Syracuse, NY – SRC, Inc., has announced that Joseph Lauko has been promoted to chief operating officer and executive vice president, operations.
As the COO, Lauko will be responsible for managing operations for SRC’s research and development organization. In addition, he will monitor financial performance, execute the strategic plan, evaluate new initiatives and develop key industry relationships. In his previous role as senior vice president, electronic warfare and services, Lauko led a team of engineers engaged in developing cutting-edge electronic warfare systems and information technology applications, as well as a team of scientists supporting environmental and human health research.
“Joe’s background in technology and engineering, as well as his strong business acumen and customer relationships, has been paramount to our success,” said Kevin Hair, president and CEO of SRC. “Under his leadership, SRC has grown its regional offices and will continue to support our customers around the world with capabilities and solutions that help protect warfighters.”
Lauko has been with the company for over 34 years, starting as an entry-level electrical engineer and working in roles of increasing responsibility for various business areas across the enterprise. In addition to his most recent role of senior vice president, electronic warfare and services, Lauko has been a key player in SRC’s growth internationally. He currently serves as president and chairman of the board of directors of SRC’s three international subsidiaries, SRC AUS, SRC CAN, and SRC UK. Lauko has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. He is the chair of the SUNY Oswego engineering advisory board, a member of Paige’s Butterfly Run advisory board, and volunteers for numerous community organizations. He is also a member of AUSA and AFCEA.
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.