AIS is pleased to announce that Byron Parker has been named Vice President (VP) of Business Development (BD). In this position, Parker will lead all BD activities for AIS and will develop, manage, monitor and report on BD goals and initiatives. He will also lead the development and enhancement of strategic initiatives at the company.
Prior to joining AIS, Parker held multiple leadership positions in both the government and commercial markets focusing on growth strategy. He most recently served as the Director of BD and Director of Programs at WGS Systems, where he diversified the company’s customer base from international governments to include Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), oil and gas exploration and Internet of Things (IoT) markets. Before joining WGS Systems, Parker was the Vice President of Engineering Services at Globecomm Systems Inc and General Manager of ComSource, Inc. With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Parker will use his expertise to help create and execute BD opportunities at AIS.
Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He will work in the AIS office in Baltimore, Maryland.