Torch Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Brady Porter to Vice President effective February 1, 2023. Mr. Porter joined Torch in 2004 and manages the Torch Advanced Concept Engineering (ACE) Group headquartered in Huntsville, AL with employee-owners in multiple locations across the United States. He has over 25 years of experience in the defense industry. Throughout his career, he has supported a wide range of defense and other programs that span both tactical and strategic systems.
Brad Walker, Torch President, stated, “Over the years, Brady has been a dedicated employee-owner who has been an exceptional example of our Torch culture and our core values. He is well versed in the technical and business principles that continue to make Torch successful for our customer mission, employee-owners, and communities.” As Vice President, Mr. Porter will provide senior leadership to the Torch Advanced Concept Engineering (ACE) Group while focusing additional efforts on Torch’s continued growth.
Porter’s technical expertise includes architecture, design, and development of enterprise-level software systems for defense applications. His technical accomplishments include leading the design and development of system-level analytical software used to assess the performance of integrated missile defense systems.
During his tenure at Torch and prior to joining the company, Porter served in a variety of progressively complex technical and leadership roles. Prior to his promotion, he served as deputy for the Advanced Concept Engineering (ACE) Group which supports a diverse set of customers by providing superior engineering, logistics, operations, test and evaluation, and environmental services and solutions. The group consists of over 620 Torch employee-owners across four business units focused in the areas of Combat Systems, Strategic Systems, Technology Development, and Space & Joint Operations.
Porter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Huntsville Management Academy (MA-8) and Flagship (L-32) programs. Mr. Porter has volunteered for a number of community programs and currently serves as a board member for both Torch Helps and the Quatina M. Wolaver Foundation of Hope. He resides in Fayetteville, Tennessee with his wife Suzanne, son Cameron, and daughter Carolyn.