo.

Gregory Low has been promoted to director, engineering operations. In his new role, Low will lead the day-to-day operations of the engineering organization, including staffing, recruiting, and process compliance. He has worked at SRC for 17 years, most recently as a senior program manager. Low has contributed to many SRC programs, most notably managing the SR Hawk™ product line and leading the Ground-Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA) program. He earned his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received a DARPA Certificate of Appreciation for his work on the Persistent Operational Surface Surveillance and Engagement (POSSE) program.

Michelle Palmer has been promoted to director, test engineering. In her new role, Palmer will lead a team of engineers focused on system integration and test, formal verification, software validation and product demonstrations. She has worked at SRC for 10 years, most recently as manager of the test engineering group. Palmer has made important contributions to numerous SRC programs, helping to ensure the operational effectiveness, integrity and quality of SRC solutions. She earned a master’s degree in information systems from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in computer systems from Mercyhurst University.

Jim Werner has been promoted to director, systems engineering. In his new role, he will lead a team of engineers focused on system architecture, requirements decomposition, project engineering and full product lifecycle engineering support. Werner has worked at SRC for eight years, most recently as senior manager, systems engineering. He has made important contributions to numerous SRC programs and products in the electronic warfare and radar business areas. Werner earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from SUNY Binghamton, and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Clarkson University.

About SRC

SRC, Inc. (@SRCDefense), a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve “impossible” problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across a family of companies, SRC applies bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible® for the challenges faced by America and its allies.

Since 1957, SRC’s commitment to the customer and the best solution — not the bottom line — has remained a core value that guides its efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies the company invents and manufactures, the laboratories and facilities it builds, the people they hire, and communities where they work. Today, more than 1,600 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect people, the environment and our way of life.

 

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