Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014
ENSCO, Inc. has named Thomas J. Burns, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30. Burns will succeed retiring President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Young.
Burns brings a broad range of technical, management and customer engagement experience in the federal government as well as commercial and international sectors.
“I am enthusiastic about Dr. Burns joining our leadership team,” said ENSCO Executive Chairman of the Board Paul Broome. “His innovative, entrepreneurial mindset and wealth of experience in leading and managing technology businesses make him an ideal person to bring ENSCO’s innovative capabilities to critical markets and customers, and to grow the company.”
Burns most recently served as Senior Vice President and Manager of Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Sensors and Phenomenology Operation, where he was responsible for more than 900 employees and $300 million in research and development, system solutions, and products business.
Burns stayed with SAIC after they acquired Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Corporation, an R&D and product business he co-founded and led as President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. Prior to co-founding SET, Burns co-founded ObjectVideo, a leader in the video analytics industry, after serving as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
“After founding two startup technology companies and leading a large technology business for a Fortune 500 company, I’m excited to use my knowledge of small and large best business practices to drive ENSCO’s growth,” said Burns. “ENSCO is a remarkably diverse company rich in science and engineering talent. I’m honored to work alongside its team of innovators to help our customers create the future.”
Burns received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Science and doctorate in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He holds patents on video and radar technology. He serves on a number of government advisory, academic, and corporate boards, and has a strong and active interest in STEM initiatives with charitable and educational institutions at all levels.
About ENSCO, Inc.
ENSCO, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries represent a $100 million technology enterprise, headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area. For more than four decades, the ENSCO group of companies has been providing ingenious engineering, science and advanced technology solutions that guarantee mission success, safety and security to governments and private industries around the globe. We operate in the defense, transportation, aerospace and intelligence sectors. Field offices and subsidiaries, representatives and partnerships are located throughout the United States and around the world. http://www.ensco.com